DO 54, s. 1988 – Creation of Local Relief Service and Disaster Monitoring Committees

June 27, 1988
DO 54, s. 1988
Creation of Local Relief Service and Disaster Monitoring Committees

To: Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Bureau Directors/Cultural Agency Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Superintendents
Chief of Service and Heads of Centers/Units

  1. It has been noted that there is a need to further improve the DECS’ relief and monitoring services at various levels whenever there is a calamity or disaster. In this regard, the officials concerned are directed to formally organize their permanent relief service and disaster monitoring committees.
  2. Among other things, the committees shall perform the following functions: (a) gather accurate feedback on the damages brought about by natural and man-made disasters/calamities on school plants and facilities; (b) render fast and accurate reports to appropriate offices/agencies regarding the damages to school properties and to recommend actions to be undertaken; and (c) assist government as well as non-government agencies engaged in evacuation and relief services.
  3. It is desired that committees shall be organized at the district division and regional levels. All feedback reports should be done one day after the occurrence of the disaster/calamity. All reports coming from the lower level should pass through the regional committee for cross-checking. In turn, the regional committee will immediately submit all feedback reports to the Educational Information Division, Technical Service, DECS, Palacio del Gobernador, Intramuros, Manila.
  4. The immediate dissemination of this Order to all officials concerned is desired.


Reference: None
Allotment: 1-2–(M.O. 1-87)

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