The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 1 (DSWD FO 1) Mobile Command Center (MCC) has finally arrived in Region 1 after its inauguration and blessing in the DSWD Central Office, Monday, 27 May 2024.

Inspection was immediately conducted by the Regional Information and Communications Technology Management Section (RICTMS) and Disaster Response Management Division OIC-Chief Maricel S. Caleja.

The MCC is a custom-made vehicle equipped with surveillance and communication devices, power supply, and other electronic equipment that are vital during disasters and emergencies.

Disaster Response Management Division OIC Chief Maricel S. Caleja and Regional Information and Communications Technology Management Section staff inspects the features of the Mobile Command Center

Communication gaps during emergencies, especially to Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDAs) in Region 1 will be addressed by the MCC through prompt transmission of data from regional MCC to the Central Office, facilitating more efficient disaster response in real time.

An orientation will be scheduled with the end-user to know the operating procedures of the MCC. By: Nicole Kasandra A. Lipawen, Information Officer II – Disaster Response Management Division