Wednesday, October 5, 2022

50 Remote DavOr Villages Get Vehicles For Emergency Response

THE PHILIPPINE POST

50 Remote DavOr Villages Get Vehicles For Emergency Response

Spotlight

How do you feel about this story?

Like
Love
Haha
Wow
Sad
Angry

The provincial government of Davao Oriental distributed one custom-built emergency rescue vehicle to each of the 50 isolated villages in the province, an official said Friday.

Karen Lou Deloso, provincial information officer, said vehicles were handed over to far-flung villages or geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDA) to address the need for disaster preparedness and response.

Barangays Boston, Cateel, Baganga, Caraga, Manay, Tarragona, Banaybanay, Lupon, Mati City, and Governor Generoso received the vehicles during the turnover ceremony at the Davao Oriental Tourism Complex on Wednesday.

“These vehicles were acquired through loan proceeds,” Deloso said.

Rizalda Mamilic, chairman of Barangay Dadong in Tarragona town, underscored the importance of the vehicles, considering that their area is far from the town center.

“The vehicle answers the needs of our residents in times of emergencies, especially during the rainy season and calamities,” she said

Each unit costs PHP348,500 and is equipped with a 4×4-wheel drive, mid-ship mounted searchlight, fire extinguisher, a combat-type seat for direct emergency rescues, medical supplies, spine board, and other special features.

Deloso said a fleet of brand-new heavy equipment was also delivered to the provincial government on the same day.

She said the heavy equipment are for constructing, rehabilitating, and maintaining provincial, barangay, and local roads and other infra projects.

Meanwhile, Governor Nelson Dayanghirang urged barangay officials to “take good care of these vehicles while using them to the fullest for all your concerns.” (PNA)

Latest News

Spotlight

The Talk

More Stories

Shopee Partners With Charity Organizations To Support Victims Of Typhoon Karding

As a help to victims of Typhoon Karding, Shopee launched the 'Shopee Bayanihan' in collaboration with other charity organizations.

‘Bulalo’ Keychains Boost Baguio Inmate’s Livelihood, Artistry

An inmate from Baguio City has made a keychain inspired by the 'bulalo' bone to help him earn for his family.

Davao City Opens ‘Lamayan Ng Bayan’ For Poor Dabawenyos

With the initiative of the local government, indigent residents from Davao City can have free funeral services through the "Lamayan ng Bayan".

Negros Occidental LGUs Urged To Activate Drinking Water Monitoring Bodies

The Negros Occidental Provincial Health Office called out the provincial government to deploy the local drinking water quality monitoring committees in response to cholera cases in the area.

Pasig Village Willing To Share Best DRRM Practices To Other LGUs

Barangay San Antonio in Pasig led the training for the local government heads from other regions in disaster risk reduction management.

Entertainment

Travel

Motoring