Disaster Reduction Goal
1994- Creation of the Disaster Management Program part of the community health programs. Based on the 1986 UN survey that the RP is 2nd on countries with most natural disasters. Was created to complement other existing disaster response organizations and the private sector, Ugnayang ng Pahinungod Manila organized a committee to lay down the groundwork for the formation of the Disaster Management Program.
The Disaster Management Program shall respond to all disaster occurrences in the country at the soonest time possible, in all phases and levels, and in coordination with the national and local government units and non-government organizations of the country. Specifically the objectives are to:
1. Organize the efforts of the volunteers of the UP Manila- Ugnayan ng Pahinungod in Preparation to Disasters
2. Coordinate with other organizations, both government and non-government agencies, involved in Disaster Management.
3. Conduct training of volunteers in all aspects of Disaster Response; and
4. Develop a comprehensive disaster management program in cooperation with the whole UP system.