City Mayor John Geesnell “BABA” Yap extended his gratitude to the cooperation and support which the Punong Barangays have shown during this pandemic. During its regular meeting led by Liga ng mga Barangay President Fausto Budlong, Mayor Yap thanked the assistance which the barangay officials have shown during the distribution of the relief assistance, data-gathering, and monitoring, “Your solid support has made our initiatives successful. The efforts and sacrifices which you and your staff have shown have helped the constituents and made this challenge bearable. We at the City Government will always be grateful to what you have done and is continually doing. Together, we can overcome this difficulty and emerged victorious”, Yap emphasized. The regular meeting took on the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) as its lead resource person.
CDRRM Action Officer Gerard Lavadia, with Chao Longjas and Emmanuel Supremo took turns in discussing various protocols on disaster preparedness and mitigation. The lecture was focused in ensuring the safety of the barangay as well as its neighboring areas. The CDRRM personnel taught the barangay officials how to limit the exposure of the barangay residents to potential cases of COVID-19 infection, ensure the peace and order in case of a possible infection, and the team also provided guidelines on how to contain the spread of the virus in case a COVID-19 infection occur in the barangay. Lavadia also outlined a protocol in case a certain barangay needs to be locked down. Further, guidelines were given in the preparation for barangay isolation. All these protocols were laid down to prepare the barangay officials of various scenarios which may happen in the midst of this pandemic. All the Punong Barangays and their emergency staff attended were present in the lecture. #StandTogetherTagbilaran