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CDP concludes Luzon consultations on data management for persons with disabilities

To cap off its series of consultations in Luzon, the Center for Disaster Preparedness, in partnership with AKAP Pinoy Foundation, invited at least 41 participants from PDAOs, C/MDRRMO and various DPOs in Metro Manila, Quezon Province, Baguio, and Camarines Norte last February 18 at Bayview Park Hotel in Ermita, Manila. These participants were among the first batch to test the version 1.0 of the data capturing tool through the Kobo Collect App. The next leg of consultations will be conducted in Zamboanga City this March 7th with the our PROSPER Team, and in Cebu City this March 22nd with DiDRRNet. Data is an important consideration in ensuring the safety and protection of Persons with Disabil

Zamboanga readies for purok-level family preparedness roll-out

The Center for Disaster Preparedness, through its PROSPER Project, continues with its second Training of Trainers (ToT) on family level preparedness in the Zamboanga Peninsula on February 18 to 22 at Ariana Hotel in Dipolog City. Participants who successfully completed the five-day training will be part of the Zamboanga Peninsula's pool of trainers. They are expected to support the project team in conducting purok-level family preparedness orientations and planning initiatives. Ms. Zenaida Delica-Willison, CDP President, was also present in the activity. She encouraged and thanked the participants for their time and support in undertaking the requirements of the training. In her speech, she

Family preparedness in Zamboanga Peninsula is underway

Zamboanga City - The first of two scheduled five-day Training of Trainers (TOT) on Family Preparedness under Project Prosper commenced Monday, February 11, 2019. The TOT is joined by various stakeholders from the local government unit, down to the purok and family levels coming from the municipalities of Imelda and Kabasalan in Zamboanga Sibugay and from Barangays San Jose Gusu and Boalan in Zamboanga City. The first and second day of the training were devoted mainly on activity orientation, expectation settings, and reviews of the basic concepts of disaster risk reduction and management and its legal bases, including the Philippine and Zamboanga Peninsula disaster situations. Family prepare

CDP seals stronger tie with partner communities

Stronger partnership between the Center for Disaster Preparedness and the community of Barangay Upper Disakan in Manukan, Zamboanga Del Norte is sealed through yet another symbolic signing ceremony yesterday, February 13, 2019. Stakeholders coming from the the different sectors including the academe, took part and witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the partner LGU, headed by Hon. Marciana Indag, and CDP, to jumpstart the second phase of CDP's Project Prosper. Both the community members and partner LGU expressed strong commitment to the project. Meanwhile, the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Office of Manukan through Dr. Ruben Buburan and the Provincial DRRM of

8 barangays renew partnership, 19 more added for CDP's DRR project in Mindanao

ZAMBOANGA CITY - The Barangay Local Government of San Jose Gusu, represented by Punong Barangay Joel Estiban, has forged partnership with the Center for Disaster Preparedness anew here Monday, February 4, 2019. The partnership was officially sealed through a project orientation and a symbolic signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between CDP, represented by its Project Manager, Malu Fellizar-Cagay, and the BLGU at Southern City Colleges. This is but one of the many other signing ceremonies and project orientations scheduled to take place in different barangays in Zamboanga Peninsula in the days and weeks to come. Asked why it was so important for the project to hold such a ceremony, Cagay

Family preparedness in the Zamboanga Peninsula still needs work, CDP study finds

To understand family or household participation in DRRM initiatives in Region IX, the Center for Disaster Preparedness has undertaken a baseline study from November 8-29 in Zamboanga Del Norte, Del Sur, and Sibugay, including Zamboanga City last year. This is also to assess the capacities and awareness of families including their roles in times of disaster; and their understanding of the enabling policies for households and the level of family preparedness of CDP's focus provinces, city, municipalities, and barangays. The study also provided the opportunity for CDP to gauge the schools’ awareness on preparedness, the current DRR structure, and their capacity development activities and existi



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