Cebu gov names new PDRRMO chief


Governor Gwendolyn Garcia announced that former disaster office chief Neil Sanchez will head the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO).

Sanchez will assume his new post on November 18.

“We have already informed him that he will be heading the division,” Garcia said, adding that Sanchez is competent for the position given his history as office chief.” (

“We used to work with him when I was governor and I created the disaster management council. So he is willing to join us. He brings with him his years of experience in disaster management,” according to her.

Last month, four Capitol departments were downgraded into divisions. They include the PDRRMO, Provincial Tourism Office, Cebu Provincial Anti-drug Abuse Office, and the Cebu Provincial Investment and Promotions Office.

Such move was aimed at saving public funds spent on “unnecessary” labor force, said Garcia.