TY 'Ompong' PDNA registers P16B damages in CAR

BAGUIO CITY, Nov. 22 (PIA) - - The cost of damages and losses in the  region due Typhoon Ompong   reached around P16 billion, based on the Post Disaster Needs Analysis (PDNA) of the Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council(CRDRRMC).

 

The PDNA report covers four sectors  namely   Infrastructure  which includes power and water supply, telecommunication and transportation;  Productive  which covers agriculture, mining, tourism, industry, trade and services;  Social   that  includes education, health housing, culture and nutrition; and  Cross Sectoral    covering  government, macro – economic and social impact assessments, and environment.

 Infrastructure  sector suffered the most with damages at  around P11.59 billion  followed by  Productive sector with around P2.41B;    Social  sector  at P1.92 B and Cross Sector  at  P8.89 million.

PDNA is a multi – sectoral and multi – disciplinary structured approach of  assessing disaster impacts and prioritizing recovery and reconstruction needs. Its primary objective is to give an outlook of the needed interventions to initiate long – term recovery from the damages and losses, as well as of the financial requirements needed to achieve holistic post – disaster recovery, reconstruction and risk management.

CRDRRMC Typhoon Ompong Post Disaster Needs Asessment(PDNA) teams and representatives from other council member agencies  in action  during the writeshop to  draft the  PDNA report that  will  be presented in a  CRDRRMC full council meeting before it will be submitted to the National DRRM Council. (CCD/PIA CAR)

The CRDRRMC initiated the conduct of the PDNA in the region  based on President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation No. 593 declaring Cordillera, along with Regions 1, 2 and 3, under the state of calamity due to widespread destruction, substantial damage and deaths brought by the onslaught of typhoon Ompong in September.

The PDNA team for each  of the six provinces of CAR conducted field mission from November 4 to 17, then a three – day (Nov. 19 – 21) writeshop for the drafting of the PDNA Report.

Aside from Consolidation of Damage and Losses Assessment, the PDNA also includes Human Recovery and Needs Assessment; Estimation and Prioritization of Recovery and Reconstruction Needs and Financing Options  as well as Identification of Recovery and Reconstruction Strategies.

The Typhoon Ompong PDNA report will be presented to a full council meeting of the Cordillera RDRRMC before it will be submitted to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council(NDRRMC).

Office of Civil Defense -CAR DRRM chief Edgardo Ollet said the report will be the basis for actions of the CRDRRMC’s Rehabilitation and Recovery Cluster chaired by NEDA – CAR and the NDRRMC.

Given the huge amount of damage and losses that the region incurred, a Congress -approved bill for supplemental budget will play an important role for the rehabilitation and recovery of Cordillera, Ollet added. By Carlito C. Dar (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)      

 

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