Online ELA Workshop materializes via zoom

          To ensure that the provincial government under the action-oriented leadership of Gov. Robert Lyndon Barbers shall have effective and timely implementation of its flagship programs, projects and activities, the 3-day Executive and Legislative Agenda (ELA) was convened from August 16 to 18, 2022, via the zoom meeting application.

Delegates and heads of provincial offices, national line agencies and private establishments all over the province vividly, resourcefully and creatively fleshed out their mandates, expected outputs, targets and proposed plans of action.

On the purview of disaster risk reduction and management investment master plan, Gilbert Gonzales, LDRMMO IV of this province, revisited the DRR management services and put forth the innovative practices in terms of disaster prevention and mitigation, preparedness, disaster response, disaster rehabilitation and quick response.

Among those explained were mainstreaming of DRR CCA into local plans, risk transfer program, early warning systems, coastal buffer expansion, tree planting, barangay capacity development and empowerment program.

Also highlighted by Gonzales were strengthening collaboration with other stakeholders and special bodies, climate-smart agriculture activities, livestock disaster preparedness, networking/ partnership building, capacity evaluation of DRRM practitioners, operationalization of disaster action centers, build-up of rescue gears, prepositioning/ stockpiling, drills/ simulation/ exercises, procurement of emergency watercraft, and support to response operations.

In addition, Gonzales also expounded on assistance, rehabilitation of damage infrastracture, slope/river protection, psychosocial intervention and livelihood assistance to adversely affected families, fisherfolks and peasants to restart their economic activity. (Glen Platil)