JHCSC School of Arts and Sciences and GCO-PESO Facilitates 2-day Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (CBDRRM) Training Course for Friends Rescued

The J.H. Cerilles State College, School of Arts and Sciences, Guidance and Counseling Office-Job Placement Service extends community service through instruction, research, extension, production, career, and employment counseling services in collaboration with Project Good Life for FR’s (Friends Rescued) and the office of Civil Defense-Region 9 (OCD-IX) at Chandler Suites, F.S. Pajares Avenue, Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur on August 27, 2021.

The Office of Civil Defense – Region 9 (OCD-IX) concluded its 2-days Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction
and Management (CBDRRM) Training Course for Friends Rescued, the Project Good Life Student of the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB). The two-day CBDRRM training is a process in which at-risk communities are actively engaged in the identification, analysis, treatment, monitoring, and evaluation of disaster risks in order to reduce their vulnerabilities and enhance their capacities.

The closing ceremony was graced by OCD-IX Regional Director Manuel Luis Ochotorena, who also expressed his gratitude to the Project Good Life and lauded the conception of the Whole-of-Nation Approach.

53IB Mental Health Consultant and Good Life Academy President Dr. Moibe Olitres, RGC applauded the governance of OCD-IX under the genuine and emphatic leadership of RD Ochotorena for valuing the Friends Rescued from 53IB’S Project Good Life.

“The abundance of your kindness manifests. We hail the glory of God that rests in your hands as you extend it to our Friends Rescued”, said Dr. Olitres.

The CBDRRM Training Course was facilitated by OCD-IX Staff: HR Focal/Information Officer Capacity Building and Training Section (CBTS) Ms. Kimberly Amor, Assistant Chief, CBTS-OCDIX; Ms. Raiyah Sindatoc, Training Specialist – CBTS-OCDIX; Mr. Jenner Pandan, Chief, CBTS-OCDIX; and Ms. Kornessa L. Paras.

Project Good Life for friends Rescued (FRs) is an inclusive wellbeing psychoeducation program initiated by 53IB in partnership with various organization and national government agencies that aims to translate the results of an initial strength-based research inquiry among former rebels of the 53rd infantry battalion into community extension services.

This activity is part of the GCO and SAS services to strengthen the DOLE-PESO implementation, counseling, instruction, research, extension, and production services through communityu engagement with government and non-government linkages.