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Duterte creates task force to speed up Yolanda rehab

Aug 10, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The task force headed by Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr is designed to improve coordination between government agencies implementing Yolanda projects

Fire incidents down by half in Duterte's first year – BFP

Aug 05, 2017 - 2:22 PM

From almost 27 000 fires in the first half of 2016 the BFP recorded only over 13 000 in the same period in 2017

FIGHTING FIRE. Quezon City firefighters battle flames that engulf a shanty. BFP file photo

Rappler Talk: How can data help people displaced by war, disasters?

Jul 31, 2017 - 2:29 PM

The head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Philippines talks to MovePH s Voltaire Tupaz on July 31 2:30pm Bookmark this page to watch the interview

#MMShakeDrill trends, racks up over 3.8 billion impressions

Jul 14, 2017 - 8:34 PM

The impressions count indicates widespread engagement and interest in the disaster preparedness exercise

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

6.5-STRONG. Aftermath of the strong earthquake that hit the province of Leyte. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

How to prepare when disaster and emergency strike

Jul 08, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Migel Estoque communications manager of PDRF urges proactive effort in order to build a culture of resiliency

PREPARE. Day 1 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 6, 2017.  Day 1 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 6, 2017.

What is Agos?

Jul 08, 2017 - 11:58 AM

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

WATCH: MovePH receives 2017 Climate Reality Leadership Award

Apr 25, 2017 - 6:30 AM

See the complete list of awards given by Climate Reality Project Philippines which is part of the global movement founded by Nobel Laureate Al Gore

NDRRMC to ask P78-B more from Congress for recovery efforts

Mar 14, 2017 - 5:21 PM

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council only about P5 8 billion is left of the NDRRMC fund which is not enough to fund recovery needs

Floods hit Lanao del Sur, Bukidnon; Cagayan de Oro still on alert

Jan 19, 2017 - 1:25 PM

The tail end of a cold front triggers more floods in parts of Mindanao

China sends condolences to PH over Typhoon Nina victims

Jan 02, 2017 - 1:20 PM

China is ready to provide emergency assistance Chinese President Xi Jinping assures President Rodrigo Duterte

AFFECTED POPULATION. Typhoon Nina, which made landfall on Christmas Day, affected over 1.5 million people or 326,632 families in Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Region 5, and Region 8. Photo by Jerome Ruiz Berja

Senate donates P28M to typhoon-hit Cagayan

Dec 21, 2016 - 8:35 PM

The donation according to the provincial public information officer was taken from the Senate s savings this year

Photo c/o Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Ilocos Norte braces for Super Typhoon Lawin

Oct 19, 2016 - 7:35 PM

The super typhoon is expected to cross Ilocos Norte and Apayao after it makes landfall in the Cagayan Isabela area

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

LEGAZPI, ALBAY. A coastal community in Pigcale, Legazpi City in Albay hours before Typhoon Karen makes landfall in Aurora province. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

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

Northern Luzon braces for Typhoon Ferdie

Sep 13, 2016 - 1:15 PM

Classes are suspended in Cagayan and Batanes provinces while the Philippine Coast Guard monitors coastal areas for possible storm surges

Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Alerts lifted as Marikina River water level goes down

Aug 15, 2016 - 9:03 AM

UPDATED The water level of the river has been closely monitored over the weekend as monsoon rains dumped water across large parts of Luzon including Metro Manila

INUNDATED. Men navigate through a flooded area in Marikina City, August 14, 2016. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Marikina River water level rises anew on Sunday

Aug 14, 2016 - 6:25 PM

More than 2 000 families or over 10 500 people evacuate as the heavy rain triggers floods

Habagat affects 69,000 people

Aug 14, 2016 - 8:00 AM

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

FLOODWATER. Children wade through waist-deep floodwater caused by southwest monsoon rain along AFP Road in Holy Spirit in Quezon City. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Business community launches first-ever disaster operations center

Aug 11, 2016 - 1:57 PM

The center located in Makati will run 24 7 in times of a disaster to gather data and coordinate preparedness and response plans of PDRF’s member companies

