DP&R participates in engagement meetings in support of the US-Philippines Bilateral Executive Committee Meetings at Camp Aguinaldo, Manila, Republic of the Philippines
July 31, 2013
On July 23-24, 2013 DP&R joined in highly successful bi-lateral talks with the US and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to introduce the Army Global Civil-Military Emergency Preparedness (AGCMEP) Program and its capabilities within the framework of the State Partnership Program and PACOM bilateral security cooperation activities and programs. During the bi-lateral talks, DP&R participated in presenting the AGCMEP program, assessment and assistance capabilities to the AFP and Standing Committees, detailing how the program may be used in support of a comprehensive disaster management assessment to improve national resilience to effects of disasters. The resulting assessment report will aid the Philippine Office of Civil Defense and AFP in refining their national and regional plans to increase its disaster preparedness and resiliency and measure the improvements through future re-assessments.