Missing: Who is in Charge?

by: Ladylyn Lim Mangada

Publication Date: December 4, 2015
Length: 9 pages
Product ID#: 1-002-600

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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.

Teaching Objectives

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.