The joint bodies of the Municipal Peace and Order Council (MPOC), Municipal Council for the Protection of Children (MCPC), Municipal Anti – Drug Abuse Council (MADAC) and Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) were presented with the 2011 MDRRM Plan Implementation Report as of August 2011 by MDRRM Officer, Engr. Gerry Araneta during their meeting last August 23, 2011.
With MDRRM’s vision, “a highly responsive a and proactive community working towards a safe environment and progressive society” and mission, “ensure the efficient and effective emergency response and disaster preparedness with active participation of the community, the report narrated the programs and activities successfully conducted as of August 2011 and the presentation of plans and programs for 2012.
Disaster Risk Reduction Management/Climate Change Adaptation was successfully integrated into the revised Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) for 2011-2020 presented during the CLUP Workshop on January 14, 2011.
The establishment of a MDRRMC Office and Operation Center was successfully completed to provide focused service for MDRRM concerns.
Technical assistance program on hazard mapping and risk assessment with Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) managed by the World Bank. Rapid visual screening of buildings for potential various hazards was done on July 26, 2011.
Strengthening and capacitating the Jagna Emergency Medical Rescue Unit (JEMRU) thru trainings on Basic Life Support and High Angle Rescue last March 28 to 31.
Ongoing dredging and declogging of rivers and estuaries in the town has removed the danger of flooding and overflowing among the rivers plying the town.
Successfully conduct of fire drill at the Jagna Public Market and earthquake drill at the Municipal Hall.
Installation of early warning device (motor siren) for emergency use at the Jagna Public Market and another one in Barangay Mayana.
Purchase of ready equipment for emergency use such as 2 megaphones, a chainsaw, two-way radio, fire extinguishers, shovels, etc.
The repair of the damaged Balili Irrigation Facility brought by flashfloods on March 16, 2011 thru funding from the Calamity Fund.
Purchase of medical supplies and rescue equipment for JEMRU.
The conduct of tree growing activity last June 25 at barangay Pangdan and July 21 in barangay Can-upao and along the highway in Tubod Monte.
An ongoing partnership with the Bohol Island State University (BISU) on the case study “Modeling and Evaluation of Risks from Water – Induced Erosion and Landslide in Calabacita, Boctol and Mayana.
Various rescue operations and landslide area assessments were completed.
Pending MDRRM activities for implementation in 2011 are as follows: Environmental Issues Forum with DENR, BEMO, BFAR personnel; ongoing River and Creek Clean-up; Installation of early warning indicators; contingency planning in Mayana; purchase of portable generator and warning signages, caution signs and traffic signs has to be installed.
With emphasis on the contribution of the JEMRU towards the achievement of goals set by the Municipal DRRM for 2011, most of the plans and activities has been accomplished with the conduct of the foregoing activities. It has proved to be effective in its mission as well as slowly been complying with the vision of a participative community in emergency response and disaster preparedness.
Making the barangays understand the importance of an integrated and concerted effort towards the achievement of the MDRRM Plan for 2011 has effectively paved the way to a smooth implementation of such plans.