Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Metrobase, Makati City
President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to provide 24-hour assistance to the people of Metro Manila during emergency and crisis situations as he led the inauguration of the Metro Manila Crisis Monitoring and Management Center on Tuesday, April 4.
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“This place shall serve as the primary operations center where all government agencies and non-government organizations would converge to respond to all sorts of disasters – from petty vehicular accidents to massive floods, from transport strikes to devastating earthquakes,” President Duterte said in his speech at the MMDA main office in Makati attended by several mayors of various cities in the metro.
According to MMDA Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Chairman and General Manager Thomas Orbos, the MMCMMC, housed inside the MMDA Metrobase, integrates the functions and facilities of the MMDA Flood Control Information Center, the Metro Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MMDRRMC) Operation Center, the Emergency Operation Center, and the Traffic Operation Center.
“The MMCMMC shall serve as the nerve center to our data collection and timely dissemination and utilization of information to support decisions and actions not only by MMDA, but also other responders in an emergency incident that can escalate into crisis level, to ensure the protection of the people, or at very least, to mitigate impact of such events,” MMDA OIC Orbos said.
He added that among the incidents to be given particular attention will be multiple vehicular accidents with casualties, industrial and chemical accidents, fire incidents and explosions, transport strikes, mass action of protest, high population density events such as huge concerts, gatherings or festivities, epidemic or suspected release of biological agents, events of chemical, biological, radiological nuclear nature, extreme weather events, and widespread floods.The center will operate on a 24-hour basis and is manned by the deaf-mute employees who are tasked in controlling the ‘No Contact Apprehensions’ through LED television screens.