Talisay urges barangay disaster teams to create database for volunteers

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AS PART of its disaster preparedness efforts, the Talisay City Council urged the different barangay development councils from the 22 barangays to create a database of their respective community disaster volunteers.

The City Council approved the resolution submitted by Councilor Danny Caballero, chairman of the Committee on Disaster Resilience, requesting the barangay development councils (BDCs) to come up with a database of their disaster volunteers, including private individuals who are willing to utilize their resources to help the city respond to disaster.

Caballero said he will hold disaster preparedness seminars and trainings for the volunteers once the BDCs would already submit their database.

Caballero's resolution also requested the different disaster groups to unite and work together in coming up with ideas on how to deal with disasters.

Caballero explained that although he recognized the efforts of some private individuals in helping the city deal with the disaster, the responsibility still lies on the Talisay City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office.

Among the areas that the city is focusing into in their disaster preparedness efforts are the mountainous barangays of Bulacao and San Roque, which have been experiencing flooding during heavy downpour. (BBT, TPT)