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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

Duterte urged to declare state of calamity in Typhoon Ompong-hit regions

Sep 21, 2018 - 3:04 PM

Imposition of price ceilings, reprogramming of funds, and access to no-interest loans are some of the effects under a state of calamity

Desperate search for missing after deadly Lake Victoria disaster

Sep 21, 2018 - 2:02 PM

(UPDATED) The MV Nyerere may have been carrying as many as 200 passengers -- double the ferry's capacity -- when it capsized close to the pier on Ukara Island

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

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

66 dead, 66 missing in Cordilleras after Typhoon Ompong – CRDRRMC

Sep 18, 2018 - 11:41 PM

Rescuers in Itogon, Benguet are searching for survivors of massive landslides that overran small-scale mining areas and destroyed bunkhouses and, in the worst case scenario, recovering the dead

House OKs Department of Disaster Resilience bill on 2nd reading

Sep 18, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The House bill seeks to transfer to the proposed department the 'applicable' powers and funds of existing agencies and offices in charge of disaster risk reduction and management

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

In Itogon, sister volunteers to dig beneath the soil to look for brother

Sep 18, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Benylyn Gumuwang still believes her brother Harvey will come home alive, even if officials or other miners say he is most likely gone

STILL LOOKING. Benylyn Gumuwang, 45, volunteers to look for her missing brother who is a miner in Itogon, Benguet. Photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler

Florence death toll jumps to 31 as flooding wreaks havoc

Sep 18, 2018 - 12:16 PM

'This is an epic storm that is still continuing. This is a monumental disaster for our state,' says North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper

FLORENCE. A church is surrounded by floodwaters from Hurricane Florence on September 17, 2018, in Conway, South Carolina. Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images/AFP

Over 500,000 affected by Typhoon Ompong

Sep 17, 2018 - 12:54 PM

(UPDATED) As of Monday morning, September 17, over 192,000 individuals are in 1,899 evacuation centers

RETRIEVAL OPS. Policemen on September 17, 2018, lead the search and rertrieval operation for missing miners in Barangay Ucab in Itogon, Benguet, who may have been buried at a mining shelter during the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) over the weekend. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

NDRRMC sorry for saying 2 Ompong responders died in landslide

Sep 16, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Executive Director Ricardo Jalad says the two responders in the Cordillera Administrative Region, initially reported as dead, were actually accounted for

APOLOGIES. In this file photo, Ricardo Jalad, undersecretary of the Office of Civil Defense, speaks during the AGOS Summit on Disaster Preparednesson July 8, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

At least 250,000 affected by Typhoon Ompong

Sep 16, 2018 - 10:10 AM

As of Sunday morning, September 16, over 133,000 persons are in evacuation centers

AFFECTED. Residents of Purok Bagong Sikat in San Roque, La Paz, Tarlac brave the flood caused by Typhoon Ompong on September 16, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

2 responders, child dead due to Typhoon Ompong

Sep 15, 2018 - 4:02 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine National Police records at least 2 missing and 4 injured individuals

IN PHOTOS: Some areas in Baguio City were flooded part of City Camp Lagoon caused lStrong winds and heavy downpour are being experienced in Baguio City due to #OmpongPH. Photo by Cedrick Victa Macadangdang

Over 15,000 evacuate due to Typhoon Ompong

Sep 14, 2018 - 9:36 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Residents from the Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Calabarzon, and Cordillera Administrative Region head for safe zones before Ompong (Mangkhut) hits land

SAFETY. Evacuees in Barangay Annafunan in Tuguegarao City chat as they await for Typhoon Ompong's wrath. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Missing textmate? Netizens look for NDRRMC mobile alerts

Sep 14, 2018 - 7:15 PM

While some wondered why they haven't gotten mobile alerts on Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut), it doesn't mean the NDRRMC has stopped sending these warnings

At least 5.2 million in path of Typhoon Ompong

Sep 14, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Isabela and Cagayan are expected to be hit hardest by the powerful typhoon

PREEMPTIVE EVACUATION. Isabela residents evacuate ahead of the arrival of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut). Photo from the Isabela Provincial Information Office's Facebook page

[OPINION] The true impact of Typhoon Ompong on the Philippines

Sep 14, 2018 - 3:17 PM

Have we learned from the avoidable mistakes made in past disasters? Are we prepared to effectively handle any emergencies that might occur in the coming days?

