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DBM to release P5 billion for Marawi rehab in 2017

Jul 14, 2017 - 1:52 PM

The Department of Budget and Management says funds for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Marawi City will be released following a multi-year scheme

DBM to release P5 billion for Marawi rehab in 2017

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?

NDRRMC to honor outstanding efforts in disaster management

May 30, 2017 - 9:45 PM

A total of 58 awards will be given to individuals and groups from various sectors in the 18th Gawad Kalasag National Awarding Ceremony

NDRRMC to honor outstanding efforts in disaster management

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 15, 2017

Jan 15, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Here are the stories you should not miss this Sunday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 15, 2017

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

NDRRMC to Black Nazarene devotees: Be vigilant

Jan 08, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The council's response group extends assistance to Black Nazarene feast organizers 'to ensure the safety and well-being of the devotees'

NDRRMC to Black Nazarene devotees: Be vigilant

#NinaPH: Areas with power outages

Dec 26, 2016 - 11:26 AM

(UPDATED) Areas in Calabarzon, Mimaropa, and Bicol experienced blackouts during the onslaught of Typhoon Nina (Nock-ten)

#NinaPH: Areas with power outages

#NinaPH: Line of vehicles at Matnog Port reaches 4 kms due to ferry cancellations

Dec 24, 2016 - 10:58 AM

Around 3,682 passengers are stranded in various ports in Bicol region as of 8AM Saturday, according to the Philippine Coast Guard

#NinaPH: Line of vehicles at Matnog Port reaches 4 kms due to ferry cancellations

Off to Bicol or Samar? Take precaution, check possible cancelled trips

Dec 23, 2016 - 4:02 PM

Government agencies urge the public to prepare for Tropical Storm Nina

Off to Bicol or Samar? Take precaution, check possible cancelled trips

Lawin hits 12,000 families in Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino

Oct 21, 2016 - 4:32 PM

In Cagayan and Isabela combined, 841 residential houses have been totally damaged, with another 3,705 homes partially destroyed

2 dead, 3 missing in Catanduanes as Typhoon Karen hammers Bicol

Oct 15, 2016 - 3:30 PM

(UPDATED) Power failure, flash floods, evacuation, stranded passengers, are reported in the Bicol area as a result of Typhoon Karen

2 dead, 3 missing in Catanduanes as Typhoon Karen hammers Bicol

NDRRMC on red alert over Typhoon Karen

Oct 15, 2016 - 1:55 PM

Authorities say preemptive evacuations are ongoing ahead of Typhoon Karen's expected landfall in the Quezon-Aurora area on Sunday, October 16

NDRRMC on red alert over Typhoon Karen

NDRRMC: Troop movements to Sulu won't hamper disaster response

Oct 02, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Disaster management chief Ricardo Jalad says other agencies are ready to assist in disaster response efforts to allow the military to perform its internal security operations

NDRRMC: Troop movements to Sulu won't hamper disaster response

Join the 3rd quarter #Pagyanig challenge on Sept 28

Sep 26, 2016 - 2:53 PM

The public is invited to join the #Pagyanig Challenge and show how we can all be prepared for the 'Big One'

Join the 3rd quarter #Pagyanig challenge on Sept 28

Habagat: 5 dead, tens of thousands flee floods

Aug 14, 2016 - 4:33 PM

Civil defense officials warn residents of Manila and nearby provinces to expect more heavy seasonal rain over the coming days as more than 24,000 people seek refuge

Habagat: 5 dead, tens of thousands flee floods

Habagat affects 69,000 people

Aug 14, 2016 - 8:00 AM

At least 79 evacuation centers are opened in affected areas in Luzon

Habagat affects 69,000 people

Western Visayas shares disaster communication tips for LGUs

Jul 08, 2016 - 6:08 PM

At the ICT Bayanihan Summit held in Iloilo City on Thursday, July 7, local agencies share good practices and challenges in the use of information communication technology during disasters

Western Visayas shares disaster communication tips for LGUs

Pama's advice to next NDRRMC chief? 'Coordination, teamwork'

