In line with the observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month, OCD ARMM conducted a Media Forum and Basic Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Orientation for Media Practitioners in Cotabato City on 11 July 2016 at OCD ARMM Conference Hall, Camp Siongco, Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanano.

OCD ARMM OIC Myrna J Angot has expressed her thanks to the Media Practitioners who took part during the conduct of the one-day activity.

“This event is timely and relevant in the autonomous region as we observe NDCM 2016 wherein our main objective is to adequately educate the Media on our various DRR programs and activities,” said Angot.

Media outfits who joined the orientation were CNN Philippines, Philippine Daily Inquirer, ABS-CBN Central Mindanao, PIA Cotabato, Philippine News Agency Cotabato, Sky Cable TV 3, Brigada News FM, Mindanao Post and DG FM.

Meanwhile, representatives from partner line agencies who were present during the one-day activity include DSWD-ARMM DRRM Focal Person Puaza Z. Enok, RPDO-ARMM DRRM Focal Person Palawan Mamaon with Anwar Casimra, DILG-ARMM DRRM Focal Person Mauricio Civiles, DOST-ARMM DRRM Focal Person Jimmy Hedesin with Frediric Cadungog, and PAGASA Cotabato’s Charlyn Jamero and Roy Jumawan.

Participants and attendees from partner agencies were encouraged to participate in the various activities in observance of the NDCM 2016 with the theme, "Kahandaan at Pagtugon sa Sakuna, Tungkulin ng Bawat Isa".