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Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office

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VISION
 

A new Laguna where productive, educated, healthy and morally-upright citizens work and live in a prosperous, ecologically-sound and peaceful environment.

MISSION

  1. Target zero casualties in times of calamities;
  2. Institutionalize the disaster risk reduction management system in the Province;
  3. Make Laguna less vulnerable to disasters;
  4. Improve the capability and resiliency of the communities to be able to respond better to any disaster that may occur and lessen the risk of loss of life and property; and
  5. Assist LGU's establish permanent evacuation centers and relocation sites.      
  • Section 4, Rule 6 of IRR of R.A. 10121

The provincial, city, and municipal DRRMOs or BDRRMCs, in coordination with concerned national agencies and instrumentalities, shall perform the following functions with impartiality, given the emerging challenges brought by disasters of our times:

  1. Set the direction, development, implementation and coordination of disaster risk management programs within their territorial.
  2. Design, program, and coordinate disaster risk reduction and management activities consistent with the National Council’s standards and guidelines.
  3. Facilitate and support risk assessments and contingency planning activities at the local level
  4. Consolidate local disaster risk information which includes natural hazards, vulnerabilities, and climate change risk, and maintain a local risk map.
  5. Organize and conduct training, orientation, and knowledge management activities on disaster risk reduction and management at the local level.
  6. Operate a multi-hazard early warning system, link to disaster risk reduction to provide accurate and timely advice to national or local emergency response organizations and to the general public through diverse mass media, particularly radio, landline communication, and technologies for Communication within rural communities.
  7. Formulate and implement a comprehensive and integrated LDRRMP in accordance with the national, regional and provincial framework, and policies on disaster risk reduction in close coordination with the local developments council (LDCs).
  8. Prepare and submit to the local sanggunian through the LDRRMC and the LDC the annual LDRRMO plan and budget, the proposed programming of the LDRRMF, other dedicated disaster risk reduction and management resources, and other regular funding source/s and budgetary support of the LDRRMO/BDRRMC.
  9. Conduct continuous disaster monitoring and mobilize instrumentalities and entities or the LGUs, CSOs, private groups and organize volunteers, to utilize their facilities and resources for the protection and preservation of life and properties during emergencies in accordance with existing policies and procedures.
  10. Identify, assess and manage the hazards vulnerabilities and risk that may occur in their locality.
  11. Disseminate information and raise public awareness about those hazards,  vulnerabilities and risks, their nature, effects, early warning signs and counter-measures
  12. Identify and implement cost effective risk reduction measures/strategies
  13. Maintain a database of human resource, equipment, directories, and location of critical infrastructures and their capacities such as hospitals and evacuation centers
  14. Develop, strengthen and operationalize mechanisms for partnership or networking with the private sector, CS0s, and volunteer groups;
  15. Take all necessary steps on a continuing basis to maintain, provide or arrange the provision of or to otherwise make available, suitably-trained and competent personnel for effective civil defense and disaster risk reduction and management in its area;
  16. Organize, train, equip and supervise the local emergency response team and the ACDVs, ensuring that humanitarian aide workers are equipped with basic skills to assist mothers to breastfeed;
  17. Response to and manage the adverse effects of emergencies and carry out recovery activities in the affected area, ensuring that there is an efficient mechanism for immediate delivery of food, shelter and medical supplies for women and children, endeavor to create a special place where internally-displaced mothers and children can find help with breastfeeding, feed and care for their babies and give support to each other;
  18. Within its area, promote and raise public awareness of and compliance with the Act and legislative provisions relevant to the purpose of the Act;
  19. Serve as the secretariat and executive arm of the LDRRMC;
  20. Coordinate other disaster risk reduction and management activities;
  21. Establish linkage/network with other LGUs for disaster risk reduction and emergency response purposes;
  22. Recommend through the LDRRMC the enactment of local ordinances consistent with the requirements of this Act;
  23. Implement policies, approved plans and programs of the LDRRMC consistent with the requirements of this Act;
  24. Establish a Provincial/City/Municipal/Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Operations Center;
  25. Prepare and submit, through the LDRRMC and the LDC, the report on the utilization of the LDRRMF and other dedicated disaster risk reduction and management resources to the local Commission on Audit (COA); for provincial/city level and internal audit for municipal and component city level, copy furnished the regional director of the OCD and the Local Government Operation Officer of the DILG; and
  26. Act on matters that maybe authorized by the LDRRMC.