Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Eastern Mindanao Command Conducts Disaster Management Exercise

NSFA, Panacan, Davao City – Eastern Mindanao Command (EMC) conducted a 3-day Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response Planning Exercise on June 13-15, 2016 at Naval Station Felix Apolinario, Panacan Davao City.
The activity which was participated by planners and disaster management implementers from the different units of EMC is in consonance with the directive of Lt Gen Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero to alert all units under its control and review their respective disaster plans as part of the preparation with the onset of the rainy season.

Military Disaster Mgt. Planners & implementors engage in a discussion during the 3-day planning and table top exrcise at Hqts. EMC on 13-15 June 2016.

Aside from reviewing existing plans the activity also aimed to update different planners and disaster response implementers on the basics of Incident Management in accordance to the standards of Incident Command System as lectured by Director Liza Mazo of Office of Civil Defense XI during the opening day, the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Plan and the provisions of Republic Act 10121.

Dir. Liza Mazo of Office of the Civil Defense delivers lecture to military planners and implementors during the 3-day Disaster Management Planning.

Being the lead agency in Search Rescue and Retrieval (SRR) which falls under the thematic Area Disaster Response, the exercise also allows EMC to inventory and identify different search and rescue organizations in its Area of Responsibility.

The exercise also includes inter-operability and interconnectivity review with different stakeholders and organizations, being one of the lessons learned during the past disasters.

Source: Public Information Office, Eastern Mindanao Command, AFP

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