DASHBOARD. Jerome Zayas of EMI briefs PDRF Board Members of the features of the EMOPS platform. Photo credit PDRF

Cagayan residents told: Prepare before Tropical Storm Carina makes landfall

Jul 30, 2016 - 11:53 PM

Local officials warn residents in areas affected by Tropical Storm Carina of possible floods and landslides

#CarinaPH: Areas in Northern Luzon, Visayas prone to floods, landslides

Jul 30, 2016 - 10:25 PM

LGUs especially in affected areas in Northern Luzon are advised to conduct preemptive evacuation

Disaster preparedness advocates hail Duterte’s SONA

Jul 26, 2016 - 11:53 PM

Advocates of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation suggest immediate actions the Duterte administration can undertake in its first 100 days to build more resilient communities

ENVIRONMENT. In his first SONA, President Rodrigo Duterte directs the environment department to 'amend, suspend, revoke' environmental permits, if needed'.

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

DRRM IN PH. Alexander Pama talks to Rappler about his achievements and the challenges he faced as the country's disaster management chief. Screenshot from Rappler

PH leads the way in global fight vs climate change

Mar 14, 2016 - 12:07 AM

Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project host the 31st Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training in Manila on March 14 to 16

PROTECTING MANGROVES. Efforts to protect mangroves like the Siargao Island’s 8,620 hectares of mangrove forests significantly reduce greenhouse gases. Photo by SIKAT

Typhoon Nona leaves over P4B in damage in Oriental Mindoro

Dec 23, 2015 - 11:33 PM

At least 87 of Oriental Mindoro barangays are affected

Image courtesy Alyssa Arizabal. Left base image courtesy EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG.

Climate change: It's personal

Dec 05, 2015 - 9:00 AM

I do not want future generations to suffer the wrath of Mother Nature especially since we can actually do something about it

HIGHLIGHTS: Tindog Tayo 2016 forum on disaster preparedness

Nov 25, 2015 - 1:21 PM

What should the next Philippine president do to address the country s vulnerability to disasters and climate change?

Rappler Talk: How the next president should manage disasters

Nov 23, 2015 - 1:53 PM

Watch this interview with Maria Fellizar Cagay lead covenor of the Disaster Risk Reduction Network

It's time to reform our disaster law

Nov 07, 2015 - 11:26 PM

We need a single organization with whom the proverbial buck stops More importantly this organization should have access to sufficient funds manpower and resources to allow it to fulfill its mandate

IN PHOTOS: The faces of climate change

Nov 07, 2015 - 9:07 PM

In the faces of Yolanda s victims and heroes we see reflected the experiences of all others who face typhoons and other calamities

2 years after Yolanda: Learning from disaster

Nov 07, 2015 - 3:00 PM

A robust system to monitor progress is needed to enable effective communication about recovery Without it conflicting messages and directions can lead to confusion rather than clarity

Legarda: Why is P15.7 billion in disaster funds unused?

Nov 02, 2015 - 6:27 PM

Loren Legarda who chairs the Senate committees on finance and climate change says the funds should be released immediately to victims of Lando and other typhoons before it

LANDO VICTIMS. Flood-affected residents sit on the roof of their house at Barangay Camanutan, Isabela province, north of Manila on October 19, 2015, a day after Typhoon Lando hit Aurora province. AFP PHOTO

Why Pangasinan is under signal 1 but still on red alert

Oct 20, 2015 - 6:39 PM

Ang ulan ay hindi bahagi ng typhoon signal natin Rainfall isn t part of our typhoon signal says PAGASA s Dr Vic Malano

What mayors should do within 48 hours before Typhoon Lando hits land

Oct 17, 2015 - 11:17 AM

Always prepare for the worst even as we hope for the best says NDRRMC executive director Alexander Pama

Last of 17 missing miners in Mankayan retrieved

Sep 17, 2015 - 12:22 AM

But aside from the snafu the recovery of all the missing bodies is a tribute to Calixto s men and almost all the people of Mankayan who had been here since August 21

