Intensifying advocacy to strengthen disaster preparedness and resiliency of communities in Tawi-Tawi, Basilan and Lanao del Sur, the Department of the Interior and Local Government - ARMM introduced "Gabay and Mapa para sa Listong Pamilyang Pilipino" during the "Roll Out Training on Listong Pamilyang Pilipino Program."
The "Gabay and Mapa para sa Listong Pamilyang Pilipino" is a disaster preparedness module created by the DILG through the Local Government Academy together with the Department of the Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for the safety and preparedness of the community.
It is imperative that the LGUs be empowered with the capacities to effectively respond and reduce the risks of a calamity. Pursuant to the Republic Act (RA) 10121 also known as the Philippine Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010 which mandated Local Government Units to ensure the safety and resiliency of communities to face the challenges of disasters, the Department has spearheaded Operation LISTO. This is a national advocacy program on disaster preparedness. At present, the DILG is bringing the advocacy to the most vulnerable families and communities, involving them in the program components of Operation L!STO, the L!STONG Pamilyang Pilipino.
During the Training, the characteristics of a "Listong Pamilyang Pilipino" and the courses of action that each family member needs to do before, during and after the occurrence of a calamity or disaster were discussed. DILG Field Officers, the parent leaders, 4Ps staff, representatives of the Social Welfare Development Office (MSWDO) and Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) participated in the said activity.
And to evaluate and test the disaster preparedness of the participants simulation and drills were conducted. The exercises and drills and simulations are excellent tools to assess their preparedness and how they respond to any disaster and for assessing decision making processes, teamwork, and coordination.
The Training on Listong Pamilyang Pilipino Program for the province of Tawi-Tawi was conducted last 5 February 2018 at Beachside Inn & Restaurant, Bongao; Basilan on February 7 at the Provincial Capital, Isabela City and for Lanao del Sur on February 12 at Alemania Hotel, Iligan City. DILG Maguindanao conducted the LISTO Orientation last January 16, 2018.