City’s covid strategic plan in the pipeline
9 September 2020 — The City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) is completing documentation on its city strategic action plan for coronavirus-2019 and other emerging diseases including disaster risk reduction management that it presented to local officials two weeks ago.
CPDO coordinator Archt. Donna Tabangin, in Monday’s management committee meeting at City Hall presided by Mayor Benjamin Magalong, said that if completed, the documents will be shared to all offices especially those belonging to the health and disaster management cluster, for their suggestions and comments.
Her office will hold a cluster session of concerned offices later this month in preparation for the conduct of a “simulation phase” of the strategic action plan, she disclosed.
Tabangin also emphasized the importance of adopting a paradigm shift when it comes to formulating the city’s different action plans.
The usual practice of assigning this particular office to come out with the city land use plan and another office to formulate the risk disaster and management plan, and so forth, should no longer apply, she said.
“These plans should be done together. We should already apply systems thinking where we are not restricted by the boundaries of the mandates of our offices since we all have one goal, one mission,” Tabangin explained.
It’s only logical then that our strategy to reach our collective goal and mission should be shared by all, she stressed.**Gaby Keith