September 22, 2022

The Philippine Delegation attends the 9th Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (APMCDRR) 2022 in Brisbane, Australia from 19 to 22 September 2022.

This year’s Conference is co-hosted by the Government of Australia and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). This is the largest Asia-Pacific biennial gathering focused on disaster risk reduction, resilience, and the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

With the theme: “From crisis to resilience: Transforming the Asia-Pacific Region’s Future through Disaster Risk Reduction”, the conference has strong links to the outcomes of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR), hosted by Indonesia last May of this year. The APMCDRR will focus these outcomes on the Asia-Pacific Region and its key outcomes will comprise reports summarizing the key insights emerging from the session. This will form critical regional inputs for the Sendai Framework Midterm Review in May 2023.


NDRRMC first face to face earthquake drill


September 08, 2022

The first face-to-face Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) since the pandemic began was held Thursday morning at the Legazpi Village, Makati City.

Led by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council through the Office of Civil Defense in partnership with the Makati City Local Government Unit, the Makati Central Estate Association (MACEA) and Ayala Land Inc, the ceremonial pressing of the button and a full-scale functional exercise were conducted to test the capacity of the local government to respond in the event of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake.

Department of Science and Technology Secretary Renato Solidum in his message, emphasized the importance of knowing and understanding the risks, strengthening disaster risk governance, investing in Disaster Risk Reduction for resilience, and enhancing disaster preparedness for response and to build better forward.


3Q NSED face to face


September 02, 2022

For the first time since the pandemic, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) through the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) will hold the Third Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill face-to-face on September 8, 2022, 9:00 A.M at the Ayala Property Management Corporation Headquarters, Makati City. This will be live streamed via Civil Defense PH and NDRRMC Facebook pages. Stakeholders are encouraged to conduct drills simultaneously in support of the NSED while strictly observing minimum public health standards. The NDRRMC calls on academic institutions, businesses, private and government offices to ensure compliance to minimum public health standards while conducting evacuation drills


Q3 earthquake drill


September 07, 2022

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council is once again calling on the public to join the Third Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) and do the DUCK, COVER, and HOLD, tomorrow, Thursday, 9:00A.M. The program will begin at 8:00A.M and will be held at the Legazpi Corner, Legazpi Village, Makati City.

This will be attended by Department of National Defense (DND) Undersecretary Franco Nemesio Gacal, Civil Defense Administrator and NDRRMC Executive Director, Undersecretary Raymundo Ferrer, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairperson Carlo Dimayuga III, Makati City Mayor Mar-Len Abigail Binay, and other officials and representatives from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), and Ayala Property Management Corporation.

A full-scale exercise will be conducted to test the response capabilities of the Makati Local Government Unit in the event of a 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake. Scenarios include community evacuation, activation of incident command post, fire suppression, search and rescue in collapsed structures, response to mass casualty incident, and high angle rescue.