QC adopts updated disaster contingency plan

MANILA The Quezon City government has approved on Monday an updated disaster contingency plan (DCP).

The disaster contingency plan is updated annually to further develop and capacitate the previous year's plan.

Quezon City Risk Reduction Management Council (QCDRRMC) head Michael Marasigan said one of the highlights of the updated DCP include checking and monitoring of buildings and other infrastructures to ensure their resiliency against tremors and possible collapse.

Binigyan tayo ng (We were given) new formats at new mechanism and components kung papaano natin ito mas mapapaganda (on how we can make this more efficient), Marasigan said in an interview.

Marasigan said everything must be put into practice and not just planning.

Dapat pina-practice din natin 'yung plano regularly. Makikita natin 'yung effectivity nito sa mga drills at simulation exercises (We should practice the plan regularly as well. We will be able to see its effectivity in the drills and simulation exercises), he added.

The plan also prepares the cooperation of local hospitals and health centers with the Philippine Blood Center and other blood banks to provide ample supply of blood for would-be victims and other health-related concerns.

It has been adopted as the main strategy to be employed by national government agencies to ensure earthquake resiliency.

Source: Philippine News Agency

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