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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.

Gov't planes bring relief goods to isolated Aurora towns

Oct 21, 2015 - 2:53 PM

UPDATED It is the first time government relief goods are flown to Aurora where some towns have been destroyed and isolated since Typhoon Lando Koppu made landfall Sunday morning

FOOD PACKS. Relief goods are unloaded from a C-130 plane in Baler, Aurora. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

72 families in Isabela town evacuated ahead of Typhoon Lando

Oct 17, 2015 - 2:37 PM

The government is also monitoring major river basins in order to advise local government units when to conduct pre emptive evacuation

Typhoon Dodong: Isabela, Cagayan warned of storm surges

May 10, 2015 - 3:45 PM

NDRRMC Usec Alexander Pama warns the public to also prepare for possible flooding and landslides caused by the typhoon

Mayon Volcano 'likely on soft eruption'

Oct 12, 2014 - 9:46 AM

UPDATED Phivolcs also confirms renewed activity and lava flow on Mayon Volcano s eastern side

New Senate bill seeks to create new DRRM agency

Oct 02, 2014 - 5:15 PM

The bill filed by Senator Teofisto Guingona III seeks to transform the NDRRMC into a separate government agency responsible for disaster management

BETTER RESPONSE. Senator TG Guingona files Senate Bill 2417 to strengthen the government's response to disasters of bigger magnitude. Rappler file photo.

Zamboanga's valedictorian: 'Our hearts cannot be shaken'

Apr 15, 2014 - 8:15 AM

They lost their homes their parents lost jobs children stopped schooling for a while but Sedimar Suhaili urges his classmates: Trust God this happened for a reason

Philippines helpless in face of powerful storms: experts

Nov 11, 2013 - 6:50 PM

Experts say the Philippines may not be able to do anything against relentless storms

DEVASTATION. Experts say parts of the country may be helpless against relentless storms. Photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

Week-long suspension of classes in 9 Cebu towns

Nov 10, 2013 - 7:00 AM

More class suspensions are expected on Sunday November 10 as DepEd continues to assess the status of schools in provinces affected by Yolanda

ISOLATION. Daanbantayan town in Bantayan Island is one of the nine areas where classes will be suspended next week. Photo by Bibi delos Reyes

Panic during quake caught on CCTV

Oct 15, 2013 - 1:38 PM

People as well as animals run for their lives during a magnitude 7 2 earthquake in the Visayas

Strong quake rocks Visayas; 28 dead

Oct 15, 2013 - 8:34 AM

UPDATED The magnitude 7 2 quake struck at 8:12 am centered 2 km southeast of Carmen Bohol injuring many and damaging property across the region

SEVERE DAMAGE. The centuries-old Loboc Church in Loboc, Bohol shows its collapsed roof after a magnitude 7.2 quake in the region, 15 October 2013. Photo courtesy of Robert Michael Poole (@tokyodrastic)

Ilocos, Cordilleras told: brace for heavy rains

Aug 21, 2013 - 11:53 AM

Ilocos region and CAR are warned against moderate to heavy rains but it will not be as bad as the brunt suffered by southern Luzon and Metro Manila

FIELDS AFFECTED. Flooding in Pangasinan made roads impassable and affected rice plantations. Photo by Twitter user @jaymgaspar

More than 600,000 affected by monsoon

Aug 20, 2013 - 4:37 PM

NDRRMC: Death toll rises to 7; Total of 125 024 families affected across Luzon

150,000 flood victims across Luzon

Aug 19, 2013 - 7:14 PM

Torrential rains brought on by a storm enhanced monsoon continue to be felt with the Philippine government reporting 3 dead and 11 hurt

DIRTY POOL. A child swims in flood waters in a street in Manila, August 19, 2013. Photo by Rappler

3 dead, 11 hurt due to monsoon rain

Aug 19, 2013 - 5:58 PM

4 are missing due to the effects of the monsoon rain which was enhanced by the presence of tropical storm Maring Trami

DIRTY POOL. A child swims in flood waters in a street in Manila, August 19, 2013. Photo by Rappler

