Strategic Direction: Well Prepared, Best Equipped and Highly Responsive PDRRMO
Before we became the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office of PDRRMO, the office was already performing Responses, Medical and Relief Operations, Repair and Rehabilitation during the occurrence of Tropical Storm “Emong” and “Pepeng” back in 2009.
The following year, 2010, in accordance with RA 10121, known as “Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management of Act of 2010”, the Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council was renamed to Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC).
In December 1, 2014, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) has become a full pledge department of the Provincial Government of Pangasinan thru the Provincial Ordinance No. 183-2014.
The PDRRMO exists to reach out people in distress, bring them to safety, disseminate informative, preventive and preparedness measures towards natural and man-made hazards.
An organized, well-prepared and potent agency with modern facilities and equipment to immediately respond to any natural and human-made hazards in the province of Pangasinan.
Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
The Section 4 of the Provincial Ordinance No. 183-2014, states that:
1. Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) shall be responsible for:
a. Setting the direction, development, implementation, and coordination of disaster risk reductions and management programs;
b. Implementing disaster risk reductions and management research and planning and development initiatives;
c. Organizing and conducting trainings, orientations and knowledge management activities on disaster risk reductions and management in the Province;
d. Undertaking operations and multi-hazard early warning system linked to disaster risk reductions;
e. Enhancing disaster risk reductions and management effectiveness by efficiently implementing disaster risk reductions and management and development programs of the Province in compliance with and in line to the provisions of R.A. 10121 and Joint MC No. 2014-1 of the NDRRMC, DILG, DBM and CSC;
f. Conducting continuous disaster monitoring and evaluating its programs and services to ensure a continuous improvement and sustainability of its disaster risk reductions and management programs for the general welfare of the constituents; and
g. Performing other functions as may be authorized and consistent with the NDRRMC’s standards and guidelines.
About the Logo
The PDRRMO logo features a modern text style, utilizing bold letters for a simple, elegant aesthetic that conveys both bravery and authority.
The letter ‘D’ is stylized to create an arrow shape, symbolizing the swift action required during emergencies.
Additionally, the letter ‘O’ is designed to resemble a storm with an eye at its center, representing the Response Center’s vigilant monitoring of passing storms and various calamities to ensure preparedness and safety.