Group photo of the participants from different municipalities of Caraga region.

 

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Caraga, through the Disaster Response and Management Division (DRMD) concluded its Orientation and Workshop on Enhanced DROMIC Reporting Guidelines last July 20, 2019 at the Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center, Butuan City.

 

The activity was attended by more than a hundred Municipal Social Welfare Officers (MSWDOs) from the different municipalities in Caraga Region, which was divided into 4 batches. The training aims to orient the DROMIC focal and MSWDOs on the Caraga Disaster Response Reporting and Information Management System (CDRRIMS) and how the Disaster Response Operations Management Information Center (DROMIC) functions on disaster or emergency events.

 

The CDRRIMS is a system developed by the Disaster Response and Management Division of DSWD-Caraga, which is utilized in gathering information and data during disaster operations. It is a web-based electronic information system established for the DRMD in collaboration with the Regional Information and Communication Technology Management Section (RICTMS) wherein all disaster related information can be easily accessed by the Field Office.

 

The system was created to address several problems encountered during disaster occurrences’, such as the lapses and inconsistencies in data collection. Another one is the slow retrieval wherein disaster related data is not readily available and accessible when needed.

Participants are being assisted by a DSWD-Caraga staff on the proper operation of the online system during the workshop on Enhanced DROMIC Reporting Guidelines.

In addition, there is no proper database storage that will hold all the disaster related data, thus generation of disaster reports can be delayed. Reports also of past augmentation assistance cannot be provided readily since there is no proper system for storage and retrieval of data.

 

DSWD, as member agency of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRRMC) is likewise charged as Vice Chair for Disaster Response and the lead of the DRRRMC Response Pillar.

 

As such, it envisions a stronger Filipino community whose disaster resiliency is top of the line coupled with disaster response capabilities that is able to meet global standards. ###(ALYCKSSA MAYE J. CASTAÑOS/Social marketing Section/DSWD Field Office Caraga)