CDRRMO to Cebu City Council: Require disaster plans for barangays
CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) is asking the City Council to require the barangays to pass their disaster plans.
The CDRRMO has asked the City Council not to approve the barangay annual budgets of those that have not submitted their disaster plans.
The agency submitted to the City Council for their review of the barangays that had passed their disaster plans in both the North and South District.
As of March 11, 2021, twenty-three barangays in the South District have completed or partially completed the disaster plan while 11 have yet to submit any.
These southern barangays that have failed to submit their disaster plans are Babag, Basak Pardo, Bulacao, Calamba, Guadalupe, Inayawan, Kinasang-an, Mambaling, Tabunan, Tag-bao, and Toong.
In the North District, there are at least 31 barangays that have completed or partially completed the disaster plan while 15 have failed to do so.
The northern barangays that have failed to submit their disaster plans are Agsungot, Busay, Cogon Ramos, Kamputhaw, Lahug, Luz, Parian, Pulangbato, San Antonio, San Jose, Sta. Cruz, Sirao, T. Padilla, Tinago, and Zapatera.
Majority of the 26 barangays that failed to provide a disaster plan are urban barangays while six of them are mountain barangays.
“It has been long overdue since we called them many times many times to submit their plans, and yet they have not taken any actions,” said Ramil Ayuman, the CDRRMO head.
“In this regard, the CDRRMO recommends for the barangays who did not comply show explain to your office before of their Annual Budget for 2021,” he said.
Ayuman urged the barangays to comply with the disaster plan because this was necessary for proper preparedness in times of disaster like typhoons, heavy rains, flooding, and earthquakes.
Related Story: Cebu City DRRMO request barangays’ disaster plans
Subscribe to our regional newsletter
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.