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Regional DRRMCouncil CALABARZON gears up for the Summer Season 2016 as the different agencies and Local DRRM Officers laid down their preparations for the forthcoming Holy Week, Summer Vacation Travel, and the National Elections during the 1st Quarter Committee on Disaster Response (CDR) Meeting on 17 March 2016 at the PNP Multipurpose Center, Camp Vicente Lim, Calamba, Laguna.

With Dir. Leticia T. Diokno of DSWD IV-A presiding the meeting as the Chairperson for CDR and Ret. Comm. Rosauro Gonzales, Jr. representing Dir. Vicente F. Tomazar, RDRRMC IV-A Chairperson, the CDR members particularly AFP SOLCOM’s 202nd Brigade, BFP, DILG, DOH, DOST, DSWD, LTO, PCG-STL, PCG-NCR-CL, PPA-Batangas, PRC, PNP, and the CALABARZON PDRRMOs discussed their action plans, implementation plans, and resources ready in relation with “OplanLakbayAlalay 2016,” “OplanLigtasByahe: Semana Santa 2016,” “SumVac 2016,” and the May 2016 National Elections.

In addition, with the City of Sta. Rosa, Laguna being chosen as the regional ceremonial venue for the Earthquake Drill on 31 March 2016, Mr. Antonino Lu of the Sta. Rosa City DRRMOffice gave an overview of their proposed scenarios, presented the resources to be involved during the simulation, and discussed the elements to be tested for the said earthquake drill. 

The agenda also included the evaluation on the Typhoon Lando response operations in Umiray, Quezon; an update on the crafting of the Regional Disaster Response Plan on Hydro-Meteorological Disaster; and an overview of the mechanics on the RDRRM Plan Review Workshop and its related coordinating meetings.