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How Tropical Depression Usman affected schools

Jan 05, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Aside from damage to school infrastructure, Tropical Depression Usman also placed students' lives in danger

FLOODED SCHOOLS. Several schools in Camarines Sur and Oriental Mindoro experience flooding due to Tropical Depression Usman. File photos from Roel Paul Registrado and Twitter user @opparisyon

How are PH tsunami warning systems maintained?

Oct 13, 2018 - 9:30 AM

To many, what took place in Indonesia serves as a reminder for the Philippines to ensure that preparations for such disasters are continuously being implemented and improved

WATCH: DOST’s Solidum weighs in on viral ‘resilience’ photo

Aug 24, 2018 - 8:27 PM

DOST Undersecretary Renato Solidum says that Filipinos are resilient in character but the Philippines itself is not yet a 'disaster-resilient' community

DOST Undersecretary for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Renato Solidum weighs in on the viral "resilience" photo on August 23, 2018.

Phivolcs investigating change in eruption appearance on Mayon

Jan 30, 2018 - 11:23 PM

Phivolcs director Renato Solidum also calls Mayon volcano 'the most interesting volcano that we have'

MAYON VOLCANO. A view of Mayon Volcano spewing plumes of smoke and ash. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia

Solidum: Mayon eruption may not be over

Jan 22, 2018 - 10:36 PM

Here is a list of reminders for the public during and after a volcanic eruption

Photo by Marga Deona/Rappler

Mayon lava flow advances 3 kilometers, endangering farmers in 'no man's land'

Jan 19, 2018 - 7:04 PM

Because of the fertile soil there, a number of vegetable farmers continuously return to the area declared as 'no man's land' to harvest crops – despite the strict prohibition of Phivolcs officials

CAMALLIG TOWN FARMING. Farmers in Camalig town till their farmland while the restive Mayon volcano ejects lava. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Rappler Talk: How serious is the Mayon Volcano threat?

Jan 17, 2018 - 8:59 PM

MovePH editor Voltaire Tupaz talks with Phivolcs chief Renato Soldum Jr about the threat of a 'hazardous eruption' from one of the 6 most active volcanoes in the Philippines

LGUs, private companies participate in the 3rd #MMShakeDrill

Jul 14, 2017 - 6:21 PM

The scenarios performed by the different local government units for MMShakeDrill seek to foster a culture of preparedness in anticipation of the movement of the West Valley Fault

JUST A DRILL. Responders simulate a fire scenario at the inside the Mandaluyong City Hall complex. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Disaster imagination: 3 steps toward disaster preparedness

Jul 08, 2017 - 9:30 PM

We need [imagination] for disaster preparedness Science Undersecretary Renato Solidum Jr says at the Agos Summit

Department of Science and Technology undersecretary for disaster risk reduction and climate Renato Solidum Jr., during 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

Catch these speakers at the Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness

Jul 07, 2017 - 5:40 AM

Learn from champions experts and practitioners of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation at the Agos Summit this Friday and Saturday

Phivolcs quells rumors of tsunami threat after magnitude 7.2 earthquake

Apr 29, 2017 - 1:40 PM

Rumors of the tsunami risk have been spreading online There have also been persistent questions from online users about the tsunami warning even after Phivolcs had lifted it

DAVAO OCCIDENTAL EARTHQUAKE. The earthquake is tectonic in origin and has a depth of 57 kilometers, according to Phivolcs. Image courtesy of Phivolcs

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, April 10-16, 2017

Apr 16, 2017 - 12:17 PM

A round up of videos from the past week you need to watch

WATCH: Phivolcs explains 'earthquake swarm' in Batangas

Apr 11, 2017 - 3:28 PM

Director Renato Solidum Jr of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology corrects the false reports circulating online

Phivolcs to Batangas residents: No tsunami after quake

Apr 08, 2017 - 8:25 PM

UPDATED DOST Undersecretary Renato Solidum Jr concurrent Phivolcs director urges the public to stay calm and review their preparedness and response plans

QUAKE DAMAGE. The magnitude 5.6 quake that hit Mabini town in Batangas province on April 8, 2017, causes damage to Camp Netanya Resort. Photo by Ryan Valle

