h. EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
The Ministry of Transportation and Communication and other
government ministries, agencies and entities, as well as the private
sector, shall, whenever possible make available for use by the
disaster relief teams their organic transportation facilities.
The Bureau of Air Transportation shall be responsible for
coordination with airline companies for the airlifting of victims
and supplies during emergencies; and
The Philippine Coast Guard shall coordinate with the Conference
of Inter-Island Ship Owners for the use of vessels, ships, motor
boats or bancas to transport relief, supply, personnel, and victims
i. DAMAGE ASSESSMENT
The local disaster coordinating councils shall conduct immediate
survey of the disaster area to determine casualties and damages to
infrastructure, agriculture, aquatic resources, animal life and other
properties. Results of the survey shall be reported to the operations
center of the affected locality for initial assessment. It shall be sent
through the next higher disaster coordinating council for transmittal to
the NDCC through OCD for final evaluation and appropriate action.
C. POST EMERGENCY
1. CROSS-CHECKING OF DATA
All information gathered during an emergency shall be cross-
checked with pre-emergency data obtained by local disaster coordinating
councils to facilitate the location and whereabouts of persons and to
assess available community resources for rehabilitation purposes.
2. REHABILITATION REQUIREMENTS
The local disaster coordinating councils within their respective
levels shall determine the nature and extent of me rehabilitation effort
to be undertaken and shall request for assistance from appropriate
government agencies, private offices/agencies or individuals, if the
situation goes beyond their capability.
3. RESPONSIBILITY OF EMERGENCY LABOR SUPPLY
The Ministry of Labor and Employment shall coordinate and
synchronize with appropriate agencies, the hiring of labor from me
affected population as may be needed for the restoration, repair and
construction of public buildings, roads, bridges, dams, harbors,
airports and such other public infrastructure damaged by disasters or
V. CHANNELS OF COMMUNICATION
Normally, lower level DCCs shall course all their official communications
through the next higher DCCs. In very urgent cases or where immediate action
is needed, the communication may be sent direct to the Chairman, NDCC through
the Administrator, OCD, but in all cases furnishing the next higher DCC with the
To enhance its coordinative functions and activities, the National Disaster
Coordinating Council (NDCC) shall meet regularly at the Civil Defense Operations
Center (CDOC), as well as before, during and after any disaster operations or at
such designated dates agreed upon during the organization meeting. The DCCs at
lower levels shall meet regularly at their respective Disaster Operations Center
(DOCs) before, during and after any disaster operations or at such designated dates
agreed upon during the organization meeting.
Cooperating/implementing agencies shall submit a written
report to the Regional Disaster Coordinating Council through the
Local Disaster Coordinating Councils every twenty-four (24) hours or
as often as necessary during disaster operations.
These agencies shall submit post/final operations reports upon
termination of their disaster operations.
(SGD) JUAN PONCE ENRILE
Ministry of National Defense
National Disaster Coordinating Council