November 30, 2023

The Gawad Kalasag Regional Selection Committee (RSC) of the Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council has resumed the search, after a three-year hiatus.
The RSC is now accepting entries under different categories – civil society organizations, people’s organizations, volunteer organizations, public schools (elementary and high school), government emergency and management services teams, higher education institutions, hospitals, private category for corporate and businesses, heroic act, and special recognition award.
On its 23rd year, Gawad Kalasag continues to promote volunteerism among agencies and individuals and measures the capacity and capability of government and non-government instrumentalities.
“We highly encourage our DRRM partners and stakeholders in the region to invest more on disaster risk reduction for resilience. The Gawad Kalasag is an opportunity for all of us to identify and showcase our best practices in DRRM in the Cordillera,” OCD-CAR Director Albert Mogol said.
Gawad Kalasag, which stands for “Kalamidad at sakuna labanan, sarling galing ang kaligtasan”, is an institutionalized program of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. It is one of the country’s mechanisms in obtaining sustained commitment and support by recognizing exceptional contributions of various stakeholders in the field of DRRM.
Entrants may submit requirements using the 2023 Gawad Kalasag checklists on or before May 12. Submit one hardbound document and one soft copy in PDF format to the OCD Cordillera, 455, First Road, Quezon Hill, Baguio City.
Regional applicants may access all documents for the guidelines, checklists and guidance notes, through this link:
For inquiries, contact 0939-799-9008 for Smart subscribers and 0916-507-0989 for Globe, and look for Rachelle Cacas.
One may also call (074) 444-5289 or 304-2256, and email at [email protected]. – Press release