“The dream of DepEd is decent job for all Filipinos” – DRRMS Director

San Fernando City, La Union – Director IV Ronilda R. Co, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS), Department of Education Central Office (DepEd-CO), underscored the significance of thorough preparation to uplift the K to 12 Senior High School (SHS) curriculum during the Brigada Eskwela Regional Kick-off ceremony held in Tayug Pangasinan on May 30, 2016.

“Decent job and quality life for all Filipinos; these are what we’ve been dreaming as a department and the reasons why we need to take-off in advance,” Director Co said.

The DRRMS head elucidated that “education for all” recommends capability to compete within or outside the country. The bottleneck of this undertaking is in the school, to start at the lower level.

To preserve gains and investments in education, Co emphasized that natural hazards must also be anticipated; knowledge and capacity must go together.

DRRM Framework, which entails comprehensive school safety, is part of the DepEd’s program. This is justified by the fact that the learners in the classroom are the heart of the school and ought to be protected from any forms of hazard.

Co refreshed also the role of School Heads, teachers, parents, and the community in the preservation, maintenance, and construction of school buildings. “Safe learning opportunities require that school facilities are resilient in times of disaster with multiple hazards,” she stressed.

Bolstered by the belief that everyone in his own little way has great contribution to minimize the effects of natural hazards, the DRRMS head urged learners to act like a leader, not in the future but now.