Climaco urges private sector to be ready for emergencies

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ZAMBOANGA CITY, 22 June 2017 by Vic Larato—Mayor  Beng Climaco is calling on the private sector, particularly the business establishments, to conduct their own contingency plans to better prepare their employees for any emergency situations.


“It’s not only in City Hall. Other offices and even private homes must have their own contingency plans in cases of fire, flood and other disasters whether natural or human-induced,” Climaco said over Dateline Teleradyo on TV11 this morning.


“In case of emergency, time is of the essence to save lives,” she said, explaining that having contingency plans is the best way to keeping the essence of time.


City Hall conducted Monday afternoon its fire drill in coordination with the fire marshal and the police.


This, as Zamboanga City remained on heightened alert status, more so with the President’s declaration, placing the entire Mindanao under martial law.


She said the city of Zamboanga has not actually lowered its level of alertness since the 2013 siege “because we want the Zamboangueños not to be complacent, not to be lazy.”


“No mas kita man confianza na abla lang everything is normal, but we must always act preemptively to prevent any atrocities,” the chief executive said when asked how real is the threat to the city’s peace and order. (Vic Larato)

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