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Philippines: MMDA: Shake Drill Drew 1.2M Volunteers


If and when the “Big One” strikes, only about 30 percent of the rescue personnel of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) may actually be able to respond since the rest are likely to become earthquake victims themselves.Hence the need to train more volunteers, of whom the MMDA apparently has plenty.\r\nBased on online registrations that peaked during Thursday’s(July 30) Metro-wide “Shake Drill,” around 1.2 million people want to help and be called to action once the scenarios played out during the July 30 exercise happen for real, according to MMDA Chair Francis Tolentino.
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Philippines: CPR Training Gagawing Mandatory SA K-12


Solon pushes for the implementation of a mandatory basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training in the K-12 high school students to actively engage young people in the salvage of life.\r\n“We must promote health consciousness among Filipinos and equip able-bodied citizens, especially the young sector, with the necessary know-how and basic skills to be first responders during emergencies,” said statement by Rep. Joseller ‘Yeng’ Guiao.The mandatory CPR training is asserted Guiao under the proposed HB 5891 or \"An Act requiring K-12 High School Students to undergo CPR Training\".
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Philippines: Baguio’s Rescue 911 On–Call is Outstanding Volunteer Group


Baguio City: One of the most active paramedic groups in the city has been conferred the regional winner award in the 2014 search for Outstanding Volunteers in the country.Rescue 911 On-Call Inc. was awarded Best Organization in the non-profit category in the prestigious annual awards conferred by the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency.\r\nIn the certificate of appreciation from the PNVSCA, Rescue 911 On-Call was commended for its dedication and invaluable commitment as a medical and rescue group that continues to respond to emergency calls in Baguio and neighbouring towns of Benguet.
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Philippines: Isabela PLGU to Train 800 Rescue Volunteers


City of Ilagan, Isabela – The provincial government here, through its Public Order and Safety department, is set to train at least 800 rescue volunteers next month.\r\nAtty. Constante Foronda, public order and safety head, said the 800 rescue volunteers are from the different government agencies based in the province to include the Philippine Army (PA), Philippine Air Force (PAF), Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and some civil society organizations. At present, the province\'s Disaster Action Response Team (DART) 831 have only 30 rescue personnel who are 24 hours on-call during calamities and other emer
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Philippines: Antique Town Trains Barangay Emergency Responders


Antique: For the 4th year in a row, this first-class municipality and capital town of the Antique province San Jose de Buenavista held its annual Rescue Olympics on July 30 – 31, 2015 at the Binirayan Sports Complex.\r\nThe activity aims to refresh the knowledge and skills of barangay-based emergency responders on performing emergency response and rescue operations including the use of personal protective equipment and emergency tools.
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