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10,000 evacuated over new wildfire in France

Jul 26, 2017 - 1:30 PM

(UPDATED) The new fire comes a day after France asked for Europe's help to tackle the flames already raging in the tinder dry south, including near the popular resort of Saint-Tropez

10,000 evacuated over new wildfire in France

Palawan's hazard-prone towns identified

Jul 26, 2017 - 10:30 AM

According to the Provincial Climate Change Action Plan 2017-2023, an estimated 244,997 people are highly susceptible to landslides, with Puerto Princesa City, Roxas, and Rizal having the highest population exposure

Palawan's hazard-prone towns identified

2 tourists killed as earthquake hits Greek, Turkish resorts

Jul 21, 2017 - 8:53 AM

(4th UPDATE) The quake struck at 1:31 am with an epicenter approximately 10.3 kilometers (6.4 miles) south of Bodrum, Turkey

2 tourists killed as earthquake hits Greek, Turkish resorts

London Grenfell fire survivors heckle authorities at tense meeting

Jul 20, 2017 - 8:06 AM

Under tight security prompted by previous confrontations with the angry residents, victims of the devastating blaze crowded into the Kensington and Chelsea town hall to meet with local officials

London Grenfell fire survivors heckle authorities at tense meeting

Muntinlupa #MMShakeDrill tests community and private sector response

Jul 15, 2017 - 6:17 PM

'We should always assume that the disaster [management] office or the local [government] will not be able to respond immediately [after an earthquake],' a disaster management officer says

Muntinlupa #MMShakeDrill tests community and private sector response

Give dignity kits to Marawi women, senator tells gov't

Jul 15, 2017 - 3:00 PM

'Even during normal times, nursing mothers, babies, pregnant women must have the best of care,' Senator Juan Edgardo Angara says

Give dignity kits to Marawi women, senator tells gov't

#FridayFeels: Miss Disaster Risk Reduction 2017

Jul 14, 2017 - 9:30 AM

If asked about disaster preparedness, would you give an answer worthy of the crown or a response that would induce a facepalm?

#FridayFeels: Miss Disaster Risk Reduction 2017

Ormoc City eyes relocation of 1,500 families in quake-hit villages

Jul 13, 2017 - 6:44 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte makes a quick visit to Ormoc City to meet with local officials and distribute cash assistance to quake victims

Ormoc City eyes relocation of 1,500 families in quake-hit villages

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?

OVP to provide shelter materials for earthquake-hit Leyte

Jul 11, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The Office of the Vice President also plans to provide psychosocial support to survivors of the magnitude 6.5 earthquake

OVP to provide shelter materials for earthquake-hit Leyte

Thousands flee California fires, state of emergency in British Columbia

Jul 11, 2017 - 8:47 AM

Wildfires rage in California and in British Columbia due to searing temperatures and high winds

Thousands flee California fires, state of emergency in British Columbia

Rappler Talk: Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez on Leyte earthquake

Jul 10, 2017 - 5:56 PM

MovePH's Voltaire Tupaz talks to Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez on Rappler Talk on Monday, 6pm, July 10. Bookmark this page to watch the conversation.

Rappler Talk: Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez on Leyte earthquake

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

Japan floods death toll rises to 20

Jul 10, 2017 - 12:50 AM

Thousands of people have also been evacuated to makeshift shelters, but many remain stranded

Japan floods death toll rises to 20

Phivolcs finds ground rupture in quake-hit Leyte

Jul 09, 2017 - 12:36 AM

The magnitude-6.5 earthquake in Leyte is generated by the movement of the Leyte Segment of the Philippine Fault

Phivolcs finds ground rupture in quake-hit Leyte

Disaster imagination: 3 steps toward disaster preparedness

Jul 08, 2017 - 9:30 PM

'We need [imagination] for disaster preparedness,' Science Undersecretary Renato Solidum Jr says at the Agos Summit

Disaster imagination: 3 steps toward disaster preparedness

Gordon likens preparing for disasters to ‘symphony orchestra’

Jul 08, 2017 - 4:42 PM

Senator Richard Gordon, Philippine Red Cross chairman, says effective disaster preparedness requires meticulous planning, a wide arsenal of equipment and vehicles, and committed volunteers

Gordon likens preparing for disasters to ‘symphony orchestra’

Agos eBayanihan: 'Be information responders'

Jul 08, 2017 - 2:42 PM

'The first action is really to provide information,' says Rupert Ambil II, executive director of Move.PH, at the relaunch of the Agos eBayanihan Platform

Agos eBayanihan: 'Be information responders'

Legarda shares 9 ways to reduce disaster risks, impact on lives

Jul 08, 2017 - 1:52 PM

'For every $1 you invest in disaster risk reduction, you actually save up to $7 of losses,' Senator Loren Legarda says during Rappler’s AGOS summit on disaster preparedness

Legarda shares 9 ways to reduce disaster risks, impact on lives

What is Agos?

