An exit conference was held on March 13, 2024, between the Local Government Unit of Tinambac headed by Municipal Mayor Atty. Ruel Brioso Tuy and Caritas-Caceres Naga.Its objective was to present the disaster risk reduction (DRR) projects that had been implemented in the municipality. The projects were “Strengthened Resilience and DRR Capacity of Local Governments and Vulnerable Communities in Pandemic Context in the Bicol Region-Philippines,” funded by Agencia Española de Cooperacion International para el Desarollo (AECID), and “Improving Resilience and Response Capacity to Natural Disasters in Vulnerable Communities adapted to Pandemic Context-Covid 19 in the Bicol- Region-Philippines,” funded by the City Government of Madrid, Spain and Fundacion de Religiosos para la Salud.
Caritas-Caceres Naga discussed the various initiatives that had been launched in Tinambac during the exit conference. These included the establishment of three evacuation centers in Binalay, Magtang, and Bagacay which served as sanctuaries of hope and resilience for the local communities. They also presented detailed information about each project, including the objectives, expected outcomes, and challenges.
Towards the end of the activity, a total of 10 barangays, which included Barangay Magtang, Sogod, Salvacion Poblacion, Sta Cruz, Caloco, Pagasa, Filarca, Bolaobalite, Mananao, and Bagacay, were given a plaque of appreciation and disaster risk reduction kits and health equipment to be utilized in their respective barangays.
On behalf of the Local Government Unit of Tinambac, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to Caritas-Caceres Naga, Agencia Española de Cooperacion International para el Desarollo (AECID), Spanish Government of Madrid, Spain, and Fundacion de Religiosos para la Salud for the many projects given to the municipality of Tinambac. The projects have contributed significantly to the community’s resilience and disaster preparedness, and we look forward to continued collaboration and support from the organizations.