Quezon City Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Office
- Quezon City Hall Complex, Kalayaan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
- 8988-4242 loc. 8038 / 8928-4396
- [email protected]
- Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council
Monday to Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
For Emergency : 24/7
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (QCDRRMC) addresses the needs of the local government when it comes to preparation, prevention, and mitigation of any disaster, in any given situation. QCDRRMC was made to strengthen the disaster approach of the local government of Quezon City amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and other existing hazards due to the geographic location of the Philippines.
To institutionalize an effective, efficient, and outcome based DRRM – CCA with Stakeholders which provides programs aligned with Disaster Preparedness, Prevention and Mitigation, Response, and Recovery and Rehabilitation.
To be a global model of excellence in Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management for its integrated DRRM System fostering a sustainable, safe, progressive, adaptive, and resilient Quezon City.
- Republic Act 10121 Otherwise Known As The “Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction And Management Act Of 2010”
- EO 23 s 2010 Organizing The Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction And Management Council (Qcdrrmc), Redefining Its Functions, Providing For Its Composition And For Other Purposes, Pursuant To R.A. No. 10121.
- City Ordinance No. SP-2290, Ordinance Creating The Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction And Management Office (QCDRRMO), Defining Its Composition, Appropriating Funds Thereof And For Other Purposes.
Serve with honor, integrity, and professionalism.
Provide adequate information and resolve issues promptly and accurately.
Provide feedback mechanisms and immediately respond to complaints.
Be timely and prompt in delivering our services.
Treat everyone with respect, fairness, dignity, and nondiscrimination.
Attend to all requesting parties who are within the premises of the office prior to the end of official working hours and during lunch breaks.
- Operations and Warning Section Services
- Administrative and Training Section Services
- Research and Planning Section Services
- Disinfection and Cleaning Operations Against Spread of COVID-19
In the battle against time to prevent community spread of COVID-19, QCDRRMO, in partnership with volunteer firefighting groups and the Bureau of Fire Protection, disinfects outdoor and indoor spaces, building facades, healthcare and quarantine facilities, and public buildings on daily basis as part of its response against COVID-19.
The daily disinfection and cleaning operations are supported by a standard protocol established by the city based on official guidelines issued by the Department of Health and the World Health Organization.
- “New Normal” Preparedness for the Rainy Season and in Fire Situation
As a Gawad KALASAG awardee, QCDRRMO leads the effort to review its preparedness measures for the rainy season and response protocols for fire situations and thus adopted a set of “New Normal” protocols for strengthening the capacities of communities to anticipate, cope, and recover from possible losses and adverse impacts in emergencies during the rainy season and in fire situations.
- Free, Safe, and Secure Transit of COVID-19 Patients
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the City Government through QCDRRMO has been transporting suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases to and from homes, hospitals, and community caring facilities. In addition to the transportation services provided by the Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTS), QCDRRMO provides free ambulatory services around the clock to ensure safe transit for suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases and prevent further transmission among patients.
Since February 2020, aside from being the Training Facility of QCDRRMO, the Regional Evacuation Center has also been the hub for the City’s logistical supplies to effectively respond to COVID-19. The Logistics and Training Section provides support to all the offices in the City Government, QC-Owned Hospitals, 142 Barangays (which includes Special Concerned Area Lockdown), Isolation Facilities, Community Based Testing Sites, Vaccination Sites, National Government Offices, and Private Institutions.
- Drainage Masterplan
QCDRRMO leads the partnership with the University of the Philippines – Resilience Institute in developing a Drainage Master Plan (DMP) for the City. The DMP project seeks to develop and select the best solutions, such as physical modifications and upgrades, necessary for drainage and flood management improvements in Quezon City.
The DMP covers all of the City’s 142 Barangays, and integrates all 44 tributaries and five major river systems that pass through the City’s jurisdiction with the man-made drainage systems built by the various Government agencies involved with drainage and roadworks. It is noted that the DMP also covers flooding and other drainage challenges experienced at the City’s borders with its adjacent LGUs.
- Barangay DRRM Plan Mentoring
The QCDRRM Council is recognized as leading the country for two (2) years in a row in terms of DRRM- CCA. The City leads by example to other LGUs in terms of proactiveness in DRRM and in building resilience for the communities. In keeping up with this standard, the QC DRRM Office ensures that Barangay DRRM Committees within the city are also able to keep a certain standard in DRRM to effectively anticipate, cope, and recover from the impacts of emergency occurrences and disasters at the local level. QCDRRMO mentors the BDRRMCs through quality-based local DRRM planning and budgeting so that they may be able to efficiently carry out their responsibilities and duties in preparing for any hazard.
- Contingency Planning
QCDRRMO initiated the formulation of Contingency Planning to strengthen the City’s resilience against natural or human-induced disasters by identifying the vision, policy framework, and strategies capitalized on disaster risk reduction and management in Quezon City. The Contingency Plan details the standard response operations during a worst-case scenario for hazards such as earthquake, flooding, and stampede, following the prescribed revised guidelines of the Office of the Civil Defense.
- Public Service Continuity Planning
QCDRRMO developed a Public Service Continuity Plan consisting of internal capacities and recovery requirements, as well as providing operational actions, processes, and strategies that will be carried out by Offices and Departments under the local government of Quezon City in case a disruption on government practices, system, and/or processes occurs.
- Facilitating Risk Assessments
The conduct of Risk Assessment within the Local Government, particularly in barangays, are regularly facilitated and supervised by QCDRRM Office alongside its partners in the Prevention and Mitigation Committee.
- LDRRM Planning
The preventive approach serves as a reference for the development of the City’s Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Plan (LDRRMP) and the implementation of disaster risk reduction and management at local level
- Training Efforts
The QCDRRMO organizes and conducts trainings, orientations, and knowledge management activities on DRRM at the local level. Since its establishment in 2015, the QCDRRMO has led in the implementation of the training program for DRRM in the communities and city government, along with spearheading the conduct of earthquake drills across the city, honing communities on their preparedness for earthquake hazards.
- Contribution to Plans of Other Cities
QCDRRMO conducted a Community-Based Risk Reduction and Management (CBDRRM) Workshop in 2019. The said training was attended by different barangay personnel and community people from different cities in Metro Manila. The workshop aimed to teach the participants of the workshop the importance of CBDRRM in the community and equip them with basic knowledge of the CBDRRM and how to cascade the knowledge they acquired in their respective communities.
Sec. Ricardo T. Belmonte Jr.
Secretary to the Mayor / Officer-In-Charge, QCDRRMO
8988-4242 Loc. 8038
|Sections||Officer Name||Office Address||Contact Information|
|Emergency Operations Center||Ms. Marie Hope G. Capicenio|
Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer II / Manager, Emergency Operations Center
|3rd floor, DRRM Building, Kalayaan Ave. Diliman, Quezon City||8988-4242 Loc. 7245|
|Finance & Administration Section||Ms. Cherry Blessing Menguito-Gutierrez|
Supervising Administrative Officer IV/ Chief, Admin and Finance Section
|2nd floor, DRRM Building, Kalayaan Ave. Diliman, Quezon City||8988-4242 Loc. 8038|
|Logistics & Training Section||Ms. Ma. Cinderella A. Garcia, MGM|
Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer III / Chief, Logistic & Training Section
|2nd floor, Regional Evac Center/ Disaster Training Center, Fairview Barangay Complex Dahlia Avenue, Barangay Fairview Quezon City||8988-4242 loc. 8038|
|Operations & Warning Section||Mr. Edward N. Castillo Jr. MPA|
Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer II / Chief, Operations and Warning Section
|2nd floor, DRRM Building, Kalayaan Ave. Diliman, Quezon City||8928-4396|
|Research & Planning Section||EnP Ma. Bianca D. Perez, MPA|
Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer III / Chief, Research and Planning Section
|2nd floor, DRRM Building, Kalayaan Ave. Diliman, Quezon City||8988-4242 Loc. 8038|
NON-COVID INCIDENT RESPONSE
- IRISE-UP (INTELLIGENT, RESILIENT & INTEGRATED SYSTEMS FOR THE URBAN POPULATION)
The iRISE-UP is the QCDRRMO’s integrated ICT solution that integrates monitoring systems of the City’s early warning devices, remote sensors, data loggers, and field equipment dedicated for monitoring of water levels in the rivers and observation of weather parameters such as rainfall amount, temperature, pressure, humidity. The system includes the collection and processing of data from early warning devices, remote sensors, data loggers, and field equipment dedicated for monitoring of water levels in the rivers and observation of weather parameters such as rainfall amount, temperature, pressure, humidity through the use of state-of-the-art Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technologies and an IP-based public paging and alarm system.
- INCIDENT RESPONSE BY QCDRRMO OPERATIONS AND WARNING SECTION
The Operations and Warning section is in-charge of all matters related to early warning systems, coordination of DRRM activities, and handling of all kinds of emergency services within the city’s jurisdiction.
Since its establishment, the QCDRRMO has demonstrated its capability to handle emergency operations and disaster response. In normal situations in which disaster response is not required from the Office, the QCDRRMO Rescue provides 24/7 emergency medical services and consequence management to incidents reported through the QC 122 hotline.
The Gawad Kalasag Seal is a mandatory assessment of LDRRM Councils and Offices of provinces, cities and municipalities in the entire country. The GK Seal was cancelled in May 2021, citing the continuing pandemic and to give due consideration on the COVID-19 response functions of the primary implementors of the GK which are the Local LDRRM Councils.
Despite the cancellation of the said assessment, Quezon City was still able to comply. QCDRRMO will thus use this Certification of Compliance in the Seal of Good Local Governance which has included the GK Seal as among its indicators for assessment for good governance. The results of the assessment under the GK Seal shall also be used by the QCDRRMO to provide standards, guidance and directions in ensuring and sustaining efforts in implementing comprehensive DRRM-CCA programs.
QCDRRMO Citizen's Charter 2020
Quezon City Risk Atlas - January 6, 2014
Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Plan 2021-2027