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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Reservist chief in Caraga pledges full support for climate change adaptation

BUTUAN CITY -- In line with the campaign to promote the active participation of the reservists in nation-building, group commander Colonel Diosdado E. Peji of 15th Regional Community Defense Group (15RCDG), reserve command (RESCOM) of the Philippine Army, who represented Major General Fernando V. Felipe, commander of the RESCOM, discussed  the role of reservists in climate change adaptation and mitigation during the 1st Caraga Climate Change Summit on August 27, 2022 held at the Philippine Gateway Hotel, Surigao City.

The summit, which was anchored on the theme, “Adaptation and Resiliency: Public, Private, and Individual Change Maker,” is facilitated by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Caraga.

Commissioner Albert P. Dela Cruz of the Climate Change Commission (CCC) served as the keynote speaker.

Climate Change Commission is the sole policy-making body of the government which shall be tasked to coordinate, monitor and evaluate the programs and action plans of the government relating to climate change pursuant to the provisions of Republic Act 9729, also known as the Climate Change Act of 2009.

During his talk, Col. Peji elaborated on the functions of the Reserve Army for natural disaster assistance, climate change, and implementation of disaster risk reduction and management. He described the immediate, direct, and sustained involvement of the Reserve Force in bringing aid during emergencies and calamities such as typhoons, storm surges, and other natural disasters.

The official discussed the Reserve Force's mission, its program, and the services that the reservists may provide in the community and in participation to socio-economic development efforts in the region of Caraga.

“Be one of us! Join the Reserve Force,” Peji said to the attendees, as he ended his speech. 

The 15th RCDG chief also affirmed his support “for a stronger convergence towards climate action, resiliency, and sustainability” through the commitment signing held during the summit. (15th Regional Community Defense Group/PIA-Surigao del Norte)