Declared under Executive Order No. 137 on August 10, 1999. National Disaster Consciousness Month (NDCM) is being observed in the month of July which highlights the importance of community participation, establishing safe, resilient communities and climate change adaptation.
With this year's theme "Kagandahan at Kaligtasan ng Pamayanan, Pundasyon ng Kaunlaran", the celebration focuses on upholding disaster preparedness and awareness among stakeholders which is strongly believed as one of the factors towards achieving progress and development.
Cavite Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (PDRRM) Officer and Provincial Government - Cavite Office of Public Safety (PG-COPS) Head Cecil Miranda led the launching ceremony of the NDCM at the Provincial Government Of Cavite (PGC) held on June 30, 2014 during the flag ceremony of the PGC employees. A 30-second simultaneous sounding of siren signaled the start of the celebration, followed by a community paryer for the disaster victims and the releasing of pigeons by Honorable Board members which symbolize peace and life.
Members of the Sunhan Volunteers Center from Severance Hospital, Korea led by Dr. Park Han Sung conducted a series of free medical mission in partnership with the Provincial Government of Cavite for the benefit of less fortunate Caviteños on August 11 to 13, 2014. The areas visited by the mission were Ligtong in Rosario, Biclatan in Gen. Trias and Amaya in Tanza where 532, 551 and 559 patients were treated respectively. With 22 doctors, nurses and volunteers, the activity was the 7th time the Sunhan Volunteers conducted their mission in the province which started in August 2011. Gen. Trias Mayor Oni Ferrer (upper right photo) was also present in support of the medical mission.
---Rebecca Patricio (PICAD)
In its thrust to provide support to the agricultural sector, the Provincial Government of Cavite joined the first anniversary celebration of GMA Farmers Federation of Agricultural Farm Owners-Workers Associations Inc. with Provincial Administrator for External Affairs Efren C. Nazareno leading the blessing and ribbon-cutting for the organization’s fishing projects in Sitio Tamanli Barangay Kua, Gen. Mariano Alvarez, Cavite on August 8, 2014.