Philippines Recovery Efforts Led by Local Experts

by De La Salle University
Dec 13, 2010

preliminary meeting with disaster officers-nov2010

November 30, 2010


Lian MDRRMC Brainstorming/planning for the year 2011




  1. Raymunda P. Banaag (MHO)
  2. Deonito A. Jonson (MAO)
  3. Norman E. Mendoza (Office of the Mayor)
  4. Anselmo R. Astilla (MFARMC)
  5. Ariel b. Casihan (PO)
  6. Rey Pomarca (COSCA-DLSU)
  7. Alvin M. Jonson (MENRO)
  8. Valentina E. De Los Reyes ( MSDWDO)
  9. Maria Isabel Lanada (COSCA-DLSU)
  10. James Concio (PO)
  11. Ramil De La Cruz

Objectives of the brainstorming, meeting, planning re:  Lian MDRRMC Program for the year 2011:

  1. To be able to gather initial know how of MDCC on Disaster Management.
  2. To come up initial MDRRMC plan for the year 2011.
  3. To identify gaps in Disaster Management and formulate resolutions/recommendations.
  4. Review and make recommendations to MDCC old structure.

Flow of discussion:

  1. Opening Prayer, expectation check and introduction of participants
  2.  Opening Remarks/message from Mr. Alvin Jonson and Ms. Suzett Vergara re: MDRRMC brainstorming context. (Miss Vergara not present/attended Liga ng mga Sangguniang Kabataan election)
  3. Presentation of current MDCC structure and proposed roles and responsibilities of each committee (c/o Mr. Alvin Jonson)
  4. Input:  RA 10121 “An act strengthening the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management System providing for the NATIONAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION  AND MANAGEMENT PLAN, appropriating funds therefore and for other purposes” also known as “THE PHILIPPINE DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT ACT OF 2010” PDRRM Act of 2010 (c/o Isabel Lanada)
  5. Presentation and review of current MDCC plan (c/o Alvin Jonson)
  6. Review and drafting of MDRMMC structure, roles and responsibilities, and plans (c/o Isabel Lanada)
  7. Plenary: Presentation of collated MDRMMC plans and roles and responsibilities of committees (for review and critique)
  8. Feed backing/assessment

Introduction and rapport building was facilitated by the DRR technical facilitator.  (Please see above names of attendees).


  1. To formulate/develop plans and programs how to counter the adverse impact of disasters (“ makabuo ng mga hakbang upang makaiwas sa anumang sakuna at matinding tama nito”).
  2. To learn methods and strategies in handling/confronting the impacts of disaster and how to manage in times of disaster or emergency situation (“ matuto sa mga strategy sa pagharap sa disaster pag dumating na lalo na pag emergency”)
  3. Attend trainings and workshops (“makilahok sa mga pagsasanay”)
  4. Learn how to manage our oceans and seas for environmental preservations and conservations.
  5. Talk about how to help our fellow countrymen and talk about how to manage and help victims of disaster (“pag-usapan paano ang wastong pagtulong at pagbabantay sa panahon ng kalamidad, pag-usapan paano makatulong sa mga nasalanta”)


  • Urgency to lobby the formulation and approval of municipal ordinance re: DRR.
  • Invite representative from the OCD to discuss details of the RA 10121 specifically the mandatory concerns in the installation of MDRRMO and financial management.
  • Draft initial municipal ordinance and easily recommend to the SB for their review and approval.
  • Convene MDCC/MDRRMC in January to discuss and review the structure and come up resolutions and plans of actions.
  • Responsibilities and organizational concerns: 1 municipality affected, in-charge will be the MDRRMC and not the PDRRMC or RDRRMC.  Two or more will be for the RDMMC or PDRRMC.
  • 1 baranggay affected, in-charge will be the BDRRMC, two or more Baranggays affected; in-charge will be the MDRRMC.
  • The need to clarify the 5%  (30% for disaster response, 70% will be allotted to mitigation, disaster preparedness and mitigation) and therefore there is a need to discuss the details/plans and for approval of SB.
  • MENRO/MDCC chairwoman received memorandum from the local COA re” calamity fund which is stated as National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Fund or NDRRM Fund”.  For review and study of MENRO and MDCC/MDRRMC.


  • IEC activities in Lian are in preparation for July 2011 in celebration/commemoration of National Disaster Month all over the country.  It was also advised to conduct municipal wide forum in preparation of National Disaster Month major program (launching campaign).
  • Recommend faculties/students to conduct thesis/research re: impacts of Absolute factory/refinery factory (alcohol) in Baranggay Malaruhatan and Bagong Pook to come up second opinion/studies.

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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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