Manila Bulletin - - National News -

De­fense Sec­re­tary Delfin Loren­zana is open to the pos­si­bil­ity of el­e­vat­ing the Of­fice of Civil De­fense (OCD) into a de­part­ment level to add more teeth and power to it. Loren­zana said that amend­ing the NDRRMC Law is also needed so that only one agency will fo­cus its ef­forts on dis­as­ter pre­pared­ness and mit­i­ga­tion. The OCD, an or­ga­ni­za­tion un­der the DND, serves as the im­ple­ment­ing arm of the NDRRMC. (Fran­cis T. Wake­field)

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