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Does the Philippines have enough funds to deal with disasters?

Jul 12, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Typhoon season is underway in the Philippines, and some officials warn the funds for handling calamities may not be enough

Does the Philippines have enough funds to deal with disasters?

Leyte quake, Marawi death toll, Mayweather | Evening wRap

Jul 10, 2017 - 9:12 PM

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Leyte quake, Marawi death toll, Mayweather | Evening wRap

Ormoc City to be placed under state of calamity

Jul 10, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Cabinet secretaries, led by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, meet with Leyte local government leaders on rehabilitation efforts after the magnitude 6.5 quake

Ormoc City to be placed under state of calamity

Teach people to rebuild homes after disasters, advocate says

Jul 08, 2017 - 11:51 PM

Liter of Light founder Illac Diaz says teaching people to rebuild their homes can make it cheaper to reconstruct towns and cities

Teach people to rebuild homes after disasters, advocate says

Lanao del Sur town under state of calamity as earthquake damage reaches P25M

Apr 18, 2017 - 7:58 PM

The magnitude 6 earthquake that struck Mindanao last week affected 14 barangays and displaced at least 1,000 families in the municipality of Wao

Lanao del Sur town under state of calamity as earthquake damage reaches P25M

Quake-hit Batangas under state of calamity

Apr 05, 2017 - 11:05 AM

(UPDATED) The assessment of the damage is ongoing in the province, says Governor Hermilando Mandanas

Quake-hit Batangas under state of calamity

Negros Oriental gov hits Ombudsman for delay in corruption case

Mar 31, 2017 - 1:08 PM

The doctrine of inordinate delay is used by respondents to seek the dismissal of their charges

Negros Oriental gov hits Ombudsman for delay in corruption case

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

Duterte vows P2B in aid for quake-hit Surigao

Feb 12, 2017 - 6:21 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte, during his visit to Surigao City, also tells residents they will be given livelihood programs and housing

Duterte vows P2B in aid for quake-hit Surigao

Sandiganbayan orders arrest of Negros Oriental gov for fund misuse

Jan 25, 2017 - 5:23 PM

Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo must pay a P2.23-million bail for his temporary freedom

Sandiganbayan orders arrest of Negros Oriental gov for fund misuse

Misamis Oriental under state of calamity

Jan 20, 2017 - 4:31 PM

Damage to infrastructure in the province is at P103 million as of January 20

Misamis Oriental under state of calamity

CDO floods, Marcos protest, Yasay | Midday wRap

Jan 17, 2017 - 12:31 PM

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CDO floods, Marcos protest, Yasay | Midday wRap

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 17, 2017

Jan 17, 2017 - 12:01 PM

Hello! Here's a round-up of news you need to know this Tuesday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 17, 2017

Cagayan de Oro under state of calamity

Jan 17, 2017 - 2:15 AM

(UPDATED) Forced evacuation has been ordered in several flood- and landslide-prone barangays. Some parts of the city are in neck-deep water.

Cagayan de Oro under state of calamity

Negros Oriental gov misused calamity funds – Ombudsman

Jan 06, 2017 - 11:53 AM

(UPDATED) The Ombudsman finds that Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo illegally paid for infrastructure projects in 2012 using calamity funds

Negros Oriental gov misused calamity funds – Ombudsman

Gov't prosecutors appeal acquittal of JV Ejercito on graft

Jan 04, 2017 - 7:19 PM

Citing grave abuse of discretion by the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan, government prosecutors are moving for the reversal of the court’s resolution

Gov't prosecutors appeal acquittal of JV Ejercito on graft

Camarines Sur under state of calamity

Dec 26, 2016 - 9:53 AM

(UPDATED) The province is placed under a state of calamity meaning, the local government will have access to funds to help them respond to needs of typhoon victims

Camarines Sur under state of calamity

Cagayan needs Yolanda-like rehab plan – Governor Mamba

Nov 06, 2016 - 11:20 PM

Super Typhoon Lawin (Haima) left P5.7 billion worth of damage to agriculture and P2.8 billion worth of damage to infrastructure in Cagayan

Cagayan needs Yolanda-like rehab plan – Governor Mamba

Recto: Calamity fund enough, challenge is to release aid fast

Oct 24, 2016 - 3:55 PM

With P37 billion in its calamity fund, the Philippines should focus on simplifying and speeding up the process of releasing money for disaster-hit areas, says Senator Ralph Recto

