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Alexander Pama: Learning lessons from managing disasters

Jun 29, 2016 - 1:57 PM

Undersecretary Alexander Pama talks to Maria Ressa on the lessons he has learned in managing disasters and the challenges that still lie ahead

Caves as shelters during disasters

Sep 15, 2015 - 3:57 PM

Before Typhoon Hagupit struck Samar 16 families from Basiao village made their way to Saob caves to seek refuge from the storm

Photo by Jennina Lanza/World Vision.

Class, gov't office suspensions: Monday, July 6

Jul 05, 2015 - 8:24 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of schools and areas where classes have been suspended for Monday July 6

UP disaster scientist wins top European geosciences award

Apr 16, 2015 - 11:09 PM

UPDATED Europe’s premier geosciences union recognizes Dr Alfredo Mahar Lagmay for his outstanding work on volcanic hazards earthquakes typhoons landslides and floods

In Sendai, Philippines shows lessons from Yolanda

Mar 20, 2015 - 7:40 PM

The Philippines signs a framework for disaster risk reduction during a recently concluded United Nations conference in Sendai Japan

BEST PRACTICES. Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman heads the Philippine delegation to the 3rd United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. Photo from UNISDR

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

Central Luzon: Preparing for disasters while the sun is up

Mar 05, 2015 - 7:17 PM

Is your LGU preparing for disasters even before they strike? Share your stories and help save lives

Cash for work: Creating new opportunities after disasters

Mar 03, 2015 - 12:33 PM

World Vision partners with 16 villages for the implementation of 52 cash for work projects that include creek clearing and de clogging communal vegetable gardening school reconstruction and drainage excavation

A community learns of love from disabled 'Jimboy'

Feb 02, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Barely able to walk straight or speak Jimboy s life has been difficult but it has been filled with love and redemption

FAMILY. Flora worries for her grandson. At 70, she fears that death might come any time soon and Jimboy will be left behind. Photo by Cristie Macabe/ World Vision Cristie Macabe/ World Vision

After Typhoon Ruby: Life under the bridge

Jan 24, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Evelyn s family has been forced to live in a makeshift house under a bridge ever since Typhoon Ruby hit their hometown and destroyed their home

Palo archbishop checks papal Mass site preparations

Jan 10, 2015 - 2:26 PM

Palo Archbishop John F Du visits the Tacloban Airport to make sure the Tacloban airport is ready for the Pope s arrival and open Mass on January 17

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

#AfterHagupit: New year, no homes in Samar's Daram island

Jan 02, 2015 - 9:43 AM

What does the new year hold in store for the residents of Daram in Samar?

#PopeFrancisPH in Leyte: What to expect

Dec 29, 2014 - 3:12 PM

Pope Francis is visiting Leyte on January 17 to meet typhoons Yolanda Haiyan and Ruby Hagupit survivors

2nd Christmas in ruins in Philippine disaster zone

Dec 24, 2014 - 4:40 PM

We already feel a lot better compared to last year says a resident of the typhoon weary city of Tacloban

ANOTHER DISASTER. Filipino residents rest inside a gymnasium turned into a temporary evacuation center in Tacloban City during Typhoon Hagupit, December 6, 2014. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Ruby-damaged transmission lines restored

Dec 23, 2014 - 3:16 PM

Some 46 transmission lines were affected by Typhoon Ruby on December 6

Neighborly love for #RubyPH victims

Dec 21, 2014 - 6:30 PM

Farmer to farmer seed delivery to help Dolores recover from Typhoon Ruby Hagupit

Nature doesn't negotiate: Climate catastrophe is with us now

Dec 17, 2014 - 2:50 PM

Understand that climate change is not a future threat to be negotiated but a clear and present danger that requires urgent action now

EVACUATION. A mother holds her infant child inside an evacuation center in Legazpi, Albay on December 7, 2014. Half a million Filipinos fled their homes following the destruction wreaked by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) in the central Philippines. Photo by Alanah Torralba/Greenpeace

Aquino to visit Ruby-hit areas, eyes cash subsidy for victims

Dec 13, 2014 - 5:25 PM

The proposed cash subsidy for housing assistance is between P10 000 to P30 000 depending on the extent of the damage says the President

President Benigno S. Aquino III greets his official family during the arrival ceremony at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Friday, December 12. Robert Viñas / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Australia provides more support to PH after Typhoon Ruby

Dec 13, 2014 - 1:49 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Bill Tweddell says the assistance includes health and dignity kits as well as family survival kits for affected families in Visayas and Southern Luzon