Perfect storms: hurricanes and typhoons

Sep 14, 2018 - 9:54 AM

Here are some facts about monster storms and what to expect as climate change supercharges our weather

What gov't has done so far to prepare for Typhoon Ompong

Sep 14, 2018 - 12:10 AM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council activates clusters responsible for ensuring crucial assistance is provided to typhoon-hit areas

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte listens to the disaster preparedeness briefing of National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Executive Director Ricardo Jalad inside the Operations Room of the NDRRMC Building in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City on September 13, 2018 as the country braces for the onslaught of Typhoon 'Ompong.' Joining the President are Secretary Christopher Lawrence 'Bong' Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Evacuations start as Typhoon Ompong bears down on Philippines

Sep 13, 2018 - 4:54 PM

Authorities say some 10 million people in the Philippines are in the storm's path

Red button image via Shutterstock. Satellite image for Ompong courtesy of NOAA

Hurricane Florence closes in on U.S. east coast

Sep 12, 2018 - 10:48 PM

(UPDATED) Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but the National Hurricane Center stresses it remains 'a life-threatening situation' due to the risks of storm surge around coastal areas

BOARDED UP. A sign is seen on a boarded up vacation rentals office near Wrightsville beach, North Carolina on September 12, 2018. Photo by Andrew Caballeron Reynolds/AFP

Volunteer for Agos today

Sep 12, 2018 - 4:02 PM

MovePH is looking for Agos volunteers who will help gather critical information in times of disasters

Residents told to 'get out now' as Florence takes aim at Carolinas

Sep 12, 2018 - 9:11 AM

(UPDATED) 'This is not a storm that people need to ride out. This is a storm that is historic, maybe once in a lifetime,' says North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper

HURRICANE FLORENCE. A mandatory evacuation is in effect in preparation of the approaching Hurricane Florence, on September 11, 2018 in Topsail Beach, North Carolina. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

DSWD prepares P829 million in aid for Typhoon Mangkhut

Sep 11, 2018 - 6:35 PM

Some P872 million in standby funds are also available

[OPINION] Urgently needed: Department for disaster resilience and climate change

Sep 09, 2018 - 10:00 AM

We have been calling for the new department for 5 years now, even before the 2013 Yolanda disaster. It would be fitting that we finally get this done on the fifth anniversary of that terrible event.

[OPINION] 5 years after Yolanda, imperatives for addressing disasters

Sep 08, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Right now, our efforts have been marred by bureaucratic squabbling and largely isolated activities

Japan toll rises to 35 after powerful quake

Sep 07, 2018 - 10:36 AM

(4th UPDATE) Around 5 people are still unaccounted for in the small northern countryside town of Atsuma

AFTERMATH. This picture shows an aerial view of houses damaged by a landslide in Atsuma town, Hokkaido prefecture on September 6, 2018, after an earthquake hit the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Japan's Kansai airport to reopen partially on September 7

Sep 06, 2018 - 3:58 PM

The Kansai International Airport was battered by Typhoon Jebi, which made landfall Tuesday, September 4 as the strongest storm to hit Japan since 1993

STRANDED. Passengers stranded at the Kansai International Airport due to Typhoon Jebi wait for buses that will transport them from the airport in Izumisano city, Osaka prefecture on September 6, 2018. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Japan quake, landslides leave at least 8 dead

Sep 06, 2018 - 8:25 AM

(UPDATED) Around 3 million homes have lost power after the quake damaged a major thermal plant supplying the region

AFTERMATH. Police and rescue workers search for survivors from a house that was damaged by a landslide caused by an earthquake in Atsuma town in Hokkaido prefecture on September 6, 2018. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Japan evacuates major airport after typhoon wreaks havoc

Sep 05, 2018 - 9:18 AM

(4th UPDATE) The typhoon has swept a 2,500-ton tanker into the bridge to Kansai International Airport, the region's main international gateway and a national transport hub

TYPHOON JEBI. This handout picture released by Kansai airport coast guard air base on September 4, 2018 and received through Jiji press shows a tanker after it collided with a bridge connecting to Kansai International Airport due to Typhoon Jebi's strong winds in Izumisano city, in Osaka prefecture. AFP PHOTO/Kansai airport coast guard air base

3 dead as strongest typhoon in quarter century batters Japan

Sep 04, 2018 - 12:01 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Typhoon Jebi makes landfall around noon local time, slamming into the west of the country packing winds of up to 216 kilometers (135 miles) per hour

JEBI. Satellite image for Typhoon Jebi as of 02:30 UTC (10:30 am Manila time) September 4, 2018. Image courtesy of NOAA

WATCH: DOST’s Solidum weighs in on viral ‘resilience’ photo

Aug 24, 2018 - 8:27 PM

DOST Undersecretary Renato Solidum says that Filipinos are resilient in character but the Philippines itself is not yet a 'disaster-resilient' community

DOST Undersecretary for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Renato Solidum weighs in on the viral "resilience" photo on August 23, 2018.

