Republic Act 10121 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Republic Act 10121


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'.

DSWD bares relief plans for La Niña

Jun 21, 2016 - 1:00 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development and its 17 field offices has a total of P956 057 439 20 6 million in standby funds which could be used to purchase emergency relief supplies

DOUBLE TIME. Volunteers at the social welfare department's warehouse in Pasay City rush the repacking of relief goods for areas affected by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) in various regions. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA 6

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

The role of LGUs, local councils during disasters

Dec 06, 2014 - 1:55 PM

Local government units are expected to be at the frontline of emergency measures in the aftermath of disasters according to the 1991 Local Government Code

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.

5 steps to disaster-ready, climate-resilient communities

Nov 25, 2013 - 12:09 PM

Here are ways PH communities can better prepare for the next storm and adapt to possibly even more catastrophic climate change impacts

RISING FROM DISASTER. Communities in Eastern Visayas rebuild their homes and their lives after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) brought the region to its knees. Photo by Jake Verzosa

Aquino to mayors: Don’t use 'Pablo' to campaign

Dec 05, 2012 - 6:39 PM

We call this duty People s lives are at stake

President Benigno Aquino III delivers his speech at the general assembly of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP). Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau