Pangasinan Y2K Task Force 

 

 

 


CONTINGENCY PLAN

 

 

GENERAL OBJECTIVE:

 

To prepare the Province of Pangasinan for the possible effects of the Y2K problem.

 

PANGASINAN Y2K CONTINGENCY PLAN:

 

The over-all contingency plan of the Task Force is actually the consolidated plan of each member sector/agency:

 

SECTOR
AGENCY

SECTORAL CONTINGENCY PLANS

 

 

 

Power

NAPOCOR

·        Intensify maintenance of transition lines to prevent forced outages during the critical period.

·        Development of switching procedures on power restoration in case of line trippings due to Y2K anomalies.

·        Keep all communication facilities available including back-ups for inter office/agency links.

·        Schedule Line Crews on stand-by duty during the critical period to respond to any system abnormalities.

·        Prepare all maintenance vehicles relay for dispatch.

·        Assignment of Point Persons to every Nerve Center within the District to act on emergencies that may arise relative to the Y2K problem.

 

Telecoms

Digitel

PLDT

·        Stand-by Teams that will monitor all systems that may be affected by the Y2K.

 

Banking

Bangko Sentral-Dagupan

 

Metro-Dagupan Bankers Assn.

·        The BSP will be opened during what they called “cross over” period from December 30, 1999 to January 3, 2000.

·        The Metro-Dagupan Bankers Assn will open their regular banking transactions on Christmas holidays (except December 25, 1999) and during the “cross over” period;

 

Consumer

DTI

·        Presence of monitoring teams against abusive retailers and hoarders.

 

IT Industry

BitStop

·        Presence of a Pangasinan Y2K Task Force website for postings of  information on the Y2K status of Pangasinan.

·        Ready technical manpower that will assist agencies/firms that could encounter Y2K problems on their computer units/networks.

 

Peace and Order

PNP

Military

·        On alert status during the roll-over period to monitor possible saboteurs and panickers.

 

LGU

DILG

·        Encourage municipalities/cities to organize their own Y2K Task Forces.

 

Media

PIO

Local Media

·        Come out with regular press releases and Y2K Local Advisory.

 

 

OPERATION CENTER:

 

To ensure a close coordination with the member sectors, the Task Force has set-up the MIS Office of the Provincial Government as its Secretariat/Operation Center, complete with dedicated telecom facilities (hotlines) and staff. The Center will start its full-blast operation on December 16, 1999 to January 5, 2000. Moreover, the Center will be available on a 24-hour operation during the roll-over period from December 31, 1999 to January 02, 2000.