September 8, 2018, Filed under In Focus

Lingayen, Pangasinan — Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) Undersecretary Ricardo Jalad visited the Pangasinan Capitol on September 7 as part of his itinerary in the province.

Governor Amado I. Espino, III led provincial officials and provincial government department heads in welcoming the OCD administrator, who is also the executive director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

USec Jalad is on official visit to the province today, September 7, to lead the inauguration and blessing of the Regional Evacuation Center, which was built in Poblacion East, Calasiao town.

In exchanging notes with the OCD executive, Governor Espino stressed that the provincial administration will build two satellite offices of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office in western and eastern parts of the province to enhance disaster response.

This move, the provincial chief executive bared, allows quicker response to emergency situations in the midst of calamities.

Governor Espino also took time to lobby support from the OCD, particularly in the provision of disaster response vehicles.

Jalad, in response, assured his allout support to the provincial government.

Present during Jalad’s courtesy call on the governor were: Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim, Jr., Board Members Jeremy Agerico Rosario and Liberato Villegas, OCD Regional Director Melchito Castro, and several department heads led by Provincial Administrator Nimrod Camba.

/Mark Gerry Naval Oblanca

OCD ADMINISTRATOR VISITS PANGASINAN

OCD ADMINISTRATOR VISITS PANGASINAN Governor Amado I. Espino, III (right) exchanges notes with Undersecretary Ricardo Jalad (center) of the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) in his visit to the province of September 7. Escorting Jalad were OCD Regional Director Melchito Castro (not in photo) and Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Rhodyn Luchinvar Oro (left). USec Jalad is the administrator of the OCD and the executive director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. Present during Jalad’s courtesy call on the governor were some Sangguniang Panlalawigan members led by Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim Jr.(not in photo), and several department heads led by Provincial Administrator Nimrod Camba (not in photo). /Photo by Bob Sison/MGNO

 

 

 

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