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Scouts, drivers, compete in second Naga City first aid skills Olympics; Naga City Central Command Center soon to be established

By: Armie B. Gunay, CEPPIO

Following the first Naga City First Aid Skills Olympics conducted last July, 27, 2017, wherein personnel from the barangays, academe and medical institutions competed in doing the different first aid bandaging techniques and patient/ victim transfer procedures, the City Government of Naga, through the Naga City Community First Responders and Basic Life Support Training Program, conducted again for its second time the same Olympics, this time with the elementary and secondary scouts, and padyak and trimobile drivers being the participant- competitors.

Over 60 competing teams of student scouts and those from the transport sector contested in the olympics.

Mayor John Bongat expressed his delight with the active participation from the academe and the transport sector, reiterating that the skills they gained will be of great help in saving lives in cases of emergencies.

Kung igwa nin mga mangyaring aksidente sa eskwelahan, igwa nin mga yaun sa eskwelahan na mga estudyante na may kapasidad na makasalbar nin buhay, maski man sa mga tinampo ta, itong mga drivers, tatao na mag-first aid,” stated Bongat.

City Councilor Joselito del Rosario also expressed his pleasure over the number of teams who participated in this year’s second first aid skills Olympics of the city.

Ini po, after po kan si training tang ginigibo, na-conduct kita ning arog kani tanganing nati-test ta si kakayanan,” stated del Rosario.

The Grandview Elementary School won first place in the BSP Elementary category of the competition; Mabolo Elementary School in the GSP Elementary Category; Carolina National High School in the BSP Secondary; Cararayan National High School in the GSP Secondary and the Parkview Padyak Operators and Drivers Association (PARKPODA) in the Transport category— each team winning a P10,000.00 cash and a trophy, with additional one sack of rice for the transport sector winners.

Meanwhile, the building perspective of the soon- to-  be constructed Naga City Central Command Center was also unveiled during the opening ceremonies of the Olympics.

Councilor del Rosario, the author of the ordinance seeking to capacitate the city constituents down to the household level with the basic life support skills, is also the one who authored the establishment of the Naga City Central Command Center which will manage the city cctv cameras, internet protocol cameras, radio and communication systems with all the barangays, and the traffic lights control— the new central communication center of the city to be manned by the personnel from the inter-agency group which includes the PNP, BFP, PSO and all others.

Accordingly, construction of the building will start by first quarter of 2018 and is being targeted to be operational before the month of September next year to be used already during the Peñafrancia festivity.