Island Garden City of Samal, May 18, 2015 - The city government of Island Garden City of Samal -City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council was awarded third place CDRRM and humanitarian assistance in the Philippines in the component city category during the 2014 Gawad Kalasag National Awarding Ceremony at Apo View Hotel, Davao City on May 11.
Legazpi City won first place followed by Koronadal City as second in
the search for 2014 Gawad KALASAG, an annual recognition of individual
or institution for outstanding initiatives in disaster management and
humanitarian assistance in the Philippines. KALASAG or shield is an
acronym which stands for KAlamidad at Sakuna LAbanan, SAriling Galing
CDRRM Executive Officer Janus Rafailes representing City Mayor
Antalan was greatly honoured in receiving the award for being recognized
as one of the selected cities with exemplary performance and best
practices and for pro-active initiatives in responding to disasters and
emergencies. He was also thankful for the award because IGaCoS compared
to the other competing cities was fairly spared from immense disasters.
Island Garden City of Samal championed in Gawad Kalasag for three
consecutive years in Region XI and now bagged third place in the
National Gawad Kalasag 2014 and given a plaque of recognition and fifty
thousand cash. (MTA Samal)