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DILG releases revised ‘Listo’ disaster manual


The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Wednesday presented to the public the revised manual for the mayors on disaster preparedness.

“The Listo Manual version 3 contains not only the checklist of mayors, DILG field officers, chiefs of police and fire marshalls but also provides authority to local chief executives to undertake preemptive or mandatory evacuation with necessary and other measures on preparedness and response that LGUs (local government units) must undertake depending on the alert levels,” DILG spokesman and Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya told reporters.

Oplan Listo is a disaster preparedness program of the DILG at the local level.

The manual categorizes areas that are in a storm’s path: Alpha, which is color yellow, means low risk; Bravo, color orange, means medium risk; and Charlie, color red, means high risk.

Malaya assured the mayors that there was nothing wrong in evacuating residents because bringing people to safer ground would help save lives.

“If life is at stake, the mayor has the authority to enforce evacuation and if it (mayor’s action) goes to court, I’m sure no judge will overrule the action of the mayor to prepare and save lives,” he said.

Malaya announced the DILG would soon launch a campaign called “Disiplina Muna” to promote discipline in communities.

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