AC bags Gawad Kalasag finalist spot

ANGELES CITY – Angeles City was named as a finalist of the 21st Gawad KALASAG for Best Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRMC) – Highly Urbanized City.

A total of P200,000 and a plaque of recognition were conferred to Angeles City at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City, Metro Manila on December 6.

Mayor Carmelo ‘Pogi’ Lazatin Jr. commended the Angeles City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (ACDRRMO) personnel during their courtesy visit on December 9 at the Mayor’s Office.

The award states, “Angeles City’s most commendable effort is their inter-operability through the sharing of their response capacities during and after disasters that served to strengthen their inter-LGU linkages.

“These accomplishments are all notable contributions to the national effort to build a safer, climate change adaptive, and disaster-resilient Philippines, worthy of emulation by our people and recognition from Gawad KALASAG,” the plaque stated.

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