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Only 1.16% of disaster response items delivered to OCD in 2017 – COA

May 13, 2018 - 10:30 PM

The Commission on Audit says the Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management should refund the Office of Civil Defense for undelivered items

UNDELIVERED. The Commission on Audit says P5.11 million or only 1.16% of disaster-response items purchased by the Office of Civil Defense were delivered by the Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management in 2017.

Lorenzana: Disaster preparedness is a never-ending effort

Feb 16, 2018 - 10:32 AM

Local government officials should be at the forefront of disaster preparedness efforts, says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, chair of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, after the first National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill in Quezon City

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Quezon City leads 1st nationwide earthquake drill for 2018

Feb 15, 2018 - 9:33 PM

QC rescuers respond to a number of earthquake scenarios, such as fire incidents, fallen debris, a looting incident, and a collapsed structure

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

#BidaAngHanda earthquake drill set for February 15

Feb 05, 2018 - 5:55 PM

The #BidaAngHanda campaign aims to educate Filipinos about how they should prepare for earthquakes and other hazards

Nearly 16,000 evacuate as Vinta hits Davao Oriental

Dec 22, 2017 - 6:39 AM

In Cateel town, where the severe tropical storm made landfall on Friday, over 1,000 people seek shelter in evacuation centers

LIST: Hotlines, social media accounts during emergencies

Dec 19, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Bookmark this page for a handy list of emergency hotlines you can call or text, plus Facebook and Twitter accounts to contact

Bicol grade school students trained in disaster response, resilience

Nov 24, 2017 - 9:35 AM

Bicol is the pilot area for the Office of Civil Defense's resilience caravan

TRAINING. A representative from the Office of Civil Defense Bicol demonstrates to pupils at the Bacacay East Central School in Albay how to administer first aid. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Rejection of EU grants not a setback for Marawi rehab – OCD

Oct 23, 2017 - 4:32 PM

The Philippine government is working with other international bodies to help finance the costly rehabilitation of the warn-torn city

#PugadBaboy: OCD

Sep 23, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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

How you can participate in the #MMShakeDrill

Jul 11, 2017 - 4:37 PM

Here s a list of reminders on participating in the MMShakeDrill on July 14 to 17

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

What to expect at the Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness

Jul 06, 2017 - 4:10 AM

Know more about the speakers at the Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness on July 7 8 at SM Aura s Samsung Hall Register for limited free tickets today

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

IN PHOTOS: 2nd quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill

Jun 29, 2017 - 7:50 PM

UPDATED The NDRRMC leads an earthquake drill around the country on Thursday June 29

Policemen rescue a mock victim at the Manila Police District headquarters take cover during the national simultaneous earthquake drill on June 29, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

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.

Kapitan Alerto teaches Cordillera kids to be ready for school and disasters

May 25, 2017 - 12:53 PM

The Office of Civil Defense Cordillera Administrative Region makes learning about disaster preparedness fun and engaging through its disaster preparedness super hero

ALWAYS READY. OCD-CAR’s action of preparedness, Kapitan Alerto, teaches the Puguis Elementary school students about disaster preparedness for DRRM for Kids. Photo courtesy of Civil Defense Cordillera

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

Negative temperature in Atok, Benguet not true, PAGASA says

Feb 17, 2017 - 8:40 PM

State weather bureau PAGASA says that if the negative temperature was indeed true then Atok and nearby municipalities should have experienced snow

NEGATIVE TEMPERATURE? State weather bureau PAGASA says there is no possibility that Atok experienced negative temperature from February 15 to 16. File photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler.com

Agusan del Sur residents in need of rescue, relief due to flash floods

Jan 19, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Netizens from the area have been posting photos and updates on the need for evacuation and relief goods in the area before signal went down

HELP NEEDED. Citizens in Barangay in Lapaz town are waiting to be rescued. Photos credit to Jamaica Jumonong/Rappler

#RoadAlert: Baguio's Session Road closed on Jan 18 for Miss Universe parade

Jan 12, 2017 - 11:51 AM

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and this year s contestants will be riding on a flower decorated floats from Upper Session Road to the Baguio Country Club on January 18

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/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

Regional officials: Lawin left 15 dead in Cordillera

Oct 24, 2016 - 4:55 PM

Kalinga Apayao and Mountain Province are all under a state of calamity due to Super Typhoon Lawin Haima

AFTERMATH. Some barangays in Pinukpuk, Kalinga became inaccessible due to Super Typhoon Lawin (Haima), according to Kalinga Vice Governor James Edduba. Photo from Edduba's Facebook page

Bikers group does rapid damage check in Lawin-affected areas

Oct 21, 2016 - 2:28 PM

Motorcycle riders from the civic RACERS group are conducting rapid damage assessment in areas hit by typhoon Lawin in partnership with the Office of Civil Defense and Rappler s Agos eBayanihan

RAPID ASSESSMENT. A team of 30 private motorcycle riders head to areas hit by Typhoon Lawin to conduct rapid assessment of the road network. Photo from OCD CAR

Mengenali jenis-jenis gangguan kesehatan jiwa

Oct 11, 2016 - 10:32 AM

Hari Kesehatan Jiwa Sedunia diperingati setiap 10 Oktober

#Pagyanig: NDRRMC, LGUs hold nationwide simultaneous quake drill

Sep 29, 2016 - 8:43 AM

At the staging area in Biñan Laguna the quake drill involves a series of well orchestrated disaster response scenes Disaster management officials say that the drill in Biñan is now a model for others

