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Submitted: 16 May 2007 Modified: 22 November 2016
HERDIN Record #: PCHRDPC970603

Disaster preparedness and response in Ipil, Zamboanga del Sur.

Adelwisa R. Ortega,
Eufemia  M. Tobias,
Arturo M. Pesigan,
Lilia M. Reyes

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The investigation sought to answer the following questions:

1. What was the degree of effectiveness of the disaster operations of the Municipal Disaster Coordinating Council (MDDC)?

2. Was the radio communications system sufficient for coordinating the involved institutions and barangays in the area?

3. Were there evacuees? What were the timing and modalities of evacuation? Where were the evacuees lodged? How were they handled? What difficulties emerged?

4. How were the volunteers from the Department of Health (DOH - Barangay Health Workers), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Philippiine National Red Cross (PNRC) utilized? Was their training usefule? How did the volunteers evaluate the training they received? Is further training needed? If so, on what topics/skills? Have any problems emerged? If so, what are these and how can they be overcome? What forms of coordination exist amongst the various volunteer brigades? How were difficulties managed?

5. What did the barangay emergency committees do? Did they use their emergency plans? What worked well and what did not? Did the governor respect the plans? Were there any modifications proposed?

6. What forms of coordination were activated among the various institutions of the MDDC? How did they work? How were decisions made? Were there any problems?

7. How were needs assessed? What forms of assistance were received from donor agencies, the WHO and other international organizations? How was assistance coordinated? How were relief goods distributed? Did many problems emerged? If so, what were these? Were there any suggestions for improvements?


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