PAGASA: Forecasts OK despite Tagaytay radar repair

Aug 19, 2013 - 5:32 PM

PAGASA assures the public that weather forecasts are not hampered by the repairs being done on the Tagaytay Doppler radar

Defense Sec Voltaire Gazmin, Executive Sec Paquito Ochoa, and Interior Sec Mar Roxas II during a briefing at the National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council, August 19, 2013. Photo by Rappler/Carmela Fonbuena

State of calamity in Laguna, Cavite

Aug 19, 2013 - 1:08 PM

UPDATED Torrential rain shut down most of Metro Manila and caused severe flooding across 8 provinces in Luzon

Photo by Rappler/Charles Salazar

Maring-enhanced monsoon claims first casualty

Aug 19, 2013 - 8:49 AM

A vehicular accident in Cabugao Apayao involving a jeepney claimed the life of Franco Pedrito Cawayan 30 a resident of Besao Mountain Province

Thousands still stranded in Luzon, Visayas ports

Aug 12, 2013 - 8:10 AM

More than 8 000 passengers are still stranded in ports in Luzon and Visayas due to typhoon Labuyo

STAYING PUT. Stranded passengers wait at the passenger terminal of the Port of Tabaco in Albay, 11 August 2013. Photo by Arcel Cometa

State of calamity in Carmen after twin quakes

Jun 04, 2013 - 8:04 AM

The municipality of Carmen North Cotabato has been placed under a state of calamity after two magnitude 5 7 earthquakes struck the town

LANDSLIDE. Residents check a landslide in a road in North Cotabato on June 2, 2013, caused by the magnitude 5.7 quake centered in Carmen town, June 1, 2013. Photo courtesy of the North Cotabato provincial government

'Ofel' leaves 24 people dead

Oct 27, 2012 - 12:11 PM

Typhoon Ofel leaves 24 dead P36 64 M in damages to infrastructure and agriculture

More than 1-M battle floods; 20 dead

Aug 08, 2012 - 4:22 PM

Neck deep waters continue to trap slum dwellers and the wealthy elite

'Gener' hits Taiwan, leaves 23 dead in PH

Aug 02, 2012 - 12:40 PM

Typhoon Gener makes landfall over Taiwan early Thursday; 23 people dead in Philippines; Monsoon to bring rain over Luzon Visayas

MTSAT Enhanced-IR Satellite Image of typhoon Gener (international codename Saola) 5:32 A.M., 02 August 2012. Image courtesy Pagasa

8 dead as 'Gener' moves north

Jul 31, 2012 - 5:06 PM

Typhoon Gener which already left 8 people dead since Saturday is now moving towards the north but is still threatening extreme northern Luzon

MTSAT Enhanced-IR Satellite Image of typhoon Gener (international codename Saola) as of 3:32 P.M., 31 July 2012. Image courtesy of Pagasa.

NDRRMC monitoring LPA east of southern Luzon

Jun 24, 2012 - 1:01 PM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council NDRRMC is closely monitoring Sunday June 24 the low pressure area spotted east of Southern Luzon

1 dead, 4 missing after 'Chinese vessel' bumps fishermen's boat

Jun 24, 2012 - 1:00 PM

UPDATED One fisherman died and 4 are missing in Pangasinan after their fishing boat was allegedly bumped by a Chinese vessel north of the disputed shoal

1 dead as flash floods inundate parts of Mindanao

Jun 12, 2012 - 7:15 PM

Flashfloods brought by heavy localized rains inundated parts of Mindanao leaving at least one person dead and dozens of families in evacuation centers

Who's afraid of North Korea's rocket?

Apr 12, 2012 - 4:46 PM

The controversial rocket launch which could happen any day between Thursday April 12 and Monday April 16 elicited a wide range of responses from the various sectors

READY FOR LIFTOFF. A North Korean soldier stands guard in front of an Unha-3 rocket at Tangachai -ri space center on April 8, 2012. North Korea has confirmed their intention to launch the rocket this week (between April 12-16) despite international condemnations. AFP Photo/Pedro Ugarte