President orders creation of inter-agency body for risk reduction meet
MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. ordered the creation of an inter-agency committee (IAC) for the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (APMCDRR), said the Palace on Thursday.
In a Administrative Order No. 09 signed by Executive Secretary Lucas P. Bersamin on September 26, the Philippines had accepted hosting the 10th APMCDRR.
“To ensure the successful preparation and hosting of the 2024 APMCDRR, an inter-agency committee shall be constituted to oversee preparatory and organizing activities,” the order stated.
The Palace said that the successful hosting requires the cooperation of the concerned government agencies and local government agencies.
The inter-agency committee is responsible for the planning and executing plans, programs and activities, as well as managing requirements.