DUMAGUETE CITY, July 9 (PNA) –- The Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRMMO) of Dumaguete City, the capital of Negros Oriental, is holding a two-day seminar/training on disaster preparedness and response for women.
The activity, which reeled off Thursday, was graced by Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria, who at the opening program highlighted the importance of women in disaster preparedness and response, even though men had heavier roles in time of disaster and other emergencies.
The mayor, according to Syril Repe of the City Information Office, noted that women also need to understand their respective roles and responsibilities at home and in the community when disaster strikes.
Sagarbarria went on to say that this is so as most men are usually out somewhere earning a living while many women stay at home to take care of the children, Repe added.
These days, everyone must know their individual and communal roles when responding to and managing disasters, the mayor was further quoted as saying.
Engr. Jose Chu, who heads the City Disaster and Management Officer, provided the lecture on disaster preparedness to at least 100 female participants, said Repe.
Activities in the two-day training include first aid, emergency and victim handling and earthquake drill, to name a few.
Chu also stressed that his office continues to hold disaster preparedness seminars in the different barangays in the city, said Repe. (PNA)