The National Disaster Response Plans (NDRP) is the Government of the Philippines’ “multi-hazard” response plan. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), together with the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), and in consultation with National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) member agencies developed and formulated the NDRP. It outlines the processes and mechanisms to facilitate a coordinated response by the national or even at the local level departments / agencies. Local government institutions are responsible for the development and improvement of local response plans relative to their areas of responsibility and underlying risks.
The NDRP embraces all conceivable contingencies, making use of all available resources from the government, non-government organizations (NGOs), private sectors, volunteer groups, and other response operations key actors. It promotes self-reliance and mutual-help, with the full utilization of available resources before seeking assistance from neighboring or higher entities. Since emergency response is a joint responsibility of the National and Local Governments, its effectiveness will depend largely on the level of preparedness done by the different levels of the LGUs (Province, City and Municipality), as well as that of the field offices (FOs) and attached agencies of the different NGAs. The manner of response that will be provided by the National Government through this NDRP relies heavily on the capacities and capabilities of the different levels of the Local Government. The three (3) versions of the NDRP may be viewed and downloaded throught the following links:
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