NAVAL, Biliran – Just right after the launching of the Oplan Listo in the province of Biliran, the eight towns in Biliran province have already prepared lists of activities for the roll-out of the Oplan Listo initiated by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

DILG in Biliran province headed by Marilyn Saboy, provincial director, launched Oplan Listo on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the Naval State University (NSU) Hostel with municipal mayors, municipal disaster risk reduction and management officers, officials and personnel of the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection and members of the Biliran provincial disaster risk reduction and management council in attendance.

One of the activities in the launching of Oplan Listo was for each town to present the plan of activities they have prepared which will help the people in the community have a clear understanding and better grasp of what Oplan Lsto is all about.

“Oplan Listo is one of the components of disaster preparedness initiated by DILG to strengthen the capacity of LGUs in responding to disasters anytime and anywhere they strike” Saboy informed.

Cabucgayan town, the first to present, listed down activities like conducting a forum with barangay officials and residents on Oplan Listo, meeting with the members of the municipal disaster risk reduction and management council and conducting other Oplan Listo-related activities that would best inform the public on this disaster preparedness activity.

Other towns like the municipality of Almeria will conduct a motorcade around the town as a way of bringing awareness to the constituents in the town on the importance of Oplan Listo in terms of saving lives and properties through putting preparedness on top anytime and anywhere disaster strikes.

Meanwhile, the provincial office of DILG in Biliran province will conduct two more big activities to solicit the support of the private sector especially coming from the different civil society organizations, people’s organizations and non-government organizations including the youth sector in the province.

DILG-Biliran will conduct the provincial dialogue on March 17 to be joined in by the
different civil society organizations, people’s organizations and non-government organizations and will hold a Wenboree on April 15-16 to be participated by the different youth organizations in Biliran province. (fj/rvictoria/PIA 8 Biliran)

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