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NDRRMC Executive Director and Civil Defense Administrator Usec Ricardo B Jalad visits earthquake affected communities in Surigao City, Surigao del Norte on 15 February 2017.

Usec Ricardo B Jalad arrived in Caraga Region together with OCD Operations Service Director Vicente F Tomazar and Human Resource Management and Development Division Chief Maria Teresa R Escolano.

During the visit, Usec Jalad met with City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Chairperson and Surigao City Mayor Ernesto Matugas. The team likewise visited the Incident Command Post (ICP) and supervised the Incident Management Team (IMT) of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte.

OCD CARAGA facilitated the distribution of fifty-two (52) shelter tents intended for the families whose houses were totally damaged. These items were part of the food and non-food items provided by the National Council via C-130 aircraft. (April Rose Ann Y Sanchez)