Tuesday, July 23, 2019

PDRRMO's Response Capacity

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MOA with NFA

The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) MOA Signingand the National Food Authority (NFA) entered into an agreement that the former shall procure rice from the latter in times of calamities in the province of Batangas.  The signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was highlighted during the 2018 1st Quarter PDRRM full Council Meeting last April 4, 2018.

Hon. Hermilando I. Mandanas, Governor and Chairperson of the PDRRMC represented the provincial government while Mr. Miguel S. Tecson, Provincial Manager, signed in behalf of the National Food Authority.  

Gov. Mandanas stressed that everytime a calamity affects our province, our people's concern is for food, particularly rice.  The Governor appreciated the efforts of the National Food Authority to support the province of Batangas for cheaper price of rice.  Although we have enough supply of rice in the province due to supply of our neigboring provinces like Mindoro.  He further reported that the rice production of Batangas Province is less than 20% of its actual consumption.

Full context of this MOA shall be uploaded under the "About PDRRMO" menu soon.

Typhoons that Hit Batangas
2006 2008 2009 2011 2012 2013 2014  2015


Frank Ondoy Dodong Ofel Maring Glenda


Milenyo   Peping Kabayan   Yolanda Mario Nona
Reming   Santi Pedring     Ruby  


       Record of Damaged Houses
  2006-2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 TOTAL
Partially Damaged 10,113 28 2,588 28,112 6 40,857
Totally Damaged 15,902 50 6,343 4,406 1 26,702


LGUs with Highest Number of Damaged Houses
Totally Damaged
Partially Damaged
San Juan 7,892  Nasugbu 10,331
Nasugbu 3,960  Calaca 5,578
Balayan 2,334  Lemery 4,980
Tuy 2,023  Lian 4,948
Taal 1,874  Tuy 3,868
Calaca 1,866  San Juan 2,827
Ibaan 1,705  Cuenca 2,616
Rosario 1,696  Mataas na Kahoy 2,051
San Nicolas 1,683  Ibaan 1,991
Mataas na Kahoy 1,669  Laurel 1,667



Number of Evacuees   
  2006-2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Total
Inside Evacuation Centers 2,876 251 99 485 298 4,009
Outside Evacuation Centers  13,429 1,777 3,901 43,011 97 62,215


Record of Casualties 
  2006-2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
Dead 27 8 0 12 47
Injured 50 1 0 19 70
Missing 22 0 0 1 23


LGUs with Highest Number of Evacuees   
 Inside Evacuation Centers Outside Evacuation Centers 
Lobo 698  Nasugbu 13,086
Lipa City 682  Calaca 7,298
Batangas City 577  Balayan 6,882
Balayan 455  Lian 6,663
Balete 404  Lemery 6,324
Lemery 404  San Juan 5,595
Malvar 395  Lobo 4,484
Mataas na Kahoy 394  Cuenca 4,039
     Batangas City 3,949
     Padre Garcia 3,895


Damages to Properties (in Php)
  2006-2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
Infrastructure 1,330,091,012 120,941,465 9,590,000 313,636,500 1,774,258,977


1,107,000 37,800 1,034,650 672,909,051
Crops 1,282,871,699 57,907,683 25,990,732 65,525,181 562,915,302
Total 3,960,887,913 179,954,148 35,618,532 380,196,331 4,556,656,924


LGUs with Highest Amount of Damage to Infrastructure, Livestock and Crops 
Infrastructure Livestock  Crops
Lemery Lobo San Juan
Lobo Taal Lipa City
Tuy Calaca Taal
Nasugbu Lian Lemery
Talisay Tuy Calaca
Calaca San Luis Calatagan
Lian Lipa City Lian
San Juan Rosario Lobo
Mataas na Kahoy Tingloy Sto. Tomas
Ibaan   Ibaan

What is Vehicle Extrication?

VexPixVehicle extrication is the process of removing a vehicle from around a person who has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, when conventional means of exit are impossible or inadvisable. A delicate approach is needed to minimize injury to the victim during the extrication. This operation is typically accomplished by using chocks and bracing for stabilization and hydraulic tools, including the Jaws of Life.

The basic extrication process consists of, but is not limited to, six steps:

  • the protection of the accident scene, to avoid a risk of another collision (marking out the scene with cones or flares (not advisable if gasoline is leaking), lighting) and of fire (e.g. switching off the ignition, putting vehicle in park, disconnecting the battery, placing absorbing powder on oil and gasoline pools, fire extinguisher and fire hose ready to use);
  • patient triage and initial medical assessment of the patient by a qualified medical rescuer;
  • securing the vehicle to prevent the unexpected movement (e.g. falling in a ditch), and the movements of the suspension, either of which could cause an unstable trauma wound or cause injury to the rescuers; a vehicle should never be moved, it should always be secured.
  • the opening of the vehicle and the deformation of the structure (such as removing a window) to allow the intervention of a first responder, of a paramedic or of a physician inside the vehicle to better assess the patient and begin care and also to release a possible pressure on the casualty;
  • removal of a section of the vehicle (usually the roof or door) to allow for safe removal of the accident victim, especially respecting the head-neck-back axis (rectitude of the spine);
  • removal of the person from the vehicle

In less complicated cases, it is possible to extricate the casualty without actually cutting the vehicle, such as removing a person from the side door or another part of the vehicle.

As soon as possible, best before beginning the mechanical operation, a medically trained person enters the cabin to perform first aid on the casualty: mid-level assessment, stopping the bleeding, putting a cervical collar on the patient (extrication operations are likely to provoke vibrations), providing oxygen first aid. In France, this rescuer is called the "squirrel" (écureuil). NFPA regulation 1006 and 1670 state that all "rescuers" must have medical training to perform any technical rescue operation, including cutting the vehicle itself. Therefore, in almost all rescue environments, whether it is an EMS Department or Fire Department that runs the rescue, the actual rescuers who cut the vehicle and run the extrication scene are Medical First Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians, or Paramedics, as a motor vehicle accident has a patient involved.

After the vehicle has been secured and access gained to the patient, the EMS team then enters to perform more detailed medical care. Continued protection of the patient from extrication itself, using hard and soft protection, should be done at all times. The deformation of the structure and the section of the roof take several minutes; this pre-extrication time can be used for medical or paramedical acts such as intubation or placing an intravenous drip. When the casualty is in cardiac arrest, cardiopulmonary resuscitation can be performed during the freeing, the casualty being seated. The use of this incompressible duration is sometimes called play and run, as a compromise between scoop and run (fast evacuation to a trauma center) and stay and play (maximum medical care onsite).

The last step is usually performed with a long spine board: the casualty is pulled up on it. An extrication splint (KED) can help to immobilise the spine during this operation.