General Santos City | All Region XII LGUs received the Regional Gawad Kalasag Seal of Excellence for Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) and Humanitarian Assistance during the recently concluded 4th Quarter 2021 Full Council Meeting, Regional Gawad KALASAG Seal Awarding and Ceremonial Turnover of ETC Chairmanship to DICT Mindanao Cluster-3 of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC XII) today, December 10, 2021 at Venue 88 Hotel and Events Place, General Santos City.
The concept of Gawad KALASAG (KAlamidad at Sakuna LAbanan, SAriling Galing ang Kaligtasan) was adopted from the Filipino term for shield, ‘kalasag’, used by early Filipinos as a means of protection from attacks of enemies or harmful animals.
It was established as the country’s premier recognition scheme to various stakeholders that design and implement Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) programs that protect and shield high risk communities against hazards and render them more capable of addressing their vulnerabilities and coping from disasters.
The event, spearheaded by the Office of Civil Defense XII, with Regional Director Minda Cardos Morante as Chairperson for Regional DRRM Council, with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST XII) Regional Director Engr. Sammy P. Malawan, CESE being the Vice Chairperson for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation also highlighted the Ceremonial Turnover of ETC Chairmanship to DICT Mindanao Cluster-3.