Provincial Government of Bulacan

First recipient in Central Luzon
Bulacan receives mobile command center from DOST

CITY OF MALOLOS – In an aim to strengthen the local disaster preparedness and post-pandemic recovery capacities of the communities, the Province of Bulacan through Governor Daniel R. Fernando formally received the Mobile Command and Control Vehicle (MOCCOV) from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) during the Monday Flag Ceremony at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium in this city yesterday.

MOCCOV is a mobile facility that can be used to plan, direct, coordinate, and control material and manpower resources in times of emergency. It is equipped with various capabilities for emergency situations to exercise contingency and response plans and has its own weather station system, drone, satellite phone, and other communication and surveillance equipment. In times of rescue operations, the technology has included triage with available rescue equipment and medical apparatuses.

On behalf of the Provincial Government of Bulacan, Fernando thanked DOST for its support to the province, to Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) in particular.

“Lubos po ang aming pasasalamat sa malaking tulong na ito sa rescue response ng probinsiya. Sa teknolohiyang ito, mabilis na maisese-set up kahit saang lugar kapag may tatamang kalamidad ang  nasabing MOCCOV na mobile at command center/post at triaging trailer tent”, Fernando said.

DOST Bulacan Regional Director Angelita Parungao said that the P16.8 million MOCCOV was developed by a Filipino Inventor Dennis named Abella and the first beneficiary in Central Luzon is Bulacan.

The MOCCOV is a joint project of the DOST 3, Office of Civil Defense 3 and Office of Senator Joel Villanueva. It is the latest Science and Technology intervention in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation funded by the DOST Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (DOST CEST). ###