Philippines Recovery Efforts Led by Local Experts

by De La Salle University
Apr 4, 2014

review of the initial activities and next steps

Summary of the COSCA DRTD initial review of the CB DRRM project (Bagac and Lian)


The CB DRRM project being implemented by COSCA was the result of two major consultations in 2009 with both the internal and external partners of the center in emergency relief operations. Using the learning from the onslaught of Ondoy in Luzon, the emphasis now in DRRM work shifted from providing relief response to disaster prepared and management. Facilitating this task was the approval of RA 10121 (2010 Philippine DRRM Law).

Thus the nature of the CB DRRM engagement in the identified pilot municipality of Bagac and Lian was the following: 1. Develop a training module for external partners (LGU and other groups) based on the provisions of RA 10121, Hyogo Framework for Action and other relevant DRRM materials; 2. Capacitate the partner MDRRMC on the provisions of the new law and other international DRRM framework towards building their own MDRRMC structures and mechanisms; 3. Institutionalize provisions of the new law through local ordinances and resolutions and ensure that its essence is observed.

Summary of the results:

On objective no. 1, the project was able to draft the training module using the provisions of RA 10121 and HFA as references. However, this was not finalized in preparations for eventual publication and distribution to partner LGUs.

On objective no. 2, the project was able to provide a ladderized CB DRRM capacity building session for the members of the MDRRMC and representatives from the pilot DRRM brgys.  The following represents the dates, participating brgys and total number of participants of each training activity:



Jan. 31, 2011 (12 pax, Bagac MDRRMC)

Feb. 15-17, 2011 (17 pax, MDRRMC)

Jan 31 – Feb. 1 ,2012(32 pax, MDRRMC)

March 13-14, 2012, a Disaster Drill and Motorcade was held in Bagac;

July 12, 2012, a landslide drill was conducted at Bgy. Banawang, Bagac with 65 pax;



March 4, 2011 (Total Pax: 16, MDRRMC)

March 11, 2011 (Total Pax: 35, MDRRMC)

March 28, 2011 (Total Pax: 12, BDRRMC)  

June 15-16, 2011 (Total Pax: 42, brgy. Pag-asa)  

April 9, 2011 (Total Pax: 102, Bgy. Bungahan)

April 11-12, 2011(Total Pax: 55, Bgy. Bungahan)

Aug. 19, 2011(Total Pax: 180, brgys Bungahan, San Diego, Tan-ag)

Aug. 18, 2011 (6 Barangays of Cumba, Prenza,Bagong Pook,Humayangan, Lumaniag, Malaruhatan)

Aug. 17, 2011 (8 Barangays of Cumba, Kapito, Malaruhatan, Binubusan, P. Kahoy, Sergio, Balibago, Luyahan, Matabungkay)

May 15-16, 2012 MDRRMC Training on DRRM (19 pax)

May 17, 2012 BDC Training on DRRM for Bgy. Bungahan, San Diego and Cumba

August 16, 2013, Tsunami Drill held in Bgy. San Diego with 269 pax;


Aside from trainings provided by the project, the formed MDRRMC were able to meet regularly to plan out activities:



-Sept. 8, 2011: MDRRM Plan ’11 Approval

-Feb. 17, 2012: Regular MDRRMC Meeting

-May 15, 2012: Field Meeting with MDRRMC: No Agenda Indicated

-July 16, 2012: Meeting with SB Members

-Aug. 6, 2012: MDRRM Plan ’12 Approval

-Sept. 21, 2012: MDRRMC Meeting; No Agenda Indicated

-Oct. 15, 2012: MDRRMC Meeting on DRR Plan

-July 31, 2013: No minutes attached.



 April 5, 2012: Bagac MDRRMC Consultation Meeting

July 9, 2012: MDRRMC Prep meeting for landslide drill

July 19-20, 2012: Municipal Community Based Risk Management Meeting

Sept. 17, 2012: MDRRMC Meeting for CWTS Deployment Preps

Oct. 15, 2012: MDRRMC Meeting on DRR Plan


On objective no.3, the project was able to lobby the LGU to pass relevant municipal ordinances and resolutions adhering to the provisions of RA 10121. These include the following:



Administrative Order e-organizing MDCC to MDRRMC. (A.O. 2011-14 & A.O. 2011-19

Municipal ordinance forming the MDRRMC passed last Sept. 2011 (Ordinance #6, Series of 2011

Bgy. Cumba passed resolution utilizing 70% of calamity fund for the purchase of radio communication equipment. (Resolution #4, Series of 2011)   

Standby Disaster Preparedness Plan Submitted. (undated)   

Municipal ordinance forming the MDRRMC passed last Sept. 2011 (Res. # 080, Series of 2011)   

Bgy. Bungahan passed resolution #4, series of 2013 organizing the BDRRMC.



Bgy. Saysain has included a small portion on Disaster Preparedness in their BDP for 2012-2016.



Possible next steps:


COSCA will be continuing with the capacity building on CB DRRM for the newly established MDRRMC of both Lian and Bagac and would focus on the formation of an emergency response team (includes training of rescue divers-swimmers, mountain rescue and others).


The center will also finalize the CB DRRM training module for external partners. The module will be published and copies will be given to current COSCA partners.


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Organization Information

De La Salle University

Location: Manila, NCR - Philippines
Project Leader:
Lourdes Melegrito
Director, Center for Social Concern and Action
Manila, National Capital Region Philippines

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