The systematic process of using administrative directives, organizations, and operational skills and capacities to implement strategies, policies and improved coping capacities in order to lessen the adverse impacts of hazards and the possibility of disaster; aims to avoid, lessen or transfer the adverse effects of hazards through activities and measures for prevention, mitigation and preparedness
23 Jun 2016, Rappler
A recent drill to challenge and improve disaster preparedness and response abilities in Metro Manila was an overall success, but there is room to improve. Mike Marasigan, head of Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council - a high risk area, highlighted the importance for local governments and citizens to know their roles and responsibilities.
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Find or contribute curricular, extra-curricular and public awareness materials on disaster prevention and school safety for primary, secondary, vocational, community-based education and public awareness.
Officially declared national coordinating multi-sectoral and inter-disciplinary mechanisms for advocacy, coordination, analysis and advice on disaster risk reduction.