(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 18 July 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 310 km East Northeast of Davao City (8.3°N, 128.2°E). Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon and Mindanao. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to LPA. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to heavy rains. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to Moderate winds coming from Northeast to Northwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Caraga RDRRMC, LDRRMCs join in 6-day contingency planning

BUTUAN CITY -- Some 49 participants from the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) member agencies and Local DRRM Councils in Caraga Region completed the 6-Day Contingency Planning Blended Training on April 25-30 via Zoom video teleconference and OCD Training Information Management System (IMS).


Said training was led by the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Caraga, through the Capacity Building and Training Section (CBTS). Apart from taking part in the VTC discussions and breakout sessions, the participants also answered self-paced learning requirements, accomplished pre-test, read initial reading modules and submitted assignments as requirements in finishing the Contingency Planning Blended Training.


Contingency plan (CP) is a scenario-based plan for a specific and projected natural and/or human-induced hazard. It aims to address the impacts of the hazard and/or to prevent the occurrence of the emerging threats by arranging well-coordinated responses and enabling efficient management of resources.


As provided for in Republic Act 10121, otherwise known as the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010, CP is used to establish preparedness measures and arrange response priorities ahead of time prior to a certain disaster. Contingency planning works well together with other DRRM tools to help ensure the achievement of safer, adaptive and disaster-resilient communities towards sustainable development. (OCD-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)