Friday, October 27, 2023

EastMinCom, OCD11, 11RCDG, and REACT Forge Strong Memorandum of Partnership for Disaster Management

NSFA, Panacan, Davao City - The Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom), led by Lt. Gen. Greg T. Almerol, established a significant Memorandum of Partnership (MoP) initiative with the Office of Civil Defense Region (OCD) 11, REACT MADAYAW DURIAN Group, and the 11th Regional Community Defense Group (11RCDG) on October 24.

The collaborative partnership signing occurred at the 11RCDG headquarters in Mintal, Davao City. Lt. Gen. Almerol was represented by Lt. Col. Rey T. Alvarado, the EastMinCom Chief of Reservist and Retirees Affairs, along with OCD 11 Director Ednar G. Dayanghirang, REACT Group Chief Mr. Israel Mejares, 11RCDG Commander Colonel Josue M. Caberto, and 1101RRIBn and 1105RRIBn Commander Lt. Col. Rodrigo L. Rivamonte GSC PA (RES).

The primary focus of the partnership centers on disaster management-related training and humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR) operations. The partnership represents a significant step forward in enhancing the capabilities and effectiveness of all entities involved, contributing to the overall safety and well-being of the local community.

The event was also attended by other personnel from 11RCDG and OCD 11 along with eight ROTC Cadets and 20 reservist personnel, demonstrating extensive support for this collaborative effort.
The signing ceremony concluded on the same day, marking the beginning of a promising partnership aimed at enhancing disaster preparedness and response in the region.

The partnering agencies are committed to working together, leveraging their collective strengths, expertise, and resources to ensure a more resilient and safer environment for the people of Davao City and beyond.

Source: Public Information Office, Eastern Mindanao Command, AFP

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