Ordinance Creating La Carlota CDRRMO Unanimously Ok’d
An ordinance, “Creating the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office in La Carlota City and Providing Funds Therefore and For Other Purposes”, authored by Vice Mayor Dr. Rex R. Jalando-on and sponsored by Committee on Police, Fire and Public Safety Chairman SPM Jacob E. Liansing, SPM Jaime Manuel H. Mariño and Richard Sebastian S Benedicto as members, was unanimously approved during the regular session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of La Carlota recently.
LA CARLOTA CITY Vice Mayor Dr. Rex R. Jalando-on, author of the ordinance creating the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (right, photo above) and sponsor-SPM Jacob Liansing, Chairman, Committee on Police, Fire and Public Safety (right), at the regular session of Sangguniang Panlungsod of La Carlota.*(Jun de los Reyes / NDB photos)
The ordinance states that R. A. 10121, the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and R.A. 2010 with its implementing Rules and Regulations Joint Memorandum Circular of DBM, DILG, NDRRMC and CSC 2014 recognizes risk patterns across the country and directs the strengthening of local government capacities on disaster risk reduction and management through decentralized power responsibilities and resources.
R.A. 10121 Sec. 12 provides to establish a City Risk Reduction and Management Office and the CDRRMC and shall be responsible for setting the direction, development, implementation and coordination of disaster risk management with their territorial jurisdiction.
Section 458 (a) R.A. 7160 (lLocal Government Code), Sangguniang Panlungsod shall enact ordinances, approve resolutions and appropriate funds for the general welfare of the Local Government and its inhabitants. It mandates every LGU to design and implement its own organization structure and staffing pattern taking into consideration its service requirements and financial capability, subject to the minimum standards and guidelines prescribed by the Civil Service Commission.
Executive Order 11, Series of 2010, 11a, Series 2010 and 14 Series of 2017 of the City Mayor to establish an Office of CDRRMO of La Carlota and the CDRRMC and the Plantilla of Personnel an Appropriation for the said office carried over every fiscal year via the Annual Appropriation Ordinance to oversee the Disaster Management Plans of the City of La Carlota with the aim of sparing the City of La Carlota from disaster conditions and mitigating the effects of natural and/or man-made hazards.
Whereas, there is a need to institutionalize via an enabling Ordinance, where it is more permanent in nature, the creation of the CDRMMO and Council to conform with R.A. 10121 and its implementing Rules and Regulations and to strengthen the three (3) Executive Orders of the City Mayor.*(Jun de los Reyes)