Recto: Calamity fund enough, challenge is to release aid fast

Kalinga residents appeal for aid: 'Don't forget us'

Oct 22, 2016 - 11:12 PM

Residents of Kalinga need water, medicines, and other relief goods

Kalinga residents appeal for aid: 'Don't forget us'

After Lawin, state of calamity declared in Cagayan

Oct 22, 2016 - 6:16 PM

In the summary report issued by the Cagayan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, damage to agriculture is estimated to be worth P6.3 billion

After Lawin, state of calamity declared in Cagayan

Kalinga under state of calamity due to Lawin

Oct 22, 2016 - 11:45 AM

Provincial authorities say Super Typhoon Lawin (Haima) left at least 6 people dead in Kalinga, while a total of 8,080 persons are affected

Kalinga under state of calamity due to Lawin

WATCH: Tuguegarao evacuees ask for food, clothes after Lawin

Oct 22, 2016 - 7:10 AM

At least 20,000 homes are partially destroyed in Cagayan, with another 6,900 completely damaged

WATCH: Tuguegarao evacuees ask for food, clothes after Lawin

Ilocos Norte under state of calamity as Lawin leaves P673-M damage

Oct 21, 2016 - 10:18 PM

The local disaster management council reports that 10,927 individuals from 127 barangays have sought shelter in over 70 evacuation centers

Ilocos Norte under state of calamity as Lawin leaves P673-M damage

Prosecutors press suspension of JV Ejercito, San Juan execs

Oct 19, 2016 - 7:22 PM

The Office of the Special Prosecutor says the Sandiganbayan resolution ordering the preventive suspension of the senator and 2 incumbent San Juan City officials has become 'final and executory'

Prosecutors press suspension of JV Ejercito, San Juan execs

WATCH: #FerdiePH: Gov asks Duterte to help rehabilitate Batanes

Sep 18, 2016 - 10:33 AM

The initial estimate of the typhoon damage in the province is at P369 million

WATCH: #FerdiePH: Gov asks Duterte to help rehabilitate Batanes

Isabela urged to declare state of calamity as crop damage hit P1B

Sep 01, 2016 - 11:54 AM

'The damage may even increase as farmers have yet to harvest their crops,' says a provincial agriculturist

Isabela urged to declare state of calamity as crop damage hit P1B

Court orders 90-day suspension of JV Ejercito, San Juan officials

Aug 23, 2016 - 11:08 AM

(UPDATED) 'I will not hesitate to do it again,' says Senator JV Ejercito of his decision to use calamity funds to buy high-powered firearms for San Juan city's police department in 2008, the subject of his graft case before the Sandiganbayan

Court orders 90-day suspension of JV Ejercito, San Juan officials

China mounts rescue efforts as tornado toll hits 98

Jun 24, 2016 - 10:30 AM

(UPDATED) President Xi Jinping has ordered 'all-out rescue efforts' after what Xinhua said was one of the worst disasters ever to hit Jiangsu, including the worst tornado to hit China in half a century

China mounts rescue efforts as tornado toll hits 98

Change is coming: The politics of El Niño

May 18, 2016 - 6:30 PM

'Moving forward, there are key things that the new government must act on, bearing in mind the welfare of communities that have been suffering the most from inaction and incoherence'

Change is coming: The politics of El Niño

What does the most vote-rich province want from the next president?

May 05, 2016 - 3:02 PM

Cebu is the most vote-rich province in the Philippines, with about 2.7 million registered voters

What does the most vote-rich province want from the next president?

