h. EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

  1. 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.

  2. The Bureau of Air Transportation shall be responsible for
    coordination with airline companies for the airlifting of victims
    and supplies during emergencies; and

  3. 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
    during emergencies.

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
calamities.

V. CHANNELS OF COMMUNICATION

Normally, lower level DCCs shall course all their official communications
thro
ugh 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
communication.

VI. MEETINGS

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.

VII. REPORTING

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

Minister
Ministry of National Defense
and
Chairman
National Disaster Coordinating Council