Indonesian earthquake death toll reaches 555

Aug 24, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Some 390,000 people remain displaced after the quakes

AFTERMATH. Residents check on their collapsed homes in the village of Sembalun on Indonesia's Lombok island on August 20, 2018 after a series of earthquakes were recorded by seismologists throughout August 19. AFP file photo

Mandatory review of disaster law did not take place in Congress

Aug 24, 2018 - 8:00 AM

'Nasa batas ng (Republic Act) 10121 that after 5 years, kakaroon ng 'sunset review'…Ngunit sa kasamaang palad... Congress did not call for a sunset review,' says former National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Executive Director Alexander Pama

SUNSET REVIEW. Former NDRRMC Executive Director Alexander Pama says no formal review of Republic Act 10121 took place in Congress. Photo from Rappler

Strong typhoon hits flood-hit western Japan

Aug 23, 2018 - 1:47 PM

(UPDATED) Typhoon Cimaron Cimaron is seen packing maximum gusts of 198 kilometer (123 miles) per hour as of the evening, bringing heavy winds and rain to the western region

#ResilientPH: Lessons on disaster preparedness

Aug 22, 2018 - 1:58 PM

How do we create resilient communities? Join our discussion on August 22.

NDRRMC: 2 dead, 3 missing due to monsoon rain, floods

Aug 17, 2018 - 9:19 PM

Over a million residents throughout 5 regions have been affected by the ongoing monsoon, says the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

FLOODS. In Tatalon, Quezon City 4 to 5 meter-high flood waters inundate homes in due to heavy rains caused by the southwest monsoon on August 11, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Local Government Academy holds August 23 disaster-resilient forum

Aug 17, 2018 - 6:16 PM

The forum will be held at the Mall of Asia, Hall 4, SMX Convention Center in Pasay City

Over a million now affected by monsoon rain, floods

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:35 PM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council remains on red alert with personnel on duty 24/7 to assist affected communities

ASSISTANCE. Evacuees at the Malanday Elementary School in Marikina City queue for sleeping kits and relief goods from DSWD on Monday, August 13, 2018. The evacuees remain at the school due to flooding brought about by nonstop monsoon rain enhanced by Tropical Storm Karding over the weekend. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

How Malabon City uses tech and bayanihan to combat disasters

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:03 PM

Malabon City is banking on volunteerism and modern technology to respond to calamities

Monsoon rain, floods affect over 800,000

Aug 15, 2018 - 9:00 PM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council pegs the initial damage from the southwest monsoon at P36 million

EVACUATE. Heavy rains from the enhanced southwest moon force residents to flee their homes for evacuations sites such as the Barangay Bagong Silang evacuation center (photographed) in Quezon city. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

EXPLAINER: Who's supposed to be in charge during disasters?

Aug 14, 2018 - 6:48 PM

Several government agencies should be carrying out coordinated operations before, during, and after an emergency to reduce risks and immediately respond to victims' needs

EVACUEES. Some 260 individuals from 111 families evacuate at the Mabuhay Basketball Court in Tatalon, Quezon City as 4 to 5 meter-high flood waters inundate their homes due to heavy rains caused by the southwest monsoon on August 11, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LOOK: Over 100,000 people remain in evacuation centers after weekend floods

Aug 14, 2018 - 5:17 PM

Almost 700,000 people from 469 barangays in 4 regions have been affected by the heavy rains and flooding from the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat since August 11

EVACUATE. With heavy rainfall continuing, residents remain in the Baranggay Bagong Silang evacuation center in Cavite on August 14, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

LIVE: Senate hearing on flood control and management

Aug 14, 2018 - 7:35 AM

Watch the hearing on Tuesday, August 14, at 10 am

Sara Duterte hands P1M to flood-hit Quezon City, Pampanga

Aug 13, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista and Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte as well as Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda attend Hugpong ng Pagbabago's event amid heavy rain and flooding in their areas

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Gov't, NGOs give P105 million in aid to monsoon victims

Aug 12, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Evacuees receive assistance in the form of family food packs, sleeping mats, and medicines

EVACUEES. Families who evacuated to Malanday Elementary School in Marikina were provided with tents. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

NDRRMC on red alert due to monsoon rain, floods

Aug 12, 2018 - 10:30 AM

This means personnel must be on duty 24/7 to respond to the calamity and there should be 'immediate' coordination among government agencies

Residents wade through chest-deep flood at Veterans Village in Barangay Holy Spirit, Quezon City on August 11, 2018, as heavy downpour pounds Metro Manila brought by Southwest monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm Karding that cause floods and stranded passengers in Metropolis. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

DOST chief to resign if PAGASA, Phivolcs moved to disaster resilience department

Aug 09, 2018 - 6:51 PM

Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña says he would just return to private life if the two agencies are attached to the proposed Department of Disaster Resilience

DOST CHIEF. DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña responds to questions in a press briefing in Legazpi City on August 8, 2018. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Aftershocks rock Indonesia's Lombok as earthquake death toll jumps to 319

Aug 09, 2018 - 2:46 PM

(UPDATED) Survivors of the earthquake are also being shaken by hundreds of aftershocks, including a shallow 5.9-magnitude quake on Thursday, which caused people to flee evacuation shelters crying and screaming