Whether human-induced or natural hazards, disasters can happen anytime, anywhere, especially to vulnerable people and environments. It has been prompted to reduce impacts of disasters by building Disaster Risk Reduction and Management through the resiliency of communities. DRRM is a systematic effort to analyze and manage the causes of disasters by reducing the vulnerabilities and enhancing capacities in order to lessen the adverse impacts of hazards and the probability of disasters.
In order to minimize, if not totally avoid losses and injuries to lives and damages to properties caused by hazards across Towns/Provinces and communities, each Barangay should formulate Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction Management Plan to strengthen disaster preparedness, upgrade local disaster response capacity, and facilitate procedures for the receipt of early warning of impending threats to most vulnerable communities.
The Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction Management Plan of Barangay Alang-Alang was organized after the Super Typhoon Yolanda. The plan was prepared in collaboration with the different government agencies, civic and international humanitarian organizations. Series of Orientation and Workshop were conducted and different tools/assessment were used to address the underlying factors behind the residents vulnerability thus increases capacities to adjust or manage the impacts of hazards and disasters.