The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (or NDRRMC) is a working group of various organizations that include government, non-government, civil sector and private sectors. They are responsible for ensuring the safety and welfare of the people before, during, and after a disaster or emergency.
As part of its plan, the NDRRMC has worked with the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to send out text messages that provide information about a possible emergency situation. They can send these emergency alerts to a large number of mobile devices within a specified target area.
As it follows Republic Act 10638, or the Free Mobile Disaster Alerts Act, the NDRRMC’s public warning system only aims to provide the people with the necessary warning in order for the people to prepare ahead, as in the case of an upcoming storm. The NDRRMC also provides tips and emergency information after an earthquake or other kinds of calamity occurs.
These emergency alerts are sent to cellphone users under a cellular broadcast system.