MITIGATION AND PREVENTION
- Formulation of Contingency Plans
- Identification of Evacuation Centers
- Identification of Hazard areas
- Construction of early warning signs and precaution
- Equipping of the Disaster Operation Center
- Information Education Campaign/ Advocacy
- Skills Training/ Management Training
- Drills & Dry Runs
- Monitoring of Typhoon
- Relief Operation (Distribution of Relief Goods to Calamity Victims)
- Rescue & Retrieval Operation
- Paramedic Assistance
- Restoration of critical infrastructure
- Ensuring continuity of critical services (e.g. Law enforcement, public works)
Ongoing public health and agricultural surveillance and testing processes, immunizations, isolation or quarantine.
In the Municipality of Bayombong, the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (LDRRMO) is lodged under the office of the Municipal Mayor.
The municipal Disaster Risk reduction Office (MDRRMO) with help of the Volunteers, the Program and activities of the office according to its requirement guided by the RA 10121 has created a huge impact in building a Disaster resilient community. The growth or progress have been changing and improving. The awareness and education to hazards and other risk to the community have been given to its proponent successfully. As the year end, the Office of the MDRRM has been given commendations by the netizens including the warnings and precaution given through posting on Facebook.
In the early third quarter of 2017, the MDRRM Office has responded to a call by the 4P’s in charge in the LGU of Bayombong to conduct information dissemination on disaster preparedness targeting all 4P’s recipients of the 25 barangays in the municipality. The IEC was conducted to all 25 barangays in the municipality which were scheduled from July 10 to 21, 2017.
The Year 2017 has shown once again that man is no match against nature. In August 25, storm signal number 2 was hoisted in the Province of Nueva Vizcaya along with ten other provinces. The typhoon named Jolina has a maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 120 km./hr.
During the onslaught of the typhoon, the MDRRMO has put up the operations center/evacuation center (OC/EC) on alert. ICS was organized and all volunteers including the PNP, BFP were at standby at the OC/EC. Constant monitoring of the typhoon was done and also monitoring in the barangays vulnerable to flooding.
Typhoon and flood monitoring at the evacuation center and at the Magat River and other barangays during typhoons
On Sept. 21-22, 2017, the LGU of Bayombong sponsored a basic firefighting seminar through a request made by Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) stationed in the LGU. The training was participated by the Bayombong Rescue, LGU personnel, barangay officials in the 4 center barangays located in the poblacion area (DMP, DMM, SN and D 4) purposely to; 1) for the arrival of the new Rossenbauer fire truck 2) considering that the BFP is undermanned 3) to maximize the delivery of quality public service during fire incidents 4) to familiarize the operation of our firefighting apparatus and PPE’s. Learning providers were from BFP Bayombong and Provincial Office. They were taught training on; Basic firefighting, Hose throwing, Hose connection, Fire extinguisher operation, Ladder carrying, Donning and doffing, Engine relay, Confinement, Cover-up exposure, Fire engine operation, Refilling, Discharging (firefighting), familiarization on firefighting gears and equipment. Return demo was done every after training module. Funds came from the 5% Calamity Fund of the LGU.
On Sept 29, 2017, the LGU through the MDRRMO conducted the quarterly National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED). It was participated by all LGU employees including the people who are within the vicinity of the LGU on the time it was conducted. Evaluation team came from the PDRRM, Red Cross, PNP Provincial Office and BFP Provincial Office.
In August 24-25, 2017, an invitation coming from DILG RO2 informing of a Training for Trainers (TOT) on Listong Pamayanan Roll-out to be attended by the MLGOO, PNP, BFP, MDRRMO and the MSWDO which would form as the LGU team to conduct roll-out of the Listong Pamayanan in the barangay level.
The roll-out is a capacity development intervention that started from the LGU’s and to be cascaded to the community, focusing on the family and household preparedness. It is an advocacy program of the DILG that would help strengthen the preparedness of the LGU’s for disasters using the whole-of-government approach.
After the training, the LGU team scheduled the roll-out on October 11-13, 2017 which was conducted in Nueva Vizcaya State University (NVSU) Farmers Training Center. It was participated by 100 participants coming from the 25 (4 participants in every barangay) barangays in the municipality.
In December 26, 2017, a magnitude 4.8 quake struck an area off the town of Kayapa, around 300 kilometers north of Manila, at 12:12 p.m., the quake was tectonic in origin – or caused by a movement in the Earth’s crust – with a depth of 6 kilometers. Intensity 3, classified by Phivolcs as “weak,” but “felt by many people indoors,” was recorded in Baguio City, over 100 kilometers from Nueva Vizcaya. Intensity 2 was felt in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya (the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said).
After five minutes, another quake hit Kayapa town, this time with a magnitude of 3.8 and depth of only 1 kilometer. Intensity 2 was again felt in Baguio City but was not felt in the municipality of Bayombong.
Again, we are very fortunate that there was no damage brought by these two quakes that hit the Province of Nueva Vizcaya.
Certificate of Recognition awarded to employees for their noteworthy participation during the conducted LGU earthquake drill on Sept. 29, 2017.
Conduct of IEC in disaster preparedness to 4P’s in the barangays and at the LGU-DepEd Gymnasium
Provides assistance to events and activities such as Obra Musika and yearly Zombie Run