Quezon Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office


The Provincial Government of Quezon will:
  • Provide for the protection of its people, property, infrastructure, and material resources in order to minimize injury, loss of life, and damage to property resulting from any kind of disaster.
  • Provide for continuity of management function, damage assessment, public and private and immediate attention to the re-establishment of normal operations so as to restore the normal economic whenever disaster strikes.
  • Provide for the incorporation of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in its development programs.
  • Vision

    “Resilient province founded on political, economic and empowered community that have a responsive local government that can manage own resources towards sustainable development and a well-prepared family in response to emergency.”

    Organization’s Brief Description

  • Zero casualties
  • To prepare communities and institutions to act and be equipped with knowledge and capacities for effective disaster risk management at times of disaster in order to reduce losses and damage to and property.
  • To provide a basis for the establishment of policies and procedures which will assure maximum and efficient utilization of all resources in Quezon Province to minimize the loss of life and/or injury to the population, and protect and conserve resources, facilities and property from any potential hazard threats.
  • To contribute to the strengthening of early warning and early response to disaster hazard threats and disaster situations.
  • To strengthen policy, technical and institutional capacities in provincial, district and community levels, including those related to technology, training, and human and material resources.
  • To promote and support dialogue, collaboration and coordination and exchange of information among stakeholders involved in early warning, disaster risk management, disaster response, development and other relevant agencies and institutions at all levels, with the aim of fostering a holistic approach towards disaster risk reduction and sustainable development.
  • To promote regular disaster preparedness exercises, including evacuation drills, with a view to ensuring rapid and effective disaster response and access to essential food and non-food relief supplies, as appropriate, to local needs.
  • To advocates the promotion and establishment of emergency funds, where and as appropriate, to support disaster preparedness, mitigation, response,

    A. Approve, monitor and evaluate the implementation of the LDRRMPs and regularly review and test the plan consistent with other national and local planning programs;
    B. 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;
    C. Recommend the implementation of forced or preemptive evacuation of local residents, if necessary; and
    D. Convene the local council once every three months or as necessary.
    A. Design, program, and coordinate disaster risk reduction and management activities consistent with the National Council’s standards and guidelines;
    B. Facilitate and support risk assessments and contingency planning activities at the local level;
    C. Consolidate local disaster risk information which includes natural hazards, vulnerabilities, and climate change risks, and maintain a local risk map;
    D. Organize and conduct training, orientation, and knowledge management activities on disaster risk reduction and management at the local level;
    E. 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 within rural communities;
    F. Formulate and implement a comprehensive and’ integrated LDRRMP in accordance with the national, regional and provincial framework, and policies on disaster risk reduction in close coordination with the local development councils (LDCs);
    G. Prepare and submit to the local sanggunian through the LDRRMC and the LDC the annual LDRRMO Plan and budget, the proposed programming of the LDRRMF, other dedicated disaster risk reduction and management resources, and other regular funding source/s and budgetary support of the LDRRMO/BDRRMC;
    H. Conduct continuous disaster monitoring and mobilize instrumentalities and entities of the LGUs, 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 procedures;
    I. Identify, assess and manage the hazards vulnerabilities and risks that may occur in their locality;
    J. Disseminate information and raise public awareness about those hazards, vulnerabilities and risks, their nature, effects, early warning signs and countermeasures;
    K. Identify and implement cost· effective risk reduction measures/strategies;
    L. Maintain a database of human resource, equipment, directories, and location of critical infrastructures and their capacities such as hospitals and evacuation centers;
    M. Develop, strengthen and operationalize mechanisms for partnership or networking with the private sector, CSOs, and volunteer groups;
    N. 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 in its area;
    O. Organize, train, equip and supervise the local emergency response teams and the ACDVs, ensuring that humanitarian aid workers are equipped with basic skills to assist mothers to breastfeed;
    P. 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 can find help with breastfeeding, feed and care for their babies and give support to each other;
    Q. Within its area, promote and raise public awareness of and compliance with this Act and legislative provisions relevant to the purpose of this Act;
    R. Serve as the secretariat and executive arm of the LDRRMC;
    S. Coordinate other disaster risk reduction and management activities;
    T. Establish linkage/network with other LGUs for disaster risk reduction and emergency response purposes;
    U. Recommend through the LDRRMC the enactment of local ordinances consistent with the requirements of this Act;
    V. Implement policies, approved plans and programs of the LDRRMC consistent with the policies and guidelines laid down in this Act;
    W. Establish a Provincial/City/Municipal/Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Operations Center;
    X. Prepare and submit, through the LDRRMC and the LDC, the report on the utilization of the LDRRMF and other dedicated disaster risk reduction and management resources to the local Commission on Audit (COA), copy furnished the regional director of the OCD and the Local Government Operations Officer of the DILG; and
    Y. Act on other matters that may be authorized by the LDRRMC.


    Service Offered

  • Conduct Trainings/Seminars/Orientation
  • Conduct Simulation Drills/Exercises
  • Distributing/Posting of IEC Materials
  • Secretariat of PDRRMC Meetings
  • Conducts PDRA/RDANA Meetings
  • Monitoring of LDRRM Fund
  • Technical Assistance and Formulation of DRRM-related plans
  • Dissemination of Weather Advisories/Bulletins -Monitoring thru EWS Devices
  • Infrastructure Auditing
  • Community Risk and Hazard/Vulnerability Assessment
  • Conduct RDANA and PDANA -Improvement of Communication System (Radio and Satellite Phone)
  • Site Inspection of Evacuation Centers
  • Emergency Response Operations
  • Medical Standby Assistance