MAYNILAD WATER SERVICES, INC.
Mission Ginhawa is the yearlong disaster response program of Maynilad. It provides much needed potable water to survivors recovering from natural and man-made calamities. In 2016, the company was able to reach out to over 13,000 disaster-stricken families.
Maynilad responded to at least 12 fire incidents. It also partnered with the MVP CSR Council in its El Nino relief efforts in Mindanao.
After super typhoon Lawin hit Kalinga, Apayao, Tuguegarao and Penablanca in Cagayan, Maynilad sent a team of personnel to bring water relief and teach affected communities how to use the water filters donated by Maynilad.
SEMIRARA MINING AND POWER CORPORATION
The company co-managed the continuing capability training of Semirara Island Emergency Action Group (SIEAG) management teams and responders.
It also activated the Incident Command Post for Semirara Island which was headed by a representative of the Municipal Mayor of Caluya. Responsibilities of the Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction Management Councils (BDRRM) were also revisited during the year.
In December 2016, Barangay Semirara won first place as the best barangay disaster risk reduction and management committee (BDRRMC) Urban Barangay Category during the 2016 Regional Serach for Excellence in Disaster Risk Management and Humanitarian Assistance (“Gawad Kalasag”) by the Office of the Civil Defense.
A First Responders team was trained on Water Search and Rescue Operations (WASAR). Drills on how to respond to a fire, earthquake and storm surge were likewise conducted. 57 representatives from SMPC, host barangays and local government units participated in the training, while 165 volunteers attended the workshop and drills.
SEM-CALACA POWER CORPORATION
SCPC sponsored a training program for local government unit representatives on how to use the Rapid Earthquake Damage Assessment System (REDAS) software. With this software, users can predict the extent of damage of an earthquake on a particular area. Trainees came from the first district and coastal municipalities of Batangas.
Representatives from Brgy. Baclaran, Brgy. San Rafael and the Municipality of Calaca attended a Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Seminar sponsored by the company. Attendees learned basic knowledge and skills on how to prepare and respond to emergency and disaster situations. 25 trainees from 4 impact Barangays and 2 host LGUs 17 trainees out of 19 were employed as of December 31, 2016.