QUEZON CITY, (PIA) --The Metro Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (MMDRRMC) conducted a Pre-disaster Risk Assessment (PDRA) meeting for the enhanced Southwest Monsoon as intensified by Typhoon Mawar (outside Philippine Area of Responsibility) on Thursday May 25, 2023 at the New MMDA Building in Pasig City.
MMDRRMC Chairperson and MMDA Chairman Romando Artes presided over the PDRA Core Group meeting composed of OCD NCR, DILG-NCR, DOST-NCR, DSWD-NCR, PAGASA, and DENR-MGB together with invited MMDRRMC member agencies and NCR LGU representatives.
PAGASA and DENR-MGB presented the hazard situation while DILG NCR and DSWD NCR presented their preparedness measures to address potential risks of the hazards.
DILG NCR has issued a directive to the LGUs to implement the Listo sa Tag-ulan at COVID-19 protocol, as well as the prepositioning of supplies and equipment, clearing of water ways and the use of the Hazard Hunter application of for the indicative hazard assessment.
DSWD NCR reported on the status of their stockpiles and also shared that they have not received any request for augmentation from the LGUs in the past days.
OCD NCR presented a risk matrix to remind the LGUs of the scientific basis in recommending for the raising of alert status within their area of responsibility.
The Emergency Preparedness Response (EPR) protocol which was adopted from a memorandum issued by the NDRRMC was also shared during the meeting.
As an agreement, OCD NCR was tasked to lead the harmonization of reporting templates in close coordination with member agencies involved in report development.
During the meeting, the MWSS also discussed their El Niño watch report.
The LGUs were encouraged to share their initiatives in addressing El Niño-related challenges for knowledge sharing and replication.
The MMDA also urged the LGUs to expedite the approval process for documents that permit water companies to undertake necessary repairs on damaged pipelines and address water-related emergencies promptly.
The MMDRRMC will closely monitor the hazard situation, prepare reports based on its standard operating procedures and guidelines, and continue with the necessary preparedness measures. (ocd-ncr/pia-ncr)