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Manila disaster management chief resigns

Mar 20, 2018 - 3:40 PM

(UPDATED) Johnny Yu declines to disclose his reasons for leaving the post

RESIGNED. Johnny Gaw Yu at the Manila Pavilion's vicinity during the fire. Photo by Paige Occeñola/Rappler

Fire out at Manila Pavilion after 25 hours

Mar 19, 2018 - 3:45 PM

The death toll from the blaze stands at 5, with 24 others injured

FIRE OUT. The Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel & Casino is engulfed in thick smoke as firefighters battle a Task Force Bravo blaze during through the hotel at the corner of Maria Orosa and U.N. Avenue in Manila on March 18, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Sprinklers didn't work during Manila Pavilion fire, firefighters say

Mar 18, 2018 - 11:15 PM

The fire would have been put out earlier if the sprinklers worked, says Manila disaster risk reduction and management chief Johnny Yu

NO SPRINKLERS? The Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel & Casino is engulfed in thick smoke as firefighters battle a Task Force Bravo blaze during through the hotel at the corner of Maria Orosa and U.N. Avenue in Manila on March 18, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

WATCH: Tornado hits Fort Santiago in Manila

Aug 14, 2016 - 8:50 PM

The tornado leaves 1 injured and more than 100 houses destroyed according to Manila disaster management chief Johnny Yu

IPU-IPO. A screen grab of the tornado that hit Manila. Photo by Paulo Domingo

New Year fire hits 1,000 homes in Manila

Jan 01, 2016 - 8:01 AM

3rd UPDATE The fire affects around 3 000 families in Manila on the first day of 2016

NEW YEAR RAZE. Filipinos rush to get water to extinguish a fire in a residential area in Tondo, Manila on January 1. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

3 teens swept away by Manila Bay waves amid Lando

Oct 19, 2015 - 12:29 AM

They’re now all safe says Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno as his city government implements precautionary measures for Typhoon Lando Koppu

'NO-WALK ZONE.' The Manila city government declares the Manila Bay area as a 'no-walk zone' on October 18, 2015, as a precautionary measure against Typhoon Lando (Koppu). Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

University Belt eyed as ‘no-walk zone’ due to Lando

Oct 18, 2015 - 7:56 PM

The Manila City government also turns the Manila Bay area into a ‘no walk zone’ due to Typhoon Lando Koppu

'NO-WALK ZONE.' Filipinos carry their belongings along Manila Bay in Manila, Philippines, on October 18, 2015, as Typhoon Lando (Koppu) slams into the northern Philippines. Manila Bay is eventually declared a 'no-walk zone' due to Lando. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Manila holds drill for big quake that can 'happen in our lifetime'

Jul 02, 2014 - 4:22 PM

This is in anticipation of a 7 2 earthquake caused by the movement of the West Valley Fault and a tsunami that could result from the movement of the Manila Trench

RESCUE OPERATIONS. In this simulation, residents are cleaned off of hazardous materials from a vehicular accident result from the earthquake. Photo George Moya/ Rappler

What if a magnitude 7.2 quake strikes Manila?

Jun 27, 2014 - 3:54 PM

The drill set on Tuesday July 2 highlights two worst case disaster scenarios: the movement of the West Valley Fault and the movement of the Manila Trench