On September 8, 2023, Regional validators from OCD, MGB and DILG, led the conduct of Regional Field Validation for the 23rd Gawad Kalasag Seal for Local DRRM Council and Offices held at SB Session Hall, Buruanga, Aklan.

The validation was graced by the presence of Ms. Grace Lachica from PDRRMO and Mayor Concepcion Labindao together with other Municipal Officials, department heads and members of the DRRM Council.

Established in 1998, the Gawad KALASAG (Kalamidad at Sakuna Labanan, Sarling Galing ang Kaligtasan) Search for Excellence in Disaster Reduction and Management and Humanitarian Assistance has served as the country’s recognition and award scheme for various stakeholders who promote and implement disaster risk reduction and management, climate change adaptation and humanitarian assistance programs that protect and shield high risk communities against extreme hazards and render them more capable of addressing their vulnerabilities.