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Pangasinan LGUs receive portable generator sets from OCD

LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN – The Office of Civil Defense Region 1 (OCD R1) handed over 48 portable generator sets (gensets) to the LGUs in Pangasinan through their Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (LDRRMO).

The distribution of genset to the province’s districts one to six was held during the three-day capacity building on the use of GeoRiskPH platforms in Pangasinan at the Provincial Training and Development Center 1 (PTDC 1), Capitol Complex, on February 20.

This was part of the province’s disaster preparedness in anticipation of the possible effects of the El Nino phenomenon.

Spearheaded by the Department of Science and Technology and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-PHILVOCS) through their DOST Regional Office 1, the training aimed to assist local government units (LGUs) to effectively understand and use GeoMapperPH and GeoRiskPH platforms towards more efficient hazards, risk assessment, data collection, data sharing, and analysis in support of data-informed planning and decision-making.

The training on the use of GeoRiskPH platforms for the municipalities and cities in the province likewise intends to incorporate the importance of geotagging critical infrastructure in Pangasinan in compliance with the approved Provincial Ordinance No. 268-2021.

It also served as a guide for establishing a DRR-related database in the province.

“This will empower us to predict potential disaster areas, to plan more effective responses, and to allocate blended resources for efficient data,” VG Mark Ronald DG Lambino said.

Participants were LDRRMOs and LPDOs from district 1 to district 6. (Chona C. Bugayong, with reports from Rich Majin/PIMRO)

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