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'It takes a village to sustain safety and security'

Mar 26, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Barangay West Crame in San Juan City holds a community-wide fire drill to test the neighborhood's response to future disasters

'It takes a village to sustain safety and security'

Samar island town trains residents on disaster preparedness

Mar 25, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Learning from its experience during Super Typhoon Yolanda, the town of Sto Nino now wants its residents prepared for the next big disaster

Samar island town trains residents on disaster preparedness

Look Back: The 1996 Marcopper mining disaster

Mar 24, 2017 - 11:42 AM

(UPDATED) On March 24, 1996, the Philippines saw one of the biggest mining disasters in Philippine history, which led to a drastic change in the country's mining policy

Look Back: The 1996 Marcopper mining disaster

Northern Samar town taught how to improve disaster communication

Mar 19, 2017 - 8:50 PM

All the 56 barangay captains and department heads of Laoang town participate in the training conducted by MovePH

Northern Samar town taught how to improve disaster communication

NDRRMC to ask P78-B more from Congress for recovery efforts

Mar 14, 2017 - 5:21 PM

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, only about P5.8 billion is left of the NDRRMC fund, which is not enough to fund recovery needs

NDRRMC to ask P78-B more from Congress for recovery efforts

Philippine Red Cross prepares for the 'Big One' with shake drill

Mar 09, 2017 - 6:56 AM

At the end of March, PRC will conduct an earthquake simulation involving PRC chapters in cities that lie near the West Valley Fault.

Philippine Red Cross prepares for the 'Big One' with shake drill

Beyond the postcards: Batanes and climate change

Mar 01, 2017 - 1:15 PM

'We need to view Batanes in a different light: less glossy than in travel magazines yet less desperate than in weather reports; a real place where people affected by climate change live'

Beyond the postcards: Batanes and climate change

Batanes: Facing the new normal of climate change

Mar 01, 2017 - 1:00 PM

For remote communities in Batanes, weathering typhoons is nothing new, but climate change threatens to uproot their homes and destroy their livelihoods. Watch this 360 video on how communities in Itbayat are facing their new normal.

Batanes: Facing the new normal of climate change

'New lease on life': UP adopts Project NOAH

Feb 24, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Project NOAH 'has literally been a lifesaver for millions of Filipinos threatened by natural disasters like floods, landslides, and storm surges....UP is happy to welcome it into its fold,' says UP president Danilo Concepcion

'New lease on life': UP adopts Project NOAH

After an earthquake, what should house, building owners do next?

Feb 19, 2017 - 9:45 PM

Experts say that aftershocks are still possible weeks, even months, after a major earthquake. How can we prepare for them?

After an earthquake, what should house, building owners do next?

Do preventive maintenance of heritage structures before 'Big One' – experts

Feb 18, 2017 - 10:23 PM

More than 40 experts from around the world will meet in Manila to share their knowledge and expertise on keeping heritage structures less vulnerable to disasters

Do preventive maintenance of heritage structures before 'Big One' – experts

Negative temperature in Atok, Benguet not true, PAGASA says

Feb 17, 2017 - 8:40 PM

State weather bureau PAGASA says that if the negative temperature was indeed true, then Atok and nearby municipalities should have experienced snow

Negative temperature in Atok, Benguet not true, PAGASA says

PAGASA defends its scientists amid Project NOAH turnover

Feb 14, 2017 - 8:48 PM

State weather bureau PAGASA says it has received criticism on the agency's credibility, resulting to resentment and demoralization among the employees

PAGASA defends its scientists amid Project NOAH turnover

#ReliefPH: Donate to provide water for quake-hit Surigao

Feb 13, 2017 - 3:39 PM

The DSWD is accepting cash donations which will be used to buy water for quake victims in Surigao de Norte

#ReliefPH: Donate to provide water for quake-hit Surigao

WATCH: Phivolcs explains strong Surigao quake

Feb 13, 2017 - 12:55 AM

Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum discusses the science behind the February 10 tremor and how the affected communities should deal with the disaster

WATCH: Phivolcs explains strong Surigao quake

#SchoolPatrolPH: DepEd seeks info on quake-damaged schools

Feb 12, 2017 - 6:55 PM

The public can send reports and photos via social media using #SchoolPatrolPH

#SchoolPatrolPH: DepEd seeks info on quake-damaged schools

#EarthquakePH: What to do during aftershocks

Feb 11, 2017 - 7:18 PM

Aftershocks are expected to last until the month of March, following the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that hit Surigao

#EarthquakePH: What to do during aftershocks

WATCH: Red alert: DSWD activates disaster response teams in Caraga

Feb 11, 2017 - 7:14 PM

(UPDATED) The lead agency for disaster response will conduct round-the-clock monitoring of the situation in areas affected by the magnitude 6.7 quake that hit Mindanao

WATCH: Red alert: DSWD activates disaster response teams in Caraga

Over 500 houses damaged in Mindanao quake

Feb 11, 2017 - 5:57 PM

This Office of Civil Defense describes the earthquake damage in Surigao as ‘extensive and widespread'

Over 500 houses damaged in Mindanao quake

#EarthquakePH: Cebu Pacific suspends flights to, from Surigao

Feb 11, 2017 - 1:27 PM

Affected passengers may be accommodated via mounted Cebu-Butuan-Cebu flights. They may also avail of several options without penalties.

#EarthquakePH: Cebu Pacific suspends flights to, from Surigao

How one worker escaped the HTI fire in Cavite

Feb 08, 2017 - 10:03 PM

'I heard screams, shouts, loud coughs, loud questions, loud weeps, and continuous sounds of fear from everyone. Kinakain na ng usok ang mga nasa hagdan pababa,' recounts Ariel Jerome Seroma

How one worker escaped the HTI fire in Cavite

WATCH: How Miss Universe, CordAid helped Yolanda-hit village build back better

Feb 08, 2017 - 4:45 PM

Pia Wurtzbach's recent visit to an indigenous community in Palawan showcases the success of a rehabilitation project after Yolanda

WATCH: How Miss Universe, CordAid helped Yolanda-hit village build back better

Iloilo malls switch to solar energy

Feb 04, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Robinson's Place and Gaisano Mall in Iloilo City have already switched to solar energy to contribute to cutting carbon emissions

Iloilo malls switch to solar energy

How does Project NOAH contribute to PH's disaster management?

Jan 30, 2017 - 8:29 PM

The country's flagship disaster prevention and mitigation program aids Filipinos during times of calamity. Here's what you need to know.

How does Project NOAH contribute to PH's disaster management?

Pagasa to take over Project NOAH, says DOST

Jan 30, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Project NOAH 'has reached its completion and project ending date.... New project proposals are welcome if there is a new study to be made,' the science department says

Pagasa to take over Project NOAH, says DOST

Disaster responders urge Duterte to #SaveProjectNOAH

Jan 30, 2017 - 4:37 PM

Project NOAH has averted at least '13 disasters' since it was introduced in 2012

Disaster responders urge Duterte to #SaveProjectNOAH

PNP deploys search and rescue teams amid fresh Cagayan de Oro flooding

Jan 28, 2017 - 5:28 PM

Contact Oro Rescue at 0917555924 or Cagayan de Oro city disaster management office hotline at (088) 8574144 for calls for help

PNP deploys search and rescue teams amid fresh Cagayan de Oro flooding

#ReliefPH: Evacuation centers open in Cagayan de Oro

Jan 28, 2017 - 5:01 PM

Here's a list of emergency hotlines affected residents can call or text

#ReliefPH: Evacuation centers open in Cagayan de Oro

Red alert: Cagayan de Oro orders evacuation in flood-prone areas

Jan 28, 2017 - 1:05 PM

Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno urges residents in the eastern part of the city, particularly those who live near creeks, to seek temporary refuge in evacuation centers

Red alert: Cagayan de Oro orders evacuation in flood-prone areas

Telecommunication companies test emergency alert systems

Jan 28, 2017 - 12:32 PM

This is in compliance with the Free Mobile Disaster Alerts Act

Telecommunication companies test emergency alert systems

Emergency hotlines for Dinagyang Festival

Jan 21, 2017 - 11:03 PM

Contact the following emergency hotlines for urgent medical needs and other critical reports

Emergency hotlines for Dinagyang Festival

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach brings hope to Yolanda-hit Tagbanua community

Jan 21, 2017 - 7:29 PM

'We need to continue working to make sure our communities are resilient', the reigning Miss Universe tells an indigenous community in Palawan

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach brings hope to Yolanda-hit Tagbanua community

How Tagbanua communities in Coron recovered from Yolanda

Jan 20, 2017 - 9:01 PM

'They have an indigenous structure that is more resilient to typhoons compared to the models that were introduced by other agencies,' an NGO says

How Tagbanua communities in Coron recovered from Yolanda

Agusan del Sur residents in need of rescue, relief due to flash floods

Jan 19, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Netizens from the area have been posting photos and updates on the need for evacuation and relief goods in the area before signal went down

Agusan del Sur residents in need of rescue, relief due to flash floods

Cagayan de Oro flooding: Did Pagasa give enough warnings?

