In photo: Taguig City receiving their plaque of recognition, sash, and bouquet as they were awarded in winning 1st Place in three (3) out of 10 categories in the DSWD-NCR 2nd Parangal para sa Pusong Magiting 2022.
On November 21-25, 2022, thirteen (13) Local Government Units (LGU) in Metro Manila brought their A-game as they exhibited their best practices and innovations in disaster response operations during the DSWD-NCR 2nd Parangal Para Sa Pusong Magiting which was held at the Mansion Garden Hotel, Subic Zambales.
Disaster Response Management Group (DRMG) Undersecretary Atty. Marco M. Bautista, in his welcome remarks, shared his gratitude to DSWD Field Office NCR and the participating LGUs of Metro Manila.
“It is such an honor to have you all today, as we recognize the achievements of our partner LGUs for the calendar year 2022,”. USec. Atty. Bautista also shared the importance of the activity in disaster response operations: “This allows the LGU to observe the best practices and innovations of other LGUs for possible adaptation within their respective locality. All of these, to poster disaster resilience. “
In photo: DSWD-NCR 2nd Parangal para sa Pusong Magiting official banner.
With the theme, “Kalaaman sa Sakuna Pagyamanin, Kahandaan sa Kalamidad Pagtibayin, NCR Pagibayuhin!”, the 2nd DSWD-NCR Parangal Para sa Pusong Magiting 2022 serves as a venue to showcase the best practices and innovations of the LGUs in Metro Manila in terms of social protection before, during, and after disaster response. The thirteen (13) LGUs namely Caloocan City, Las Pinas City, Malabon City, Mandaluyong City, Marikina City, Municipality of Pateros, Muntinlupa City, Paranaque City, Pasay City, Quezon City, San Juan City, Taguig City, and Valenzuela City were expected to learn from other’s experiences, innovations, and practices with the intent of possible replication.
In photos: Top 3 LGU in Most Exemplary in Exhibit namely, Taguig City (3rd Place), Muntinlupa City (2nd Place), and Mandaluyong City (1st Place).
The exhibit presentation was conducted through the showcasing and narrative of the LGUs’ best practices, photo exhibition, innovations, and display of advocacy materials.
At the end of the activity, the following were the winning LGU in each category:
- TAGUIG CITY – Most Exemplary in Photo-story
- PARAÑAQUE CITY – Most Exemplary in Advocacy Campaigns
- TAGUIG CITY – Most Exemplary in Innovations
- MUNICIPALITY OF PATEROS – Most Exemplary in Short-Video Presentation
- TAGUIG CITY – Most Exemplary in One-Practice Narrative Documentation
- PARAÑAQUE CITY – Most Exemplary in Disaster Response Operations Reporting
- LAS PIÑAS CITY – Most Exemplary in Public Speaking
- MANDALUYONG CITY – Most Exemplary in Exhibit
- MALABON CITY – Most Exemplary in Yearly Accomplishment Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Category
- MANDALUYONG CITY – Most Exemplary in Yearly Accomplishment Response Operations Category
Mr. Bienvenido Jr V. Barbosa, Social Welfare Officer IV and Officer-in-Charge-Division Chief of Disaster Response Management Division (DRMD), emphasized: “Hindi ito contest, hindi ito paligsahan, this is not a competing activity but a sharing and a giving activity.”
Mr. Jonathan San Agustin, Social Welfare Officer II and Officer-in-Charge-Head of Disaster Response and Rehabilitation Section (DRRS) officially concluded the program by reminding the partners LGUs to continue their efforts in making a disaster-resilient Metro Manila and that DSWD-NCR will actively support them in providing technical assistance and resource augmentation.
In photo: Group picture of Disaster Response Management Division Team
DSWD – NCR as the vice-chair of the Response Cluster for Metro Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MMDRRMC) and as a member-agency in the other three (3) clusters of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Framework, is mandated to act as the lead agency in providing relief and rehabilitation assistance to Local Government Units and other intermediaries and to put in action Prevention and Mitigation, Preparedness, and Recovery and Rehabilitation initiatives. ###