City calamity fund enough for local emergencies – CDRRMO

The Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) assured that there are enough funds despite the continuous assistance to
other local government units in case of typhoons and calamities.

Lyndon Ancajas, CDRRMO administrative officer, told reporters during the
iSpeak media forum that there’s enough money from the calamity fund and the quick response fund for local emergencies.
“The assistance (the City) has provided is from the quick response fund of
the city and the CDRRMO, along with the City Budget office, assured that
there is an ample amount for the (calamity fund),” he said.

“In a meeting we had last Monday (Sept. 17), the chief of the City
Planning and Development Office has raised the same concern and we have
assured that we will not compromise the city,” he added.

The official said they are already prepared for the expected monsoon,
along with it the risk of landslide and floods, the inter-tropical
convergence zone, and typhoon during the “ber” months.

“Since 2009, during ‘ber’ months, typhoons usually really hit Mindanao
areas,” Ancajas explained. “Aside from the calamity fund, the City Budget Office has also extended that there are other sources of funds to be utilized for disasters,” he added.

The CDRRMO has already conducted early monitoring, especially in the upland barangays and disaster-prone barangays.

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