The 5-day Seminar on Disaster Preparedness, Search, Rescue and Retrieval Operations hosted by Police Regional Office 6 (PRO6) concluded yesterday, November 18, 2021 at Pa-on Beach resort, Barangay Pa-on, Estancia, Iloilo.

No less than Police Brigadier General Flynn E Dongbo PRO6 Director graced the ceremony.

The seminar is vital due to our frequent experiences of typhoons and other disasters.

The training adopted both online and face-to-face classes. The theoritical lectures started on the first week of November and the last two days were used to conduct practical simulation exercises.

One of the highlights of the training is the actual handling of rubber boats and performance of water safety drills.

The training aims to enhance the skills of participants in terms of Disaster Preparedness, Search, Rescue and Retrieval Operations.

It was attended by thirty- two (32) participants – eight (8) each from Police Regional Offices 7 and 8 and sixteen (16) from Western Visayas.

As the training concluded, Western Visayas top cop commended and congratulated the participants for completing the seminar.

“We now have additional personnel ready to respond in case the situation dictates. May your skills aquired be applied in your respective assignments when needed by the circumstances”, said PBGEN Dongbo.



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Pictures taken during the Closing Ceremony of the 5-day Seminar on Disaster Preparedness and Search Rescue and Retrieval Operations on November 18, 2021 at Pa-on Beach Club Inc. Barangay Pa-on, Estancia, Iloilo (Photo by, PCPL Donesa, ORD, PRO6)