(UPDATED) Johnny Yu declines to disclose his reasons for leaving the post
Aid has yet to reach isolated parts of the Southern Highlands, Western, Enga and Hela provinces, with landslides, ruined roads and dozens of aftershocks hampering efforts
More than 2,500 sailors and Marines aboard USS Bonhomme Richard visit Manila 'to enhance the strong ties between the Philippines and the US'
Dr Alfredo Mahar Francisco Lagmay says the Philippines is among the few countries that invested in LiDAR technology, which helps build disaster-resilient communities
Mahar Lagmay, who heads UP's Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards project, says the media should also report on other forms of losses during disasters. Media organizations do.
'For so many disaster operations we’ve been through as a mayor, this is the first time that I really feel the help of the national government when it comes to aid for displaced families of natural disasters,' Mayor Krisel Lagman-Luistro says
Papua New Guinea struggled to assess the damage from a massive earthquake which has forced oil and gas fields to close in a blow to the economy
The Chinese couple from Beijing who were on a sightseeing trip have already been named among the 17 dead after a 6.4-magnitude quake toppled buildings in the coastal town of Hualien
(UPDATED) 'The landslide buried the farmers working in their rice fields,' disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho says in a statement.
(UPDATED) Gov't spokesperson: 'The Revolutionary Guards' helicopters this morning found the wreckage of the plane on Dena mountain'
(UPDATED) Both Mexico's National Seismological Service and the US Geological Survey put the magnitude of the quake at 7.2
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
QC rescuers respond to a number of earthquake scenarios, such as fire incidents, fallen debris, a looting incident, and a collapsed structure
The hikers from Cebu will be charged for violating the Forest Code of the Philippines, says the DENR
International aid begins trickling in to areas of Tonga devastated by Cyclone Gita, as Fiji escapes the worst of the storm's fury
The heavy rain triggers landslides that hit mountain villages outside the mining town of Carrascal, Surigao del Sur
(UPDATED) Russia's Investigative Committee says it will consider explanations including human error, technical failure and weather conditions
Rescuers end their search of a Taiwan building left leaning at around a 50-degree angle by the earthquake
The major focus for emergency responders remains the 12-story Yun Tsui apartment block where the majority of the deaths occurred and dozens are still missing
(UPDATED) Authorities say they could not verify how many residents are still missing after the 6.4-magnitude quake which hit the eastern port city of Hualien
(UPDATED) A hotel and an apartment block were the worst hit by the quake in the port city of Hualien, according to the national fire agency
The #BidaAngHanda campaign aims to educate Filipinos about how they should prepare for earthquakes and other hazards
(UPDATED) The quake hit at 0707 GMT near Afghanistan's northern border with Tajikistan in the Hindu Kush mountains at a depth of 191 kilometers (119 miles), the US Geological Survey says
A state investigative report says that the fired employee has been a 'source of concern' for 10 years because of his 'poor performance'
Families staying in the 76 evacuation centers in Albay will also get temporary employment
The threat of catastrophic mudflows is building on the slopes of Mayon, where nearly 90,000 residents have been moved out of harm's way
(UPDATED) Defense ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri says 5 soldiers are killed and 10 wounded in the assault claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS) group via its propaganda arm Amaq
The 9-kilometer extended danger zone is not stopping farmers from tending to crops and livestock that are a crucial part of their livelihoods
(UPDATED) More favorable weather is expected for the week ahead, and the Vigicrues flood agency lowers its warning level from orange to yellow in several areas upstream of the capital
More than 5,000 farmers are now without income, says Albay's provincial agricultural officer
Authorities say people have been leaving evacuation centers in daytime to tend to their farms and livestock inside the danger zone
(UPDATED) People affected by Mayon Volcano threats need your help and support. This page shows how you can help.
More than 56,000 residents are now crammed in schools and other buildings two weeks after Mayon volcano began showing signs of unrest
New volcanic activity forces Japanese police to suspend search operations a day after an eruption near a popular ski resort that killed a soldier and injured several other people.
(4th UPDATE) Indonesia's capital Jakarta is rocked by a strong earthquake which forced some buildings to be evacuated, but there is no immediate tsunami threat or reported injuries
Lava and ash shoot up from one of the Philippines' most active volcanoes, Mayon, amid fears of a violent explosion
(UPDATED) The additional buffer zone is put in place to prevent locals from going back into the 'no-man's land' around the volcano
Classes in all levels across Albay are suspended, and residents are advised to wear face masks and stay indoors
More than 7,000 families are temporarily sheltered in evacuation sites due to Mayon Volcano
'We want to better equip the rescue volunteers of San Miguel in order to save lives,' Negros Occidental 3rd District Representative Alfred Benitez says
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
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About 30,000 people in and around Legazpi have fled their homes, the provincial government says
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The volcano in Albay is under Alert Level 3, which means a 'hazardous eruption is possible within weeks or even days'
In addition to the dead and injured, 65 homes have been destroyed while another 462 sustained damage
'There are 43 people we're now looking into and investigating to see if they actually are missing,' says Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown
The New Times cancels a Time Talk scheduled with the actor following the allegations
A powerful and shallow 7.6-magnitude earthquake hits the waters off the coast of Hondura, triggering tsunami threats and advisories for nearby Caribbean shores
Much of the affected area is land scorched by the massive Thomas fire last month, where there is no vegetation to soak up the excess water