Labuguen General Trias City Vice Mayor Jonas Labuguen (right) and CDRRMO head Hernando Olimpo received the ‘Fully Complaint’ Award in the 22nd Gawad Kalasag National Awarding Ceremony Seal for Excellence in DRRM and Humanitarian Assistance on Dec. 7, 2022 at Manila Hotel, Manila. Photo by Dennis Abrina

14 Cavite LGUs cited in 22nd Gawad Kalasag Awards

December 13, 2022 Dennis Abrina 148 views

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite – Seven cities and nine towns in the province of Cavite received awards in the 22nd Gawad Kalasag National Awarding Ceremony Seal for Excellence in DRRM (Disaster Risk Reduction Management) and Humanitarian Assistance for the Local DRRM Councils and Offices category on December 7, 2022 at Manila Hotel, City of Manila.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), thru the National Gawad Kalasag Committee, named the City of General Trias, Tagaytay City, Cavite City, Trece Martires City, and towns of Magallanes, General Mariano Alvarez (GMA), Naic, Silang, Alfonso, and Rosario received the “Fully Complaint” citation are among the 436 fully compliant local government units (LGUs) awardees.

The cities of Imus, Bacoor, and Dasmariñas, towns of Carmona, Kawit, and Amadeo, together with the provincial government of Cavite, received the “Beyond Complaint” commendation among the 135 Beyond Compliant LGU awardees.

The local chief executives of the winning localities were glad at the recognition of their cities and towns, including Mayor Alex Advincula of Imus, Luis Ferrer IV of General Trias, Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino of Tagaytay, Denver Chua of Cavite City, Dr. Dahlia Loyola of Carmona, Kevin Anarna of Silang, and Randy Salamat of Alfonso.

Mayor Raffy Dualan is “very happy” that the local government of Naic has won an award for the second time and stated that it is “a [historical] recognition for the skill, discipline and strategy of the Naic LGU staff.”

“We will continue to improve the services and facilities of our CDRRMO for the best service for the people of Cavite City,” Mayor Denver Chua said in an interview.

Gawad Kalasag is the national government’s recognition and award system for local governments (units) for the effective promotion and implementation of plans and preparedness for disasters, adaptation to climate change, and programs that will protect and support the community in the event of high risk or extreme risk.