Pampanga gov’t launches Nanay community volunteers program

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PAMPANGA Governor Lilia Pineda and son Vice Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda on Friday launched the Nanay Community Volunteers Program (NCVP), which intensifies family preparedness during disaster.

The Vice Governor thanked Nanay volunteers for joining the program saying their participation
increases the preparedness of families for disasters and widens the reach of the health services of the provincial government.

During the NCVP launching, 1,213 women from the towns of Lubao, Floridablanca and Sasmuan attended the event.

As of date, NCVP has 8,517 women members, mostly 30 to 69 years old.

The launch of the NCVP is in line with the National Disaster Consciousness Month. The vice governor praised the governor, saying the program aims to train more women as community leaders.

“Through your volunteerism, you are helping more families to be prepared for disasters. Through you, we can identify and assist sick people in the neighborhood. Let’s also help young people prevent teenaged pregnancies,” Governor Pineda said.

Meanwhile, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) head Angelina Blanco gave a lecture on family-based disaster preparedness and risks such as typhoon, flooding, storm surges, tsunamis and earthquakes.

While two medical doctors discussed reproductive health and cancer.