Energy Development Corp. said over the weekend it is adopting Ormoc City through the National Resilience Council and the Carlos P. Romulo Foundation’s Adopt-a-City program.
The four parties, in a virtual signing of memorandum of agreement, vowed to work together and leverage each other’s capabilities and strengths to help Ormoc become the country’s model city for resilience and disaster preparedness.
EDC president and chief operating officer Richard Tantoco committed to keep helping Ormoc become resilient in the wake of worsening climate change.
“Climate change is going to worsen, and we really need to be more and more prepared, which is why we are proud of this partnership with NRC and Ormoc City,” Tantoco said.
The agreement includes the formation of a multi-sectoral forest protection task force, the creation of 10 pilot barangay emergency response teams and the rollout of a city-wide disaster risk preparedness and response information campaign.