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Bulacan launches “Bote mo, Kaligtasan ko” project
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
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BOTTLES CAN SAVE LIVES. Bulacan Provincial Risk Reduction and Management Office staff Cyro Velasco receives empty plastic bottles from an employee in exchange of a raffle stub, a newly launched program of the Provincial Government of Bulacan for its employees dubbed as “Ang Bote Mo, Kaligtasan Ko” in line with the observance of the Disaster Consciousness Month. The program will run from July 6-27 and the raffle draw is on July 30, 2012 where survival kit and other emergency equipment await the winners. View Larger Image.
CITY OF MALOLOS- In line with the celebration of the National Disaster Consciousness Month, the Provincial Government of Bulacan (PGB) headed by Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado launched the ”Ang Bote Mo, Kaligtasan Ko” project yesterday morning at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium in this city.

Aiming to protect the environment by reducing the number of empty plastic bottles, the said project is also designed to elevate the disaster preparedness of the PGB employees and non-government rescue teams in the province.

Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) executive officer Felicisima Mungcal said that an employee can bring two plastic bottles (1L, 1.5L, or 2L) to their office in exchange of a raffle stub.

The said stubs will be raffled on July 30 wherein winners will receive a survival kit that includes floatation device, splint, knife, compass, flash light, lighter, whistle, thermal blanket and a life vest.

Mungcal added that after collecting empty bottles, PGB is planning to tie up with non-government organizations to exchange these recyclable bottles for rescue equipment and tools like trauma kit, splint, spine board, life vest and fire hose which will be distributed to approximately 20 non-government rescue teams in Bulacan.

“Dahil din sa proyekto nating ito, bukod sa makababawas tayo ng kalat at matutulungan ang kawani ng kapitolyo, madadagdagan din natin ang rescue equipment at tools ng non-government response teams dito sa ating lalawigan,” Mungcal said.

As of the project launch yesterday, PDRRMO already received 600 plastic bottles from the PGB employees.

Meanwhile, PDRRMO has already started the training on first aid, basic life support, water safety and fire suppression for the rescue teams in the province as part of the Bulacan Rescuelympics that will happen on the last week of July. ###

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