Batangas project: Priests to get disaster training
Priests and church volunteers from the Archdiocese of Lipa, Batangas, have agreed to undergo training as emergency response volunteers during calamities and disasters.
Lipa Archbishop Gilbert A. Garcera and Fr. Jayson T. Siapco, of the Lipa Archdiocesan Social Action Commission Inc., on Sept. 25 signed an agreement to support Project Basic.
First Gen funds
Through Project Basic, priests and volunteers from the archdiocese will undergo basic emergency and disaster response training with support from the provincial government of Batangas, the Batangas City government, Bureau of Fire Protection and the Lopez-led First Gen Corp.
Project Basic is part of a wider, province-wide disaster response program, called Batangas Advance Local Emergency Response Team, which First Gen also supports.
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