The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council – X held the culmination program for the recent observance of National Disaster Resilience Month and the Gawad KALASAG awarding ceremony at The Mallberry Suites Business Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City on August 10, 2017.  Several local chief executives were present, including Cagayan de Oro City Mayor, Hon. Oscar S. Moreno.

Provincial, city, municipal, and barangay local disaster risk reduction and management officers and representatives of various institutions were on hand to receive their Gawad KALASAG awards from RDRRMC-X officials led by RDRRMC-X Chairperson and Office of Civil Defense-X Regional Director Liza Mazo.

In his closing remarks, DILG-X Regional Director Arnel Agabe (photo, right) cited the important contribution of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in the government’s disaster risk reduction and management program.  Director Agabe reminded local government units on the importance of geohazard maps.