IN PHOTOS: LGUs hold nationwide simultaneous quake drill

Apr 01, 2017 - 2:35 PM

NDRRMC launches the nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill in Cebu City

Lani Cayetano, Kenneth Cobonpue, 19 others appointed by Duterte

Mar 06, 2017 - 5:20 PM

UPDATED Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum Jr is named DOST undersecretary and Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan is new chairman of Cordillera s Regional Development Council

NEW OFFICIALS. President Rodrigo Duterte administers the oath of office to the newly-appointed government officials at Malacañang Palace on January 9, 2017. File photo by Robinson Niñal/Presidential Photo

Phivolcs chief Solidum appointed as DOST usec

Mar 01, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Renato Solidum Jr will continue to head the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology as officer in charge says Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña

NEW DOST UNDERSECRETARY. Science Secretary Fortunato dela Paz (left) administers the oath to new DOST Undersecretary Renato Solidum Jr on February 27, 2017. Photo courtesy of DOST

WATCH: Phivolcs explains strong Surigao quake

Feb 13, 2017 - 12:55 AM

Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum discusses the science behind the February 10 tremor and how the affected communities should deal with the disaster

CRACKS. Motorists pass a building damaged by the strong earthquake that struck Surigao City on February 10, 2017. Photo by Erwin Mascariñas/AFP

How to know if your area is near a fault line

Aug 07, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Phivolcs' FaultFinder web app lets users determine their distance from the nearest active fault line

Motorcycle riders play key role in #Pagyanig

Jun 23, 2016 - 4:21 PM

During the nationwide earthquake drill the Unified Rizal Riders Club transport Department of Health officials to Camp Aguinaldo to provide situational reports amid unpassable roads

All the videos you need to prepare for earthquakes

May 29, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Here s a compilation of all earthquake related videos on Agos powered by eBayanihan ranging from basic information on hazards to tips on what to do before during and after an earthquake

Authorities set stage for second #MMShakeDrill

May 13, 2016 - 10:56 AM

This year s Metro Manila Shake Drill takes place on June 22

DPWH Southern Leyte defends viral 'bridge with no river'

Apr 21, 2016 - 12:11 PM

The district engineer says that constructing a bridge on that part of the road saved them million of pesos worth of road repairs

WHAT'S TO BRIDGE? Netizens fume over a slab bridge project in barangay Paku, Bontoc in Southern Leyte for bridging land and not rivers. Photo by Chicoy Olojan Ang

Recent strong earthquakes have no influence on each other – Phivolcs

Apr 18, 2016 - 10:27 PM

The agency also says the strong earthquakes will not trigger the Big One in the Philippines

MMDA, NDRRMC launch updated quake contingency plan

Dec 18, 2015 - 3:47 PM

Anticipating that Bulacan and other neighboring provinces may also be affected by the Big One the 2010 Oplan Metro Yakal is updated

Project NOAH is official map for Yolanda rehab

Oct 10, 2015 - 6:06 PM

Confused which multi hazard map to use? Project NOAH maps are the official ones says NOAH Executive Director Mahar Lagmay

Photo from AFP

Midnight killer: The 1976 Moro Gulf tsunami

Aug 17, 2015 - 7:34 PM

Almost 4 decades ago the most devastating tsunami in the history of the Philippines hit the Moro Gulf region and killed around 8 000 people But it also prompted a change in the country s disaster preparedness system Learn why

Try the monster earthquake survival challenge!

Jul 29, 2015 - 8:03 PM

Do you have the instinct and the skills to survive a major earthquake? Take this quiz and see if you will survive if a strong earthquake hits Metro Manila

All you need to know about preparing for earthquakes

Jul 29, 2015 - 12:43 PM

Here's a compilation of all earthquake-related stories on Project Agos ranging from basic information on the hazard to tips on what to do before, during and after an earthquake

Part 2: What makes buildings earthquake-ready?

Jul 22, 2015 - 7:59 PM

The correct process is to consult an engineer get a building permit and have a responsible person at the site during construction

Part 1: Can your house withstand major earthquakes?

Jul 22, 2015 - 5:04 PM

Find out if your house is built according to standards by taking the interactive How safe is my house quiz

Faith and science: Lessons from the 1990 Luzon earthquake

Jul 18, 2015 - 5:31 PM

What lessons from the 1990 Luzon earthquake can we apply should the Big One strike Metro Manila?

Businesses should have continuity plans for disasters - MMDA, OCD

Jul 15, 2015 - 5:58 PM

Are your business offices and employees prepared when the West Valley Fault moves?

Safety check for 6 schools near West Valley Fault ongoing

May 25, 2015 - 8:41 PM

UPDATED Education Assistant Secretary Jesus Mateo says there are talks of transferring the students and abandoning the school buildings but nothing is final yet

What dangers await when the West Valley Fault moves?

May 20, 2015 - 6:55 PM

Check out the maps and the fast facts to understand the risks and plan how to survive when a strong quake shakes Metro Manila and surrounding provinces

High resolution West Valley Fault maps launched

May 18, 2015 - 3:59 PM

Disaster officials say detailed maps showing danger zones will help Metro Manila and surrounding provinces prepare for a 7 2 magnitude earthquake expected within our lifetime

LAUNCHED. The Valley Fault System Atlas is launched on May 18, 2015 by Phivolcs, MMDA, NDRRMC and UNDP officials. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

When mountaineers climb active volcanoes

May 16, 2015 - 1:00 PM

The beauty of active volcanoes seduce mountaineers into attempting hazardous feats

Preparing your family for an earthquake

Mar 29, 2015 - 4:15 PM

Safety must start from homes

What if a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits Marikina?

Mar 27, 2015 - 5:37 PM

Marikina leads the nationwide earthquake drill to prepare for a major earthquake that can be caused by the movement of the West Valley fault

Firefighters use different tools as they rescue mock victims inside a collapsed structures and cars during the 1st quarter simultaneous nationwide earthquake drill led by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (NDRRMC) in Marikina City on Friday, March 27. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

#OplanPagyanig: Marikina to lead nationwide quake drill on March 27

Mar 24, 2015 - 7:02 PM

The city is the ideal setting for the drill since the West Valley fault runs through its metropolitan areas

Poster from Marikina DRRMO

Do the #OplanPagyanig duck, cover and hold challenge

Mar 23, 2015 - 8:51 PM

Take the OplanPagyanig challenge today and share your photos and videos on social media

Project MOVE: Preparing for earthquakes

Mar 21, 2015 - 10:19 AM

In the next discussion on Project MOVE Rappler talks to experts on how the public can prepare for earthquakes

Fault-finders, storm-chasers: Hazard mapping in the PH

Mar 15, 2015 - 10:05 PM

The Philippines is the 3rd most disaster prone country in the world making hazard maps a necessity for Filipinos

Tsunami 101: What you need to know about tsunamis

Mar 12, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The Philippines is an archipelago located along the Pacific Ocean s Ring of Fire making it vulnerable to earthquakes that may cause tsunamis

Central Luzon: Preparing for disasters while the sun is up

Mar 05, 2015 - 7:17 PM

Is your LGU preparing for disasters even before they strike? Share your stories and help save lives

Lessons from Guinsaugon: How do landslides happen?

Feb 17, 2015 - 7:00 AM

UPDATED The landslide that buried the village of Guinsaugon in Saint Bernard Southern Leyte could not have been prevented But understanding the science behind landslides and using the knowledge for planning and coordinating community action could prevent loss of lives in the future

MAP: Active volcanoes in the Philippines

Feb 07, 2015 - 8:20 PM

Located in the Pacific Ocean’s Ring of Fire volcanic and seismic activities can occur anytime in the Philippines which has 23 active volcanoes – a number that can still increase according to the country’s volcanologists

Looking back: Mayon Volcano’s most destructive eruption

Feb 01, 2015 - 4:30 PM

In 1814 the Philippines most active volcano had its worst recorded eruption claiming 1 200 lives

How vulnerable is Manila to earthquakes?

Nov 30, 2014 - 10:10 AM

Home to around 1 6 million people the Malacañang Palace the Port of Manila and various historical sites it is highly vulnerable to earthquakes and other hazards

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