Davao del Norte State College, through its Bachelor of Science in Disaster Resiliency and Management (BSDRM) and the Office of the Human Resource Management (HRMO), hosted the Disaster Preparedness at Workplace during the COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar last July 23, 2021, via Zoom.
The participants were faculty members and administrative staff. The webinar focused on disaster preparedness as a way of life, even during a health crisis, and developing self-resiliency. This was delivered by Mr. Eric R. Rosillo, Planning and Early Warning Section Chief of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of Davao del Norte and member of the National CADRE and Disaster Management in the Philippines.
This activity was conducted to support the national celebration of the Disaster Resilience Month 2021, in adherence to Executive Order No. 29, s. 2017. The annual celebration’s activities are set to cover the areas of (1) prevention and mitigation, (2) preparedness, (3) response and rehabilitation and, (4) recovery. The theme for 2021 is, “Tamang Pamamahala’t Kahandaan, Kaalaman at Pagtutulungan sa Sakuna at Pandemya’y Kalasag ng Bayan”.
One of the highlights of the webinar was the suggestion to align the college’s disaster resiliency plan to the national, sub-national, and local disaster management plans, which include the creation of safe learning facilities, strengthening of school disaster management, and implementation of risk reduction and resilience education.