ECOWEB Inc receives the Gawad Kalawag award from the Regional DRRM Council of Regional X and National DRRM Council respectively and the P100,000 cash award last Dec 7, 2016 at Grand Caprice, Cagayan de Oro City.
The organization was also adjudged as Best Civil Society in Region X and placed third at the national level.
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is among the core programs of ECOWEB since 2009 which focused on strong stakeholders’ partnership and empowerment of communities.
In Region X, ECOWEB implemented its DRRM program in Iligan City and the municipalities of Kolambugan and Poona Piagapo for Lanao del Norte province and in the municipalities of Naawan, Opol, and Manticao in Misamis Oriental.
ECOWEB has also implemented DRR projects in provinces of Zamboanga del Sur and in Leyte and Eastern Samar for Yolanda survivors.
Director Ana Caneda of Office of the Civil Defense Region X led the awarding.
Joan Melitares and Irene Rondromalala received the plaques and cash awards.