November 3, 2016
The Philippine Institute of Petroleum (PIP) and the Department of Energy (DOE) conducted a workshop to draft the Disaster Management Plan for its Fueling Business Continuity Program, last 3 November 2016. The drafting of the plan is part of the detailed requirements in the implementation of the MOA signed in 2014 that would ensure fuel supply continuity in the event of a major disaster. The MOA was entered into by the PIP member companies (Chevron Philippines Inc., Petron Corporation, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation (PSPC), Isla Gas, PTT Philippines Corporation, and Total (Philippines) Corporation) in 2014 with the various government agencies such as the Department of Energy (DOE), National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) including the relevant agencies under the Disaster Response Cluster, and Metro Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MMDRRMC).
Mr. Joe-mar Perez from the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) Training Division facilitated the workshop and review of the draft plan prepared by the PIP. Mr. Perez commended PIP and DOE for the initiative in developing the disaster management plan as a valuable input to the NDRRMC’s current direction to review available contingency plans of various sectors and align the same to the national contingency plan. The output of the workshop will be submitted to the OCD for their review and eventual integration to the Oplan Yakal Plus Contingency Plan.
Other participants to the workshop include representatives from DILG, BFP, PNP, AFP, and PIP member companies. Executive Director Teddy Reyes thanked the OCD and the government disaster response cluster for their valuable inputs during the workshop and unwavering support to the program.