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Will engineers, architects go on ‘earthquake mission’ to assess structures?

Nov 12, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum advocates that engineers and architects conduct an audit of houses for free to assess if they have sustained damage from earthquakes

COLLAPSED. The window of a house in Barangay Ilomavis in Cotabato collapsed, along with some part of the wall, because of the strong earthquake. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

#ReliefPH: How you can help affected communities of the Mindanao earthquake

Oct 30, 2019 - 5:13 PM

(4th UPDATE) Affected communities in Mindanao need your support. This page shows how you can extend help

With new building, UP Resilience Institute hopes to take lead in disaster preparedness

Sep 26, 2019 - 7:10 PM

UPRI Executive Director Mahar Lagmay says the new building will be 'a headquarters for knowledge systems on resilience to serve the entire country'

GROUNDBREAKING. University of the Philippines President Danilo Concepcion, along with Public Works Secretary Mark Villar and other officials, join the groundbreaking ceremony of the UP Resilience Institute building on Wednesday, September 25. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Floods hit Ilocos Norte, Metro Manila due to Ineng, monsoon

Aug 24, 2019 - 4:42 PM

Residents in Ilocos Norte, especially Laoag City, experience massive flooding

FLOOD. Pedestrians and commuters wade through flooded streets of Estrada and Arellano in Malate, Manila on August 24, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal

IN PHOTOS: Ormoc City kicks off 3rd nationwide earthquake drill for 2019

Aug 08, 2019 - 8:50 PM

The 3rd quarter NSED in Ormoc City simulates the impact of a magnitude 7.2 earthquake

PREPARED. The Abuyog Community College in Leyte participates in the 3rd quarter nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill headed by the Abuyog MDRRMO at the ACC ground on Thursday, August 8. Photo by Jessica Alvero/ Rappler

LOOK: Heavy rain floods areas in Metro Manila on Friday, August 2

Aug 02, 2019 - 6:47 PM

In Metro Manila, the downpour brought by the southwest monsoon causes floods, triggering traffic and suspensions of classes and government work

FLOODS. Motorists and vehicles wade through floods brought by heavy rain at UN Avenue, Manila, on Friday morning, August 2, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Maguindanao IDPs struggle with flooding in evacuation sites

Aug 02, 2019 - 10:25 AM

People displaced by armed conflict in Maguindanao are also vulnerable to typhoons, flash floods, and landslides

#ReliefPH: How you can help those affected by the Batanes earthquakes

Jul 29, 2019 - 3:42 PM

People affected by the recent Batanes earthquakes need your support. This page shows how you can help.

Metro Manila residents on pre-dawn #MMShakeDrill: 'What a wake-up call'

Jul 27, 2019 - 7:24 AM

Online, Metro Manila residents have mixed reactions to the early earthquake drill. Some appreciated the realistic timing while others criticized the MMDA for rousing them from sleep.

Phivolcs unveils app that maps out hazards in the Philippines

Jul 16, 2019 - 8:21 PM

HazardHunterPH gives a summary of hazards in the user's chosen location, along with an explanation and recommendation to help people better understand the findings

DEMO. People check out a demonstration of HazardHunterPH in its launch on Tuesday, July 16. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

PCSO to release P6.5 million to earthquake-hit Pampanga, Zambales

Apr 29, 2019 - 8:05 PM

The total death toll from the earthquake has reached 18, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

AFTERMATH. In this file photo, rescuers look for victims from a collapsed supermarket in Porac, Pampanga, on April, 23, a day after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake on April 22. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Terms you need to know about earthquakes

Apr 25, 2019 - 7:37 PM

Here are some terms you may have encountered in relation to earthquakes

Rescuers look for victims from a collapsed supermarket in Porac, Pampanga on Tuesday, April, 23, 2019, after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Zambales, Pampanga, Metro Manila, and parts of Luzon late Monday afternoon. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LIST: Buildings damaged by magnitude 6.1 Luzon earthquake

Apr 23, 2019 - 9:31 PM

Malls, schools, and churches sustain damage due to the earthquake

The damaged church of St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish in Porac, Pampanga on April 23, 2019, after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck some parts of Luzon including Metro Manila. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: People evacuate after magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits Visayas

Apr 23, 2019 - 6:19 PM

The earthquake prompts evacuations in Samar, Tacloban City, Leyte, Bacolod City, Iloilo, and Cebu

LEYTE NORMAL UNIVERSITY. Photo by Oliver Diaz

It’s ‘abuse’ to prevent workers’ evacuation during earthquake – labor group

Apr 23, 2019 - 5:20 PM

TUCP says it received complaints from call center workers who were not allowed to evacuate and were told to continue working after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Luzon on Monday

EVACUATE. Shoppers seen rushing outside as they evacuate the Robinson Place Manila mall following an earthquake that hit Luzon on April 22, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

