6. Stockpiling

a. Provisions for basic necessities such as food, clothing, shelter,
medical supplies and transportation, shall be given priority in any
stockpiling activity.

b. The Ministry of Social Services and Development (MSSD) and the
Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) shall pre-determine the
quantity of relief goods that might be required in particular areas
and pre-position the same in disaster-prone areas.

c. The Ministry of Health shall stockpile medicines and medical
supplies for possible deployment in disaster areas.

d. The local disaster coordinating councils, especially in disaster-
prone areas, shall pre-determine the food, clothing, shelter,
medical supplies and other emergency requirements of the
community and shall take appropriate measures for stockpiling of
such supplies and materials.

e. Disaster Coordinating Councils and other civic organizations may
conduct drives for the collection of used clothing and sort, repair
or mend and launder them before stockpiling for the purpose stated


7. Communications and Warning Activities

a. The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and other tasked agencies shall
disseminate the warning information as well as precautionary
measures to the public.

b. The Disaster Coordinating Councils in all levels shall be responsible

for the organization of warning units.

c. The building owners through their disaster control teams shall be

responsible for warning all occupants thereof of any impending

d. The warning agencies shall provide, to the fullest extent possible,

information concerning impending disasters including its estimated
intensity, duration and scope.


1. Emergency Services


  1. Emergency services and intervention activities likely to be
    needed in the disaster are rescue and engineering, evacuation,
    first-aid and medical relief, police auxilliary, fire, and
    transportation services.

  2. The above services shall be coordinated and orchestrated by
    the local disaster coordinating council of the affected locality.


  1. The local disaster coordinating councils shall supervise rescue
    and engineering activities within their areas of responsibility.

  2. In case of air crashes outside the airfield, the nearest Disaster
    Coordinating Council (DCC) shall undertake initial response
    until the arrival of the Bureau of Air Transportation officials
    who shall then take over responsibility for the rescue operations.

  3. The Philippines Coast Guard (OCG) shall be responsible for
    the coordination of rescue activities at sea.

  4. The Armed Forces of the Philippines, shall, whenever
    possible, assist the local disaster coordination councils during

  5. The Ministry of Public Works and Highways shall, whenever
    possible, lend equipment and manpower to local rescue and
    engineering units.