RAIN OR SHINE. Responders from the Bureau of Fire Protection Region 4A report to the command center during the 3rd Quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill. Photo credit: Rappler

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

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

NDRRMC warns against floods, landslides in #ButchoyPH areas

Jul 07, 2016 - 2:32 AM

Local disaster councils are tasked to be on heightened readiness

New NDRRMC chief: Disaster preparedness everybody's responsibility

Jul 01, 2016 - 8:19 PM

NDRRMC executive director Undersecretary Ricardo Jalad s first day in office coincides with first day of the National Disaster Consciousness Month

Pama's advice to next NDRRMC chief? 'Coordination, teamwork'

Jun 29, 2016 - 6:46 PM

Alexander Pama the outgoing executive director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council says saving a lot of lives is his proudest legacy

DRRM IN PH. Alexander Pama talks to Rappler about his achievements and the challenges he faced as the country's disaster management chief. Screenshot from Rappler

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

NDRRMC to LGUs: Don't take low pressure area lightly

Jun 25, 2016 - 7:45 PM

A low pressure area LPA east of Surigao City might bring floods and landslides to parts of the country

Humanitarian agencies participate in #Pagyanig

Jun 23, 2016 - 7:20 PM

The scenario in Camp Aguinaldo shows the close coordination between government agencies and humanitarian organizations in the face of a complex emergency

COORDINATION. Humanitarian agencies participate in the nationwide earthquake drill spearheaded by OCD and NDRRMC.

Parañaque firemen educate students on disasters during #MMShakeDrill

Jun 22, 2016 - 9:35 PM

Fire fighters from Barangay Don Galo in Parañaque say the Metro Manila Shake Drill was a good opportunity to raise students’ awareness on disasters so they won t be shocked in case an earthquake actually strikes

Evaluators score Cagayan Valley quake drill participants ‘not ready’

Jun 22, 2016 - 9:08 PM

Evaluators from the Bureau of Fire Protection say the participants did not take the earthquake drill seriously

UNPREPARED. Evaluators say participants of the national simultaneous earthquake drill in Cagayan Valley are not ready. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

'#MMShakeDrill is almost real'

Jun 22, 2016 - 8:30 PM

MMDA commander Geruncio Ilagan says the participation of both the public and private sectors has made the 2016 earthquake drill successful

MMSHAKEDRILL. More families participate in the 2016 metro-wide earthquake drill spearheaded by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA). Photo by Adrian Jimenea/Rappler

NDRRMC, MMDA: 2016 #Pagyanig, #MMShakeDrill more organized, widespread

Jun 22, 2016 - 6:47 PM

Disaster managers say that the drill shows heightened public awareness and enhanced capacity to respond if a major earthquake strikes

COVER. Government employees evacuated at the Grandstand in Camp Aguinaldo. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

#MMShakeDrill, #Pagyanig rack up over 4 billion impressions on Twitter

Jun 22, 2016 - 2:36 PM

The biggest earthquake drill conducted nationwide beats its own record on Twitter in terms of reach

FAQs: What's the #MMShakeDrill and how can you participate?

May 27, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Learn more about the National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill day on June 22 2016 and what will happen in Metro Manila on that day

Image by Raffy De Guzman / Rappler

Yolanda: OCD finally uses up 'idle' funds for victims after 2 years – COA

May 24, 2016 - 8:00 AM

In 2014 state auditors criticized the Office of Civil Defense for its slow use of the funds which should have been used to help victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda

AID NEEDED. State auditors said the OCD should have immediately used up its quick response funds to aid Yolanda victims.

Where can you access disaster funds?

Apr 03, 2016 - 1:08 PM

The Philippine DRRM Act established a disaster fund to respond to urgent needs during emergency situations

29 mountaineers rescued in Mt Pinatubo

Dec 28, 2015 - 1:05 PM

UPDATED The Office of Civil Defense deploys 3 teams and a chopper to rescue the mountaineers

MOUNT PINATUBO. Search and rescue operations ongoing for 27 mountaineers on Monday, December 28. Photo by Che Gurrobat

It's time to reform our disaster law

Nov 07, 2015 - 11:26 PM

We need a single organization with whom the proverbial buck stops More importantly this organization should have access to sufficient funds manpower and resources to allow it to fulfill its mandate

PH hunger, disaster funds, Myanmar elections | 6PM wRap

Nov 02, 2015 - 7:53 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

P385M in donations for disaster victims unused since 2008

Nov 01, 2015 - 9:00 AM

State auditors say the Office of Civil Defense OCD received more than P466 million in donations but has spent only P81 million over the last 7 years

DEVASTATED. COA says millions in donations have yet to reach victims of Typhoon Yolanda.

Behind the scenes: Task Force Ground Zero formed in Casiguran

Oct 22, 2015 - 2:17 PM

The task force will augment local recovery efforts in Aurora where 16 000 families are affected by Typhoon Lando

Why Pangasinan is under signal 1 but still on red alert

Oct 20, 2015 - 6:39 PM

Ang ulan ay hindi bahagi ng typhoon signal natin Rainfall isn t part of our typhoon signal says PAGASA s Dr Vic Malano

The Agos Community of Partners

Oct 19, 2015 - 12:25 PM

Project Agos is proud to be working with various government agencies bilateral and multilateral groups civil society organizations the academe and private sector to make ZeroCasualty a reality