Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City- October 10, 2019.
Local and security officials attended the three-day training on Public Service Continuity Plan for Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council IX at LM Metro Hotel in this city on October 8-10, 2019.
“The Public Service Continuity Plan is a proactive process that enables us to understand potential weaknesses and threats to our respective offices in times of crisis and disasters,” said Director Manuel Luis Ochotorena, of the Office of the Civil Defense, Regional Offices IX and 10.
Col. Clarence Abellera, WestMinCom’s Assistant Chief of Unified Command Staff for Plans, joined representatives of the security sector and different agencies during the series of interactive discussions and workshops on processes and systems relative to the continuity plan to effectively address crises in the area.
“The creation of a continuity plan assures that our respective offices can react quickly and efficiently to any possible man-made and natural disasters that could disrupt our mission essential functions,” added Dir. Ochotorena.
“The military supports the council’s move to strengthen any proactive and responsive measures in addressing man-made and natural disasters,” said Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, commander of Western Mindanao Command. “The armed forces also take ardent steps to enhance humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations to save more lives and build resilient communities.”