National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

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NATIONAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
Pambansang Tanggapan para sa Pagtugon ng Sakuna
Agency overview
Formed NDRRMC established February 2010
Preceding Agency NDCC established October 19, 1970
Jurisdiction Strategic Emergency Management
Headquarters Camp Aguinaldo, EDSA cor. Boni Serrano, Quezon City, Philippines
Agency executive Under Secretary Alexander P. Pama, Executive Director (acting)
Parent agency Department of National Defense
Website www.ndrrmc.gov.ph

The National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC), formerly known as the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC), is a working group of various government, non-government, civil sector and private sector organizations of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines established by Republic Act 10121 of 2009. It is administered by the Office of Civil Defense under the Department of National Defense. The Council is responsible for ensuring the protection and welfare of the people during disasters or emergencies.

The Council utilizes the UN Cluster Approach in disaster management. It is the country's focal for the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) and many other related international commitments.

Council Membership[edit]

In February 2010, the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) was renamed, reorganized, and subsequently expanded. The following heads of agencies compose the NDRRMC:

  • Chairperson - Secretary of Department of National Defense - Voltaire Gazmin
  • Vice Chairperson for Disaster Preparedness - Secretary of Interior and Local Government - Mar Roxas
  • Vice Chairperson for Disaster Response - Secretary of Department of Social Welfare and Development - Dinky Soliman
  • Vice Chairperson for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation - Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology
  • Vice Chairperson for Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery - Director-General of the National Economic Development Authority
  • Members:
    • Secretary of the Department of Health
    • Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources
    • Secretary of the Department of Agriculture
    • Secretary of the Department of Education
    • Secretary of the Department of Energy
    • Secretary of the Department of Finance
    • Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry
    • Secretary of the Department of Transportation and Communication
    • Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management
    • Secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways
    • Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs
    • Secretary of the Department of Justice
    • Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment
    • Secretary of the Department of Tourism
    • The Executive Secretary;
    • Secretary of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process
    • Chairman, Commission on Higher Education
    • Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines
    • Chief, Philippine National Police
    • The Press Secretary
    • Secretary-General of the Philippine Red Cross
    • Commissioner of the National Anti-Poverty Commission - Victims of Disasters and Calamities Sector
    • Chairperson, National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women
    • Chairman, Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council
    • Executive-Director of the Climate Change Office of the Climate Change Commission
    • President, Government Service Insurance System
    • President, Social Security System
    • President, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation;
    • President of the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines
    • President of the League of Provinces in the Philippines
    • President of the League of Municipalities in the Philippines
    • President of the League of Cities in the Philippines
    • President of the Liga ng Mga Barangay
    • Four representatives from the Civil Sector Organizations
    • One representative from the Private Sector
    • Administrator of the Office of Civil Defense

Typhoon Haiyan[edit]

The NDRRMC was in charge of gathering and reporting data in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. On November 15, the council reported 5,632 deaths, 1,140 people missing and 12,166 injured.[1]

Local DRRM Offices[edit]

Thru the implementation of Republic Act 10121, various local governments throughout the country have established Local DRRM Offices at the regional, provincial, municipal, city and barangay levels. As functional arms of the local governments, these Offices are responsible for the implementation of the disaster management cycle at the local levels.

Local Offices usually have a Chief DRRM Officer supported by Administrative and Training, Research and Planning, Operations and Warning Officers. Some of these Offices have advanced to organizing their own search and rescue and emergency medical services squads and command-control-and-communications centers.

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