4The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 1 (DSWD FO1) and some Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (RDRRMC) members  joined together for a fun run in celebrating the National Disaster Consciousness Month with the theme “Kahandaan at Kaligtasan ng Pamayanan, Pundasyon ng Kaunlaran.”

This activity aims to strengthen convergence and cooperation of the RDRRMC in increasing people’s awareness on disaster preparedness and response.

At least 34 runners from Provincial Regional Office 1-Regional Public Safety Batallion 1 (PRO1-RPSB 1), Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 1 (DA RFO1), Department of Science and Technology 1 (DOST 1), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of the Interior Local Government (DILG), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and Department of Education (DepEd) enjoyed their early morning 3KM run.

In front of the DSWD FO1: Top: The participants in their Zumba warm up session prior to the start of the Fun Run (bottom).

With this fun run, DSWD continues to educate and make the public aware on disaster preparedness being its role as one of the member agencies of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

PO1 Romar Sandoval from the PRO1-RPSB1 garnered the first prize after finishing the fun run in just 10 minutes followed by Mr. Darwin Garcia of DSWD and Mr. Ignacio Guieb of DPWH, respectively.

Winners were awarded with DSWD disaster bags and umbrellas.

According to PO1 Sandoval participating to such activity is his contribution in promoting people’s preparedness in times of disaster.

He also added that the PRO1-RPSB1 always integrates disaster preparedness during their trainings.

National Disaster Consciousness Month is being celebrated every month of July as per Presidential Proclamation No. 137. (by: Jaesem Ryan A. Gaces, Administrative Assistant III, Listahanan/NHTS-PR).