Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management

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Republic of the Philippines
CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES
FOURTEENTH CONGRESS
Third Regular Session

REPUBLIC ACT NO. ____

AN ACT
STRENGTHENING THE PHILIPPINE DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, PROVIDING FOR THE NATIONAL
DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK AND
INSTITUTIONALIZING THE NATIONAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
AND MANAGEMENT PLAN, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
SECTION 1. Title. – This Act shall be known as the “Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010”.
Sec. 2. Declaration of Policy. – It shall be the policy of the State to: (a)

Uphold the people’s constitutional rights to life and property by addressing

the root causes of vulnerabilities to disasters, strengthening the country’s institutional capacity for disaster risk reduction and management and building the resilience of local communities to disasters including climate change impacts;

(b)

Adhere to and adopt the universal norms, principles, and standards of

humanitarian assistance and the global effort on risk reduction as concrete expression of the country’s commitment to overcome human sufferings due to recurring disasters; (c)

Incorporate

internationally

accepted

principles

of

disaster

risk

management in the creation and implementation of national, regional and local sustainable development and poverty reduction strategies, policies, plans and budgets; (d)

Adopt a disaster risk reduction and management approach that is holistic,

comprehensive, integrated, and proactive in lessening the socio-economic and environmental impacts of disasters including climate change, and promotes the

involvement and participation of all sectors and all stakeholders concerned, at all levels, especially the local community;
(e)

Develop, promote, and implement a comprehensive National Disaster

Risk Reduction and Management Plan (NDRRMP) that aims to strengthen the capacity of the National Government and the local government units (LGUs), together with partner stakeholders, to build the disaster resilience of communities, and to institutionalize arrangements and measures for reducing disaster risks, including projected climate risks, and enhancing disaster preparedness

and response

capabilities at all levels;
(f)

Adopt and implement a coherent, comprehensive, integrated, efficient and

responsive disaster risk reduction program incorporated in the development plan at various levels of government adhering to the principles of good governance such as transparency and accountability within the context of poverty alleviation and environmental protection;

(g)

Mainstream disaster risk reduction and climate change in development

processes such as policy formulation, socio-economic development planning, budgeting, and governance, particularly in the areas of environment, agriculture, water, energy, health, education, poverty reduction, land-use and urban planning, and public infrastructure and housing, among others;

(h)

Institutionalize the policies, structures, coordination mechanisms and

programs with continuing budget appropriation on disaster risk reduction from national down to local levels towards building a disaster-resilient nation and communities; (i)

Mainstream disaster risk reduction into the peace process and conflict

resolution approaches in order to minimize loss of lives and damage to property, and ensure that communities in conflict zones can immediately go back to their normal lives during periods of intermittent conflicts;

(j)

Ensure that disaster risk reduction and climate change measures are

gender responsive, sensitive to indigenous knowledge systems, human rights;

2

and respectful

of

(k)

Recognize the local risk patterns across the country and strengthen the

capacity of LGUs for...
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