Urban Poor Groups Holds DRRM, Land Acquisition, Housing Program Orientation

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, August 18 (PIA) – Residents and members of the urban poor group here converged recently for a one-day Basic Orientation on Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM), and Government Land Acquisition and Housing Programs spearheaded by the Surigao City Urban Poor Association and Commission on Urban Poor in cooperation with the city government of Surigao, held at Jakelou Catering House, this city.

The activity aims to campaign awareness on disaster preparedness and mitigation especially those residents living in disaster prone areas and danger zone.

In his message, Surigao City Mayor Ernesto Matugas lauded the efforts of the City Urban Poor Association, the Commission on Urban Poor and all the resource speakers for their all-out support in the campaign of the city government for a resilient and disaster free community.

The resource speakers during the said activity were Surigao City DRRM Officer Atty. Manuel Coro, National Housing Authority regional manager Engr. Virgillo Rivera, PHIVOLCS Surigao del Norte chief Engr. Daphne Agonia, environmental management specialist Leonardo Go, and Social Housing and Finance regional coordinator Janet Lumayag.

The activity was attended by residents of Barangays San Juan, Sabang, Washington, Luna, Punta Bilar, Bonifacio, Mat-i, Mabua and Ipil. - PIA

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