Mountain Province holds contingency planning workshop
BAGUIO CITY, March 8 (PNA) -– The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) of Mountain Province is currently holding a Contingency Planning Formulation Workshop (CPFW) in Sagada to further boost its DRRM system.
The three-day CPFW commenced on March 7 where the Office of Civil Defense–Cordillera Regional Office (OCD-CAR) was tasked to provide technical assistance which will guide the PDRRMC in enhancing its contingency plan.
OCD-CAR information officer Franzes Carasi said the presence of the personnel from the agency were to guide the participants to properly utilize the contingency plan as part of their disaster preparations.
The contingency plan needs to be updated to synchronize the disaster response plan with the changing situations of the environment.
The specific hazard or scenario will be identified in the workshop which will be their basis in accomplishing the eight contingency plan forms.
These forms intend to develop response strategy, establish command and control, identify the clusters, needs and activities inventory, resource inventory, and needs projection and gap identification.
Carasi quoted MPPDRRMC officer, lawyer Edward Chumawar, as saying that “a good plan is the PDDRMC’s roadmap that shall, at least, ensure the safety of lives we shall be handling.”
For us to achieve optimum performance, we must also have passion for our tasks; without love for work, we will not be able to savor the fruits of our sacrifices, Chumawar added.
The Contingency Planning is one of the DRRM tools that is widely used in the country to address different kinds of impending hazards.
It is a forward planning and scenario-based process that intends to ensure the achievement of safer, adaptive and disaster-resilient communities towards sustainable development, Carasi explained. (PNA)
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