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NDRRMC to local officials: Prepare for Severe Tropical Storm Paolo, LPA

Oct 17, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Those in Bicol, the Visayas, and Mindanao are advised to take precautionary measures amid rain from Paolo, while Palawan is affected by the low pressure area

PREPAREDNESS. The NDRRMC conducts an emergency response preparedness meeting to discuss government response for combined effects of Tropical Storm Paolo and the low pressure area. Photo from NDRRMC

DND chief asks media's help to fight fake news

Sep 28, 2017 - 2:06 PM

'Fake news is already circulating every day. It is the duty of the media to see to it that fake news is not propagated'

FIGHT FAKE NEWS. On Thursday, September 28, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana highlights the role media plays in fighting fake news. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

NDRRMC reschedules postponed earthquake drill to September 27

Sep 22, 2017 - 8:56 PM

NDRRMC initially schedules the earthquake drill on September 21. The drills are postponed after President Duterte declared it as a National Day of Protest.

COVER. Soldiers cover their heads during the Nationwide Earthquake Drill, at the Quezon City Hall grounds in Quezon City, March 31, 2017. The drill aims to increase effort in public awareness of the ever-looming possibility of strong earthquake. Photo by Nelson Vera/Rappler

NDRRMC postpones nationwide earthquake drill

Sep 19, 2017 - 10:19 AM

The NDRRMC calls off the disaster preparedness activity after President Rodrigo Duterte suspends government work and classes on September 21

EARTHQUAKE DRILL. In this file photo, a worker activates the siren as employees cover their heads as they run for safety during the Natiowide Earthewuake Drill, at the Quezon City Hall grounds in Quezon City, March 31, 2017. The drill aims to increase effort in public awareness of the ever-looming possibility of strong earthquake. Photo by Nelson Vera/Rappler

Netizens ask: Why hold quake drill on martial law anniversary?

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:32 AM

(UPDATED) Political rallies are also expected to be massive, prompting President Rodrigo Duterte to suspend government work and classes in Metro Manila

Government sets 3rd nationwide earthquake drill on Sept 21

Sep 18, 2017 - 4:26 PM

On the same day, various activist groups are also expected to take the streets of Metro Manila to commemorate the declaration of martial law 45 years ago

DRILL. In this file photo, police and civilian employees evacuate from the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) headquarters as they participate in the nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill in Quezon City on March 31, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

5 dead, 6 missing due to Tropical Storm Maring

Sep 13, 2017 - 3:00 PM

There are also 4 others injured due to Maring, says the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

FLOODING. Tatalon residents in Quezon City wade the knee-deep water along Araneta Ave., brought by the sudden downpour of rain cause by Typhoon Maring on Tuesday. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LGUs told to prepare for Typhoon Talim, low pressure area

Sep 11, 2017 - 3:50 PM

Residents in areas likely to be affected are advised to take the necessary precautionary measures and are alerted against possible flooding and landslides

PREPAREDNESS. NDRRMC conducts a pre-disaster risk assessment meeting in preparation for Typhoon Talim and the low pressure area located 400 kilometers east of Quezon. Photo from NDRRMC

Duterte declares state of calamity in Ormoc and Kananga, Leyte

Aug 10, 2017 - 8:32 PM

The areas are recovering from the damage caused by the earthquake last July 6

STATE OF CALAMITY. A resident still shocked after the 6.5 magnitude earthquake damaged his house in Cabaonan, Ormoc City on July 6, 2017. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

Need for NDRRMC approval causes delay in sending disaster alerts

Jul 27, 2017 - 7:06 PM

Senators Ralph Recto and Grace Poe want to cut the red tape during emergencies saying science agencies can send the alerts themselves

#MMShakeDrill 2017 off to a good start – MMDA

Jul 14, 2017 - 7:11 PM

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman Danilo Lim says cooperation among local government units is at its highest

GOOD START. MMDA chairman Danilo Lim says that it is just the beginning and that they are hoping to keep the momentum until the end. Rappler screengrab

MMDA: Expect public inconvenience during 4-day #MMShakeDrill

Jul 14, 2017 - 3:58 PM

The organizers of the MMShakeDrill specifically timed the first day of the exercise on July 14 a payday Friday based on the worst case scenario simulation

WORTH IT. MMDA chief Danilo Lim has repeatedly said that the inconvenience will pay off when the so-called 'big one' strikes.

DBM to release P5 billion for Marawi rehab in 2017

Jul 14, 2017 - 1:52 PM

The Department of Budget and Management says funds for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Marawi City will be released following a multi year scheme

MARAWI REHAB. The budget department allots at least P15 billion for 2017 and 2018 for Marawi recovery and rehabilitation efforts. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Does the Philippines have enough funds to deal with disasters?

