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The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council called on its regional counterparts, local government units (LGUs), and the public to prepare as Tropical Depression Auring will bring heavy to intense rains which may cause flooding and rain-induced landslides in highly susceptible areas.

 

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The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council will once again hold an online Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) for the 1st quarter on March 11, 2021. This is the 3rd online NSED after the conduct of two online drills for the 3rd and 4th quarters of 2020,

 

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“I commend team OCD for joining the ranks of ISO certified bureaus under the flagship of the department. The ISO-certified QMS of the OCD covers not only one but all its processes at the central office and three pilot regional offices. The QMS also harmonizes all other systems such as performance management.” said Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana represented by Undersecretary Cardozo Luna during awarding of ISO 9001:2015 certificate to the Office of Civil Defense earlier today at the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Operations Center.

 

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With the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) rolling in Typhoon-Odette-hit areas, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council approved the recommendation to request to the Office of the President (OP) the provision of additional Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) for affected families in an emergency council meeting today.

The NDRRMC’s Shelter Cluster, in the said meeting, identified the provision of cash assistance and housing materials, and the setting up of transitional shelters as part of the government’s relief effort.