Jun 29, 2016 - 6:46 PM

Alexander Pama, the outgoing executive director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, says saving a lot of lives is his proudest legacy

Pama's advice to next NDRRMC chief? 'Coordination, teamwork'

NDRRMC to LGUs: Don't take low pressure area lightly

Jun 25, 2016 - 7:45 PM

A low pressure area (LPA) east of Surigao City might bring floods and landslides to parts of the country

NDRRMC to LGUs: Don't take low pressure area lightly

Evaluators score Cagayan Valley quake drill participants ‘not ready’

Jun 22, 2016 - 9:08 PM

Evaluators from the Bureau of Fire Protection say the participants did not take the earthquake drill seriously

Evaluators score Cagayan Valley quake drill participants ‘not ready’

IN PHOTOS: Moving scenes from #Pagyanig, #MMShakeDrill

Jun 22, 2016 - 7:05 PM

Local governments, schools, civil society, and private businesses get involved in various scenarios – from fires and vehicular accidents to infrastructure collapse and water rescues

IN PHOTOS: Moving scenes from #Pagyanig, #MMShakeDrill

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?

IN NUMBERS: Typhoons in the Philippines and the 2016 polls

Mar 19, 2016 - 11:00 AM

As the May elections draw near, it's important for voters to understand how vulnerable they are, and how critical leaders, who are knowledgeable about disaster management, are.

IN NUMBERS: Typhoons in the Philippines and the 2016 polls

Authorities preparing for Black Nazarene procession

Jan 07, 2016 - 6:19 PM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council is going on heightened alert

Authorities preparing for Black Nazarene procession

NDRRMC truck ambushed in Samar, 2 hurt

Dec 18, 2015 - 10:21 AM

(2ND UPDATE) The military believes the attack was carried out by the New People's Army

NDRRMC truck ambushed in Samar, 2 hurt

Australia gives P104 million to DSWD for disaster preparedness

Dec 05, 2015 - 7:28 PM

Australia reaffirms its commitment to building resilience and strengthening crisis response in the Philippines

Australia gives P104 million to DSWD for disaster preparedness

Typhoon Lando: 35 killed, nearly a million affected

Oct 21, 2015 - 1:08 PM

(UPDATED) The Cordillera region records the highest number of confirmed casualties so far, according to the NDRRMC

Typhoon Lando: 35 killed, nearly a million affected

Nearly 300,000 people affected by Typhoon Lando – NDRRMC

Oct 20, 2015 - 11:54 AM

Heavy rains and widespread flooding triggered by the typhoon have forced thousands to evacuate

Nearly 300,000 people affected by Typhoon Lando – NDRRMC

Typhoon Lando brings needed water to Luzon dams

Oct 19, 2015 - 1:57 PM

Government is closely monitoring Angat Dam in Bulacan and Pantabangan Dam in Nueva Ecija

Typhoon Lando brings needed water to Luzon dams

NDRRMC 'strongly' urges forced evacuation in 4 provinces

Oct 17, 2015 - 7:32 PM

(3rd UPDATE) These provinces are Isabela, Cagayan, Quirino, and Aurora.

NDRRMC 'strongly' urges forced evacuation in 4 provinces

4 dead as monsoon rains hit central, northern Luzon

Jul 19, 2015 - 3:38 PM

Social welfare and relief agencies are delivering aid to affected areas while the public works department is preparing to repair damaged infrastructure

4 dead as monsoon rains hit central, northern Luzon

Typhoon Dodong: Evacuations helped lower toll

May 11, 2015 - 3:20 PM

'People listened to our warnings. They've learned their lesson from past storms'

Typhoon Dodong: Evacuations helped lower toll

Father and son electrocuted to death in Cagayan

May 11, 2015 - 12:47 AM

The Department of Health dispatches a team to determine whether the death is related to Typhoon Dodong (Noul)

Father and son electrocuted to death in Cagayan

Ferries shut down as typhoon approaches Philippines

May 09, 2015 - 3:10 PM

The typhoon is set to smash into a small cluster of coastal towns in the mountainous north of Luzon island early Sunday

