The University of San Carlos, specifically its Disaster Preparedness Committee and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Secretariat, was named Champion (see photo below) for the Higher Education Institution category during the 21st Regional Gawad Kalasag Awards last December 26, 2019 in Cebu City. This is the fourth year running that USC has won a Gawad Kalasag award (see related story).
USC was also named a National Finalist (see photo above) for the same category during the 21st Gawad Kalasag National Awards held on December 6, 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila. USC’s safety preparedness was deemed as one of the best DRRM practices in the nationwide search.
The Committee and Secretariat extend their thanks to the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), the Bureau of Fire Protection (Cebu City, Mandaue City, and Talamban), the Cebu City Fire Volunteers, and Carolinian student volunteers, emergency response teams, the Security Office, and General Services personnel for their support.
with reporting by USC NSTP
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