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[OPINYON] Trahedya dahil sa isang terminong hindi nauunawaan ng lahat

Jan 16, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Hindi namimili ang salitang 'trahedya,' at hindi rin dapat namimili ang salitang 'kaligtasan'

Calabarzon residents have no management plan for volcanic eruptions – survey

Jan 15, 2020 - 9:00 AM

On a national average, 99.80% of households surveyed across the Philippines also have no disaster management plan specific for volcanic eruption

Photo courtesy of the Philippine Air Force

House panels pass bill creating Department of Disaster Resilience

Nov 20, 2019 - 3:38 PM

Lawmakers approve the measure at the committee level weeks after a series of earthquakes rocked parts of Mindanao

DAMAGE. A house in Barangay Malawanit in the town of Magsaysay, Davao del Sur is partially damaged following a magnitude 6.3 earthquake on October 16, 2019. Rappler file photo

Will engineers, architects go on ‘earthquake mission’ to assess structures?

Nov 12, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum advocates that engineers and architects conduct an audit of houses for free to assess if they have sustained damage from earthquakes

COLLAPSED. The window of a house in Barangay Ilomavis in Cotabato collapsed, along with some part of the wall, because of the strong earthquake. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

AIM, ASSIST to host 2019 International Disaster Conference

Nov 11, 2019 - 5:44 PM

Leaders, experts, policy makers, and practitioners in Asia will gather in the Philippines to discuss the global risks of disasters associated with water

NDRRMC's Jalad says one department for disasters can be 'overwhelming'

Nov 11, 2019 - 3:45 PM

'The department cannot be the implementing agency of all interventions for rehabilitation,' NDRRMC Executive Director Ricardo Jalad tells senators

LUKEWARM. NDRRM Executive Director Ricardo Jalad attends the first Senate hearing on the proposed Department of Disaster Resilience. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senate to prioritize creation of disaster department after budget deliberations

Nov 04, 2019 - 3:17 PM

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri says that discussions on the proposed disaster resilience department can start by November 25, when the bicameral conference committee convenes to tackle the 2020 budget

POWERFUL QUAKE. A series of magnitude 6 earthquakes rocked Cotabato in a span of two weeks late October. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Aid agencies rush to bring aid to Mozambique cyclone survivors

Apr 30, 2019 - 11:20 PM

'The priority is getting aid to Ibo because it hasn’t been reached yet,' says Deborah Nguyen, spokeswoman for World Food Programme

HELP. Aid is unloaded off a truck and taken to a waiting World Food Programme helicopter to be deliver to Ibo Island and Quissanga in northern Mozambique on April 30 , 2019. Photo by Emidio Josine/AFP

Philippines, Japan tackle infra, flood management projects

Nov 22, 2018 - 3:05 PM

The two countries reaffirm their commitment to get the Metro Manila Subway partially running by 2022

[OPINION] Urgently needed: Department for disaster resilience and climate change

Sep 09, 2018 - 10:00 AM

We have been calling for the new department for 5 years now, even before the 2013 Yolanda disaster. It would be fitting that we finally get this done on the fifth anniversary of that terrible event.

[OPINION] 5 years after Yolanda, imperatives for addressing disasters

Sep 08, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Right now, our efforts have been marred by bureaucratic squabbling and largely isolated activities

Mandatory review of disaster law did not take place in Congress

Aug 24, 2018 - 8:00 AM

'Nasa batas ng (Republic Act) 10121 that after 5 years, kakaroon ng 'sunset review'…Ngunit sa kasamaang palad... Congress did not call for a sunset review,' says former National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Executive Director Alexander Pama

SUNSET REVIEW. Former NDRRMC Executive Director Alexander Pama says no formal review of Republic Act 10121 took place in Congress. Photo from Rappler

Local Government Academy holds August 23 disaster-resilient forum

Aug 17, 2018 - 6:16 PM

The forum will be held at the Mall of Asia, Hall 4, SMX Convention Center in Pasay City

LIVE: Senate hearing on flood control and management

Aug 14, 2018 - 7:35 AM

Watch the hearing on Tuesday, August 14, at 10 am

NDRRMC on red alert due to monsoon rain, floods

Aug 12, 2018 - 10:30 AM

This means personnel must be on duty 24/7 to respond to the calamity and there should be 'immediate' coordination among government agencies

Residents wade through chest-deep flood at Veterans Village in Barangay Holy Spirit, Quezon City on August 11, 2018, as heavy downpour pounds Metro Manila brought by Southwest monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm Karding that cause floods and stranded passengers in Metropolis. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Arroyo to create House disaster management committee

