QC, Rotary Club ink agreement on disaster risk reduction management
The Quezon City government teamed up with the Rotary Club District 3780 to bolster the city’s disaster risk reduction management.
Mayor Herbert Bautista signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Rotary Club District 3780, which designated the latter as the primary Civil Society Organization (CSO) to assist and respond in times of disaster.
Under the agreement, the Rotary Club District 3780 will immediately respond to calls for rescue operations during calamities, provide the local government logistical support, assist in relief goods provision, and closely coordinate with the Quezon City government in every effort to reduce risk to people during disasters.
Bautista said that the agreement is an “important milestone” in the city’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management.
“Kaya ‘nga nung nasa meeting kami ng Regional Peace and Order Council, nandoon si Congressman Vincent Crisologo, Alfred Vargas, Congressman Sonny Belmonte at Kit Belmonte, napag-usapan na kailangan lahat tayo ay maging engage pagdating sa Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, and today is very opportune time and important milestone in the partnership with the Quezon City government and the Rotary Club District 3780,” Mayor Bautista said.
Furthermore, Mayor Bautista mentioned that the earthquake that was felt last Friday is no longer a drill and the skills earned from seminars and trainings must be applied.
“Today we will be embarking into another partnership with the Rotary Club District 3780 tungkol sa Disaster Risk Reduction and Management. All of us have been trained and we’ve undergone a lot of seminars on DRRM. Only last Friday nayanig tayo, nasa Lian, Batangas ang epicenter pero sa Quezon City at in some parts of Metro Manila ay naramdaman ang lindol. So, ang nangyari nung Friday reality na pero dapat ang mga ginawa natin nung nagdi-drill sana ginawa na natin nung Friday kasi totoo na ‘yun, hindi na drill,” Mayor Bautista said.
Bautista added that the partnership highlighted the contribution of outstanding institutional civic organizations in social services in the city.
“Ang pipirmahan ngayon ay nagpapatunay na kung paano kinikilala ng Quezon City government ang isang institusyon na isang civic organization na talagang bahagi na at tumutulong sa lahat ng mga social services dito sa Quezon City, and that is Rotary Club District 3780 under district governor Chito Borromeo. Etong institusyon na ito ay kinilala na bilang outstanding citizen ng Quezon City sa Gawad Parangal. Nagbibigay tayo ng outstanding citizen sa mga individuals pero ang Rotary Club District 3780 kinilala bilang outstanding corporate or institutional partners,” Mayor Bautista said.