The Local Government Unit (LGU) of the Municipality of Bulusan in the province of Sorsogon now employs a holistic approach to DRRM by coming up with its local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Plan formulated in accordance with the local DRRM plan template prescribed by the NDRRMC. The local DRRM Plan of Bulusan is now anchored on the four thematic areas of disaster management, namely: Disaster Prevention and Mitigation; Disaster Preparedness; Disaster Response; and Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery- consistent with national DRRM framework. This local DRRM plan of LGU Bulusan signals the advent of a new disaster management system departing from the old system which was focused more on disaster response and relief operations.
The above said disaster management plan is now being drafted by the members of the Bulusan Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council chaired by Hon. Domingo S. Halum, Bulusan Mayor, at the Boracay Bistro Resort, Dancalan, Bulusan, Sorsogon.
The Office of Civil Defense, Region 5 under Dir. Bernardo R. Alejandro IV, Chairperson of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, Region 5 (RDRRMC5) provided technical assistance in the formulation of said plan within a period of three (3) days. The concrete output of this 3-day activity is a semi-final draft of the Bulusan DRRM Plan which serves as a roadmap in the implementation of the DRRM program in LGU Bulusan with an overall vision making barangay residents of LGU Bulusan safer, more adaptive and disaster resident towards sustainable and inclusive development and poverty reduction.