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Quezon City DRRMC tops 21st Gawad Kalasag for highly urbanized city

Philippine Information Agency
10 Dec 2019, 18:38 GMT+10

PASAY CITY, Dec. 9, (PIA)--Quezon City bested Angeles City and Iloilo City in this year's Gawad Kalasag in highly urbanized city category

The City's Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council was cited for implementing programs and policies that address the four thematic areas: disaster mitigation and prevention, response, preparedness, and rehabilitation and recovery.

Other winners in the National Capital Region in other categories are: Rapid Earthquake Damage Assessment System & Tzu Chi Foundation (Gawad Kalasag Special Recognition); Barangay Arkong Bato, Valenzuela City (finalist Urban Barangay DRRM Committee Award); People 360 Consulting Corporation (Best Volunteer Organization); Philippine Children's Medical Center (Government Specialty Hospital Awardee); and Xavier School (Private Elementary School Aawardee).

The 21st Gawad KALASAG (KAlamidad at Sakuna LAbanan, SAriling Galing ang Kaligtasan) Awarding Ceremony was held Friday, December 6 at the Philippine International Convention Center in recognition of exemplary efforts in empowering communities to be capacitated and disaster resilient,

The GK Award is conferred to local government units, civil society organizations, schools, private sectors, hospitals, development centers and individuals who exemplified excellence in disaster risk reduction and management and humanitarian assistance.

Defense Secretary and NDRRMC Chairperson Delfin Lorenzana in his keynote address acknowledged the efforts of the national winners and promised to continue empowering and strengthening the DRRM system in communities to make people resilient in all kinds of disasters.

People 360 Consulting Corporation (Best Volunteer Organization) (Photo by Joedie Mae D. Boliver/PIA-NCR)

"More than the prestige and incentives, the very essence of Gawad KALASAG is the ultimate gift of preparedness and resilience to the communities that makes everyone a winner." Lorenzana stressed.

DILG Undersecretary Bernardo C. Florece, Jr., also cited the importance of the Gawad KALASAG in building national resilience and encouraged winners to pursue excellence in humanitarian assistance and disaster risk reduction and mitigation.

Xavier School (Private Elementary School Aawardee) (Photo by Joedie Mae D. Boliver/PIA-NCR)

"I implore everyone to honor the tradition of Kalasag and keep everyone safe for many years to come,"Florece said.

Gawad KALASAG is the country's premier annual awards for excellent contributions in DRRM and humanitarian assistance. Through this, the NDRRMC recognizes programs, activities and projects that protect high risk communities against hazards and provide more capabilities in addressing vulnerabilities and coping from disasters.

The following are the winners for the 21st Gawad KALASAG six major categories:

Heroic Act and Special Recognition Awardees:


Regalado Francisco - MIMAROPA


18th Special Forces Company-MIMAROPA

Tactical Operations Group 3 PAF - Region 3

The Gallant 31 of the Ilocos Sur PDRRMC - Region 1


Individual Awardees

Mr. Hilario M. Olivo, Jr. - Region 1

Engr. Joseph Salvador Tan - Region 2

Pauline Ann M. Lamela - Region 6

Ben Frederick R. Rodriguez - Region 7

Dr. Arturo G. Valero - Region 12

TSG Jake P Belino PAF - CAR

Group Awardees

Rapid Earthquake Damage Assessment System -NCR

Kabalikat Civicom, Novo, Nueva Viscaya - Region 2

Early Response Network- Lanao Del Sur- BARRM

Tzu Chi Foundation-NCR

Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation


Urban Barangay DRRM Committee Awardees

Quezon, Mainit, Surigao del Norte -Caraga- Finalist

Arkong Bato, Valenzuela -NCR- Finalist

Naggasican, Santiago City - Region 2 -Top winner

Rural Barangay DRRMC Awardee

Dingin, Pagsanjan, Laguna - Calabarzon- Finalist

Poblacion, Compostela Valley - Region 11 Finalist

Buenavista, Santiago City - Region 2 -Top winner

Municipal DRRMC (4th to 6th Class) Awardee

San Gabriel, La Union - Region 1 Finalist

Mainit, Surigao del Norte - Caraga Finalist

Saguday, Quirino - Region 2 Top Winner

Municipal DRRMC (1st to 3rd Class) Awardees

Baler, Aurora - Region 3 Finalist

New Bataan, Compostela Valley - Region 11 Finalist

La Trinidad, Benguet - Region CAR Top Winner

Highly Urbanized City DRRMC Awardees

Iloilo City - Region 6 Finalist

Angeles City - Region 3 Finalist

Quezon City - Region NCR Top Winner

Independent/Component City DRRMC Awardee

Bacoor City, Cavite - Region 4A Finalist

Cauayan City, Isabela - Region 2 Finalist

City of San Fernando, Pampanga - Region 3 Top Winner

Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Awardee

Mountain Province -CAR Finalist

Province of Quirino - Region 2 Top Winner

Best Civil Society Organization Category

Center for Empowerment and Resource Development (CERD), Inc. -Caraga- Finalist

Socio Pastoral Action Center of Daet Foundation, Inc. (SPACFI) - Region 5 -Finalist

Ecosystems Work For Essential Benefits (ECOWEB) - Region 10 - Top winner

Best People's Organization Awardee

NAGSAMA Federation - Marihatag, Surigao del Sur -Caraga- Finalist

KAMI Sunoi, Inc. - Region 6 Top Winner


Private Business/Corporation Awardee

People 360 Consulting Corporation - NCR Top Winner

Volunteer Organization Awardee

United Medics Emergency Response Team - Region 8 Finalist

Tanay Mountaineers - Region Calabarzon- Finalist

Amity Volunteer Fire Brigade - Region 6 Top Winner

Amity Volunteer Fire Brigade - Region 6, Hall of Fame Award


Government Specialty Awardees

Philippine Children's Medical Center - NCR Finalist

Mariveles Mental Hospital - Region 3 Top Winner

Local Government Unit Hospital Awardees

Bunawan District Hospital - Region CARAGA Finalist

J.R. Borja Hospital - Region 10 Finalist

Biliran Provincial Hospital - Region 8 Top Winner

National Government Hospital Award

Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center - Region 1 Finalist Batangas Medical Center - Region CALABARZON Finalist

Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital - Region 5 Top Winner

Private Hospital Award

Callang Specialty Clinic - Region 2 Finalist

St. Anthony College of Roxas City Inc. - Region 6 Top Winner

Gawad Kalasag for Children Development Centers (CDC)

San Lorenzo Ruiz Daycare - Region 12- Top Winner

Wilson Early Childhood Care Development Learning Center - Caraga- Finalist

Brgy. 18 Child Development Center, Gingoog City - Region10 Finalist


Public Elementary School Awardees

Alas Asin Elementary School - Region 3 Top Winner

Marbel 1 Central Elementary School - Region 12 Finalist

Rabat Rocamora Mati Central SPED - Region11 Finalist

Private Elementary School Awardees

Ephiphany Christian Academy of La Trinidad Inc. - CAR Finalist

Xavier School - NCR Top Winner

Public High School Awardees

Bayugan National Comprehensive High School - Caraga- Top Winner

Imus National High School - Calabarzon-Finalist

Bienvenido G. Celebre National High School - Region 8- Finalist

Private High School Awardees

St. Mary's University, HS - Region 2 Top Winner

Sacred Heart of Jesus Montessori School - Region 10 Finalist


Capiz State University - Region 6 Top Winner

University of San Carlos - Region 7 Finalist

University of Cordilleras - Region CAR Finalist


Davao Central 911 Top Winner

Gems Award Rescue 1124 Ilagan City- Finalist

Pagsanjan Emergency Rescue- Finalist


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