Ferries shut down as typhoon approaches Philippines

LGUs, agencies ready for Typhoon Dodong

May 09, 2015 - 12:17 PM

(UPDATED) On Saturday, DILG Undersecretary for Local Government Austere Panadero says #DodongPH will be the official hashtag used to monitor calls for rescue and other typhoon updates from citizens

LGUs, agencies ready for Typhoon Dodong

NTC delays free disaster text alerts anew

Apr 14, 2015 - 9:36 PM

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) targets the signing of the IRR on the third week of April, two months before the rainy season starts

NTC delays free disaster text alerts anew

200 families near Baler Bay to be evacuated due to Chedeng

Apr 04, 2015 - 10:34 AM

Most of these families are informal settlers who live 3 meters away from the bay

200 families near Baler Bay to be evacuated due to Chedeng

5 million families might be affected by Chedeng

Apr 02, 2015 - 4:32 PM

At least 37 provinces, 71 cities, and 676 municipalities have been warned ahead of Typhoon Chedeng's landfall, says the national disaster management body

5 million families might be affected by Chedeng

10,000 Baler tourists warned ahead of Chedeng landfall

Apr 02, 2015 - 2:05 PM

'We have historical data that the storm surge-prone area over Aurora is Baler Bay,' says a PAGASA official

10,000 Baler tourists warned ahead of Chedeng landfall

DSWD, NGOs prepare relief goods for #ChedengPH response

Apr 02, 2015 - 12:45 PM

DSWD has a total of P271.74M worth of food packs and other items ready for distribution, aside from the P19.9M in standby funds for purchase emergency relief supplies

DSWD, NGOs prepare relief goods for #ChedengPH response

Chedeng slightly weakens; landfall by Saturday evening

Apr 02, 2015 - 12:27 PM

Storm signal number 1 will be raised over Bicol and Samar provinces within the next 12 hours. PAGASA warns of possible storm surges of up to 4 meters over the eastern coast of Samar, Bicol, and Aurora-Quezon.

Chedeng slightly weakens; landfall by Saturday evening

Should government build permanent evacuation centers?

Mar 10, 2015 - 12:38 PM

Some sectors say schools – the go-to site every time a calamity strikes – should no longer be used as temporary evacuation centers

Should government build permanent evacuation centers?

How do you use local disaster funds?

Feb 28, 2015 - 4:36 PM

Local government units are mandated by the law to allot a portion of their yearly budgets to disaster mitigation, preparation and response. But what is the best way to use them?

How do you use local disaster funds?

Will the free mobile disaster alerts law finally be implemented?

Feb 27, 2015 - 4:31 PM

A public hearing on the implementing rules and regulations of the Free Mobile Disaster Alerts Act was conducted on February 26 to discuss some issues surrounding the law

Will the free mobile disaster alerts law finally be implemented?

Seniang death toll climbs to 55

Jan 03, 2015 - 11:46 PM

A total of 41 individuals are injured, while at least 8 people remain missing in areas affected by the typhoon

Seniang death toll climbs to 55

AirAsia plane search, Seniang death toll, Bilibid probe | The wRap

Dec 31, 2014 - 6:45 PM

The story of 2 families who missed that fatal AirAsia flight. Seniang death toll rises to at least 53. The justice department orders: demolish VIP jail cells in the Philippines

AirAsia plane search, Seniang death toll, Bilibid probe | The wRap

NDRRMC issues flood advisory for 14 provinces

Dec 27, 2014 - 11:27 AM

The NDRRMC's December 27 flood advisory covers 3 regions and 14 provinces

NDRRMC issues flood advisory for 14 provinces

Lacson to step down as Yolanda rehab czar

Dec 21, 2014 - 3:38 PM

Lacson says he will step down in February, once the post-Yolanda reconstruction and rehabilitation duties are transferred to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

Lacson to step down as Yolanda rehab czar

18 dead due to Ruby – NDRRMC

Dec 11, 2014 - 11:12 AM

(UPDATED) Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II reports that the situation in worst-hit Eastern Samar has already 'stabilized'

18 dead due to Ruby – NDRRMC