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#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

WATCH: How to fact-check reports during disasters

Oct 28, 2018 - 7:30 PM

How do you know if an article or tweet sharing disaster-related information is true?

Why Philippines and Indonesia are prone to natural hazards

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Just like Indonesia, the Philippines has a big earthquake looming in its future. This raises an important question: what makes the Philippines and Indonesia prone to natural hazards?

Are Filipino communities prepared for a tsunami?

Oct 14, 2018 - 9:04 AM

In the event of a disaster, communities should 'act as one,' says Ishmael Narag of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology

TSUNAMI. Are PH's coastal communities prepared for a tsunami scenario?

How are PH tsunami warning systems maintained?

Oct 13, 2018 - 9:30 AM

To many, what took place in Indonesia serves as a reminder for the Philippines to ensure that preparations for such disasters are continuously being implemented and improved

Marikina City: Lessons on disaster preparedness

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:00 AM

In Marikina, resiliency is defined as a partnership between the city government and the community. Check out how this is done in Markina City.

PREPARED. Marikina City shares its best practices on disaster preparedness.

How bayanihan spirit lives on in Ompong-hit areas

Oct 01, 2018 - 10:14 AM

As appeals for help increase after the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut), stories of 'bayanihan' in the affected communities surface

Typhoon Ompong leaves at least P2.65 billion in school damage

Sep 21, 2018 - 8:38 PM

The Department of Education says about 15 million students are affected nearly a week since Typhoon Ompong hit the Philippines

TOPPLED. Residents of Westside River in Frisco, SJDM, Quezon City were without electricity as heavy winds knock of electrical posts in the area. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Typhoon Ompong affects over 1.6 million

Sep 21, 2018 - 8:32 PM

After almost a week since the deadly typhoon hit the Philippines, over 50,000 people remain in evacuation centers

EVACUATE. Families set up temporary sleeping areas inside classrooms of the Delpan Evacuation Center in Manila as they voluntarily leave their homes due to strong winds and rain brought by Typhoon Ompong on September 15, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

At least 95 dead due to Typhoon Ompong

Sep 21, 2018 - 11:36 AM

Most of the fatalities come from the Cordillera Administrative Region

SEARCH. Police and rescue teams search for individuals buried by the landslide in Ucab, Itogon in Benguet. File photo Jire Carreon/Rappler

At least 1.4 million affected by Typhoon Ompong

Sep 20, 2018 - 11:05 AM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council says over 50,000 people remain in evacuation centers

EVACUATE. The NDRRMC says over 50,000 people remain in evacuation centers. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Typhoon Ompong leaves nearly 76,000 homes damaged in Cagayan

Sep 19, 2018 - 3:25 PM

Of this number, more than 10,000 homes are completely destroyed

FULLY DAMAGED. A house in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, is wiped out after the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut). Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Itogon landslides: 'We still consider this a rescue operation'

Sep 19, 2018 - 12:45 PM

'Naniniwala tayo na baka may survivor pa,' says Presidential Political Adviser Francis Tolentino

SEARCH CONTINUES. Policemen on September 17, 2017, join the search for missing miners in Barangay Ucab in Itogon, Benguet. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

At least 81 killed by Typhoon Ompong

Sep 19, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Dozens remain missing in the Cordillera Administrative Region, which was heavily affected by landslides

SEARCH AND RESCUE. Rescuers retrieved a body buried from the landslide in the mining town of Itogon, Benguet on September 17, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Over a million now affected by Typhoon Ompong

Sep 19, 2018 - 11:10 AM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council says 15,577 families or 61,271 persons remain in evacuation centers

AFTERMATH. Workers clear debris from a landslide and fallen posts in Barangay Poksukan, Mines View in Baguio City, brought about by the heavy rains and winds that Typhoon Ompong. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Why mine despite landslide scare? 'Doon lang kami umaasa'

Sep 19, 2018 - 10:12 AM

The government has halted small-scale mining operations in the Cordillera Administrative Region but has yet to provide alternative livelihood to the miners

NO MORE MINING? Ucab, Itogon town Barangay Councilor Jake Magpaye at the landslide recovery site. Photo by Rambo Talabong

Agricultural losses from Typhoon Ompong hit P14 billion

Sep 18, 2018 - 8:10 PM

The initial cost of damage is nearly double what Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol estimated would be 'worst-case scenario' losses of about P7.9 billion

NO HARVEST. La Paz rice fields turns into a lake after floods inundate fields. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Typhoon Ompong causes over P400M in damage to universities

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:50 PM

Commission on Higher Education Officer-in-Charge Prospero de Vera III says affected state universities are in the Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, and Cordillera Administrative Region

DAMAGE. Heavy damage is seen after strong winds from Typhoon Ompong uprooted trees and destroyed structures. Photo from Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte Media Office

Iglesia ni Cristo donates to Typhoon Ompong survivors

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:25 PM

The Iglesia ni Cristo distributes relief packs to Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) victims, members and nonmembers alike

READY TO HELP. The Iglesia ni Cristo distributes relief goods in La Trinidad, Benguet, to help victims of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut). Photo from Iglesia ni Cristo News and Updates on Facebook

Cagayan farmers on Ompong-hit crops: 'Like losing gamble vs nature'

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:00 PM

'Parang talo na lang sa sugal. Ganoon na lang ang iniisip natin kasi hindi naman natin hawak 'yung panahon,' says 48-year-old farmer Ricardo Rumbaua

Cagayan farmers on typhoon-damaged crops: 'Feels like losing to gambling'. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Typhoon Ompong death toll rises to 74

Sep 18, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Majority of fatalities and the missing are in the Cordillera Administrative Region

LANDSLIDE. 5 bodies recovered from the Portal 070 Lower Gumok landslide in Ucab, Itogon. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Typhoon Ompong affects over 800,000

Sep 18, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Days after Ompong (Mangkhut) left the Philippines, the number of individuals affected by the typhoon continues to climb as reports come in

DESTRUCTION. Fallen trees, branches fill roads and houses are left destroyed in the wake of Typhoon Ompong. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler