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Dead student from sunken South Korea ferry identified

May 25, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Cho Eun-Hwa, a 17-year-old girl from Danwon High School, is named by the maritime ministry in a statement

Dead student from sunken South Korea ferry identified

Kapitan Alerto teaches Cordillera kids to be ready for school and disasters

May 25, 2017 - 12:53 PM

The Office of Civil Defense - Cordillera Administrative Region makes learning about disaster preparedness fun and engaging through its disaster preparedness super hero

Kapitan Alerto teaches Cordillera kids to be ready for school and disasters

DSWD to Marawi residents: 'Don't panic, organize yourselves'

May 24, 2017 - 10:50 PM

'Punta sila sa mga nakaupo nating local government officials at sa ating mga DSWD focal persons ... humingi ng tamang instructions,' says DSWD Undersecretary Hope Hervilla

DSWD to Marawi residents: 'Don't panic, organize yourselves'

Groups call for donations for crisis-hit Marawi

May 24, 2017 - 4:14 PM

Here's how you can help residents of Marawi City, amid clashes between the Philippine military and local terrorists

Groups call for donations for crisis-hit Marawi

UP Resilience Institute to integrate Project NOAH as information hub

May 22, 2017 - 8:04 PM

The UP NOAH Center under the UP-RI will offer reports for cities and municipalities to help them manage their ecological vulnerabilities

UP Resilience Institute to integrate Project NOAH as information hub

WATCH: Filipino firefighters teach young kids how to be safe

May 22, 2017 - 7:57 PM

The two-day summer camp teaches kids from 8 to 17 years old about fire safety, first aid, and firefighting techniques

WATCH: Filipino firefighters teach young kids how to be safe

Brigada Eskwela pushes for better disaster preparedness in schools

May 21, 2017 - 4:34 PM

To strengthen this initiative, the education department wraps up its Brigada Eskwela program with a series of seminars on disaster risk reduction management, and fire and earthquake drills

Brigada Eskwela pushes for better disaster preparedness in schools

Q and A: U.S. general on the continuing relevance of Balikatan

May 20, 2017 - 8:30 AM

US Joint Task Force commander Brigadier General John Jansen says the level of sophistication in the shared understanding of doctrine and war fighting necessitates that the Philippine and US militaries up their cooperation game

Q and A: U.S. general on the continuing relevance of Balikatan

WATCH: Meet 'Juan Handa', DepEd’s official disaster preparedness mascot

May 20, 2017 - 6:00 AM

Equipped from head to toe, Juan Handa is prepared for disasters

WATCH: Meet 'Juan Handa', DepEd’s official disaster preparedness mascot

WATCH: Balikatan 2017 comes to an end

May 19, 2017 - 5:11 PM

The Balikatan exercises almost didn't happen after President Duterte threatened to cancel it, but he was convinced to allow it

WATCH: Balikatan 2017 comes to an end

Dead student's remains found on sunken South Korea ferry

May 19, 2017 - 5:09 PM

Bones retrieved Tuesday from the third floor of the salvaged ship matched X-rays and dental records from Huh Da-Yun, the maritime ministry says in a press statement

Dead student's remains found on sunken South Korea ferry

Red Cross taps small cell technology for emergency communications

May 19, 2017 - 12:23 PM

The equipment utilizes small cellular technology that will power the Philippine Red Cross' SOS cellular network, even when lines are down

Red Cross taps small cell technology for emergency communications

U.S. brings Osprey, Black Hawk choppers to Aurora

May 15, 2017 - 9:33 AM

Balikatan 2017 simulates how the Philippine and US militaries will jointly respond to the aftermath of a super typhoon in the Philippines

U.S. brings Osprey, Black Hawk choppers to Aurora

COA sees 'unauthorized expenses' in 2016 DND disaster funds

May 11, 2017 - 9:36 PM

But the department insists it used its Quick Response Fund correctly, saying that their role in disaster involves organizing, training, and equipping first responders from the AFP

COA sees 'unauthorized expenses' in 2016 DND disaster funds

PH Red Cross names new humanitarian ship 'Amazing Grace'

May 08, 2017 - 3:56 PM

M/V Amazing Grace can function as a mobile command center, cargo transport vessel, and evacuation ship

PH Red Cross names new humanitarian ship 'Amazing Grace'

1st PH-US Balikatan exercises under Duterte open

May 08, 2017 - 7:43 AM

(UPDATED) The annual activity adjusts to President Rodrigo Duterte's orders: Balikatan 2017 exercises will not focus on external defense or maritime security

1st PH-US Balikatan exercises under Duterte open

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 1-7, 2017

May 07, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Must-watch videos from the past week

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 1-7, 2017

WATCH: Pasig City battles blazes with unmanned firefighting machine

May 05, 2017 - 4:18 PM

The unmanned firefighting machine can pump 2,500 liters of water per minute and help firefighters do their job in safer environment

WATCH: Pasig City battles blazes with unmanned firefighting machine

6 apps to keep you disaster-ready

May 01, 2017 - 9:38 AM

These apps can help people prepare for disasters and earthquakes and stay informed during one

6 apps to keep you disaster-ready

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

Philippine Red Cross raises P37-M as it celebrates its 70th anniversary

Apr 27, 2017 - 2:04 PM

On May 13, the humanitarian group will stage the 4th Million Volunteer Run across the country, completing its extensive network of one million volunteers

Philippine Red Cross raises P37-M as it celebrates its 70th anniversary

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