Jul 12, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Typhoon season is underway in the Philippines and some officials warn the funds for handling calamities may not be enough

Bring disaster preparedness down to communities – DILG exec

Jul 09, 2017 - 8:35 AM

DILG undersecretary Austere Panadero says it is crucial to bring preparation down to the community and family levels

Day 2 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 8, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

FAQs: What is the #MMShakeDrill 2017?

Jul 03, 2017 - 3:03 PM

Learn more about the Metro Manila Shake Drill to be held from July 14 to 17 2017 and how you can prepare for the Big One

NDRRMC cites outstanding work in disaster management

Jun 10, 2017 - 5:57 PM

The NDRRMC awards several local government units and private groups for their outstanding efforts in disaster management and humanitarian response

ZERO CASUALTY ADVOCATES. NDRRMC awards local government units, humanitarian groups, and individuals for their outstanding efforts on disaster management. Photo by PICC

NDRRMC to honor outstanding efforts in disaster management

May 30, 2017 - 9:45 PM

A total of 58 awards will be given to individuals and groups from various sectors in the 18th Gawad Kalasag National Awarding Ceremony

INSIDE C3. Pasig City responders monitor CCTV cameras in different barangays for emergency and disaster incidents.

How a father fled Marawi to save kids, wife in labor

May 27, 2017 - 8:08 PM

Through social media Agos Tabang Sibilyan and government help a father brings his wife to a hospital in Iligan City where she gives birth to a healthy baby boy

NDRRMC activates response cluster for 7.2 magnitude earthquake

Apr 29, 2017 - 9:10 AM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council declares Red Alert status after a strong earthquake hits Davao Occidental

#ReliefPH: DSWD ready to help areas affected by Tropical Depression Crising

Apr 15, 2017 - 8:09 PM

DSWD field offices are on standby to extend assistance to affected local government units

IN PHOTOS: LGUs hold nationwide simultaneous quake drill

Apr 01, 2017 - 2:35 PM

NDRRMC launches the nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill in Cebu City

NDRRMC to ask P78-B more from Congress for recovery efforts

Mar 14, 2017 - 5:21 PM

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council only about P5 8 billion is left of the NDRRMC fund which is not enough to fund recovery needs

WATCH: Red alert: DSWD activates disaster response teams in Caraga

Feb 11, 2017 - 7:14 PM

UPDATED The lead agency for disaster response will conduct round the clock monitoring of the situation in areas affected by the magnitude 6 7 quake that hit Mindanao

fDISASTER RESPONSE. The Response Cluster of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) is activated at 5pm, Saturday, February 11. Photo courtesy of DOTR Asec. Cesar Chavez

Telecommunication companies test emergency alert systems

Jan 28, 2017 - 12:32 PM

This is in compliance with the Free Mobile Disaster Alerts Act

PREPAREDNESS. Smart Communications test out its emergency alert system meant to help the public prepare for disasters

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 15, 2017

Jan 15, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Here are the stories you should not miss this Sunday

Gov't eyes 'stronger' disaster management agency to replace NDRRMC

Jan 12, 2017 - 9:56 PM

If Congress approves the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council NDRRMC will be replaced by an independent agency called the Civil Defense Authority CDA

SECOND MEETING. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council holds its second meeting under the Duterte administration on January 12, 2017 in Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. Photo by Toni Zuniga

Emergency hotlines for #Nazareno2017

Jan 09, 2017 - 7:33 AM

Contact the following emergency hotlines for urgent medical needs and other critical reports

NDRRMC to Black Nazarene devotees: Be vigilant

Jan 08, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The council s response group extends assistance to Black Nazarene feast organizers to ensure the safety and well being of the devotees

BLACK NAZARENE. Blessing of the Black Nazarene replica in Quiapo, Manila on January 7, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Typhoon Nina leaves at least 6 dead, 19 missing

Dec 26, 2016 - 5:07 PM

UPDATED The typhoon also leaves dozens wounded

CAREFUL DRIVING. Motorists drive past downed electric posts on the national road after typhoon Nock-Ten made landfall in Nabua, Camarines Sur on December 26, 2016. Charism Sayat/AFP

#NinaPH: Areas with power outages

Dec 26, 2016 - 11:26 AM

UPDATED Areas in Calabarzon Mimaropa and Bicol experienced blackouts during the onslaught of Typhoon Nina Nock ten

Satellite image as of December 26, 5 am. Satellite image courtesy of NOAA

NDRRMC issues flood advisories due to Typhoon Nina

Dec 25, 2016 - 1:59 PM

The identified waterways in 26 provinces in 6 regions are likely to be affected because of thunderstorms and heavy rain

#NinaPH: Line of vehicles at Matnog Port reaches 4 kms due to ferry cancellations

Dec 24, 2016 - 10:58 AM

Around 3 682 passengers are stranded in various ports in Bicol region as of 8AM Saturday according to the Philippine Coast Guard

LONG WAIT. Around 500 buses and trucks have been stuck in Matnog Port since Friday, December 23, due to ferry cancellations caused by Typhoon Nina. Photos by Jhay-r Timosa/ RACER/ Rappler

