Jerry Uy, a council member in Tacloban City, Philippines is fed up with the disaster response of the city after recent calamities, especially Typhoon Haiyan. Local/national wranglings have left the council member wondering who is in charge. No one seems to want to take responsibility and residents are suffering as a result. He is wondering if a disaster risk reduction management office should be created to manage mitigation, response, and aid.
Missing: Who is in Charge?
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After reading and discussing the material, students should:
- Discuss the role of a LDRRMO in disaster management.
- Examine the risks of an unassembled or dysfunctional LDRRMO.
- Appraise the factors behind an unassembled and dysfunctional LDRRMO.