The National Office of Civil Defense declared Ozamiz City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council as first runner-up in 2013 Search for Gawad Kalasag award .
Legaspi City is the national champion for the 2013 Search for Gawad Kalasag Award.
Ozamiz received a national trophy and a check amounting to P75,000 as an incentive.
Ozamiz has been a consistent regional champion in Gawad Kalasag for component City Category since 2011.
For the 2013 awarding , regional Region-10 OCD Director Anna Cañeda brought the trophy for Ozamiz and personally handed it over to Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo O. Parojinog Sr., during the first quarter regional meeting of the Office of the Civil Defense held at Bethany Gardens recently.
The National Trophy and the check were received by Vice-Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog-Echavez on April 7, 2014 during the flag raising ceremony at the City Hall, from CDRRMO in-charge Mark Israel.
The CDRRMCO of Ozamiz is manned by Mark Vincent Israel. This office was created and appropriated its own budget in 2013 with complete staff.