Disaster Management In The Philippines

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Whether human-induced or natural hazards-induced, disasters can happen anytime, anywhere especially to vulnerable people and environments. The Philippines being located in the so-called Pacific “ring of fire” is identified as a natural disaster hot-spot to the occurrence of typhoons and floods, earthquake and tsunami, volcanic eruptions, and landslides. The Philippine government, in keeping with its constitutional mandate of upholding the people’s rights to life and property, has expressed its commitment to overcome human sufferings due to recurring natural disasters and calamities by adopting and strengthening the country’s institutional capacity for disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM), It enacted into law on May 27, 2010 Republic…show more content…
Moreover, as ordered in IMPLAN “SAKLOLO 2014” (Policing During Disaster), the PNP shall conduct DRRM activities through a three-stage approach, namely, Pro-active Assessment Stage, Disaster Incident Management, and Support to Recovery and Rehabilitation…show more content…
Assess the implementation status of DRRM by the PNP in Eastern Samar in disaster preparedness and response operations along the following three stages: 2.1 Pre-Disaster Stage (Pro-Active Assessment Stage), 2.2 Disaster Response Stage (Disaster Incident Management), and 2.3 Post-Disaster Stage (Support to Recovery and Rehabilitation Efforts); 3. Find out if there is no significant association between the profile and implementation status of DRRM by the PNP in Eastern Samar in disaster preparedness and response operations along the above-cited three stages; 4. Identify the problems encountered by the PNP personnel in Eastern Samar in the conduct of DRRM activities and the solutions they have taken; and 5. Prepare an action plan based on the findings of the study. Significance of the Study The study expects to be significant in the following aspects. First and foremost, the study will help the PNP in Eastern Samar assess its own contribution to DRRM through the documentation of its strengths and weaknesses in the conduct of disaster preparedness and response operations. The output of this study may serve as guide for this agency in the improvement for a full, if not, an optimal implementation of its DRRM program to achieve organizational preparedness or effectiveness in contributing to the country’s DRRM framework of increasing people’s resilience and decreasing their

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