Off to Bicol or Samar? Take precaution, check possible cancelled trips

Dec 23, 2016 - 4:02 PM

Government agencies urge the public to prepare for Tropical Storm Nina

Lawin hits 12,000 families in Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino

Oct 21, 2016 - 4:32 PM

In Cagayan and Isabela combined 841 residential houses have been totally damaged with another 3 705 homes partially destroyed

AFTERMATH. Residents in Tuguegarao City check houses destroyed by Typhoon Lawin (Haima), which was a super typhoon when it hit land on Wednesday, October 19. File photo c/o Adrian Portugal/Rappler

#ReliefPH: Help victims of typhoon Lawin

Oct 20, 2016 - 11:08 AM

People affected by typhoon Lawin need your help and support This page shows how you can help

2 dead, 3 missing in Catanduanes as Typhoon Karen hammers Bicol

Oct 15, 2016 - 3:30 PM

UPDATED Power failure flash floods evacuation stranded passengers are reported in the Bicol area as a result of Typhoon Karen

LEGAZPI, ALBAY. A coastal community in Pigcale, Legazpi City in Albay hours before Typhoon Karen makes landfall in Aurora province. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

NDRRMC on red alert over Typhoon Karen

Oct 15, 2016 - 1:55 PM

Authorities say preemptive evacuations are ongoing ahead of Typhoon Karen s expected landfall in the Quezon Aurora area on Sunday October 16

NDRRMC: Troop movements to Sulu won't hamper disaster response

Oct 02, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Disaster management chief Ricardo Jalad says other agencies are ready to assist in disaster response efforts to allow the military to perform its internal security operations

CIVIL DEFENSE ADMINISTRATOR. Ricardo Jalad is the new chief of the Office of Civil Defense, and Executive Director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). Photo by Office of Civil Defense.

Join the 3rd quarter #Pagyanig challenge on Sept 28

Sep 26, 2016 - 2:53 PM

The public is invited to join the Pagyanig Challenge and show how we can all be prepared for the Big One

WATCH: Zero casualty: Government reaches isolated Batanes island

Sep 18, 2016 - 8:24 PM

We will treat rehabilitation in Batanes with urgency’ says Undersecretary Ricardo Jalad NDRRMC chief

BATANES DESTRUCTION. Photo courtesy of Ricardo Jalad

Duterte meets top NDRRMC officials for #Habagat2016 response

Aug 15, 2016 - 6:13 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte stresses the importance of adequate preparation and prompt response’

AERIAL INSPECTION. President Rodrigo Duterte and NDRRMC officials on August 15 conduct an aerial inspection of areas in Metro Manila that are affected by the monsoon rains. Photo courtesy of the Presidential Communications

Habagat: 5 dead, tens of thousands flee floods

Aug 14, 2016 - 4:33 PM

Civil defense officials warn residents of Manila and nearby provinces to expect more heavy seasonal rain over the coming days as more than 24 000 people seek refuge

INUNDATED. Residents wade through a flooded street in San Mateo, Rizal province, east of Manila on August 13, 2016. Noel Celis/AFP

#ReliefPH: How to help those affected by monsoon rains

Aug 14, 2016 - 3:06 PM

DSWD provides guidelines on how Filipinos can help those who are displaced by heavy rains

Habagat affects 69,000 people

Aug 14, 2016 - 8:00 AM

At least 79 evacuation centers are opened in affected areas in Luzon

FLOODWATER. Children wade through waist-deep floodwater caused by southwest monsoon rain along AFP Road in Holy Spirit in Quezon City. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Residents of high-risk areas in Cagayan evacuate

Jul 31, 2016 - 5:37 PM

DSWD activates NDRRMC s response cluster to ensure that assistance will immediately be delivered to affected areas

Cagayan residents told: Prepare before Tropical Storm Carina makes landfall

Jul 30, 2016 - 11:53 PM

Local officials warn residents in areas affected by Tropical Storm Carina of possible floods and landslides

#CarinaPH: Areas in Northern Luzon, Visayas prone to floods, landslides

Jul 30, 2016 - 10:25 PM

LGUs especially in affected areas in Northern Luzon are advised to conduct preemptive evacuation

Disaster preparedness advocates hail Duterte’s SONA

Jul 26, 2016 - 11:53 PM

Advocates of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation suggest immediate actions the Duterte administration can undertake in its first 100 days to build more resilient communities

ENVIRONMENT. In his first SONA, President Rodrigo Duterte directs the environment department to 'amend, suspend, revoke' environmental permits, if needed'.

Western Visayas shares disaster communication tips for LGUs

Jul 08, 2016 - 6:08 PM

At the ICT Bayanihan Summit held in Iloilo City on Thursday July 7 local agencies share good practices and challenges in the use of information communication technology during disasters

PREPAREDNESS. Local government responders and uniformed personnel participate in a 2-day conference on ICT for DRRM organized by the Office of Civil Defense. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler