The provincial government led by Governor Amado I. Espino III has dedicated a day for frontline disaster responders, giving credit to their significant contribution during calamities.
Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) Chief Rhodyn Luchinvar Oro said the staging of the First Disaster Responders Day on July 23 was “a simple show of gratitude to the efforts and sacrifices of disaster responders during calamities.”
The disaster responders, mostly uniformed men, were provided free-of-charge beauty care services such as hair cut, hair color, foot spa, facial care, and massage.
Owing to the efforts of the disaster responders, the province of Pangasinan for the past three years under the administration of Governor “Pogi” Espino has maintained its “zero typhoon related casualty” status.
Oro is optimistic that with the support of the provincial administration, soon an expanded and enriched special day intended for the disaster responders would provide them more activities to enjoy.
The idea was supported by Provincial Human Resource Management and Development Officer Janet Asis, who said that usual activities of the Capitol employees wellness program could also be offered to the disaster responders.
These include the medical and physical checkup, beauty and wellness services, aerobic exercises like zumba, and free-of-charge use of the gym at the Narciso Ramos Sports Complex in scheduled basis.
Attending the disaster responders’ day were representatives from the Philippine Coast Guard, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, and the Water Search and Rescue team of the province.
(Mark Gerry Naval Oblanca / Photo by MVS)