QC disaster action team on standby alert for Holy Week

MANILA To keep Quezon City (QC) residents safe during the observance of Holy Week, Mayor Herbert Bautista has ordered the city's disaster action team on standby alert status.

QC Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) chief Karl Michael Marasigan said three paramedic teams are already on duty in every eight-hour shift together with its highly-trained urban search and rescue team.

Marasigan added over 70 ambulances staffed with volunteer first responders are deployed with the Barangay DRRM Councils while six advance life-support ambulances will be ready for deployment 24/7.

We got the city covered, but of course the public should also be vigilant and always aware of their safety and security at all times, Marasigan said.

Cases of robbery and theft are usually reported during the Holy Week since most Filipinos go on vacation or observe the Lenten season outside their homes.

Bautista said the QC's Emergency Operations Center is open 24/7 and can be contacted by dialing 122. Residents can also check QC's social media accounts for updates.

Source: Philippine News Agency

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