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#TalaForTaal: Xavier University takes on dance challenge for a cause

Jan 29, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Spicing things up, XU uses the 'Tala' dance challenge as a way to promote the university’s donation drive for those affected by the ongoing Taal Volcano eruption

Screenshot from Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan video

Women’s group in Albay donating harvest to Taal Volcano evacuees

Jan 28, 2020 - 8:29 PM

As survivors themselves, the group Women for Progress Movement in Albay gives back by donating their freshly harvested sweet potatoes to Taal Volcano eruption evacuees

WOMEN FOR OTHERS. The Women for Progress Movement in Albay helps Taal Volcano eruption evacuees by donating their sweet potato harvest. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Despite remaining threat, Taal evacuees simply happy to be home

Jan 27, 2020 - 8:05 PM

But once the volcano shows signs of imminent explosion, residents say they'll pack their belongings and will be ready to evacuate again

Residents enter the town of Lemery, Batangas after they were allowed to return to their homes following the lowering of the Taal Volcano alert level from 4 to 3 on Sunday, January 26. Photo by AFP

How Filipinos are helping Taal eruption survivors while going zero waste

Jan 23, 2020 - 3:10 PM

Seeing the need to do their part to help those affected, many organizations championing the zero-waste lifestyle are helping Taal eruption survivors by leading eco-friendly donation drives

Background photo by KD Madrilejos

Group urges public to donate usable clothes to evacuees

Jan 18, 2020 - 11:24 PM

'Let us treat the survivors with dignity,' says the Citizens' Disaster Response Center after photos of evacuees wearing donated school and work uniforms make the rounds on social media

DONATED CLOTHES. Survivors of Taal Volcano eruption flaunt the school uniforms and working attires from donated clothes received. Photos from Racheal Zuñiga Maestro, Judiel Balani, Harlem Dave Ganados and Philip Mangubat

Groups lead activities to help Taal eruption evacuees recover from trauma

Jan 18, 2020 - 10:45 PM

Hoping to help them cope, groups initiate psychological first aid, fun performances, reading and writing exercises and games to evacuees

LEARNING ACTIVITY. Volunteers hold a book reading activity for children evacuees at Alitagtag Covered Court in Alitagtag, Batangas on Thursday, January 16 to help them cope with the trauma brought by Taal Volcano's eruption. Photo by Nikko Leoven Pagsuyoin

How a school in Capiz survived a rockslide and Typhoon Ursula

Jan 18, 2020 - 3:20 PM

Barra Elementary School finds ways to rebuild and continue to educate students even after Typhoon Ursula blew off the roof of its temporary learning space and destroyed all its teaching materials

LIFE GOES ON. Students of Barra Elementary School take their classes in small, humid, makeshift classrooms after Typhoon Ursula. Photo by Dorothy Andrada/Rappler

Eager to help, Filipinos crowdsource info to aid victims of Taal Volcano eruption

Jan 17, 2020 - 8:00 AM

A number of Filipinos focus their attention on making sense of information and updates on social media to aid and guide relief efforts

TEMPORARY SHELTER. Hundreds of evacuees from Taal Volcano's unrest settle at a tent camp in Alfonso, Cavite. Photo by Charles Salazar/Rappler

What other LGUs can learn from Albay's Mayon response plan

Jan 16, 2020 - 9:51 PM

The association of disaster responders from the towns and cities of Albay province has come up with a list of local governments' daily priorities for 4 months following a volcanic eruption

Batangueños uneasy about future amid imminent Taal Volcano eruption

Jan 16, 2020 - 7:36 PM

Carrying the trauma of fleeing because of the volcanic eruption, evacuees in Lipa and Malvar also fear they may have to rebuild their lives from scratch

UNCERTAINTY. Batangas evacuees fear for their safety as Taal Volcano's imminent eruption poses a threat. Ericka Nieto/DLSL Lavoxa Group of Publications

How groups are saving stranded animals near Taal Volcano

Jan 14, 2020 - 5:14 PM

Help dogs, cows, and other livestock in areas near the Taal Volcano that have been left behind by their owners, who evacuated in the wake of the volcanic eruption

Photos from Philippine Animal Welfare Society and Gio Senario

#ReliefPH: Help communities affected by Taal Volcano eruption

Jan 13, 2020 - 8:37 PM

(3rd UPDATE) This page shows how you can help Filipinos affected by the Taal Volcano eruption

In disaster-hit areas, people are stepping up to help Taal Volcano victims

Jan 13, 2020 - 7:14 PM

Meanwhile, some slam the Philippine government's perceived inaction in helping evacuees and other victims

Call for Agos volunteers: Help gather Taal Volcano information

Jan 13, 2020 - 8:57 AM

MovePH is looking for Agos volunteers who will help gather and verify critical information in times of disaster

#ReliefPH: Help communities affected by Australia’s raging bushfires

Jan 06, 2020 - 4:29 PM

Filipinos and other people affected by the Australia bushfires need your help and support. This page shows how you can help.

