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Good job! Bistek lauds disaster responders as QC posts zero casualty due to ‘Ompong’

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Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista commended the city’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRMC) on Sunday for its proactive approach in preparing for Typhoon Ompong.

During the DRRMC’s meeting, Bautista said the council’s collective efforts helped the city withstand the effects of the typhoon, which left at least 19 people dead in Northern Luzon.

“Our early warning, preemptive evacuation and pre-positioning of assets did us well. We did our best, but we still can do better in the future,” he said.

The city posted zero casualties during the typoon. A 10-year-old boy was however, reported missing in Barangay Silangan.

Quezon City’s emergency services and disaster response and relief clusters were on full alert since Friday until early Sunday evening.

Over 500 personnel from various disaster response units of Quezon City were placed on standby, alongside volunteers from the military’s Joint Task Force NCR, Quezon City Police District, Bureau of Fire Protection and 152nd Army Ready Reserve Brigade.

Among the emergencies which the action reams responded to were reports of fallen trees. The city’s Emergency Operations Center recorded at least 20 incidents of uprooted trees and toppled utility poles during the alert period.