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LOCAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT COUNCIL

LOCAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT COUNCIL

PLANS AND PROGRAMS

I)OBJECTIVE OF THE PLAN

This plan is specifically intended to response to the recurring natural calamities particularly large scale flooding due to unusual typhoon trends probably associated with climate change. In general, this plan aims to save lives, prevent excessive sufferings, secure properties, minimize damages during disasters and calamities and achieve a rapid and durable recovery.

II)COVERAGE

All barangays in the municipality are covered in this plan, specifically Barangay Buenavista, Cadanglaan, Estipona, Linao, Maasin, Matindeg, Maungib, Naya, Nilasin 2nd, Pob. 1 and Pob. 3, which are located at the low lying lands on the Northeastern, Northwestern and central portion of the municipality. These eleven barangays are the concentration of the plan since they are considered vulnerable areas/danger zones characterized by the recent massive flooding experience brought about by Super Typhoons “Pedring” and “Quiel”.

III)VULNERABLE AREAS AND POPULATIONS AT RISKS

Barangay Buenavista, Cadanglaan, Estipona, Linao, Maasin, Matindeg, Maungib, Naya, Nilasin 2nd and Pob. 1 have a total population of 11, 122 with a household of 2, 446 (Based on 2007 NSO Census). In addition, the crossing area located in Barangay Poblacion 3 is also considered a danger spot due to the presence of a canal with an estimated stretch of 3.5 kms with an approximate depth of 1.5 m. The affected household on that particular portion (crossing area to Sito Kimmarayan) is approximately 130. A total of 2, 576 household will be severely affected particularly those having a poorly constructed type of dwelling unit.

IV)EARLY WARNING SYSTEM

In the event of any typhoon where the Municipality is under signal # 2, the MDRRMC shall convene with all the members concerned for specific alerts. If flood water goes up to knee level, it is high time to evacuate. Senior citizens should come first, followed by the children and their mothers. It is thereby advised that they should bring blankets in the evacuation centers. All Purok leaders should have their own vehicle for evacuation and are instructed to bring evacuees to the Barangay Hall which shall serve as drop-off and pick-up area for evacuation.

The LGU in the absence of an alarm system shall be using a mega-phone for public warnings. The series of alarms shall also conform to the OPERATIONS ALERT CODES as per DILG R-3 advisory dated 19 October 2009, Re: OPERATION OF PUBLIC WARNING SYSTEM. To wit:

  • Alert Level 1- Represented by a long single siren. This is the alert level where the people are advised that there will be a release of water from the dam, therefore prepare for evacuation.
  • Alert Level 2- Represented by two (2) long sirens. This alert level signifies that people needs to get ready for evacuation and wait for further instructions from the local disaster coordinating council.
  • Alert Level 3- Represented by a continuous siren or continuous ringing of bells. This alert level urges communities to evacuate immediately. No person should be left behind and are further advised to bring only important things.

Since the mega-phone alarm system is limited to cover the town proper, it is essential to utilize other mobile resources such as the ambulance, Police patrol cars, barangay patrols cars and ambulance, and other available government vehicles to harmonize the alarm system in the remote barangays. Moreover, volunteer groups, POs and NGOs with support capabilities shall be encouraged to participate in this endeavor. The Philippine National Police shall be the principal element in handling this task.

Furthermore, in case the Province is under Typhoon Signal # 2, all Barangay Captains, Barangay Officials and Purok Leaders are in RED ALERT. They are hereby advised to open their cellular phones for close monitoring and emergency lights should be fully charge.

V)PERMANENT EVACUATION CENTER (S)

Identified Evacuation Site (Classroom/Brgy. Hall/ Covered Court)) Capacity (Headcount) Capacity (HH)
Buenavista HS 30 6
Pura Central ES 30 6
Maungib HS 30 6
Pura Community ES 30 6
Estipona ES 30 6
Cadanglaan ES 30 6
Maasin ES 30 6
Buenavista ES 30 6
Nilasin 2nd Brgy. Hall 30 6
Matindeg Brgy. Hall 30 6
Pura Covered Court 100 20
Buenavista Covered Court 100 20
Estipona Covered Court 100 20
Total 600 120

A command post for every evacuation center shall be established which will serve as storage for relief goods and supplies, station for medical and security staff and other support services.

VI)PRE-EMPTIVE EVACUATION

Preemptive evacuation is a principal strategy for disaster response in the LGU. It shall set off once the NDCC, RDCC and PDCC in coordination with various government agencies particularly PAGASA and dam operator’s releases forecasts, updates and warnings.

