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PH gov’t now requires public disclosure of coronavirus patients’ identities

Apr 12, 2020 - 11:47 AM

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles says that this will strengthen the country’s contact tracing efforts

CONTACT TRACING. Shoppers buying necessities at a grocery store in Manila on March 12, 2020, before the lockdown in Luzon was declared. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

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.

#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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thousands affected, 2 dead amid Ilocos rains

Jul 18, 2015 - 1:50 PM

UPDATED One of the casualties suffered a heart attack while the other drowned amid rains brought by the southwest monsoon

Dingdong Dantes: Help save lives using Project Agos

Apr 04, 2015 - 4:36 PM

As Typhoon Chedeng threatens parts of Luzon MovePH and partner agencies like the National Youth Commission will need Project Agos volunteers to report critical information

NDRRMC chief: 'Be a digital disaster risk reduction volunteer'

Apr 04, 2015 - 4:24 PM

As Typhoon Chedeng threatens parts of Luzon MovePH and partner agencies like the NDRRMC will need Project Agos volunteers to report critical information

How do you use local disaster funds?

Feb 28, 2015 - 4:36 PM

Local government units are mandated by the law to allot a portion of their yearly budgets to disaster mitigation preparation and response But what is the best way to use them?

Typhoon Ruby: P90M estimated agri damage in Bicol region

Dec 07, 2014 - 6:23 PM

Among affected provinces in the Bicol region the hardest hit in terms of agricultural losses is Albay

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

Albay seeks to evacuate 600k people before #RubyPH strikes

Dec 05, 2014 - 6:18 PM

Albay Governor Joey Salceda has ordered the evacuation of 183 180 families or close to 600 000 people threatened by lahar floods landslides and storm surges

What will you do if a quake strikes?

Mar 19, 2014 - 6:11 PM

In an effort to improve disaster preparedness at the community level the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council conducts a nationwide earthquake drill

EARTHQUAKE DRILL. Employees of the Office of Civil Defense simulate an evacuation.  Photo from the OCD

#YolandaPH: 800,000 evacuated

Nov 09, 2013 - 9:58 AM

Eastern Visayas predicted to be hardest hit by the cyclone reports the fewest persons brought to safety

MOVING OUT. A family, with their belongings, brave the rains brought by Yolanda (Haiyan) in Cebu City. Photo by AFP

Typhoon Yolanda kills at least 6

Nov 09, 2013 - 4:39 AM

UPDATED More casualties and injuries are believed to remain unrecorded since power and communication lines have been cut off in several provinces