President Dante M. Abando
Good evening everyone! Thank you for making it to our 4th General Membership Meeting for the year 2017. Tonight we have Usec. Renato Solidum of PHIVOLCS-DOST and Mr. Joe-Mar Perez of NDRRMC to give us up-to-date and practical knowledge on the Big One, a disastrous earthquake that we all pray to never happen because of its heartbreaking and catastrophic results.
Tonight as we ponder about the Big One, let us also remember our Big Responsibility as nation builders/PCA members. We may not have the power to stop the shaking of the ground, but we can help in reducing it’s impact. We are proud that we are now promoting resilient and green infrastructures which will reduce the casualties when disaster strikes. It is our big responsibility to adhere to plans, codes and specs in the projects we execute.
I also urge everyone to practice the culture of cooperation and sympathy particularly in times of disaster. Last April 19, PCA was recognized by the Philippine Red Cross for being one of its reliable partners. In the hour of need, PCA members provide services (from vehicles to monetary support) to help those who are less vulnerable. So to all those who keep their services open for humanitarian purposes, the recognition and endless gratitude are yours!
Again, may we all continue to reflect nation-building at its best by actively participating in disaster response operations.
Also, let us support the government’s thrust to usher the Golden Age of Infrastructure through the “Build, Build, Build” program. Be aggressive and participate in the PPP biddings.
Dante M. Abando