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The second severe storm in a week to hit Britain brings high winds of more than 140 kilometers an hour and more than a month's worth of rain in 48 hours in some places
Spreading unverified information, especially exaggerated claims and warnings, only causes unnecessary panic and harm
Pasig is the first city in Metro Manila to sign a disaster response agreement with its designated partner region. If the 'Big One' strikes, Cagayan Valley will come to Pasig City's aid.
Which solution will work – one that serves the needs of foreign capital and local greed, or one that serves the people?
Stakeholders have pointed out that since the NDRRMC is merely a council, it doesn't have the budget nor the power to make decisions on situations that require a Cabinet rank
Jetmatic pumps will be placed in several evacuation camps such as Batangas Sports Complex, West Bauan, Central School, Bauan Batangas, Lemery, Agoncillo, and San Nicolas
All its 23 towns and cities now host evacuees from Batangas
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
Proposals – so far, from senators – range from cash aid to moratorium on loan payments
Earthquakes, typhoons, or terrorist attacks can strike anytime, and organizers want to be as prepared as possible
Tagaytay Sky Ranch is safe from a possible base surge, but still vulnerable to heavy ashfall. The business still decides to open.
Lawmakers want to create new government departments focused on overseas Filipino workers, water resources, and disaster resilience
'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
A number of Filipinos focus their attention on making sense of information and updates on social media to aid and guide relief efforts
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
Technology should be the first responder, and sometimes the sacrificial part, that provides society with the means to get through disasters with as few casualties as possible
Hindi namimili ang salitang 'trahedya,' at hindi rin dapat namimili ang salitang 'kaligtasan'
Over 6,500 relief packs are expected to be dispatched to various evacuation areas
On a national average, 99.80% of households surveyed across the Philippines also have no disaster management plan specific for volcanic eruption
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
'The continued presence of residents right on the active volcano over the years is the most illustrative manifestation of the state of our disaster preparedness as far as Taal is concerned'
Several people disappear into the sinkhole as it spreads, including what appears to be a child
Cancel your reservations as early as you can and always keep safe
(3rd UPDATE) This page shows how you can help Filipinos affected by the Taal Volcano eruption
The Labor Code also says that employees who choose not to work in times of disaster should not be sanctioned
MovePH is looking for Agos volunteers who will help gather and verify critical information in times of disaster
(4th UPDATE) The earthquake's first reported victim, a 73-year-old resident of the southern city of Ponce, died after a wall fell in his home
Filipinos and other people affected by the Australia bushfires need your help and support. This page shows how you can help.
(4th UPDATE) Two people are injured in Iloilo, while 12 people across 3 regions in the Visayas remain missing
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
For some who lost entire families and communities to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, surfing is a way to heal
(UPDATED) Here's where you can make in-kind and monetary donations to help people affected by the Davao del Sur earthquake
Here's how you can help affected communities in Cagayan, Isabela
Donors will have to get an endorsement from the Department of the Interior and Local Government for Cebu Pacific to accommodate their cargo
Tisoy (Kammuri) also causes P811.5 million worth of damage to agriculture in Bicol and Oriental Mindoro
(4th UPDATE) Here's how you can help people affected by Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri)
Kailangan lang mai-channel ang ating pagkahumaling sa social media for the greater good, lalo na para sa mga nasalanta at naapektuhan ng bagyo. Puwedeng mag-fundraising, puwedeng makibalita sa relief operations.
You're not alone. But these alerts are helpful!
Towns and cities prone to lahar, landslides, floods, and storm surges are covered by Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara's mandatory evacuation order
During the #MoveTacloban forum, journalists, student leaders, and local government officials point out a rise of disaster-related hoax cases after Super Typhoon Yolanda hit the Philippines
'We are not running out of time – we are already out of time,' says Alden Meyer, director of policy at the Union of Concerned Scientists
Lawmakers approve the measure at the committee level weeks after a series of earthquakes rocked parts of Mindanao
Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles urges lawmakers in Congress to act on the 'long-overdue' measure to improve the government's response to natural calamities
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
House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, who is part of the Green Climate Fund Board, says hazard information will be translated into 'understandable and actionable early warnings' for people's safety
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
Leaders, experts, policy makers, and practitioners in Asia will gather in the Philippines to discuss the global risks of disasters associated with water
'The department cannot be the implementing agency of all interventions for rehabilitation,' NDRRMC Executive Director Ricardo Jalad tells senators
'The goal shall always be zero casualty,' Interagency Task Force Yolanda Chair and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles told participants of the DRRM conference
The Department of Labor and Employment says cash assistance will also be given to families of overseas Filipino workers in affected areas