DepEd to school heads: Check safety of school buildings after Luzon earthquake

Apr 23, 2019 - 4:08 PM

'Only when the structural integrity and safety of buildings and facilities is assured can learners, teachers, and personnel be allowed to enter,' says the Department of Education

DESTROYED. Among schools damage by the strong earthquake that hit Luzon on April 22, 2019 include the Sindalan Elementary School in San Fernando, Pampanga. Photofrom the Department of Education

Netizens tweet photos, videos after magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Visayas

Apr 23, 2019 - 3:45 PM

Social media users shared photos of evacuation conducted in campuses, buildings, and commercial establishments following the latest strong earthquake

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake jolts Visayas

Apr 23, 2019 - 2:01 PM

(UPDATED) The epicenter of the Visayas earthquake on Tuesday, April 23, is located in Eastern Samar

Filipinos tweet scenes from magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Luzon

Apr 22, 2019 - 9:21 PM

The hashtags #earthquake and #quakePH quickly trend on Twitter a few minutes after the earthquake, whose epicenter was located in Castillejos, Zambales

IN PHOTOS: Evacuations follow after magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits Luzon

Apr 22, 2019 - 8:48 PM

People share photos of evacuation in Quezon City, Mandaluyong City, Pasig City, Taguig City, Makati, and Manila

Hundreds evacuate in BGC following the strong earthquake on April 22, 2019. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocks Luzon

Apr 22, 2019 - 5:19 PM

(6th UPDATE) The earthquake leaves at least 9 people dead in Pampanga. Aftershocks are also recorded.

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Tuesday, March 19

Mar 18, 2019 - 3:35 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Tuesday, March 19

IN PHOTOS: Iloilo City leads first nationwide earthquake drill for 2019

Feb 21, 2019 - 9:47 PM

Around 5,000 to 8,000 people in Iloilo participate in shake drills in their area

DUCK. Local army and police officials duck, cover and hold during a simulation at the Iloilo City Dinagyang Grandstand on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Photo by Rhick Albay/Rappler

NDRRMC to hold 1st nationwide earthquake drill for 2019

Feb 20, 2019 - 8:50 PM

The 1st Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill for 2019 is set for Thursday, February 21, at 2 pm

PREPARED. Kindergarden school children from the San Vicente Elementary School in UP Diliman in Quezon City participate in the school's regular earthquake drill aimed at keeping the kids ready and disaster prepared on February 6, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Despite experience with typhoons, most Filipinos 'not prepared for disasters'

Feb 10, 2019 - 9:35 PM

Lack of money is the main barrier preventing people from preparing for disasters, according to a study by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Photos by Jire Carreon/Rappler and Jansen Romero/Rappler

Wrong forecast worsened Usman death toll in Bicol – expert

Jan 06, 2019 - 9:57 AM

(UPDATED) Late warnings and a lack of hazard awareness also played a role, says disaster scientist and Project NOAH director Mahar Lagmay

DEATH TOLL. Tropical Depression Usman causes heavy flooding and leaves more than 100 people in Bicol dead. Photo courtesy of Mahar Lagmay

How Tropical Depression Usman affected schools

Jan 05, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Aside from damage to school infrastructure, Tropical Depression Usman also placed students' lives in danger

FLOODED SCHOOLS. Several schools in Camarines Sur and Oriental Mindoro experience flooding due to Tropical Depression Usman. File photos from Roel Paul Registrado and Twitter user @opparisyon

#ReliefPH: Help victims of Tropical Depression Usman

Dec 31, 2018 - 5:52 PM

People affected by Tropical Depression Usman need your help and support. This page shows how you can help.

LOOK: Heavy rain due to Usman floods Libon town

Dec 30, 2018 - 4:12 PM

Waist-deep floods are seen in the town of Libon, Albay, where residents were forced to evacuate

FLOODED. Waist-deep floods inundate residents in Libon town, Alabay on December 30, 2018. All photo from PNP Bicol regional command

WATCH: What can you do to prepare for disasters?

Dec 20, 2018 - 1:57 PM

There are little things you can do to prepare for disasters in the hazard-prone country that is the Philippines

Low pressure area to bring rain in Visayas, Mindanao 5 days before Christmas

Dec 20, 2018 - 10:42 AM

PAGASA urges Visayas and Mindanao residents to prepare for possible flooding and landslides due to occasional heavy rain

DPWH taps Project Noah maps to identify hazard areas, no-build zones

Dec 11, 2018 - 7:45 PM

DPWH's guidelines to acquire permits, certifications in projects within potentially high-hazard areas now includes using Project Noah's hazard maps as reference

DSWD to help cover funeral expenses for Natonin landslide victims

Nov 04, 2018 - 7:20 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development also says over 400 people remain in evacuation centers in the aftermath of Typhoon Rosita (Yutu)

ASSESSMENT. Staff from DSWD Field Office in Cordillera Administrative Region are at the ground zero of the landslide incident in Natonin, Mountain Province to conduct interviews and assessments of the survivors and bereaved families of the victims. Photo from the Department of Social Welfare and Development

