This past Wednesday one of the Ex-Pat organizations I belong to, Friends of Mindanao, had a field trip to visit the Command Center of 911 Davao City.
I am writing this from memory, so I ask for forgiveness of any errors.
We were greeted by Colonel Mario Verner Monsanto (Ret.), a retired military officer. In 1997 he was asked by the Mayor of Davao City to set up a disaster relief organization that became 911 Davao.