Bushfire photo from Shutterstock

IN PHOTOS: In Biliran, thousands to welcome the New Year homeless

Dec 28, 2019 - 1:59 PM

The provincial disaster risk reduction management office estimate the initial cost of damage in Biliran to reach almost P800 million

URSULA AFTERMATH. The Biliran provincial government declares a state of calamity on Friday, December 27 following the trail of destruction that Typhoon Ursula left in the province. All photos by Jeremiah Orobia Vertulfo

LOOK: Solar energy powers charging stations in Ursula-hit Tacloban

Dec 28, 2019 - 11:04 AM

ICSC is also planning to set up charging stations in other severely-affected areas in the region, most especially in the remote islands of Guiuan, Eastern Samar

#ReliefPH: Help those affected by Typhoon Ursula

Dec 27, 2019 - 12:12 PM

Communities affected by Typhoon Ursula need your support. This page shows how you can help.

IN PHOTOS: Buildings, homes destroyed as Typhoon Ursula batters parts of Visayas

Dec 25, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Typhoon Ursula leaves a trail of destruction in parts of Visayas, as it destroyed buildings and flooded areas in the regions

LOOK: Several houses in Barangay 95-A (Caibaan) in Tacloban City were damaged on Wednesday, December 25, due to Typhoon Ursula's wrath. #UrsulaPH. Photo from Ronald Madera

IN PHOTOS: Typhoon Ursula brings Christmas Day floods to Visayas provinces

Dec 25, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Typhoon Ursula strikes several provinces in Visayas, resulting in severe flooding after heavy rains

MASSIVE FLOODING. Several areas in President Roxas, Capiz are flooded due to heavy rains triggered by Typhoon Ursula. Photo courtesy of EJ Escosia

Groups help victims of Typhoon Tisoy, Mindanao quakes for the holidays

Dec 24, 2019 - 8:20 PM

During this season of giving, several groups help provide shelter and other needs to affected communities of recent disasters as they slowly rebuild their lives

LOOK: How local government units prepare for Typhoon Ursula

Dec 24, 2019 - 4:55 PM

On Christmas eve, local government units prepare for Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone) by evacuating residents and preparing equipment ahead of its landfall

Ahead of Typhoon Ursula's landfall, the local government unit of Naval, Biliran deployed evacuation tents with some tents dedicated for senior citizens, PWDs, and pregnant women. Photos courtesy of @biliranisland on Twitter

IN PHOTOS: Strong Davao del Sur earthquake causes serious damage

Dec 15, 2019 - 7:40 PM

Several buildings in Davao del Sur are destroyed, including the Southern Trade commercial center and the Magsaysay Municipal Hall

COLLAPSE. Southern Trade in Padada, Davao del Sur collapses after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck the area on Sunday afternoon, December 15. Photo from SaiJay Gascon

#ReliefPH: How to help victims of flash floods in Cagayan, Isabela

Dec 07, 2019 - 3:04 PM

Here's how you can help affected communities in Cagayan, Isabela

IN PHOTOS: Floods hit several towns in Cagayan

Dec 06, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Governor Manuel Mamba appeals for help as Cagayan is placed under a state of calamity

#ReliefPH: Help victims of Typhoon Tisoy

Dec 04, 2019 - 11:36 AM

(4th UPDATE) Here's how you can help people affected by Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri)

IN PHOTOS: Typhoon Tisoy causes floods, damage in parts of Samar Island

Dec 03, 2019 - 8:52 PM

Netizens share photos of the aftermath of #TisoyPH in Samar and Northern Samar provinces

LOOK: Brgy Cagogobngan in Catubig, Northern Samar is experiencing severe flooding due to Typhoon Tisoy on Tuesday, December 3. #TisoyPH Photo by Jerry James D. Acdang

#WeSwimAsOne trends as Filipino workers brave Typhoon Tisoy

Dec 03, 2019 - 4:33 PM

Workers who have to be on duty share funny tweets and memes about their situation while others give words of encouragement and some safety reminders

IN PHOTOS: Typhoon Tisoy leaves trail of destruction across Bicol

Dec 03, 2019 - 2:11 PM

Several buildings, trees, and electrical posts across the Bicol region are damaged after Typhoon Tisoy lashed the Philippines with fierce winds and heavy rain

DAMAGE. Several areas in Guinobatan, Albay face damage due to Typhoon Tisoy on Tuesday, December 3. Photo by Guinobatan Mayor Ann Gemma Ongjoco

Annoyed by NDRRMC alerts about Typhoon Tisoy? Twitter users sound off

Dec 02, 2019 - 7:58 PM

You're not alone. But these alerts are helpful!

LOOK: How local government units prepare for Typhoon Tisoy

Dec 02, 2019 - 4:44 PM

(UPDATED) Different local government units prepare for Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri) by evacuating residents ahead of its landfall

IN PHOTOS: The 4th nationwide earthquake drill of 2019

Nov 14, 2019 - 6:52 PM

The 4th National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill aims to evaluate the effectiveness of local governments' contingency plans and protocols in relation to earthquake scenarios and other similar events

Establishments around T. M. Kalaw Avenue in Manila participate in the 2019 4th Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on Thursday, November 14. Photo by Ben Nabong

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