DAVAO CITY (PIA) An officer of the Department of Social Welfare and Development assured that Davao Region has enough contingency fund for any calamity.

Priscilla Razon, director of the DSWD 11 and vice chair for disaster response of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council 11 said that currently an amount at P1.4Billion is on standby to be used once a destructive storm or an earthquake hits Region 11.

She said the DSWD 11 has been pre-positioning all the relief goods for any eventuality.

Razon said that a series of trainings have been conducted for all Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Porgram implementors on disaster response.

“The training has been going on since two weeks ago.  Another one week training is slated at Eden in Toril where 628 implementors in the whole region will undergo training on disaster response, one week per province,” she said.

Razon also shared that Davao Region has been assigned to augment the government response on the East quadrant of Metro Manila once the Marikina fault shakes, side by side with Region II.

She said different regions were already given their assignments on the East, West and North of Metro Manila. (PIA 11-Joey Sem G. Dalumpines)