Jul 08, 2017 - 11:58 AM

Agos uses technology for disaster preparedness and to save lives during natural disasters

What is Agos?

LIVE: Day 2 of Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness

Jul 08, 2017 - 8:43 AM

The second day of the Agos Summit covers a broad range of topics on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. Agos eBayanihan will also be relaunched.

LIVE: Day 2 of Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness

#ZeroCasualty trends nationwide during 2-day Agos Summit

Jul 07, 2017 - 8:56 PM

(UPDATED) Twitter users join the discussion on disaster preparedness during the first-ever Agos Summit, generating over 800 million impressions

#ZeroCasualty trends nationwide during 2-day Agos Summit

FAST FACTS: Leyte and natural disasters

Jul 07, 2017 - 6:42 PM

Leyte province has had its share of natural disasters over the years

FAST FACTS: Leyte and natural disasters

LIVE: Day 1 of Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness

Jul 07, 2017 - 8:32 AM

Day 1 of the Agos summit highlights climate action initiated by the youth and women, and LGU preparedness efforts like the #MMShakeDrill. Bookmark this page to watch the summit.

LIVE: Day 1 of Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness

Huge floods sweep southern Japan, 2 dead, 20 missing

Jul 06, 2017 - 9:09 AM

(4th UPDATE) Meteorologists warn of worse to come and soldiers and rescuers scramble to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people out of the path of landslides and the swirling torrents of muddy water

Huge floods sweep southern Japan, 2 dead, 20 missing

Ex-bosses stand trial over 2011 Fukushima crisis in Japan

Jun 30, 2017 - 11:49 AM

(UPDATED) Ex-Tokyo Electric Power chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata, and former vice presidents Sakae Muto and Ichiro Takekuro all plead not guilty to charges of professional negligence resulting in death and injury

Ex-bosses stand trial over 2011 Fukushima crisis in Japan

Ex-bosses to go on trial over Fukushima disaster

Jun 28, 2017 - 11:35 AM

The indictments are the first – and only – criminal charges stemming from the tsunami-sparked reactor meltdowns at the plant that set off the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986.

Ex-bosses to go on trial over Fukushima disaster

Pakistan marks grim Eid after oil tanker inferno kills 153

Jun 26, 2017 - 1:48 PM

Dozens of relatives are waiting outside hospitals in Bahawalpur, the nearest major city, to claim the bodies of their loved ones

Pakistan marks grim Eid after oil tanker inferno kills 153

UK fire fears continue as 60 buildings deemed unsafe

Jun 26, 2017 - 7:30 AM

The massive operation to test tower blocks follows the Grenfell Tower inferno earlier this month that is presumed to have killed 79 people after it spread at shocking speed

UK fire fears continue as 60 buildings deemed unsafe

Hopes dim in search for 93 missing in China landslide

Jun 25, 2017 - 10:08 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Only 3 survivors – a couple and their one-month-old baby – have been found

Hopes dim in search for 93 missing in China landslide

Yolanda Museum to rise in Tacloban 4 years after deadly typhoon

Jun 24, 2017 - 8:23 PM

Part of the Tacloban Astrodome, which provided refuge to residents during the onslaught of Haiyan in 2013, will be turned into a museum in Leyte's capital

Yolanda Museum to rise in Tacloban 4 years after deadly typhoon

15 dead, over 100 missing in China landslide

Jun 24, 2017 - 12:09 PM

(4th UPDATE) Only 3 survivors have been found so far after 62 homes in Xinmo village vanished under a mass of mud and rocks in Sichuan province

15 dead, over 100 missing in China landslide

Computer glitch causes false California quake alert

Jun 22, 2017 - 9:30 AM

The email was the result of a software glitch that 'turned an update of the magnitude of 1925 Santa Barbara quake M6.8 into a 2025 quake'

Computer glitch causes false California quake alert

'Portugal weeps' as deadly forest fire rages

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:08 AM

Many victims were burnt as they were trapped in their cars around the epicenter of the blaze in Pedrogao Grande, in what is the deadliest such disaster in Portugal's recent history

'Portugal weeps' as deadly forest fire rages

New images inside London fire tower show 'indescribable' scenes

Jun 19, 2017 - 8:36 AM

The deadly fire in the social housing block has led to growing public anger

New images inside London fire tower show 'indescribable' scenes

Portugal forest fire turns route 236 into road of hell

Jun 19, 2017 - 7:46 AM

Portugal's national route 236 is transformed into a road of hell as raging wildfires ripped through the wooded countryside

Portugal forest fire turns route 236 into road of hell

Local residents voice anger over London tower blaze

Jun 15, 2017 - 9:16 AM

Residents had complained to the local council over the handling of a major refurbishment of the building completed last year

Local residents voice anger over London tower blaze

Night of horror in London as blaze traps tower dwellers

Jun 14, 2017 - 3:37 PM

Shaken survivors tell of seeing people trapped or jump to their doom as flames raced towards the building's upper floors and smoke filled the corridors

Night of horror in London as blaze traps tower dwellers

Deadly fire engulfs tower block in west London

Jun 14, 2017 - 11:20 AM

(7th UPDATE) London Fire Brigade chief Dany Cotton says there have been 'a number of fatalities' and 50 people had been hospitalized

Deadly fire engulfs tower block in west London

Heavy rain, landslides kill at least 134 in Bangladesh

Jun 14, 2017 - 8:21 AM

Police warned the death toll would likely rise as emergency workers reached remote parts of the Chittagong Hills, where telephone and transport links had been cut

Heavy rain, landslides kill at least 134 in Bangladesh

One dead as 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocks Greek islands

Jun 13, 2017 - 7:27 AM

The tremor, felt as far as Athens and Izmir in Turkey, damaged at least 3 churches and shops in south Lesbos, local owners say, while rock slides blocked some roads

One dead as 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocks Greek islands

VSU turns over flood hazard, resource maps to Eastern Visayas towns

Jun 11, 2017 - 9:14 AM

After 3 years of research, VSU turns over high resolution maps and data in CDs to representatives of local government units in the 5 provinces of Region 8

VSU turns over flood hazard, resource maps to Eastern Visayas towns

NDRRMC cites outstanding work in disaster management

Jun 10, 2017 - 5:57 PM

The NDRRMC awards several local government units and private groups for their outstanding efforts in disaster management and humanitarian response

NDRRMC cites outstanding work in disaster management

Debris found in sea after Myanmar military plane goes missing

Jun 07, 2017 - 8:23 PM

(UPDATED) Most of those on board are thought to be women and children who were traveling from the southern city of Myeik to Yangon

Debris found in sea after Myanmar military plane goes missing

Foreign aid arrives as Sri Lanka flood toll exceeds 200

May 31, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake said 16 countries had rushed relief supplies and medicine to assist more than 600,000 people driven from their homes

Foreign aid arrives as Sri Lanka flood toll exceeds 200

Sri Lanka appeals for help as floods cripple water supply

May 30, 2017 - 3:14 PM

Sri Lanka appeals for volunteers to help with a massive recovery operation in the wake of devastating flooding that left 183 dead

Sri Lanka appeals for help as floods cripple water supply

Hundreds of thousands evacuated as cyclone hits Bangladesh

May 30, 2017 - 11:56 AM

Bangladesh had raised its highest number 10 weather danger alert as the storm approached with officials quickly evacuating more than 300,000 people to cyclone shelters

Hundreds of thousands evacuated as cyclone hits Bangladesh

Sri Lanka deploys thousands of troops as flood toll climbs to 169

May 29, 2017 - 4:57 PM

The military says a lull in torrential monsoon rains allowed it to deploy aircraft, boats, and ground troops to evacuate people from flooded areas and deliver food and other essentials

Sri Lanka deploys thousands of troops as flood toll climbs to 169

Sri Lanka steps up relief as monsoon toll exceeds 150

May 28, 2017 - 4:14 PM

(UPDATED) Heavy rains on Friday, May 26, triggered the worst flooding and landslides in 14 years in the southern and western parts of the island

Sri Lanka steps up relief as monsoon toll exceeds 150

Last message to South Korea ferry victim: 'Have you been rescued?'

May 26, 2017 - 4:43 PM

The last message on the phone asked whether the person had been rescued, urging them to 'use someone else's phone and contact me' if theirs was not working

Last message to South Korea ferry victim: 'Have you been rescued?'