VII)FORCED EVACUATION

This shall be enforced to individuals who refuse to leave their house and their properties. Thus, a policy of “NO ONE SHALL BE LEFT BEHIND” is hereby adopted.

VIII)DISASTER COMMAND AND AUXILIARY COMMAND CENTERS

The command posts that will be established in every evacuation center shall serve as auxiliary command centers. On this purpose, the Municipal hall will be the Central Disaster Command Center. The official telephone number of the LGU which is (045) 934-04-95 shall be the contact number of the MDRRMC.

LOCAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT COUNCIL

Prepare appropriate recommendations for possible declaration of the existence of a state of calamity in affected areas. Thus, this will serve as bases for the release of calamity funds / relief goods to alleviate the sufferings of the disaster/calamity victims.

Organizational Set-Up

Chairman:Mayor Concepcion A. Zarate, M.D.

Vice-Chairman:Vice-Mayor Manuel I. Pascua

Action Officer:Dr. Joel T. Toquero, MHO

Mrs. Analiza A. Campo, MSWDO

STAFF UNITS

PLANS AND OPERATIONS – Develop disaster preparedness, response and rehabilitation action plan.

Head:Councilor Alain Carlo F. Sawit

Marco Alexandrus C. Capinpin

Members:Mrs. Analiza A. Campo

Mrs. Ediltrudes P. Natividad

All DA Staff

RESOURCE UNIT – Supervise and control the donation / procurement of relief goods or equipments.

Head:Vice-Mayor Manuel I.Pascua

Members:Mrs. Arlee P. Ayson, Municipal Accountant

Mrs. Marilou T. Quitlong, Municipal Budget Officer

Mrs. Analiza A. Campo, MSWDO

Mrs. Lorna M. Aribe, Municipal Treasurer

PUBLIC INFORMATION SERVICE – Conduct community awareness, disaster preparedness seminars, skills, trainings and workshops.

Head:Councilor Bernabe P. Idmilao

Member:Mrs. Ediltrudes Natividad

COMMUNICATION AND WARNING SERVICE – Disseminate timely and adequate early warning and information as well as precautionary measures to the General Public in case of impending disaster and calamities in the area.

Head:Councilor Felino C. Millo Jr.

Member:Mrs. Lydia S. Resos

FIRE SERVICE – Ensure a vast supply of water in all identified evacuation centers and provide assistance during relief and rescue operations.

Head:Councilor Timoteo D. Balmores

Member:NGOs

TRANSPORTATION SERVICE – Provide mobilization during the pre-disaster, disaster and post disaster phases, respectively.

Head:Councilor Ferdinand C. Valdez

Member:ABC/General Services

POLICE SERVICE – Conduct disaster preparedness trainings and provide assistance during the pre-disaster, disaster and post disaster phases, respectively.

Head:PSI FERNANDO IBAñEZ

Member:All PNP Staff

EVACUATION SERVICE – Identify safe evacuation centers, safe pick-up areas, safe evacuation routes and alternate routes and ensure construction of lighting and water facilities to evacuation centers.

Head:Engr. Marvin Bañaga

Arsenio S. Sabado III

Members:Mrs. Analiza Campo

Day Care Workers

PMTODA President – Jerry Obiena

Phil. Guardians – Engr. Arsenio Sabado

RELIEF SERVICE – Develop a master list of population or families residing in the vulnerable areas to guarantee a systematic and well-coordinated distribution of goods and services.

Head:Councilor Teodora D. Robino

Members:Councilor Manuel N. Maddela Jr.

             Councilor Nenita M. Cabarios

Mrs. Analiza A. Campo and All Day Care Workers

RESCUE AND ENGINEERING SERVICE – Develops a comprehensive plan for rescue and survival and identifies safe evacuation centers, safe pick-up areas, safe evacuation routes and possible alternate routes.

Head:PSI Fernando Ibañez

Members:Engr. Marvin Bañaga

Mr. Flaviano Pascua

MEDICAL SERVICE – Ensure a maximum delivery of public health services.

Head:Dr. Joel T. Toquero

Dr. Liberty D. Domingo

Councilor Manuel N. Maddela

Councilor Teodora D. Robino

Councilor Nenita M. Cabarios

Members:DOH Satff

Day Care Workers

Brgy. Health Workers

IX)RESCUE OPERATIONS STAGING AREA(S) AND ROUTE(S)

Rescue staging areas will be at Pura covered court which is approximately 3.5 kms southwest of the vulnerable areas. The Linao ARC road shall be the alternative route in case the crossing area is not passable. The PNP in cooperation with the Bantay Bayan will serve as traffic enforcers and route guides.

