News Release
National Conciliation and Mediation Board
Regional Conciliation and Mediation Board VIII
24 April 2017

“It is inevitable to fall in a state of panic during calamities however we can condition ourselves to stay calm and focused by coming up with a disaster preparedness plan and undergoing continuous training,” Commander of the Civil Disaster and Emergency Management Team Arseñito Colaba said during the orientation lecture on Adapting to, Bearing on, Coping up, and Dealing with Emergencies (ABCDE) held at the NCMB Conference Room of the Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch VIII on March 31, 2017.

“We train people to deal with emergency situations such as earthquakes, typhoons, and floods to avert potential crises and minimize the aftermath,” Colaba added.

In response to the challenge of preparing for emergency situations, RCMB vowed to develop a disaster plan and regularly conduct drills.

“The branch’s Green Our DOLE Program (GODP) activities will be geared towards disaster preparedness,” Supervising LEO Rico Babalcon said.

“The safety of everyone in this branch is our top priority,” he added.

The GODP seeks to strengthen the advocacy and readiness of the DOLE and its attached agencies to engage in green issues and mitigation solutions on climate change for better delivery and quality of programs and services to its stakeholders and customers.

End/ Pamela R. Babalcon

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