RETRIEVED. The body of a miner among those trapped in a landslide in Mankayan, Benguet, at the height of Typhoon Ineng is recovered by retrievers. Photo by Sam Hidalgo Aday/Rappler

Bike Scouts PH to ride 1000km for disaster preparedness

Sep 09, 2015 - 9:30 PM

A team of 4 riders is set to distribute flashlights and promote the need for basic disaster preparedness in a 10 day journey that wil take them from Manila to Tacloban City to Calicoan Island Eastern Samar

Bike Scouts Philippines with their volunteers in Sulungan, Eastern Samar. Photo courtesy of Myles Delfin.

Bani, Pangasinan under state of calamity due to floods, high tide

Jul 17, 2015 - 7:06 PM

The flooding has hit all of Bani s 27 villages affecting nearly 50 000 people

Cagayan, Isabela, brace for Tropical Storm Egay

Jul 04, 2015 - 10:05 PM

UPDATED Cagayan and Isabela officials hope that Egay would bring just enough rain to help farmers recover from the dry spell

New classrooms, new hope for Yolanda survivors

Jun 17, 2015 - 7:01 PM

Help doesn’t need to be done with the money It can be done in many different ways

RENEWED HOPE. Students of Lipata Lamputong Elementary School will now be able to use the classrooms reconstructed through the collaboration of Embracing the World and the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation. Photo by Santosh Miyazawa

Business partners for 24/7 disaster operations center

Apr 16, 2015 - 6:00 PM

In a country beset by at least 20 typhoons a year there is growing consensus that collaboration is needed to minimize the damage caused by natural hazards

READY. Business leaders and Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle sign the commitment to make the Disaster Operations Center a reality

PH to share 'best practices' for new int'l disaster framework

Mar 11, 2015 - 2:59 PM

The country s experience of Typhoon Haiyan and Tyhoon Hagupit is expected to contribute to the crafting of the successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action

DOUBLE TIME. Volunteers rush the repacking of relief goods at the social welfare department’s Pasay City warehouse for areas affected by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) in various regions. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

8 of 10 world's most disaster-prone cities in PH

Mar 06, 2015 - 10:09 AM

The Philippines ranked 80th out of 198 countries for resilience is deemed high risk partly due to entrenched corruption and high levels of poverty

After Yolanda, Glenda, Ruby, Samar farmers face hunger, poverty

Jan 06, 2015 - 6:31 PM

Having lived in one of the most disaster prone regions in the country every storm pushes them deeper into the mire of poverty

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

FLATTENED HOUSE. Typhoon victims Eloisa Roncales and husband, Renato, collect belongings inside of what used to be their home in the typhoon hit town of Dolores, Samar on December 8, 2014. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Waiting for Ruby

Dec 10, 2014 - 4:47 PM

Maybe now more Filipinos and media can be a bit more supportive and have a little more faith in PAGASA s expertise

Albay seeks to evacuate 600k people before #RubyPH strikes

Dec 05, 2014 - 6:18 PM

Albay Governor Joey Salceda has ordered the evacuation of 183 180 families or close to 600 000 people threatened by lahar floods landslides and storm surges

Bicol braces for massive landslides, lahar flow

Dec 05, 2014 - 12:33 AM

Pre emptive evacuation is being carried out in Albay as government scientists warn of heavy damage to agriculture property and life in the Bicol region if precautions are not taken early enough

PH to lead global webinar on building disaster management partnerships

Nov 26, 2014 - 8:40 PM

Press Release: Building disaster management partnerships private sector experiences in the Philippines and beyond

Salceda to NCR mayors: What happens to disaster funds?

Oct 08, 2014 - 4:38 PM

Albay Governor Joey Salceda urges local governments to follow the law and mount funds for disaster risk reduction in their area

18 YEARS. Governor Joey Salceda says zero casualty is a clear goal of Albay even before a disaster strikes. Photo from Albay Governor Joey Salceda's Facebook account