LATEST PUBLICATIONS
DLSU-AKI Policy Brief, Volume XII, No. 5
Assessing the Potential Impacts of Reducing Philippine Corporate Income Tax and Reforming Sectoral Incentives on Poverty and Employment
DP 2020-23
Innovating Governance: Building Resilience against COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Risks
PN 2020-07
Bottlenecks to formalization of small-scale mining in PH
SEARCA MOSE 2020 10
Technology and Investment Profile of Soybean Roast Products
Publication Detail
PB2019-02: WHO IS IN CHARGE? ENVISIONED DEPARTMENT OF DISASTER RESILIENCE HOPES TO PROVIDE ANSWERS MOVING FORWARD

For a country like the Philippines that is highly vulnerable to risks of disasters with concomitant loss of lives and property, institutional arrangements on preparedness, emergency management, and relief or response are bound to be subject to intense scrutiny especially in terms of responsiveness, effectiveness, and accountability. While the Hyogo Framework for Action on building resilience to disasters calls for a clearly defined coordination structure with decentralized mechanisms and informed engagement, it likewise seeks to establish who has overall responsibility in a disaster. Observations contained in a Commission on Audit (COA) 2014 report, for example, are telling especially given the complexity of large-scale disasters: “…a multi-sectoral, multi-agency and multi-level approach renders it difficult to come up with an appropriate and immediate response, thus delaying critical disaster response and recovery.” Also, “…whenever authority is shared, responsibility is dispersed and resources are scattered, emergency management, command, and control can hardly operate in an expedient manner.”

Congressional Policy, Budget and Research Department
Authors Keywords
Aquino, Manuel, P; Gamboa, Dominador M; Lebrilla, MaLeni, P; Lorenzo, Cynthia, R; Lamberte, Mario B.; CPBRD; DRRM; disaster resilience; policy brief; WHO IS IN CHARGE? ENVISIONED DEPARTMENT OF DISASTER RESILIENCE HOPES TO PROVIDE ANSWERS MOVING FORWARD;
Download PDF Number of Downloads
Published in 2019 and available in the or can be downloaded as full text Downloaded 119 times since May 13, 2020