DAVAO CITY, Mar 31 (PIA) The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in Davao Region assured the public the readiness of its member agencies to ensure public order and safety.
Retired Brig. General Loreto Rirao, chair of the RDRRMC 11 and director of the Office of Civil Defense 11 said all agencies involved in prevention, mitigation and response to calamities either natural or man-made are on standby to handle any situation.
He met with line agencies of government Monday to get a good grasp and picture of their state of readiness.
Rirao expressed confidence that the government can withstand challenges to peace and public order during the Holy Week and summer vacation.
Representatives from the security sector like the police and military composed of the Task Force Davao, Eastern Mindanao Command, Davao City Police Office and the Police Regional Office 11, Philippine Coast Guard, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Interior and Local Government represented their respective operation plans relative to the commemoration of the Holy Week and the summer vacation.
“I am glad that everyone is ready to respond to any eventuality,” he said.
Rirao said the RDRRMC is also on its toes relative to the entry of Tropical Storm Chedeng by Wednesday which might affect the movement of people through the rest of the Holy Week. (PIA 11-Joey Sem G. Dalumpines)