The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), as mandated by RA 10121 (Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010), is the lead agency for Disaster Preparedness. In view of its mandate, the DILG through the Local Government Academy (LGA), institutionalized the Operation L!STO program in 2015. It aims to prepare communities, households, and enhance internal capacities of both the DILG and the LGU.
Operation L!STO has three main components namely: L!STONG Pamahalaang Lokal, L!STONG Pamayanan, and L!STONG Pamilyang Pilipino. Various national and local players contribute to the cascading and implementation of these components to attain the national goal of zero casualty.
Given the changes in policies and other rules coming from the concerned agencies affecting the L!STO Program, the LGA developed the Enhanced L!STO Manual this 2018. As such, DILG Region VI will be conducting the Regional Launching of the Enhanced Operation Listo Manuals on March 20, 2019 at District 21 Hotel, Iloilo City.  The activity will start at 9 o’clock in the morning until 3 o’ clock in the afternoon.  At 12:00 noon, there will be a press conference to accommodate questions from the media.
During the activity, the Enhanced Operation L!STO Official AVP will be presented. The manuals will be distributed which will lay down disaster preparedness minimum standards to be performed by the LGUs before, during, and after a typhoon. Likewise, as part of the Launching, lectures and discussions will be given by the resource persons from different government agencies.