General Supervision of the Office of the Governor-Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management office coordinates, direct and provide leadership in the continuous development of strategic and systematic approaches as well as measures to reduce the vulnerabilities and risk to hazards and manage the consequences of disaster.
A province that is disaster resilient, climate change adaptive, gender responsive, economically progressive, home of God-Loving, healthy and empowered community, rich in culture heritage with strong commitment to principles of social justice, democracy and good governance within the framework of sustainable development.
The PDRRMC is geared towards social and economic sustainability for the people of Davao Del Sur thereby empowering communities through sound service delivery and harmonizing disaster risk reduction and management to continuously transform the resiliency and adaptive capacity of the province with building back better principles
PDRRMO commits to set direction, develop, implement and coordinate Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Programs and services; establish partnership with Local Government Units, Civil Society Organizations, Volunteer Groups and Davao del Sur communities; and serve with utmost integrity and dedication.
PDRRMO Laging Handa
Governor Marc Cagas inspected the two (2) Brand New Rescue Ambulances for the sum of
P 5,690,000.00 or P 2,845,000.00 each, under the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Fund (PDRRMF).
Together with PDRRM Officer Christopher T. Tan explained that the rescue ambulances are set to respond not only in medical emergencies and traffic accidents but also to respond all types of incidents, including structure fires, specialized rescues, and hazardous materials spills with certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and well-trained responders. And the other one will be for the Davao del Sur Provincial Hospital (DSPH) to be utilized as Covid19 patients transport vehicle.
He further stated that the vehicle was purchased in compliance with the Department of Health’s (DOH) Ambulance Guidelines, and that it is equipped with oxygen, an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and other equipment.
On the other hand, Gregorio Matas District Hospital will be provided with an ambulance from one of the existing ambulances of the PDRRMO
COMMUNITY-BASED DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT ORIENTATION (CBDRRM)
In partnership with Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (BDRRMC) of each locality, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) organized a short orientation and workshop on community-based disaster risk management (CBDRM) last 7th day of September up to 5th day of October 2021 for the 232 barangays in the province. The event was under the framework of the project “Improving the resilience of vulnerable communities to climate change related impacts in Philippines,”.
The CBDRRM is a process in which at-risk communities are actively engaged in the identification, analysis, treatment, monitoring, and evaluation of disaster risks in order to reduce their vulnerabilities, and enhance their capacities. Through CBDRRM, ordinary community members are able to collectively reduce and manage disaster risks on their own even without depending on external help. As differentiated from other DRRM approaches, CBDRRM focuses on the operationalization of DRRM at the grassroots level.
Representatives from the BDRRMC volunteers and the provincial unit leader were in attendance, as well as officials from the Women’s Union, Person with Disabilities (PWDs) and the elected officials of each barangay.
The training courses contributes to the efforts of the Provincial Government of Davao del Sur led by our very own Honorable Governor Marc Douglas IV C. Cagas and PDRRM Officer Christopher T. Tan to enhance public awareness and community resilience under the NDRRMC Disaster Preparedness and Disaster Prevention and Mitigation thematic area.
In order to improve public understanding of how to adapt to climate change and respond to natural disasters more proactively.