3 more bodies recovered from DPWH Bldg in Mountain Province

Nov 01, 2018 - 10:03 PM

Twenty remain unaccounted for, according to the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office

RETRIEVAL. Rescuers say 20 more persons are unaccounted for in a landslide that buried the DPWH building in Natonin, Mountain Province, on the second day of retrieval operation on November 1, 2018. All photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

Rescuer dies in Ifugao landslide

Nov 01, 2018 - 7:34 PM

Eugene Gallangi Nahhog, 25, was driving a backhoe clearing the road along Sitio Hiwang in Gohang, Banaue town

TRAGEDY. Another landslide pushes the backhoe being driven by the victim down a 30-meter-deep ravine in Sitio Hiwang in Gohang, Banaue, Ifugao. Photo from Ifugao Police

Cauayan Airport to reopen on November 2

Nov 01, 2018 - 5:12 PM

Repairs and construction work will continue, however, as the airport sustained heavy damage due to Typhoon Rosita (Yutu)

REPAIR. Fixing the damage sustained by the Passenger Terminal Building will take two to 3 weeks, says CAAP. Photo from the DOTr Facebook page

Over 100,000 affected by Typhoon Rosita

Nov 01, 2018 - 4:06 PM

Food packs, sleeping and hygiene kits, are provided to some 49,000 people in evacuation centers

EVACUEES. Residents of Benito Soliven town were forced to leave their houses as Typhoon Rosita neared the area on the afternoon of October 29, 2018. Photo from Isabela Public Information Office Facebook page.

Over 50,000 remain in evacuation centers due to Rosita

Oct 31, 2018 - 4:15 PM

The affected residents come from the Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Eastern Visayas

ASSISTANCE. Hot meals are given to residents in regions affected by Typhoon Rosita. Photo from the Department of Social Welfare and Development

Roads closed due to Severe Tropical Storm Rosita

Oct 31, 2018 - 12:13 AM

Many roads and bridges are closed to traffic, especially in Mountain Province and Benguet

4 dead as landslide buries DPWH office in Mountain Province

Oct 30, 2018 - 11:35 PM

About 30 evacuees as well as DPWH employees are in the building, and 4 persons are confirmed dead, says the mayor of Natonin town

Girl dies in Kalinga landslide

Oct 30, 2018 - 7:52 PM

More than 800 residents are evacuated in the town of Lubuagan due to the heavy rains and landslide brought by Typhoon Rosita (Yutu)

Clearing operations ongoing in typhoon-hit Isabela

Oct 30, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Clearing roads of debris is a priority so relief operations will not be delayed, says the provincial government

Residence of Santiago, Isabela Provine experience the Typhoon Yuki Local name “Rosita” when it landfall on early morning of 30 October 2018. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Typhoon Rosita's onslaught in Isabela

Oct 30, 2018 - 1:56 PM

Fierce winds and intense rain from Rosita (Yutu) cause severe damage in the province

Isabela bears brunt of Typhoon Rosita

Oct 30, 2018 - 8:15 AM

More than 12,000 residents flee their homes in Isabela, where Rosita (Yutu) made landfall

BATTERED. Strong winds pound Ilagan City, Isabela, as Typhoon Rosita makes landfall on October 30, 2018. Screenshot from Jasmine Bumagat's Facebook video

Over 2,200 stranded at seaports due to Typhoon Rosita

Oct 30, 2018 - 7:35 AM

Rosita (Yutu) forces the cancellation of ferry trips in parts of Luzon and the Visayas

Typhoon Rosita: Free overnight parking at Megaworld malls on October 30

Oct 29, 2018 - 10:47 PM

Stranded commuters can also use the restrooms and charge their phones at Megaworld malls

Itogon braces for Typhoon Rosita, aims to prevent repeat of tragedy

Oct 29, 2018 - 10:07 PM

Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan orders preemptive evacuation, particularly in barangays previously hit by deadly landslides

ON ALERT. Officials hold a pre-disaster risk assessment meeting in Itogon, Benguet, on October 27, 2018, to prepare for Typhoon Rosita. Photo from Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan's Facebook page

Will Typhoon Rosita be like Typhoon Ompong?

Oct 29, 2018 - 7:35 PM

What can people expect when Rosita makes landfall? We take a look back at Ompong to get an idea of what to expect.

Flooding in Baguio City on September 15, 2018, due to Typhoon Ompong. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Tuesday, October 30

Oct 29, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Tuesday, October 30

Isabela, Cagayan residents evacuate ahead of Typhoon Rosita arrival

Oct 29, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Local authorities are closely monitoring barangays which usually experience floods, landslides, and storm surges

TYPHOON BRIEFING. Emergency personnel are briefed in Isabela ahead of Typhoon Rosita's arrival. Photo from the Isabela Provincial Information Office