KALIBO, Aklan– Both the towns of Kalibo and Malonao won separate awards fin the recently concluded 19th KALASAG (Kalamidad at Sakuna LAbanan SAriling Galing ang Kaligtasan) regional awarding held in Iloilo City.
Terence Toriano of the Kalibo Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) on Tuesday said the town received first place for Best Government Emergency Response Management Service.
Toriano said the award was under the Advance Search and Rescue Category. The said award is being given annually by the Office of Civil Defense for best disaster prevention programs in Western Visayas.
The awarding was held August 4 in Smallville 21 Hotel in Iloilo City.
For his part, Malinao mayor Wilbert Ariel Igoy said his town received first place in Best Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Award for the 4th-6th Class Municipality category.
Igoy presented the plaque and the check amounting to PHP50,000 to the municipal employees during the regular flag -raising ceremony Monday.