Legazpi City- The Provincial Government of Albay will host the conduct of the PalarongPambansa on April 10-17, 2016. Relevant to this, the Office of Civil Defense 5 is tasked to head the Committee on Security and Emergency Preparedness and Response. One of the committee’s preparatory activities is the conduct of the Operation and Planning Writeshop.

Wherein, the Writeshop was conducted on March 10, 2016 at Handyong Hall, OCD5 and was attended by the focal persons and representatives of the member agencies. The activity aims to ensure that essential information and significant procedures from all concerned agencies are integrated.

As an output, a final Security and Emergency Plan will be published for the use of the committee for its preparatory simulation exercises and during the event.

One of the mandates of OCD is to provide assistance for high density population gathering to ensure coordination and management during emergencies. PalarongPambansa, a national event, will be expecting 36,000 participants for April 2016.