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Davao City, Philippines

Acosta wants emergency services institutionalized

August 12, 2019 - Monday 1:08 PM by Funny Pearl A. Gajunera

File photo by Arjoy M. Ceniza

DAVAO CITY -- Councilor Mabel Acosta wants the Public Safety Security Command Center (PSSCC), Central 911, and City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO)  institutionalized so they can better serve the city.

Acosata said as of the moment, these offices are attached to the city mayor’s office and do not belong to a separate department.

She said there is a need to departmentalize these offices since they play a vital role in the city.

“These offices are very vital to our city. As long as they are not departmentalized, they can be dissolved anytime,” she said.

Acosta also said because these offices are not yet departmentalized, there are no plantilla (permanent) positions available for them..

“We don’t have plantilla position available for these offices. That is why we cannot blame those employees who will be forced to leave us for greener pastures,” she said.

CDRRMO head Alfredo Baloram welcomed Acosta’s move, saying it will result in better service for the city.

“Once we become a department, our plans and programs will be in place. No matter who will replace us, the programs will still be continued,” he said.

Acosta’s proposal was put into first reading during the regular sesssion last week.

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