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Saturday, August 8, 2015

OCD trains CamSur DRRM officials, responders on RDANA

Ana-Liza S. Macatangay

PILI, Camarines Sur, Aug. 8 (PIA) -- The Office of Civil Defese (OCD) in Bicol trained disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) officials and responders on Rapid Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis (RDANA) Training Course aimed to institutionalize disaster response by providing a quick snapshot of the disaster situation on the ground through a composite team that will be deployed during a calamity.

Ezequiel Q. Dumaguin, officer in charge of Training Unit of the OCD Bicol, explained RDANA is a disaster-response tool patterned after the methodology developed by the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).

The system, according to him, is used immediately during the early and critical state of an onset of a disaster, which identifies the magnitude of a disaster by focusing on the general impact on the society and the people’s coping capacity.

Dumaguin added that the 3-training formed part of the capacity-building initiated by the OCD to give DRRM practitioners in Camarines Sur appropriate training considering that it is the largest province in the Bicol Region. This is also where the Bicol River Basin is located which is the source of major floods in the Province.

“One thing for sure, Bicol Region is a target of a disaster in any given time. So, we might as well be prepared while the weather condition is still fine. This training is an effort to capacitate the local government units as well as give the DRRM practitioners ability to speed up, standardize and readily make an RDANA report which by law, should be the basis for the declaration of the state-of-calamity,” Domaguin elaborated.

Participants to the Training Course were briefed on the concept of RDANA, its background, objectives, process0es, and linkages to the Philippine DRRM System by Dumaguin and Jeric dela Rosa, Training Specialist 1 of the OCD Region 5.  Concept of operations and assessment methodologies, and determine the preparations for an RDANA mission was also discussed by Kristian Tabisaura, Operations Officer of OCD Region I.

As concluding activity, participants were asked to apply the appropriate RDANA knowledge and skills in group and simulation exercises.

There were forty-one (41) participants to the Training Course composed of DRRM practitioners from the municipalities of Camarines Sur and representatives from the different government agencies namely: Department of Education (DepEd), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Philippine Red Cross (PRC), Philippine Army (PA), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Philippine National Police (PNP), Provincial Health Office (PHO), Provincial Government, Environment Disaster Management and Emergency Response Office (EDMERO), and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA).

 “It is hoped that after the training, the participants will become force-multipliers that will help in the Province when the time comes that RDANA is needed”, Domaguid concluded.  (MAL/LSM, JRM-PIA5/Camarine Sur)

 - See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/861439020326/ocd-trains-camsur-drrm-officials-responders-on-rdana#sthash.DEOn702b.dpuf

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