WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 11 of Republic Act 10121, otherwise known as the "Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010, and Sections 1 and 2, Rule 5 of its Implementing Rules and Regulations, the existing Provincial, City and Municipal Disaster Coordinating Councils are now individually referred to as Provincial, City or Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRMC);
WHEREAS, in order to establish a coherent, integrated proficient and responsible management system there is a need reorganize and rename the Cotabato City Disaster Coordinating Council (CCDCC) to Cotabato City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CCDRRMC);
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JAPAL J. GUIANI, JR. Mayor of the City of Cotabato by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:
SECTION 1. COMPOSITION. Cotabato City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CCDRRMC) shall be chaired by the City Mayor, with the following as members:
a. City Administrator
b. Secretary to the City Mayor
c. Social Welfare and Development Officer
d. City Planning and Development Coordinator
e. Head of the City DRRM Office
f. City Health Officer
g. City Veterinarian
h. City Engineer
i. City Budget Officer
j. City Treasurer
k. City Accountant
l. City General Services Officer
m. City Schools Division Superintendent
n. City Police Director
o. City Fire Marshall
p. Federation President of the Liga ng mga Barangay
q. Majority Floor Leader, Sangguniang Panlungsod
r. Minority Floor Leader, Sangguniang Panlungsod
s. Philippine National Red Cross authorized representative;
t. One duly authorized representative each from four (4) accredited Civil Society Organizations
u. One (1) Private Sector Representative
v. DILG City Director
w. City Environment and Natural Resource Officer
x. Station Chief, Philippine Coast Guard
SECTION 2. The Council shall perform the following functions:
1. Approve, monitor and evaluate the implementation of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Plan and annually review, test and develop the plan consistent with other national and local planning programs;
2. Ensure the integration of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into local development plans, programs and budgets as a strategy in sustainable development and poverty reduction;
3. Recommend the implementation of forced or preemptive evacuation of local residents, if necessary; and
4. Convene once every three (3) months, or as necessary.
SECTION 3. Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO). There is hereby created a Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) under the Office of the City Mayor. The Head of the DRRMO shall be assisted by three (3) staff responsible for: Administration and Training; Research and Planning; and Operations and Warning.
The budgetary source, compensation and hiring procedure for the DRRMO shall conform to the rules and policies of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), among others. The Sangguniang Panlungsod shall enact the appropriate ordinance to create the DRRMO including the allocation of necessary staffing/personnel and budget.
SECTION 4. Qualifications of the DRRM Officer. The DRRM Officer shall have the following qualifications:
(a) Must be civil service eligible;
(b) Must have a Civil Defense/DRM experience.
SECTION 5. Functions of the DRRMO. The Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO), in coordination with concerned national agencies and instrumentalities, shall perform the following functions with impartiality, given the emerging challenges brought by disasters of our times:
1. Set the direction, development, implementation and coordination of disaster risk management programs, plans and activities within the territorial jurisdiction of the city.
2. Design, program, and coordinate disaster risk reduction and management activities consistent with the National Council's standards and guidelines;
3. Facilitate and support risk assessments and contingency planning activities;
4. Consolidate local disaster risk information which includes natural hazards, vulnerabilities, and climate change risks, and maintain a local risk map;
5. Organize and conduct training, orientation, and knowledge management activities on disaster risk reduction and management;
6. Operate a multi-hazard early warning system, linked to disaster risk reduction to provide accurate and timely advice to national or local emergency response organizations and to the general public, through diverse mass media, particularly radio, landline communications, and technologies for communication;
7. Formulate and implement a comprehensive and integrated Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Plan in accordance with the national, regional and provincial frameworks, and policies on disaster risk reduction in close coordination with the City Development Council (CDC), and submit to the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP), through the CCDRRMC and the CDC the annual CCDRRMO plan and budget, the proposed programming of the DRRM Fund, other dedicated disaster risk reduction and management resources, and other regular funding sources and budgetary support of the CCDRRMO;
8. Conduct continuous disaster monitoring and mobilize instrumentalities and entities of the City Government, CSOs, private groups and organized volunteers, to utilize their facilities and resources for the protection and preservation of life and properties during emergencies in accordance with existing policies and procedure;
9. Identify, assess and manage the hazards, vulnerabilities and risks that may occur in the city;
10. Disseminate information and raise public awareness about hazards, vulnerabilities and risks, their nature, effects, early warning signs and counter-measures;
11. Identify and implement cost-effective risk reduction measures or strategies;
12. Maintain a database of human resource, equipment, directories, and location of critical infrastructures and their capacities such as hospitals and evacuation centers;
13. Develop, strengthen and operationalize mechanisms for partnerships or networking with the private sector, CSOs, and volunteer groups;
14. Take all necessary steps on a continuing basis to maintain, provide, or arrange the provision of or to otherwise make available, suitably-trained and competent personnel for effective civil defense and disaster risk reduction and management;
15. Organize, train, equip and supervise the local emergency response teams and the accredited community disaster volunteers, ensuring that humanitarian aid workers are equipped with basic skills to assist mothers to breastfeed;
16. Respond to and manage the adverse effects of emergencies and carry out recovery activities in the affected area/ ensuring that there is an efficient mechanism for immediate delivery of food, shelter and medical supplies for women and children, endeavor to create a special place where internally-displaced mothers and children can find help with breastfeeding, feed and care for babies and give support to each other;
17. Promote and raise public awareness of, and compliance with, Republic Act No. 10121;
18. Serve as the executive arm and Secretariat of the CCDRRMC;
19. Coordinate other disaster risk reduction and management activities;
20. Establish linkage or network with other local governments for disaster risk reduction and emergency response purposes;
21. Recommend, through the CCDRRMC, the enactment of a local ordinance in furtherance of the mandate of Republic Act No. 10121;
22. Implement policies, approved plans and programs of the CCDRRMC;
23. Establish a City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Operations Center;
24. Prepare and submit, through the CCDRRMC and the CDC, a report on the utilization of the CCDRRM Fund and other dedicated disaster risk reduction and management resources to the Commission on Audit, copy furnished the Regional Director of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and the Regional Director of the DILG; and
25. Act on other matters that may be authorized by the CCDRRMC.
SECTION 6. FUNDING. The present Local Calamity Fund shall henceforth be known as the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund (LDRRMF). Not less than five percent (5%) of the estimated revenue from regular sources shall be set aside as the LDRRMF to support disaster risk management activities such as, but not limited to, pre-disaster preparedness program including training, purchasing life-saving rescue equipment, supplies and medicines, for [post-disaster activities, for the payment of premiums on calamity insurance and construction of evacuation centers.
SECTION 7. REPEALING CLAUSE. All orders, issuances, memoranda, inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
SECTION 8. EFFECTIVITY. This Order shall take effect immediately.
Done this 12th day of January 2011 at Cotabato City, Philippines.