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NDRRMC activates response cluster for 7.2 magnitude earthquake

Apr 29, 2017 - 9:10 AM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council declares Red Alert status after a strong earthquake hits Davao Occidental

NDRRMC activates response cluster for 7.2 magnitude earthquake

Ukraine, Belarus leaders mark Chernobyl anniversary

Apr 26, 2017 - 7:02 PM

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko calls the explosion and its dire aftermath 'an unhealing wound with which we as a people live with'

Ukraine, Belarus leaders mark Chernobyl anniversary

WATCH: MovePH receives 2017 Climate Reality Leadership Award

Apr 25, 2017 - 6:30 AM

See the complete list of awards given by Climate Reality Project Philippines, which is part of the global movement founded by Nobel Laureate Al Gore

WATCH: MovePH receives 2017 Climate Reality Leadership Award

U.S. troops arrive for first Balikatan exercises under Duterte

Apr 24, 2017 - 3:22 PM

The first Balikatan exercises under Duterte will focus on humanitarian assistance and disaster response and counter-terrorism

U.S. troops arrive for first Balikatan exercises under Duterte

PH to mark Earth Day as Paris deal takes effect

Apr 21, 2017 - 2:49 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte earlier signed the agreement despite his misgivings

PH to mark Earth Day as Paris deal takes effect

Cave developed as evacuation site in Samar

Apr 20, 2017 - 2:27 PM

Local officials, with the help of non-governmental organizations, turn Marabut town's biggest cave into an emergency shelter in times of disaster

Cave developed as evacuation site in Samar

At least 7 dead in Cebu floods

Apr 16, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Rescuers are still searching for two more missing persons in Carmen, where 73 houses were washed out due to nonstop rains

At least 7 dead in Cebu floods

#ReliefPH: DSWD ready to help areas affected by Tropical Depression Crising

Apr 15, 2017 - 8:09 PM

DSWD field offices are on standby to extend assistance to affected local government units

#ReliefPH: DSWD ready to help areas affected by Tropical Depression Crising

Thousands of passengers stranded due to Tropical Depression Crising

Apr 15, 2017 - 6:34 PM

(UPDATED) The Office of Civil Defense advises travelers not to proceed to seaports after the cancellation of sea trips due to Tropical Depression Crising

Thousands of passengers stranded due to Tropical Depression Crising

WATCH: Help arrives in earthquake-hit Batangas island

Apr 14, 2017 - 10:55 AM

A day after Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo visited Tingloy town in Batangas, relief goods start to come in as promised

WATCH: Help arrives in earthquake-hit Batangas island

WATCH: Inside the damaged Batangas basilica

Apr 14, 2017 - 9:27 AM

The earthquake swarm that hit Batangas in April 2017 damaged the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, one of the province’s oldest churches.

WATCH: Inside the damaged Batangas basilica

#ReliefPH: Earthquake-hit Batangas island needs food, water

Apr 12, 2017 - 8:31 PM

'We will immediately deliver water and additional food packs even on Holy Thursday,' says Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

#ReliefPH: Earthquake-hit Batangas island needs food, water

JICA invites young Filipinos to disaster management training in Japan

Apr 11, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The Knowledge Co-Creation Program is part of JICA’s development cooperation with the Philippines

JICA invites young Filipinos to disaster management training in Japan

WATCH: Phivolcs explains 'earthquake swarm' in Batangas

Apr 11, 2017 - 3:28 PM

Director Renato Solidum Jr of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology corrects the false reports circulating online

WATCH: Phivolcs explains 'earthquake swarm' in Batangas

DSWD sends P1.3M in aid for Batangas earthquake victims

Apr 10, 2017 - 6:40 PM

The strong tremors in Batangas leave more than a thousand families displaced

DSWD sends P1.3M in aid for Batangas earthquake victims

Duterte vows swift aid for earthquake-hit Batangas

Apr 10, 2017 - 3:40 PM

'I have personally ordered that relief operations be undertaken immediately to restore normalcy to the affected areas as soon as possible,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte vows swift aid for earthquake-hit Batangas

