Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management

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Republic of the Philippines
CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES
FOURTEENTH CONGRESS
Third Regular Session

REPUBLIC ACT NO. ____

AN ACT
STRENGTHENING THE PHILIPPINE DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, PROVIDING FOR THE NATIONAL
DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK AND
INSTITUTIONALIZING THE NATIONAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
AND MANAGEMENT PLAN, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in
Congress assembled:
SECTION 1. Title. – This Act shall be known as the “Philippine Disaster Risk
Reduction and Management Act of 2010”.
Sec. 2. Declaration of Policy. – It shall be the policy of the State to:
(a)

Uphold the people’s constitutional rights
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SEC. 3. Definition of Terms. – For purposes of this Act, the following shall refer to: (a)

“Adaptation” - the adjustment in natural or human systems in response to

actual or expected climatic stimuli or their effects, which moderates harm or exploits beneficial opportunities.
(b)

“Capacity” - a combination of all strengths and resources available within a

community, society or organization that can reduce the level of risk, or effects of a
disaster.
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