Webinar on Disaster Resilience

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The National Police Commission Regional Office No. 1 has organized a webinar on Disaster Resilience and Covid-19 Pandemic with the theme, “Strengthening Resilience: Increasing Awareness on Disaster Risk Reduction and Covid-19 Pandemic” on August 27, 2020.
Dir. Eugene J. Cabrera, Regional Director, Office of Civil Defense Regional Office 1, served as the Guest of Honor. Dir. Cabrera buoyed up everyone by saying, “I encourage everyone to maximize this activity and eventually use all our capacity to become health advocates for the benefit of our co-workers, the community and our respective families.”
Two distinguished speakers from Office of Civil Defense Regional Office 1 and Department of Health- Center for Health Development 1 were invited to provide lectures for the pertinent topics. Ms. Imelda M. Acosta, Civil Defense Officer III and Chief of the Capacity Building and Training Section of OCD Regional Office 1 discussed on the salient points of National Action Plan with its two (2) phases. The NAP Phase I was presented through presentation of the strategic objectives and designs linking with the trends of Prevent, Detect, Isolate and Reintegrate in line with the New Normal our nation is currently experiencing nowadays, and the several observed gaps from Phase I has been discussed in the NAP Phase II lecture. Moreover, Ms. Acosta also conversed about the Disaster Risk Reduction Management in the New Normal with proper incorporation of the Minimum Public Health Standards highlighting Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Response and Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery.
Dr. Rheuel C. Bobis, Medical Officer IV/Head, Infectious Disease Cluster, DOH-CHD 1, shared his expertise and knowledge about Resiliency in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) specifically the New Normal and Minimum Public Health Standards. Dr. Bobis expounded the comprehension of the participants about the background of the coronavirus and other necessary information needed to know. There were illustrations presented to understand clearly the symptoms, transmission of the virus, premise and components of New Normal and the various implementing mechanisms to be applied in different settings. Lastly, Dr. Bobis shared some practical measures at home and in the community to strongly build up resiliency in oneself.

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