It has always been the advocacy of the Local Chief Executive of Baliwag, Honorable Mayor Ferdinand V. Estrella, to ensure the safety and over all well-being of all Baliwagenyo’s. That is why the Local Government of Baliwag has never stopped its pursuit to excellence one through gearing towards global standards in providing the best kind and most suitable programs and services that will not only ensure the safety of all Baliwagenyo’s but will equip them to be disaster ready and resilient at all given time.
It was just last June 22, 2018, that the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office had sat down together with the esteemed group of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) situated at Clark, Pampanga to tackle about future partnership, in lieu of the Local Governments vision of a safe and resilient City.
The PDRF is a non government organization that focuses on Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation, Response and Rehabilitation in a National Scale. The said organization is the first in the world that is an organization, build by different private businesses coming together to form as such, that will handle disaster related issues. The PDRF has helped not only local Cities and Municipalities with regards planning about disaster preparedness but as well in a global scale, with the different Countries in the Asia.
The initial meeting with the technical staff of the PDRF with the Baliwag delegates Alvin Lee Asuro (MDRRMO), Gerard Mhel Tolentino (SWO-III), Dr. Nordivince Legaspi (Rural Health Physician) and Ms. Brenda Bernardo (Project Development Officer III) focused on the mobilization of the people at the grassroot level and development of appropriate programs and activities through community involvement and private sector engagement.
The series of consultation and brainstorming of the two parties are set to resume this July for the program design devoted in equipping not only the Local Government of Baliwag in handling and preparing for disasters but as well as the overall empowerment of all Baliwagenyo’s in both the private and public sector, and of such the basic unit of the society, the Family.