Section 2. National Disaster Coordinating Council.

     There is hereby created the National Disaster Coordinating Council to be composed of the following;

Secretary, Department of NationalDefense

Chairman

Secretary, Department of Public Works and Transportation & Communications

Member

Secretary, Department of Social Services and Development

Member

Secretary, Department of Agriculture

Member

Secretary, Department of Education and Culture

Member

Secretary, Department of Finance

Member

Secretary, Department of Labor

Member

Secretary, Department of Justice

Member

Secretary, Department of Trade

Member

Secretary, Department of Local Government and Community Development

Member

Secretary, Department of Health

Member

Secretary, Department of Natural Resources

Member

Secretary, Department of Public Information

Member

Commissioner, Budget Commission

Member

Presidential Executive Assistant

Member

Presidential Assistant on General Gov’ts.

Member

Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines

Member

Secretary-General, Philippine National Red Cross

Member

Administrator, Office of Civil Defense

Member and Executive Officer

     a. The Council shall advise the President on the status of preparedness programs disaster operations and rehabilitation efforts undertaken by the government and private sectors; and

     b. The Council, in discharging its functions, shall utilize the facilities and services of the Office of Civil Defense in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

Section 3. Organization of the Regional Level. At the regional level, there shall be constituted a Regional Disaster Coordinating Council with Regional Commissioner or the official so designated by the President as Chairman. The Council shall be composed of the executives of regional offices and field stations at the regional level. The Council shall establish an operating facility to be known as the Regional Disaster Operations Center.

Section 4. Organization of the Local Government Level. The organization for coordination or disaster and/or emergency operations in all local political and administrative subdivisions are hereby prescribed as follows:

     a.  In Metropolitan Manila, there is hereby constitutional a Metropolitan Manila Disaster Coordinating Council. The Metropolitan Manila Governor shall determine the composition of the Council and may designate as      action officer for disaster operations. The Council shall establish an operating facility to be known as the Metropolitan Manila Disaster Operations Center;

     b.  At the provincial level, there is hereby constituted the Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council, with the Provincial Governor as Chairman. The Provincial Superintendent of the Integrated National Police shall be           the Vice-Chairman and Action Officer of the Council. The Council shall be further composed of all organic provincial officials as well as National Officials assigned to the province. The Council shall establish on     operating facility to be known as the Provincial Disaster Operations Center; and

     c.  At the City of Municipal level, there shall be constituted the City/Municipal Disaster Coordinating Councils, with the City/Municipal Mayor as Chairman. The Station Commander of the Integrated National Police shall      be the Vice-Chairman and Action Officer of the Council. The Council shall be further composed of organic City/Municipal officials as well as National Officials assigned to the City/Municipality.

Section 5. Task The members of the Council shall have the following tasks:

     a.  The Secretary of National Defense, as Chairman of the National Disaster Coordinating Council shall

          1.  Convene the Council as often as necessary to effectively coordinate the national efforts on disaster preparedness emergency operations and recovery and rehabilitation activities; and

          2. Call on all other departments, bureaus, agencies, instrumentalities and corporations of the government and the private sector for assistance in preparing for, reacting to and recovering from the effects of disasters           and civil emergencies;

     b. The Civil Defense Administrator, in addition to the functions of his office as enumerated in Letter of Instruction No. 19 dated 31 December 1971 shall:

          1. Coordinate the activities and functions of the various agencies and instrumentalities of the National Government and private institutions and civic organizations to implement the policies set by the National         Disaster Coordinating Council relative to disaster management;

          2. Provide the secretariat services to the National Disaster Coordinating Council

          3.  Prepare and disseminate disaster control manuals and other publications related to measures on disaster prevention, control and mitigation, and

          4. Advise the Chairman on matters concerning disaster management;