CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Department of the Interior and local Government (DILG), through the Local Government Academy (LGA), initiated Operation LiSto in a bid to strengthen disaster preparedness of local government units.
This is in accordance with the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Act of 2010 (RA 10121). The advocacy program aims to strengthen the preparedness of local government units for disasters using the whole government approach for disaster preparedness.
Operation Listo started in 2014 with Listong Pamahalaang Lokal which institutionalized local protocols for disaster preparedness, response and monitoring. The program was strategized to be more grassroots with its second component, the Listong Pamayanan, which is a capacity development intervention that started from LGUs and cascaded to the community.
The third component, Listong Pamilyang Pilipino, focusing on the family and household level preparedness, strengthens the readiness of local government units (LGUs) for disasters using the whole-of-government approach. Listong Pamilyang Pilipino also centers on family development sessions with Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) families and Family HOUR (Home Operations and Unified Response) meetings.
Moreover, Operation Listo includes creation and follow-through activities of the national association of local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Offices (DRRMOs), development and roll-out of the community drills for tsunami or storm surge, and development and roll-out of the community-based DRRM.