In line with the celebration of National Disaster Resilience Month with the theme “Kahandaan sa Sakuna’t Peligro para sa Tunay na Pagbabago,” Lopez East District conducted the First Rescue Olympic at Veronica National High School, July 30 to 31.

“This activity will truly be a demonstration of skills of our students, which are needed in our learning institution in times of calamities,” emphasized Plaridel R. Lampos, public schools district supervisor of Lopez East District during the opening program of the two-day activity.

The First Rescue Olympic was participated by six elementary and four secondary schools in the district with a total of 65 participants. The activity was organized by Teodorico O. Manguiat, Secondary School Teacher I and School Disaster Risk Reduction Management Coordinator of Veronica NHS.

The participants were given comprehensive lectures on first aid, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), bandaging and splinting by the Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Unit (LDRRMU) of Lopez personnel. The competition of demonstration skills followed afterwards.

Pamampangin National High School brought home the secondary championship title when they outweighed Magallanes NHS in a tie breaker, while Sta. Catalina Elementary School bagged the championship in elementary level.

The School DRR Coordinators of the 10 schools served as facilitators. The students were assessed by Jimar R. Marjalino, Ryan L. Balonzo, and Paul Jake E. Villasanta of Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management – Lopez.(Nierito P. Itable, Head Teacher I, Veronica National High School, Division of Quezon Province)