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The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) is closely monitoring the situation after a phreatic eruption of the Bulusan Volcano which caused ashfall in Juban and Casiguran in Sorsogon.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) is closely monitoring the situation after a phreatic eruption of the Bulusan Volcano which caused ashfall in Juban and Casiguran in Sorsogon.

In the memo, the Bicol RDRRMC was directed to ensure prohibition of entry into the 4-kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) and exercise of vigilance in the 2-kilometer Extended Danger Zone due to the increased possibilities of sudden and hazardous phreatic eruptions; as well as ensure compliance of the Local Government Units, especially the high-risk barangays, on the dissemination of advisories from the authorities regarding the management of ashfall and other volcanic hazards.

 

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The Office of Civil Defense held its Senior Leaders’ Conference (SLC) today, 17 May 2022, to discuss its accomplishments from 2016-2022 in Eastwood, Quezon City.

Attended by various OCD officials from Central and regional offices, the forum served as a venue for a comprehensive review of the assessment and evaluation of programs, projects, and activities of the agency towards the attainment of its overall goal as an agency. Also tackled in the conference were the results of the strategic plan assessment, the review of Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Councils’/Offices' programs and activities; the National DRRM Fund Utilization FY 2016-2021 and the cascading of the National DRRM Fund Guidebook.

Civil Defense Administrator, Undersecretary Ricardo B. Jalad, in his message, thanked the entire civil defense workforce for their contributions and hard work in the delivery of different services.

 

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With the national and local election coming Monday next week, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), through the NDRRM Operations Center will be on RED ALERT status to support the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in COVID-proofing the May 09, 2022 election.

The said action is in accordance with National Task Force Against COVID-19’s (NTF) released Memorandum No. 6 s, 2022 on May 02, directing the OCD, all Regional Task Forces (RTFs), and RDRRMCs to coordinate and mobilize member agencies to adhere to the requirements and needs set by the COMELEC through its field offices.

 

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The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) member agencies conducted site visits at the National Government Administrative Center (NGAC) in New Clark City, Capas Tarlac on April 19 and 28, 2022, to identify potential office locations or satellite offices in the government building.

These satellite or field offices that will be established in NGAC will serve as back-up administrative hubs and utilized as a disaster recovery center to ensure continuity of government services and facilitate continuous collaboration and coordination of different agencies.