The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Office (MDRRMO) in partnership with the Department of the Interior & Local Government (DILG) and the Municipal Social Welfare & Development Office (MSWDO) led the review of real time warning and updating of the Barangay Contingency Plan and the 2023-2025 Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Plan (BDRRMP), Black Pepper Resto, Brgy. Salugan.
Pursuant to Republic Act No. 10121, the activity is being carried out to promote a comprehensive, all-hazards, multi-sectoral, interagency, and community-based approach to disaster risk reduction, mustering the insights of Punong Barangays (PBs) and functionaries.
The 2-day activity is set to delve on effective response protocols in disaster incidents, 24/7 emergency telecommunications, guidelines on disaster response, rapid damage and needs assessment, analysis of population-at-risk, and state of calamity rules and regulations, family preparedness and response, among others.
The activity further seeks to reduce risks by addressing various identified concerns through advocacy, information, education and communication, competency based capability building, mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction (DRR) in all plans of LGU-Camalig, and networking and partnership between stakeholders, media, and other tiers of the government.
BDRRMPs of the fifty (50) barangays are likewise being reviewed and updated to ensure that the plans adhere to and adopt the universal norms, principles, and standards of humanitarian assistance and effort to sustain Camalig’s zero-casualty goal with the involvement of all sectors especially the local community.
Considering that Albay is listed as one of the vaticans of calamity in the region, the general objective of LGU-Camalig’s recent endeavor is to secure the general health and safety of the Camaligueños through improved disaster strategic plans and actions.
Article by: Mr. Tim L. Florece, PIO