AFTER RUBY. Filipino typhoon victims walk amongst debris in the typhoon hit town of Can-Avid, Samar island, Philippines, December 8, 2014. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

The PAGASA storm chasers

Dec 12, 2014 - 5:38 PM

Meet the PAGASA storm chasers

Baby born during Ruby, thanks to storm-proof birthing box

Dec 12, 2014 - 5:14 PM

Press release: Over 1 million people lost access to full health services when Yolanda hit Central Philippines

Amelita, 31, gave birth to a baby boy during 'Hagupit' with Save the Children's BEACON Box. All photos from Save the Children

Online humanitarians respond with Project Agos

Dec 11, 2014 - 10:20 PM

Project Agos volunteers selflessly give their time and energy to help others during Typhoon Ruby

Ground holes save Leyte village during #RubyPH

Dec 11, 2014 - 2:33 PM

Watch how these Leyte villagers survived Typhoon Ruby

Tropical Storm Ruby leaves PAR

Dec 10, 2014 - 11:49 PM

According to PAGASA as of 10pm the center of Ruby is located 320 km North Northeast of Pagasa Island Palawan

Photo courtesy of PAGASA

Grace Poe for 2016, Post-Hagupit aid, Bukidnon bombing | The wRap

Dec 10, 2014 - 8:06 PM

Senator Poe says she’s open to running for higher office in 2016 At least 390 000 people need food and temporary shelter after typhoon Hagupit The military blames breakaway group BIFF for the deadly bombing in the southern Philippines a claim the group denies

Still cloudy for parts of Luzon Thursday

Dec 10, 2014 - 6:27 PM

Tropical Storm Ruby Hagupit is now at 350 km northeast of Pagasa island Palawan

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 5:32 pm, December 10. Image courtesy of PAGASA

#RubyPH: When foreigners become locals at heart

Dec 10, 2014 - 6:11 PM

Volunteers feel like they are part of this community We are living here we are working here We have to help this community

Philippines rushes aid to displaced storm survivors

Dec 10, 2014 - 4:56 PM

UPDATED Military cargo planes will make 8 deliveries to worst hit Samar province while 2 Red Cross convoys will deliver thousands of food packs water purifiers blankets and hygiene kits

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

How preparedness worked in Yolanda-hit areas during Typhoon Ruby

Dec 10, 2014 - 3:51 PM

We have just started to get on with our lives I don’t really understand why we had to go through another typhoon but I am thankful we are all safe now and our house is still here says a Yolanda survivor

RESILIENT HOUSING. Reynante is glad he applied what he learned from the build back better workshop. His house in Dagami, Leyte was able to withstand the strong winds of Ruby. Photo by Leo Neil Competente/ World Vision

Ruby: Areas under State of Calamity

Dec 10, 2014 - 3:13 PM

List of provinces cities and municipalities under a state of calamity due to Typhoon Ruby Hagupit

SEEKING SHELTER. Leyte residents seek shelter in churches, schools, and evacuation centers as Typhoon Ruby approaches. Photo by Vincent Go/Rappler

Disturbing climate change

Dec 10, 2014 - 2:39 PM

Rappler talks to Fr Jett Villarin on Typhoon Ruby and the UN climate change talks in Lima

Typhoon Ruby victims invited to meet #PopeFrancisPH

Dec 10, 2014 - 2:16 PM

The Catholic Archdiocese of Palo has also organized relief operations for affected areas in neighboring Samar island

IN SOLIDARITY WITH FILIPINOS. Pope Francis waves next to Filipino cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle during a ceremony to bless the new image of Holy Pedro Calungsod of Philippines at St Peter's basilica on November 21, 2013 at the Vatican. File photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Greenpeace visits Ground Zero

Dec 10, 2014 - 12:12 PM

Greenpeace makes a solidarity visit to Dolores town in Eastern Samar where Typhoon Ruby first made landfall in the Philippines

GROND ZERO. Eight percent of the more than 800 homes were destroyed. In Eastern Samar, at least 13,000 houses were destroyed and more than 22,300 others were partially damaged. Photo by Jimmy Domingo/Greenpeace

Roxas on viral motorcycle-riding photo: 'I did my job'

Dec 10, 2014 - 9:03 AM

‘These comments reflect more on the people making the comments and reflect more on the people propagating the comments than it does me ’ says the DILG chief

‘I DID MY JOB.’ Interior Secretary Mar Roxas rides a motorcycle during an inspection of the damages in Eastern Samar on December 7, 2014. File photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

#COP20: Time running out fast in climate fight – UN's Ban

Dec 10, 2014 - 7:56 AM

Parties remain far apart on key aspects of a deal they have vowed to sign in Paris in December next year and implement from 2020

