The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region IV CALABARZON conducted the Regional Orientation and Disaster Resilience Dialogue for Operation L!STO on February 14, 2019 at the Alta D’ Tagaytay, Tagaytay City, Cavite.

Operation L!STO aims to institutionalize and standardize local protocols and platforms for early preparedness, response, and monitoring actions. It intends to empower Local Government Units (LGUs) to effectively respond and reduce the risks of calamities. The latest Operation L!STO consists of five (5) Disaster Preparedness Manuals namely: Checklist of Early Preparations for Mayors, Checklist of Critical Preparations for Mayors, Checklist for City and Municipal Local Government Operations Officers, Chiefs of Police and Fire Marshalls, Preparedness Guide for Governors and Listo si Kap! These manuals provide the minimum progressive response actions before, during and after a disaster. Said manual aims to support LGUs in creating disaster preparedness action plans from the regional, provincial, city/municipal down to the barangay level.

The Orientation and Disaster Resilience Dialogue began with the discussion of overview of Operation L!STO Manual development, followed by the discussion of the Preparedness Guide for Governors and other updates on the L!STO Manuals and an orientation on the Management of the Dead and Missing. To end the dialogue, a localized planning mechanism workshop for the conduct of Provincial Roll Out, and copies Operation L!STO Manuals were distributed.

Operation L!STO is an advocacy initiated by the DILG in 2014, through the Local Government Academy (LGA) in building and strengthening the alertness and readiness of the LGUs in responding to disasters.


Mr. Lionel L. Dalope, CESO V, giving an overview of the Operation L!STO Manual

The Operation L!STO Disaster Preparedness Manual


by: Philippe Michael T. Granada                         |       21 February 2019