The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 4-A donated a fiber glass rescue boat to Barangay Bambang, Los Banos in Laguna.
Regional Director Alexander Madrigal of DOST 4-A said that this is one of many projects of their department, to provide technology for community development, including livelihood support, and assistance to bantay-dagat and other coastal activities, and in enhancing Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) initiatives in both barangay and municipal levels.
Another future project also in Los Banos is to upgrade the solid waste management and treatment facilities in the municipality.
Office of Civil Defense (OCD) IV-A Regional Director Olivia M. Luces recognized the efforts of the DOST-CALABARZON and its partners in optimizing available government resources to generate more equipment for rescue and other similar operations.
IN PHOTO: From left to right: Engr. Jenny Ann Lawas (Science Research Specialist II, DRRM, DOST-CALABARZON), Hon. Arlene Delos Santos (Barangay Captain, Bambang), and Raphael Dorotheo San Antonio (Project Assistant III, DRRM, DOST-CALABARZON). Barangay Bambang receives the fiber glass rescue boat.