NEDA Bicol observes the National Disaster Resilience Month

NEDA Region 5 joined the country in the observance of the 2018 National Disaster Resilience Month (NDRM). Formerly known as National Disaster Consciousness Month, the NDRM, by virtue of Executive Order No. 29 series of 2017, is being observed nationwide every July of each year to promote and build national resilience. This year’s theme is Katatagan sa Kalamidad ay Makakamtan Kapag Sapat ang Kaalaman sa Kahandaan.

Together with other regional agencies and local government units, NEDA participated in the Run for Resilience, the kick-off activity for the NDRM 2018, which was held last July 2 at Puro, Legazpi City. The NEDA was also a member of the panel of judges for the essay writing and poster making contests which was co-sponsored by the Department of Education Region 5.


NEDA participated during the R4R (Run for Resilience) on July 2 at Legazpi Boulevard. Left photo: NEDA team headed by ARD Edna Cynthia Berces with OCD RD Claudio Yucot.

The culminating activity on July 30 was highlighted with the awarding of winners in the essay writing and poster making contests as well as the regional winners for the Gawad KALASAG (KAlamidad at Sakuna LAbanan SAriling Galing ang Kaligtasan). The Gawad KALASAG is a recognition scheme of the Regional DRRM Council in search for groups or individuals with exemplary performance in the field of DRRM.

A media briefing followed with the participation of the Bicol DRRM Council chairperson and vice chairpersons and other members of the RDRRMC.


(Left photo: Regional winners for Gawad KALASAG with RDRRMC chairperson and vice chairpersons.

Right photo: During the media briefing hosted by PIA RD Aida Naz with NEDA RD Agnes Tolentino (Vice-Chairperson for Rehab and Recovery), RDRRMC Chairperson and OCD RD Claudio Yucot, DSWD RD Arnel Garcia (Vice-Chairperson for Response , and DILG RD Eloiusa Pastor(Vice-Chairperson for Preparedness)