Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tragedy in the Country

The Philippines is disaster-prone being located in the Pacific rim of fire (earthquake and volcanic eruptions) and typhoon belt (about 20 typhoons every year).

In 1978, the inter-agency National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) was established under Presidential Decree 1566. NDCC has a comprehensive disaster management framework, which includes mitigation, preparedness, response, and rehabilitation.

Because of inadequate resources, actual performance falls short of expectations in the above areas.

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