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Valenzuela strengthens disaster preparedness 

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The City Government of Valenzuela, in partnership with the Office of Civil Defense-National Capital Region, organized the Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Training for Valenzuela City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (VCDRRMO) personnel. The training took place today, May 16, 2023, at the Allied Local Emergency Response Teams (ALERT) Center.

With the primary objective of enhancing disaster management skills, this training program aimed to equip the attendees with the necessary knowledge and tools to ensure the safety of every #PamilyangValenzuelano (Valenzuela City residents) during any crisis.

Headed by VCDRRMO's esteemed leader, Dr. Arnaldo Antonio, the training welcomed 43 dedicated VCDRRMO personnel. Their active participation demonstrated their commitment to keeping the city prepared and resilient in the face of potential disasters.


The comprehensive training covered various aspects of disaster risk reduction and management, including risk assessment, emergency response protocols, evacuation procedures, and community engagement strategies. Participants gained valuable insights into the best practices and strategies employed in disaster situations, enabling them to effectively respond to emergencies and mitigate potential risks.

By strengthening the skills and knowledge of the VCDRRMO personnel, the City Government of Valenzuela emphasized its dedication to safeguarding the welfare of its residents. The training served as a proactive approach to disaster preparedness, ensuring that the city's response teams are well-equipped and capable of handling any emergency situation.

Valenzuela City recognizes the importance of community involvement in disaster risk reduction and management. By implementing community-based training programs like this, the city aims to foster a sense of resilience and unity among its residents. By working together, Valenzuela City can build a safer and more resilient community that can effectively respond to and recover from any calamity.

The training also highlighted the City Government's commitment to continuously improving its disaster risk reduction and management efforts. By providing its personnel with up-to-date training and knowledge, Valenzuela City ensures that it stays at the forefront of disaster preparedness and response, ultimately minimizing the potential impact of disasters on its residents.


The Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Training showcased Valenzuela City's proactive and holistic approach to disaster preparedness. With a highly skilled and well-trained VCDRRMO team, the city is better equipped to protect and support its residents during times of crisis. The dedication of the VCDRRMO personnel and the City Government's continuous efforts to enhance disaster management capabilities reflect their unwavering commitment to the safety and well-being of the entire Valenzuela community.

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