Jan 19, 2017 - 9:21 PM

The state weather bureau issued several rainfall advisories starting Sunday, but the warning of 'serious flooding' was made only at 6:30 pm, Monday

Cagayan de Oro flooding: Did Pagasa give enough warnings?

LOOK: What's inside DSWD's 'dignity kits' for flood victims?

Jan 19, 2017 - 9:43 AM

The provision of dignity kits is part of the DSWD's efforts to provide immediate assistance to more than 13,000 families affected by torrential rains in the Visayas and Mindanao

LOOK: What's inside DSWD's 'dignity kits' for flood victims?

Pimentel appeals for aid for hometown Cagayan de Oro

Jan 18, 2017 - 11:41 AM

'On behalf of Cagayan de Oro, I issue this urgent appeal. The city needs every assistance that our people can give,' says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III

Pimentel appeals for aid for hometown Cagayan de Oro

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Wednesday, January 18

Jan 17, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas or schools where classes have been suspended for Wednesday, January 18, due to rains and floods in the Visayas and Mindanao

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Wednesday, January 18

Thousands displaced by heavy rains in parts of Visayas, Mindanao

Jan 17, 2017 - 8:25 AM

(UPDATED) Around 963 families or 4,536 persons are displaced in Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao, all of which are staying in 28 evacuation centers

Thousands displaced by heavy rains in parts of Visayas, Mindanao

#ReliefPH: Good samaritans open doors, brave floods to help stranded Cagayan de Oro residents

Jan 17, 2017 - 3:50 AM

A professor makes an appeal on social media for people to donate food and other needs of those affected by the floods in Cagayan de Oro

#ReliefPH: Good samaritans open doors, brave floods to help stranded Cagayan de Oro residents

#RescuePH: Emergency hotlines for Cagayan de Oro floods

Jan 17, 2017 - 2:55 AM

Here's a list of emergency hotlines you can call or text if you are in Cagayan de Oro and you need help

#RescuePH: Emergency hotlines for Cagayan de Oro floods

#WalangPasok: Class, work suspensions, Tuesday, January 17

Jan 17, 2017 - 12:25 AM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes and work have been suspended for Tuesday, January 17, due to rains and floods in the Visayas and Mindanao

#WalangPasok: Class, work suspensions, Tuesday, January 17

#FloodPH: Areas in Cagayan de Oro where forced evacuation is ordered

Jan 17, 2017 - 12:06 AM

(UPDATED) On January 16, Cagayan de Oro orders forced evacuation of residents in areas that are prone to flooding

#FloodPH: Areas in Cagayan de Oro where forced evacuation is ordered

Gov't eyes 'stronger' disaster management agency to replace NDRRMC

Jan 12, 2017 - 9:56 PM

If Congress approves, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) will be replaced by an independent agency called the Civil Defense Authority (CDA)

Gov't eyes 'stronger' disaster management agency to replace NDRRMC

Over 5,400 families affected by Tropical Depression Auring

Jan 09, 2017 - 10:52 AM

(UPDATED) Around 22,879 people are displaced in Caraga in the northeastern part of Mindanao

Over 5,400 families affected by Tropical Depression Auring

LIST: Power outages due to Tropical Depression Auring

Jan 09, 2017 - 8:43 AM

The NGCP says that the loss of power in areas hit by the tropical depression may be caused by its affected transmission facilities or distribution facilities of local distribution utilities or electric cooperatives

LIST: Power outages due to Tropical Depression Auring

#WalangPasok: Class and work suspensions, Monday, January 9

Jan 08, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes and work have been suspended for Monday, January 9

#WalangPasok: Class and work suspensions, Monday, January 9

Thousands of passengers stranded due to Auring

Jan 08, 2017 - 6:10 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board tells transport operators to attend to the needs of affected passengers

Thousands of passengers stranded due to Auring

CHECKLIST: What mayors should do hours before Auring hits land

Jan 08, 2017 - 12:27 AM

These are the minimum critical activities that LGUs under Charlie or Red alert should be doing in affected areas

CHECKLIST: What mayors should do hours before Auring hits land

Surigao del Sur town evacuates over 200 residents due to Auring

Jan 07, 2017 - 11:07 PM

There are at least 976,704 families or 4,883,546 people who are exposed to areas that are highly to very highly susceptible to landslide or flooding, the DSWD says

Surigao del Sur town evacuates over 200 residents due to Auring