Mark Oliver A. Alimuc, Jimmy Mar B. Gaffud, Mark Anthony B. Gallardo, Jonathan V. Ramones and Jecris Nino L. Oriel receive their plaque of recognition during the flag ceremony on Sept. 9 in recognition to their services rendered in providing help in the quake-hit Itbayat town in Batanes province. (ISABELA PIO photo)
CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela, Sept. 12 (PIA) - The Provincial Government of Isabela (PGI) has recognized the services rendered by five employees from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office DART 831 who were deployed and provided help in the quake-hit Itbayat town in Batanes province.
The Itbayat town was hardly hit by 5.2-magnitude earthquake and several aftershocks on July 27.
The employees from the PDRRMO's DART 831 who were given Special Recognitions were Mark Oliver A. Alimuc, Jimmy Mar B. Gaffud, Mark Anthony B. Gallardo, Jonathan V. Ramones and Jecris Nino L. Oriel.
Isabela OIC PDRRM Officer Basilio Dumlao handed the recognition during the flag raising ceremony held on Sept. 9, 2019 at the capitol.
Dumlao said the PDRRMO employees have provided clean and potable water to the Itbayat evacuees using the water purifying machine of PDRRMO and conducted health and sanitation information campaign to the evacuees to avoid accumulating diseases.
He said the sending of contingents from PDRRMO to the areas affected by calamities is one of the best practices of the PDRRMO which extends help beyond the borders of Isabela.
In previous years, the PGI through the PDRRMO has sent contingents to calamity-affected provinces as far as the Visayas and Mindanao including food items to affected residents. (MDCT/MGE/PIA-2/Isabela)