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Friday, November 25, 2022

ADN governor challenges LGUs on Crisis and DRR Management

BUTUAN CITY -- Governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante of the province of Agusan del Norte, encouraged and challenged the Local Government Units in the province to develop an accurate in-depth plan with regard to Crisis and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Management with the help of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) through trainings and seminars for the effective implementation of their respective Crisis and DRR Management. 

In her message during the recent Crisis and DRR Management: Co-design Workshop for the Development of Local Risk and Resilience Index for the Province of Agusan del Norte, governor Amante said that there are some areas in the province where facilities and establishments are built along frontline and danger zone areas.

"I have my first clients earlier, who have been displaced because of the rising tide that we cannot control. They are fisherfolk and we have to relocate them. Problems like this can be prevented if there is a right planning in our municipalities" the governor said.

“If we will not plan ahead in an anticipation of the danger zones in our areas, your resources will be eaten up by all of these problems" she added.

Gov. Amante emphasized the importance of the said training and seminar on how it can help the LGUs to create a plan and implement it in their respective areas.

"If we are going to plan it well, we are not only going to save resources, we are going to save lives" Gov. Amante reiterated.

“We are here because we have to learn, and our learnings, we have to implement it. That is really for Agusan del Norte" emphasized by governor Amante to the participants.

The 2-day seminar and workshop covered the following discussions: a) Assessing Resilience-What does it mean for Philippine LGUs?; b) Exposing Exposure and Making Sense of Sensitivity; c) Measuring Risk Reduction Capacity and Recovery Potential; and d) All Together Now: Coming Up with a Composition Index.

The workshop also covers Validating Initial List if Resilience Indicators; and Testing the Local Resilience Index for Agusan del Norte LGUs.

Present at the said event were Lead Facilitator Dr. Kristoffer Berse, DILG Provincial Director Ellen Chua, Board Member Nieva Famador, President of Mayors League Zenaida Lim, and among others. (Karen Decamotan, photos by RFA, LGU Agusan del Norte)