NDRRMC, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City
26 September 2022
President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. assessed the effects brought by Typhoon ‘Karding’ (international name: Noru) as he led a situation briefing at the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
The President stressed the importance of preparation and close coordination with the local government units (LGUs), saying there is “no such thing as overkill” in preparedness efforts to respond to natural calamities. These include good weather forecast from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), conducting preemptive evacuation in high-risk areas, prepositioning of goods in the different LGUs along the path of Typhoon ‘Karding’, and ensuring stockpiles of food and non-food items.
The attendees in the situation briefing included Department of National Defense (DND) Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Jose Faustino Jr., Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Secretary Antonio Lagdameo Jr., Presidential Management Staff (PMS) Secretary Ma. Zenaida Angping, Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Raphael Lotilla,
Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Ivan John Uy, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Erwin Tulfo, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr., Department of Health (DOH) Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Maria Rosario Vergeire, Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Administrator Undersecretary Raymundo Ferrer, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Undersecretary for Regional Operations Sancho Mabborang, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Bartolome Vicente Bacarro, and Philippine National Police (PNP) Deputy Chief for Administration PLTGEN. Jose Chiquito Malayo.