ROXAS CITY mayor Ronnie Dadivas said that the United States Peace Corps will send an International Peace Corps Response Volunteers to the city soon.
This was disclosed by Dadivas in a social media post, following a courtesy visit of Khristale Del Rosario of the US Peace Corps Response Program at the city hall to discuss future partnership with the city government on disaster preparedness, emergency response and climate change adaptation.
“We need a wide knowledge and experts to prepare and mitigate the impact of climate
change or any disasters,” Dadivas said.
It was learned that the volunteers coming to the city are experts on disaster preparedness, emergency response and climate change.
Last March, Roxas City Environment and Natural Resources Offi cer Ronald Amigo said that the city government has sent a letter of intent to the US Embassy to request for volunteers from the US Peace Corps in providing and crafting measures for the LGU’s climate change policies and programs to prepare and mitigate the impact of climate change or any disasters.
Volunteerism plays a vital role in Roxas City’s development direction as the local government intends to make it a state of mind of every citizen to be included and be part of community building, Amigo conveyed Dadivas’ message during during a Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) and Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-initiated interaction with local mediamen.
The local government unit has also a pending request before the PNVSCA to help the city in its solid waste as well as waste water management.