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AC finalist in 20th Gawad Kalasag

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(ACDRRMO Head Francis Pangilinan and Training Chief Glenly Monje receive the Gawad Kalasag national finalist award from National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, OCD USEC Ricardo Jalad, and OCD Regional Director Marlou Salazar during a fitting conferment ceremony held December 4 in Quezon City. Angeles City is among the top 3 finalist in this annual search for excellence in disaster risk reduction and management, and humanitarian assistance. AC-CIO Photo)

ANGELES CITY – The Angeles City Local Government through its Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (ACDRRMO) was adjudged one of the three “Gawad Kalasag” national finalists for Highly Urbanized Cities (HUCs).

The accolade was fittingly conferred by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) chaired by Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana during the National Awarding Ceremony held December 4 in Quezon City.

Joining Angeles City in this year’s Top 3 roster of LGUs with best disaster risk reduction and management programs are the City Government of Davao, and the Quezon City Government which was named as the national winner.

“This is another major achievement of the Pamintuan administration. We can proudly say that we are among the best in disaster response, risk reduction and management,” said Francis Pangilinan, head of the ACDRRMO.

The ACDRRMO chief received the trophy and a cash incentive amounting to P200,000 from the award-giving body in behalf of the city.

The “Gawad KALASAG” (KAlamidad at Sakuna LAbanan SAriling Galing ang Kaligtasan) award is given to individuals, non-government organizations, private sector and government organizations, in recognition of their initiative in helping the Filipino government uplift the standard of disaster management in the country.

Early this year, Angeles City also received the Regional Gawad Kalasag award for HUCs in Central Luzon.

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