Organic farming thrives in Isabela

May 04, 2016 - 5:20 PM

Training in organic farming in Isabela helps farmers like Mang Kikoy recover from disasters and other calamities

Organic farming thrives in Isabela

Negros Oriental gov, 2 others face raps for calamity fund misuse

May 03, 2016 - 11:06 AM

Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo, provincial treasurer Danilo Mendez, and provincial accountant Teodorico Reyes are facing malversation and gross negligence charges

Negros Oriental gov, 2 others face raps for calamity fund misuse

Voter turnout, AMLC vs Philrem, Panama Papers | 6PM wRap

Apr 28, 2016 - 7:17 PM

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Voter turnout, AMLC vs Philrem, Panama Papers | 6PM wRap

Negros Occidental declares state of calamity due to El Niño

Apr 27, 2016 - 11:01 PM

The dry spell affects 7,080 farmers, 44 fisherfolk and 7,909 sugar planters in 136 barangays of 21 towns and cities in the province

Negros Occidental declares state of calamity due to El Niño

El Niño drying up Cebu’s 'Little Amsterdam'

Apr 19, 2016 - 4:23 PM

Cebu province recently declared state of calamity due to dry spell

El Niño drying up Cebu’s 'Little Amsterdam'

Cebu execs ask Comelec: Allow us to distribute relief goods

Apr 15, 2016 - 10:35 PM

Cebu province is under a state of calamity due to El Niño, but it's an election offense when politicians distribute relief goods during the campaign period

Cebu execs ask Comelec: Allow us to distribute relief goods

#NoWater: Cebu homes run dry

Apr 14, 2016 - 8:52 PM

A state of calamity has been declared in both the city and province

#NoWater: Cebu homes run dry

Cebu, Bohol under state of calamity due to El Niño

Apr 11, 2016 - 9:03 PM

Cebu's provincial government will deploy the Rapid Assessment Team next week to assess the agricultural damage caused by El Niño

Cebu, Bohol under state of calamity due to El Niño

Cebu City declares state of calamity due to water shortage

Apr 08, 2016 - 9:41 PM

(UPDATED) The MCWD says it will buy close to 10,000 cubic meters per day from bulk water suppliers

Cebu City declares state of calamity due to water shortage

Court orders arrest of JV Ejercito, 5 others over fund misuse

Apr 06, 2016 - 3:04 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group is given a copy of the arrest warrant

Court orders arrest of JV Ejercito, 5 others over fund misuse

Where can you access disaster funds?

Apr 03, 2016 - 1:08 PM

The Philippine DRRM Act established a disaster fund to respond to urgent needs during emergency situations.

Where can you access disaster funds?

WATCH: The drought protest that turned bloody in Kidapawan

Apr 02, 2016 - 5:03 PM

Two farmers are killed and 116 are hurt during the dispersal of the drought protest in Kidapawan City on Friday, April 1

WATCH: The drought protest that turned bloody in Kidapawan

Graft, malversation charges filed vs JV Ejercito

Mar 30, 2016 - 11:48 AM

(4th UPDATE) The Ombudsman has denied the motions for reconsideration filed by the senator and 19 others, paving the way for the filing of charges with the anti-graft court over the alleged misuse of San Juan's calamity fund

Graft, malversation charges filed vs JV Ejercito

Rivers drying up, Zamboanga City declares state of calamity

Jan 12, 2016 - 11:09 PM

The city agriculturist estimates that up to 2,000 hectares of rice and corn field have gone to waste

Rivers drying up, Zamboanga City declares state of calamity

SSS offers calamity relief package to Nona-hit members

Dec 28, 2015 - 5:17 PM

The package, available in January 2016, includes renewal of salary loans, advance disbursement of pensions, and preferential terms for house repair and improvement loans

SSS offers calamity relief package to Nona-hit members

World Bank loans Philippines $500M to fight natural disasters

Dec 23, 2015 - 8:49 PM

The Philippines can access the new credit line following 'a state of calamity' declared by President Benigno Aquino III, the World Bank says

World Bank loans Philippines $500M to fight natural disasters

Nona, Onyok leave P4.9-B damage in 5 regions

Dec 22, 2015 - 3:27 PM

Disaster management officials say Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, and Eastern Visayas suffered the most damage from the twin storms

Nona, Onyok leave P4.9-B damage in 5 regions

Aquino declares state of national calamity

Dec 18, 2015 - 6:24 PM

Proclamation No. 1186 seeks to 'hasten the rescue, recovery, relief and rehabilitation efforts of the government and private sector' in areas hardest hit by Typhoon Nona

Aquino declares state of national calamity

COA goes after DND for P752-M unliquidated quick response fund

Nov 12, 2015 - 10:19 PM

The releases in 2014 should not have been approved because the various units under the defense department had yet to liquidate expenses in previous years

COA goes after DND for P752-M unliquidated quick response fund