DSWD sends aid for families in earthquake-hit Batangas

Apr 09, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Food, water, blankets, and tents are provided for the residents affected by the twin earthquakes

DSWD sends aid for families in earthquake-hit Batangas

Philippine Red Cross sends help to Batangas after earthquake

Apr 08, 2017 - 8:47 PM

The PRC says it has sent out tents and generator sets to its chapter in Batangas

Philippine Red Cross sends help to Batangas after earthquake

Phivolcs to Batangas residents: No tsunami after quake

Apr 08, 2017 - 8:25 PM

(UPDATED) DOST Undersecretary Renato Solidum Jr, concurrent Phivolcs director, urges the public 'to stay calm and review their preparedness and response plans'

Phivolcs to Batangas residents: No tsunami after quake

WATCH: #NameThatRedCrossShip, PH's first humanitarian vessel

Apr 06, 2017 - 6:41 AM

On its 70th founding anniversary, the PRC launches its first disaster response ship in the Philippines. From April 1-15, 2017, help name that vessel

WATCH: #NameThatRedCrossShip, PH's first humanitarian vessel

IN PHOTOS: LGUs hold nationwide simultaneous quake drill

Apr 01, 2017 - 2:35 PM

NDRRMC launches the nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill in Cebu City

IN PHOTOS: LGUs hold nationwide simultaneous quake drill

'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

South Korea begins raising sunken ferry

Mar 22, 2017 - 9:57 PM

Two enormous barges are positioned on either side of the 6,825-ton ship and air bags are inserted for the salvage effort, which is being led by a Chinese consortium

South Korea begins raising sunken ferry

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 20, 2017

Mar 20, 2017 - 11:39 AM

Hello! Here are the top stories you shouldn't miss this Monday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 20, 2017

Japan court rules government liable for Fukushima disaster

Mar 17, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Numerous lawsuits have been filed in relation to various aspects of the disaster, but Friday's ruling marks the first verdict in a group lawsuit by evacuees seeking compensation from both the government and TEPCO over the catastrophe

Japan court rules government liable for Fukushima disaster

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

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

Phivolcs chief Solidum appointed as DOST usec

Mar 01, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Renato Solidum Jr will continue to head the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology as officer-in-charge, says Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña

Phivolcs chief Solidum appointed as DOST usec

Quake-prone Pacific nations hold joint tsunami drills

Feb 15, 2017 - 6:22 PM

Civil defense offices will rehearse the relaying of tsunami warnings for large quakes off the coasts of Chile and Peru, Colombia and Ecuador, the Philippines, the Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu

Quake-prone Pacific nations hold joint tsunami drills

#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

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

Duterte to visit quake-struck Surigao

Feb 11, 2017 - 7:41 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to meet with local officials and to personally check on the people affected by the earthquake on Sunday, February 12

Duterte to visit quake-struck Surigao

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

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

P2.8M in Yolanda aid wasted due to red tape, logistical issues

Feb 02, 2017 - 10:39 AM

Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo says her department is working on a 'faster and more efficient system' to process disaster relief donations

P2.8M in Yolanda aid wasted due to red tape, logistical issues

Project NOAH 'not just about the technology' – Lagmay

Jan 31, 2017 - 12:52 PM

'We have invested heavily' on human resources, says NOAH head Mahar Lagmay; 'Our intention is to maintain these disaster scientists'

Project NOAH 'not just about the technology' – Lagmay

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

#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

COA: DND, 183 LGUs didn't follow rules for disaster funds in 2015

Jan 22, 2017 - 7:00 PM

The Commission on Audit releases its first-ever report on how funds for disaster risk reduction and management were used by national and local officials

COA: DND, 183 LGUs didn't follow rules for disaster funds in 2015

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

Floods hit Lanao del Sur, Bukidnon; Cagayan de Oro still on alert

Jan 19, 2017 - 1:25 PM

The tail-end of a cold front triggers more floods in parts of Mindanao

Floods hit Lanao del Sur, Bukidnon; Cagayan de Oro still on alert