IEC (Information, Education, Communication) on Geologic Hazards and Disaster Awareness and Preparedness (Disaster Risk Reduction) were conducted for the local government units of Bukidnon province, Malaybalay City, Valencia City, and the municipalities of Cabanglasan, Impasug-ong, Lantapan, San Fernando, and Quezon, all in Bukidnon province.  Participants included the punong barangays, barangay disaster risk reduction and management officers (BDRRMOs), and representatives from every barangay from the women’s, senior citizens, PWD, and youth sectors.  Participants also included the Provincial, City, and Municipal (P/C/M) Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officers, Government Operations Officers, Environment and Natural Resources Officers, Planning and Development Coordinators, Engineers, and Social Welfare and Development Officers, among others.

The IEC was held on two occasions.  The first IEC was held in Valencia City on March 17, 2017 and included officials and representatives of Valencia City and the Municipality of Quezon.

The second IEC was conducted in Malaybalay City on March 21, 2017.  Malaybalay City Mayor, Hon. Ignacio W. Zubiri, welcomed the participants.  Lantapan Municipal Mayor, Ernie R. Devibar, also graced the occasion.

Information materials were disseminated to all the participating local government units.

The IEC was held in coordination with the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office of Bukidnon, through Mr. Israel Johan M. Damasco, Jr., PDRRM Officer; and the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Offices of Malaybalay City, through Mr. Alan J. Comiso, CDRRM Officer, and Valencia City, through Mr. June Ray Valero, CDRRM Officer.

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