CATBALOGAN CITY- The People’s Initiative For Learning and Community Development (PILCD) launched the Inclusive Information Education Communication (IEC) Materials on Disaster Risk Reduction last Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at the Audio-Visual Center of Samar State University in cooperation with different stakeholders and community-based partners.

In his message, PILCD Executive Director Ramon Mapa said that the distribution of the IEC Materials to different sectors of the community is a project of the organization  to disseminate information regarding disaster risk reduction especially to the Persons with Disability. The project was supported by Arbeiter Samariter Bund (ASB) and Aktion Deutchsland Hilft (ADH).

The IEC Materials includes Training and Education Materials on Disaster Risk Reduction such as  audio-video materials, facilitators guide, tarpaulins and presentation materials containing understanding the nature of calamities and prevention on disaster risk during calamities.

The said IEC Materials was distributed to Partners Institution such as Catbalogan City Social Welfare and Development Office received by CSWDO Head Nida Aroza, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, City Health Office, City Agriculture Office, Samar State University received by SSU President Marilyn Cardoso, Department of Education- Catbalogan City Division received by Catbalogan City Division Representative Rowena Aba, Catbalogan PWD Federation received by Federation President Danilo Abaracoso and to the Barangay Partners which includes Barangay Lagundi received by Brgy. Chairman Benito Tambal, Brgy. San Andres received by Chairman Domingo Jabien, Brgy. San Roque received by Chairman Dominador Calades  Brgy. Pangdan received by Chairman Ernesto Obingayan, Brgy. Darahuway Daco received by Chairman Lito Dela Pena and Brgy. Darahuway Guti received by Chairman Celso Labian.

SSU president Dr. Marilyn Cardoso said that it is useful for the disaster risk reduction awareness among the students while Brgy. Darahuway Daco  Chairman Lito Dela Pena said that it is useful for the information dissemination on disaster risk reduction to their constituents.


by: Ma. Pamela Y. Carcella / Catbalogan CSWDO Office Staff – (PDAO Office)