NDRRM OPERATIONS CENTER Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City (DWDD) – National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Core Group convened for the Marawi City Incident at the NDRRM Operations Center in Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Officer-in-Charge Asec Kristoffer James E Purisima chaired the meeting attended by Civil Defense Deputy Administrator for Operations Asec Rodolfo Demosthenes C Santillan and representatives from Member Agencies namely; DILG, DSWD, DOH, DFA, AFP, PNP and OCD.
On 23 May 2017, a conflict between armed men and government troops transpired in Brgy Basak Malutlut, Marawi City. Armed men were seen in the area and have taken over the Amai Pakpak Medical Center located near Marawi City Hall. Consequently, several fire incidents emerged in Marawi City. Civilians were advised to stay indoors during the incident. The situation worsened and the clash lasted until this morning.
The President declared Martial Law in the whole of Mindanao last night to address the conflict.
The National Council is continuously monitoring the incident gearing up for response efforts in the affected communities.
As of 3pm, the NDRRM Operations Center has raised its alert status to BLUE and all OCD Regional Offices in Mindanao is on RED alert status. While the Local DRRM Councils were directed to ensure the provision of relief assistance in conflict-affected communities, the National Response Cluster is on standby.
“We recognize the ability of the Regional Government to address the evolving situation in Marawi City. The National Government through the NDRRMC is closely monitoring the situation. We are prepared to respond should the resources of the National Government be called into service,” said Asec Kristoffer James E Purisima.
The public is advised to stay vigilant and everyone is encouraged to share relevant information to the NDRRMC. NDRRMC PAO / MCAG