Department of Education - Davao City Division - DepEd Davao

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title The global trend of disaster nowadays compels all institutions and individuals to keep abreast with Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) preparedness, prevention and mitigation trainings, to which the Philippine Red Cross is advocating.

Manuel A. Roxas Elementary School, Sta. Ana District, Davao City Division is fortu-nate to have attended the 2-day Seminar Orientation on Disaster Risk Reduction Management held on October 28-29, 2017 at the school campus with the facilitation of the Philippine Red Cross. 

Eight (8) Modules were comprehensively delivered by Mr. Erwin C. Nacorda, Ms. Sigrid V. Haspe, Khristeine Mie E. Gallanon, Ms. Angelica D. Fuentes, and Ms. Aprille Kaye G. Ancla from Disaster Risk Response Team of Philippine Red Cross.  Teacher-participants and few students were able to refresh and update themselves on matters pertaining to disasters.

title Eight (8) Modules were comprehensively delivered by Mr. Erwin C. Nacorda, Ms. Sigrid V. Haspe, Khristeine Mie E. Gallanon, Ms. Angelica D. Fuentes, and Ms. Aprille Kaye G. Ancla from Disaster Risk Response Team of Philippine Red Cross.  Teacher-participants and few students were able to refresh and update themselves on matters pertaining to disasters.

The first day of the training brought the participants to a small- group discussion work-shop of the Introductory Module, the Training Orientation, in which establishing rapport among other participants and trainers was achieved with understanding on the norms and rules of the training. Acquaintance with the history of the Red Cross was also presented that led to the correc-tion of the misconception on the correct use and misuse of the Red Cross emblem.

Module 1, Disaster Landscape in the Philippines and Hazard Review was also present-ed with a film showing leading to group dynamics workshop, unveiling the knowledge of infor-mation on reasons why Philippines is prone to disasters, understanding the nature and characteris-tics of the different hazard found in it.

A quite thrilling activity has made participants interactive through Hazard Mapping in Module 2 wherein participants did a Mapping Exercise on identifying existing hazard risk re-sources in the school community. Participants were also able to present the identified risks in school and the School Head was made aware of the precautionary measures to be done.

alt Participants were taught on Prevention, Mitigation, and Preparedness Principles in Module 3, unfolding the information on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation as stated in the Republic Act 10121, understanding the provisions of the law and know by heart why it is important to mainstream/ integrate disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation activities in the disaster management especially in schools.

Day 1 ended with Module 4 in which a workshop  on Situation and Needs Assessment (SANA) was presented by group after identifying the existing risks, hazards, vulnerabilities and resources in the community.

The second day of the seminar was productively facilitated with another four modules. Module 5, What To Do During Emergencies was conducted with Earthquake Preparedness and Fire Safety with actual drill. Protecting oneself from occurrences of such disasters and suppressing common household fire was actually  demonstrated by all participants with the use of a Fire Ex-tinguisher.

The school was required to update the creation of a Disaster Action Team as undertaken in Module 6 . Community Emergency Evacuation Plan and DRR Action Plan were also updated by the school team spearheaded by the School DRRM Coordinator, Mr. Ricky Ta-asan.

alt Family Disaster Plan was introduced in Module 7 with four easy steps to safety. Among the topics discussed in this module are knowing the importance of having one’s own fami-ly disaster plan and the need to prepare. As such, parents should make available of the emergency supplies and survival kit in homes. Knowing the ten things to do to save lives and the importance of posting the emergency contact numbers were also emphasized.

A lecture demonstration on First Aid Application was done in Module 8, the last mod-ule. Basic life support techniques and proper handling of injured persons in the event of emergen-cies were appropriately conducted.

The day ended with smiles on participants’ faces. With the comprehensive DRRM knowledge given by the Philippine Red Cross Disaster Team, teacher-participants are now always ready with no panic in times of disasters with the information in hand. 
 

 

 



 

 

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Department of Education of the PhilippinesCivil Service Commission
Commission on Higher EducationDepartment of Budget and Management
Technical Education and Skills Development AuthorityOfficial Gazette - Philippines
Professional Regulation CommissionGovernment Service Insurance System
Department of Science and TechnologyOfficial Website of Davao City
Project NOAH - Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards


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