DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES

A. PRE-DISASTER PHASE

The pre-disaster activities to be undertaken are the following:

1. Planning for Disasters

The National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC), dirough the Office
of Civil Defense, shall review and evaluate all documented plans submitted by all
government entities, political subdivisions as well as private organizations as to
compliance with pertinent advice/instructions and/or guidelines set forth in the
National Calamities and Disaster Preparedness Plan.

2. Organizing

a. The National Disaster Coordinating Council through the Office of Civil
Defense, shall spearhead the organization of Disaster Coordinating Councils
from the Regional down to the Barangay levels in coordination with the
Ministry of Local Government which shall act as the overseer of the councils.

b. All other government ministries, agencies, offices, entities and
instrumentalities, including large private institutions, shall establish
their respective disaster control organizations.

3. Training

a. The Ministry of Local Government shall conduct training of
members of local disaster coordinating councils in coordination
with the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), the Ministry of Social
Services and Development (MSSD), the Philippine National Red
Cross (PNRC), and other appropriate agencies.

b. The Ministry of Social Services and Development shall undertake
training on disaster preparedness of barangay tri-sectoral groups
and shall assist in the training of Disaster Coordinating Council in
all levels.

c. The Philippine National Red Cross shall conduct disaster
leadership training courses and shall assist in the training of the
Disaster Coordinating Councils.

d. The Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC) shall assist in the
public education campaign through integration in the school
curricula of subjects relative to the different calamities, their
causes and precautionary measures.

e. The Ministry of Trade and Industry shall train disaster control
groups and reaction teams in large buildings used for commercial
purposes.

f. The Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) shall provide guidance and

assistance in the training of disaster coordinating council members
and disaster control groups.

g. All other training activities shall be as enumerated and prescribed
in the National Calamities and Disaster Preparedness Plan.

4. Drills

All agencies responsible for organizing Disaster Control
Groups (DCGs) shall also be responsible for the conduct of periodic
drills and exercises.

The Ministry of National Defense, through the Office of Civil
Defense, shall assist and/or observe and provide critique in the conduct
of drills and exercises.

5. Public Information Drive

a. The Office of Media Affairs (OMA), in coordination with the
OCD as well as other government or private entities with facilities
for disseminating information, shall conduct public information
campaigns on disaster prevention, control and mitigation measures.

5. The OCD, in coordination with the OMA, shall prepare disaster
control manuals, hand-outs and other publications as well as
audio-visual materials related to disaster prevention, control and
mitigation measure.