OCD LEADS AERIAL INSPECTION OVER FIRES ON MOUNTAIN RANGES IN BUKIDNONOCD Regional Director Ana Cañedameets with TOG Group Commander Col Leo Fontanilla, Philippine Army, pilots Cpt Arthur Borromeo and CptConny Amor Bartolome at Lumbia Airport, Cagayan de Oro City on 09 April 2016 before the aerial inspection. (Titus Velez)

NDRRMC Inks MOA with National Commission on Muslim Filipinos

NDRRMC Chairperson and National Defense Secretary Voltaire T Gazmin(left-seated) and National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) Secretary and Chief Executive Officer, Yasmin Busran Lao (right-seated) led the ceremonial signing of Memorandum of Agreement(MOA) between NDRRMC and NCMF on 10 March 2016 at the NDRRMC Conference Room, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City. Joining the two signatories areUsec Alexander P Pama, NDRRMC Executive Director and Civil Defense Administrator, key DND and OCD officials, as well as representatives from NCMF.

This renewal of partnership pushes to improve the NDRRMC’s delivery of services catering to the needs of the Filipino Muslim communities in DRRM operations before, during and after emergencies. The partnership agreement aims to capacitate the Muslim Filipino communities in the areas of DRRM education, the training of local disaster managers and the emergency response groups.

Usec Pama guest in Butuan Rotary

NDRRMC Executive Director and Civil Defense Administrator Usec Alexander P Pama delivers his message as Guest of Honor in the 2016 Rotary Club District 3860 Conference at Almont Inland Resort, Butuan City on 5 March 2016. (April Rose Anne Y. Sanchez)

Baguio City DRRM Council and Civil Defense Cordillera heighten alert for Panagbenga 2016

The Operations Center of the Office of Civil Defense Cordillera heightens alert and intensifies monitoring capabilities in support to Baguio City DRRM Council and BCPO’s effort to ensure public safety during the celebration of Panagbenga 2016. (Franzes Ivy Carasi)