Members of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, chaired by Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, approved P 45 million worth of proposed programs, projects and activities for disaster response and mitigation for next year 2021.
Next year’s 5% calamity fund, which amounts to P 45 million is divided into two: 30% for Quick Response Fund at P13.5 million and the 70% amounting to P 31.5 million for disaster preparedness, prevention and mitigation.
Among the significant allocations under the proposed budget include: P 3.5 million for preventive measures against COVID-19; P 4 million for construction and rehabilitation of shoreline protection in coastal barangays; P 5 million for implementation of Community Based Monitoring System with DRRM Climate Change Adaptation Indicator; P 1.3 million procurement of disaster equipment and monitoring hardware; P 1 million for simulation exercises at various levels and sectors; P 4 million for the purchase of preparedness equipment and equipage (ambulance, emergency vehicles); P 1 million for relief and assistance to victims of disaster; P 1 million for provisions of tents and other temporary shelter facilities; P 1 million for rehabilitation of damaged infrastructure facilities and evacuation centers and P 13.5 million for the purchase of food, non-food items services and other expenses for relief and recovery programs.
The proposed budget will be presented before the City Council for approval of the required annual appropriation ordinance.