As part of the continuing information and educational campaign supporting the Departments’ advocacy on Disaster Preparedness and Climate Change Adaptation, DILG Zambales represented by PD Armi V. Bactad, CESE had a Radio Guesting at Radio Natin 105.7 Mhz, a local radio station in Iba, Zambales in the segment “ Kamusta Bayan?” hosted by Cesar Villa and Polly Leomo last June 4, 2012 from 11am-12nn.
The radio guesting also aims to promote and encourage the complete attendance of expected participants for the Regionwide Tapatan Roadshow entitled “Magtapatan Tayo, Handa na ba Kayo?” on June 6-7, 2012 at Oxford Hotel, Clarkfield, Pampanga which will highlight the need for LGUs to institutionalize DRRM Plans; ensure establishment of DRRMOs and to clarify the roles of everyone regarding disaster preparedness.
During the guesting, PD Bactad, emphasized the urgent and significant need for all local government units (LGUs) to be prepared for any disasters. Further, she stressed that being ready for disasters is not the sole responsibility of the government but every stakeholder should take part and be involved in it.
Moreover, PD Bactad confirmed that 6 LGUs of Zambales who were awarded in the 2nd round of the Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH) last 2011 will be receiving their Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) checks on the said event. They are the LGUs of Castiilejos, San Antonio, Iba, Palauig, Candelaria and Sta. Cruz.