TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan (PIA) - - The Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) Region 2 has conferred a plaque of recognition to SN Aboitiz Power-Magat Incorporated as the regional winner in the 2022 Gawad Kalasag search under the special awards category.
The SN Aboitiz based in Ramon, Isabela is a first-time entry in the search under the said category. SN Aboitiz will represent region 2 at the national level.
Civil Defense Regional Director Leon DG. Rafael said the recognition will serve as an inspiration to other private firms to impart disaster risk reduction and management in their respective workplaces.
He also stressed the importance of private organizations in disaster mitigation, response operations and rehabilitation efforts.
"You played a vital role in the society because the private sector that is disaster-ready is one of the keys to the immediate recovery of the communities affected by calamities. Our preparedness is helpful on the part of the government to intensify the effectiveness in disaster management," Rafael said.
Gawad Kalasag or KAlamidad at Sakuna LAbanan SAriling Galing ang Kaligtasan (GK) award is given to individuals, non-government organizations, private sector and government organizations, in recognition of their initiative in helping the Filipino government in uplifting the standard of disaster management in the country.
Under the category, recognition is given as a gesture of goodwill to individuals and/or organizations that have rendered exemplary and innovative contributions in the field of disaster risk reduction management.
The evaluators in the search include the Philippine Information Agency, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the Philippine National Police, the Philippine Red Cross, the Department of Health, the Department of Trade and Industry and the Bureau of Fire Protection. (OTB/PIA Region 2)