X)RESCUE EQUIPMENTS

The rescue and engineering service is the key agency in charge of organizing and deploying field rescuers and preparing necessary equipments, tools and etc. in coordination with transportation service and communication and warning service. They shall report regularly to the Disaster Command Center regarding the developments of their operation.

XI)RELIEF GOODS DISTRIBUTION

The calamity fund is the ultimate source of finances for relief operations. Aside from this, some philanthropic organizations such as the “ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya Foundation”, “GMA KAPUSO Foundation” and the United Nations are providing assistance in the form of relief goods which is beneficial during relief operations.

XII)RESPONSIBLE AGENCY IN EVACUATION CENTERS

Agency Contact Person Hotlines
1.Pura Police Station Chief of Police (045) 930-03-55
2.MSWDO MSWD Officer (045) 930-04-95 local 111
3.Concerned Barangay Council Barangay Officials
4.Rural Health Unit Dr. Joel Toquero (045) 930-04-95 local 114

In times of heightened evacuation, municipal scale as the case may be, areas of high elevation such as those located in the western quadrant of the Province (San Jose and Mayantoc) will be the major site for evacuation. Disaster management however will be under the direct supervision of the Provincial Government or other higher governing bodies.

XIII)POST DISASTER SERVICES

Basically, the Rural Health Unit will be the frontline agency headed by Dr. Joel T. Toquero and Dr. Liberty D. Domingo in matters involving medical services which will be augmented by all Barangay Health Workers (BHW) and available medical practitioners in the area.

XIV)TERMINATION OF RESCUE AND RELIEF OPERATION

Upon the recommendation of the MDRRMC in consultation with the field units particularly those who are directly involved in the delivery of medical services, rescue and relief operations, further operations will be aborted and will be shifted into clearing, cleaning and rehabilitation.

XV)MATRIX OF ACTION, BUDGETARY REQUIREMENTS AND TIMELINES

Plans/Programs/Actions Schedule Budgetary Requirements Source of Fund Responsible Office
1.Rescue and relief operations 3rd-4thquarter 2012 600,000.00 Quick Response Fund   MSWDO/RHU/MEO
2.Construction and repair of drainage system 1st quarter 2012 300,000.00 Mitigation and Prevention Fund   MEO/MPDO
3.Desilting/de-clogging of waterways-canals 2nd quarter 2012 125,000.00 Mitigation and Prevention Fund   MEO/MPDO
4.Repair of evacuation centers ( Cadanglaan Es, Maungib HS, Maasin ES, Pura Central ES, Buenavista ES) 1st quarter 2012 1,000,000.00 Mitigation and Prevention Fund   MPDO/LSB /MEO
TOTAL 2,025,000.00
  • 70% of the Calamity Fund-Mitigation and Prevention Fund
  • 30% of the Calamity Fund-Quick Response Fund

XVI)SUPPORT MEASURES

The local government unit has appropriated 30% of the calamity fund for quick response for disaster and emergency preparedness, response and rehabilitation and 70% of which is allotted for mitigation and prevention programs. Government agencies, Non Government Organizations, stakeholders, financing donors, etc. will serve as partners of the LGU in response to the needs of the affected community.

XVII)VIABILITY OF THE PLAN

The plans and programs of the LDRRMC are very significant to the Municipality of Pura to easily cope to disasters and to have contingency measures to reduce casualties/loss of lives, damages to infrastructure and agricultural resources.

XVIII)INFORMATION AND DISSEMINATION

For proper information and well-coordinated dissemination among stakeholders, copies of this material shall be furnished to all officials concerned.

Recommending Approval:

Hon. Alain Carlo F. SawitHon. Bernabe P. Idmilao

Head, PLANS AND OPERATIONSHead, PUBLIC INFORMATION SERVICE

Hon. Felino C. Millo Jr.Hon. Timoteo D. Balmores

Head, COMMUNICATION AND WARNING Head, FIRE SERVICE

SERVICE

Hon. Ferdinand C. ValdezHon. Teodora D. Robino

Head, TRANSPORTATION SERVICE Head, RELIEF SERVICE

Engr. Marvin Bañaga PSI Fernando Ibañez

Head, EVACUATION SERVICE Head, POLICE SERVICE and RESCUE

AND ENGINEERING SERVICE

Dr. Joel T. Toquero

Head, MEDICAL SERVICE

Approved:

HON. MANUEL I. PASCUA

Vice-Chairman, LDDRMC

Vice-Mayor

HON. CONCEPCION A. ZARATE, M.D.

Chairman, LDRRMC

Municipal Mayor

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