'TIME RUNNING OUT' Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the UN Climate Change Conference December 9, 2014, in Lima, Peru. Mark Garten/UN Photo

Hagupit weakens, Pulse Asia, DOH plagiarism | The wRap

Dec 09, 2014 - 7:23 PM

Hagupit or Ruby weakens into a tropical depression Grace Poe’s survey ratings go up while Vice President Binay’s go down A K Pop group accuses the Philippine Health Department of plagiarism

12 dead in Eastern Samar due to Ruby – Roxas

Dec 09, 2014 - 6:26 PM

The DILG chief who flew to Borongan ahead of Ruby’s landfall confirms the death toll in the hardest hit province of Eastern Samar

POST-RUBY. Residents evacuate to safer grounds in Borongan, Eastern Samar on December 7, 2014. File photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Cloudy Wednesday for parts of Luzon

Dec 09, 2014 - 6:21 PM

State weather bureau PAGASA says Tropical Depression Ruby is now at 215 km west northwest of Calapan City Oriental Mindoro

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 5:01 pm, December 9. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Roxas: Ruby-hit towns, cities will get relief goods

Dec 09, 2014 - 5:00 PM

Impassable roads hamper the delivery of relief goods in Eastern Visayas but government s the National Frontline Team says the area is past the emergency phase

'EMERGENCY OVER.' Residents walk through heavy mud in a village in Taft, Samar on December 9, 2014. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

PH-US aerial survey on Ruby's first landfall

Dec 09, 2014 - 3:10 PM

The Zamboanga based US JSOTF P conducted aerial survey of the coastlines of Marabut in Samar towards Lawaan Borongan and Dolores towns in Eastern Samar – all the way up to the coastlines of Northern Samar and Southern Luzon

Tropical Depression Ruby: Storm signals lowered

Dec 09, 2014 - 11:55 AM

The bureau says it is monitoring another potential storm far out in the Pacific Ocean at a distance of 2 000 km east of Mindanao

MTSAT Floater visible satellite image of Tropical Storm Hagupit, 9 December 2014, 0301 UTC. Image courtesy NOAA

Dampak Topan Hagupit, bagaimana Indonesia antisipasi Badai El Nino?

Dec 09, 2014 - 11:41 AM

Negosiator dan aktifis pro lingkungan menyerukan agar negara negara di COP 20 lakukan tindakan nyata untuk adaptasi dan mitigasi perubahan iklim Filipina dilanda Topan Hagupit Perlu bukti apa lagi? Bagaimana upaya Indonesia?

Pengamat cuaca memonitor pergerakan Topan Hagupit di Quezon City, Filipina. Foto oleh Ben Nabong/Rappler

OFW almost loses son in Yolanda, then Ruby

Dec 09, 2014 - 8:22 AM

For the first few months back here I did not want to be alone I was always scared and afraid that someone would die

#COP20: Climate talks divided on eve of ministers' arrival

Dec 09, 2014 - 7:49 AM

With under 5 days of negotiating time left parties remain deeply divided on key aspects of a deal they undertook to ink in Paris in December next year and to implement from 2020

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, addresses the public during the Opening Ceremony of the UN COP20 and CMP10 conference in Lima, on December 01, 2014. Cris Bouroncle/AFP

Why there's #ZeroCasualty in some areas hit by Ruby

Dec 09, 2014 - 7:30 AM

Preemptive and forced evacuations done by a number of local governments lead to zero casualty a far cry from the numbers when Super Typhoon Yolanda hit the same corridor in 2013

Ruby now a tropical depression

Dec 09, 2014 - 5:59 AM

Tropical Depression Ruby is carrying maximum winds of 60 km h and is forecast to move west at 13 km h

Typhoon Ruby destroys P202M worth of crops in Bicol

Dec 09, 2014 - 12:46 AM

A total of 8 111 hectares of farmlands are destroyed with Camarines Sur and Albay incurring the most damage

LIMITED SUPPLY. A vendor sells her wares at a market in Legazpi City hours before Typhoon Ruby passes near the Albay on December 7, 2014. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Typhoon Ruby batters Catbalogan's sea wall, sets residents back

Dec 09, 2014 - 12:07 AM

How has tropical storm Ruby affected the residents of Catbalogan s coastal area? Watch this report

Ruby weakens further; NCR under Signal No. 1

Dec 08, 2014 - 11:47 PM

UPDATED The storm is seen to be out of the Luzon landmass by early Tuesday morning and out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility PAR by Wednesday evening

Storm track of Tropical Storm Ruby as of 8 pm, December 8. Image from PAGASA website