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San Fernando City, La Union – OCD 1 conducted a Basic Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) training for women on 06 March 2018 at Oasis Hotel and Restaurant.

More than 50 participants from the Province of La Union attended the training. OCD 1 Regional DRRM Service Chief, Ms. Imelda Acosta discussed the Philippine DRRM System and its application to women as an integral sector of the society.

The participants also learned about the different hazards in the presentation of PAGASA and DENR-Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB). Meanwhile, Commission on Human Rights presented about the Magna Carta for Women.

The activity is part of OCD’s advocacy to empower the vulnerable sectors in the region to engage them in strengthening the communities to become prepared and disaster resilient.