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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
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 3rd quarter NSED in Ormoc City simulates the impact of a magnitude 7.2 earthquake
'I'm confident that with this kind of equipment, training and people, we would be very able to respond effectively,' says MMDA chief Danilo Lim
Earthquake drill participants deal with the challenge of simulating rescue and response in the dark and at a time when most people are still asleep
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
The annual earthquake drill will start as early as 4 am 'when most Metro Manila residents are at home and asleep' to test the response capabilities and preparedness of local government units and the private sector
A survey from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative shows that Filipinos, especially the less educated ones, are hardly prepared for an earthquake
The two are responding to a question on how the country can further reduce risk and improve response to natural disasters
In the 1st National Womenitarian Summit, advocates emphasize how communities thrive when women are empowered to actively participate in decision-making
PRESS RELEASE: 'B-Ready' paves the way for the immediate and safe delivery of cash to households prior to a disaster
The senatorial candidate says Congress should now focus on laws that help communities get back on their feet after calamities
Lack of money is the main barrier preventing people from preparing for disasters, according to a study by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
There are little things you can do to prepare for disasters in the hazard-prone country that is the Philippines
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?
In the event of a disaster, communities should 'act as one,' says Ishmael Narag of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology
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
In Marikina, resiliency is defined as a partnership between the city government and the community. Check out how this is done in Markina City.
Residents of Barangay Amguid in Candon, Ilocos Sur, move in unison when they are asked to evacuate following a landslide caused by monsoon rains
MovePH is looking for Agos volunteers who will help gather critical information in times of disasters
Some P872 million in standby funds are also available
How do we create resilient communities? Join our discussion on August 22.
Malabon City is banking on volunteerism and modern technology to respond to calamities
Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo says the new House panel aims to create the Department of Disaster Management, a priority of President Rodrigo Duterte
Every city and municipality should be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed when dealing with earthquakes and other major disasters
(UPDATED) Ever wondered why you get multiple alerts in a day or why they're sometimes delayed? Here's why.
The fourth #MMShakeDrill ends with an 85/100 rating from MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia and with many lessons learned for improvement
With such a herculean task of keeping the drill under wraps, how did the #MMShakeDrill fare in pulling off its grand surprise?
The MMDA's earthquake drill to prepare for 'The Big One' occurs at 1pm, one hour after a text blast is sent to get people ready for the exercise
(UPDATED) 'Do not panic? Eh mas nagpanic pa ako doon sa alarm sound, muntik ko pa itapon phone ko,' says one irate netizen
Program proves senior citizens deserve bigger roles in preparing for disasters
If a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits your local community, is it ready for the worst-case scenario?
Do you have enough supplies to last if a disaster strikes?
How are your families preparing for a major disaster?
How has NOAH or the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards changed since the project moved to the University of the Philippines?
Dr Maja-Leah V. Ravago says that based on their study, local officials tend to invest in short term disaster risk management measures that can be credited to their administration
One of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, the Philippines is exposed to several natural hazards such as floods, storm surge, landslides, and earthquakes
The #BidaAngHanda campaign aims to educate Filipinos about how they should prepare for earthquakes and other hazards
MovePH editor Voltaire Tupaz talks with Phivolcs chief Renato Soldum Jr about the threat of a 'hazardous eruption' from one of the 6 most active volcanoes in the Philippines
Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara orders evacuation of families living in areas vulnerable to landslides and flooding
Here are some critical preparedness actions that local governments should be taking hours before the typhoon hits land
The village chief says he instructed residents to evacuate but they didn't listen. There are 16 other residents still missing.
'We have made all the necessary preparations to minimize the impact of typhoon Vinta to lives and properties'
When Pagasa gives yellow advisory, it means that residents in affected areas should continue monitoring their weather condition. Flooding for low-lying areas is possible.
Rescue equipment and relief goods are prepositioned in preparation for Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin)
The reminder comes as PAGASA monitors a low pressure area which could enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility this week
Close to 5,000 passengers are stranded in various seaports in Bicol region
Four years since Super Typhoon Yolanda barreled through Eastern Visayas, survivors continue to tell tales of their survival, share the lessons they have learned, and remember those who have perished