Jul 31, 2018 - 12:39 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo says the new House panel aims to create the Department of Disaster Management, a priority of President Rodrigo Duterte

DISASTER RELIEF PLANS. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is flanked by Representatives Cheryl Montalla and Geraldine Roman during their briefing with the NDRRMC on July 31, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Duterte calls for creation of Department of Disaster Management

Jul 23, 2018 - 7:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also calls on Congress to pass the proposed National Land Use Act, which has been pending for two decades

Student pushed to death during safety drill in India

Jul 13, 2018 - 5:31 PM

Horrified onlookers watch as the 19-year-old strikes a concrete landing after being shoved off a ledge by the instructor. The whole incident is captured on video and provokes outrage after the footage goes viral on social media.

Study shows how politics affects local disaster management

Jun 25, 2018 - 8:14 AM

Dr Maja-Leah V. Ravago says that based on their study, local officials tend to invest in short term disaster risk management measures that can be credited to their administration

POLICE rescues residents along Kalambaguhan street in Cagayan de Oro City as Typhoon Vinta lashes Northern Mindanao on Friday, December 22,2017. (bobby lagsa/rappler)

Expert: PH tech, understanding of disasters 'on par with world's best'

Mar 02, 2018 - 5:55 PM

Dr Alfredo Mahar Francisco Lagmay says the Philippines is among the few countries that invested in LiDAR technology, which helps build disaster-resilient communities

BEST TECH. An expert on natural hazards said that the Filipino technology and understanding of natural hazards is at par with the best in the world. Photo by Don Kevin Hapal

New ASEAN chief vows disaster relief boost after deadly storms

Jan 05, 2018 - 3:43 PM

'Our region is disaster-prone,' Lim Jock Hoi says at his inauguration ceremony at ASEAN's Secretariat in Jakarta. 'This underscores the need to strengthen ASEAN cooperation in disaster management and humanitarian assistance.'

LIM JOCK HOI. Lim Jock Hoi (R), the new Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), delivers his speech during a handover signing ceremony for his post in Jakarta on January 5, 2018. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/ AFP

NDRRMC, local government units prepare ahead of Vinta landfall

Dec 21, 2017 - 9:40 PM

Rescue equipment and relief goods are prepositioned in preparation for Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin)

DSWD, LGUs provide P2.09-M aid for Urduja victims

Dec 18, 2017 - 7:36 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Social Welfare and Development has provided assistance to affected families in Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, and Eastern Visayas

DOUBLE TIME. Volunteers pack relief rations at the DSWD warehouse in Pasay City on December 18, intended for victims of the on-slaught of Tropical Depression Urduja. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte vows speedy aid for Biliran, Urduja-affected areas

Dec 18, 2017 - 6:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte orders the Department of Public Works and Highways to finish repairing two damaged bridges in Biliran in less than 30 days

DOE targets restoring power in Biliran before Christmas

Dec 18, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Some 365,000 food packs are also on standby for those affected by Tropical Depression Urduja

Most business establishments in Tacloban City are forced to close as Tropical Storm Urduja left the city without electricity, Saturday, December 16. Urduja made landfall in Eastern Samar earlier in the afternoon, it is expected to exit the region by noon December 17.

31 dead, 49 missing due to Urduja

Dec 18, 2017 - 1:20 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says most of the fatalities and the missing persons are from Biliran

Some residents stand guard with their houses in coastal barangay 54-A Magallanes in Tacloban City. Heavy winds and rainfall pound the region as Urduja is expected to make landfall in Eastern Samar in the afternoon, Saturday, December 16.

Why write about disasters?

Nov 08, 2017 - 2:24 PM

We go back to basics and ask ourselves, 'Will the public understand what I'm writing?' or 'Will this piece avert deaths?'

DND chief asks media's help to fight fake news

Sep 28, 2017 - 2:06 PM

'Fake news is already circulating every day. It is the duty of the media to see to it that fake news is not propagated'

FIGHT FAKE NEWS. On Thursday, September 28, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana highlights the role media plays in fighting fake news. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

Widespread destruction in central Vietnam after major typhoon

Sep 16, 2017 - 3:59 PM

Typhoon Doksuri destroys around 123,000 homes and tears down trees and power lines in 5 provinces

DEVASTATION. A motorcyclist rides past a raw of destroyed homes in Ky Anh town, in the central province of Ha Tinh, the day after Typhoon Doksuri makes a landfall to the country's central coast on September 16. Photo by Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

Duterte creates task force to speed up Yolanda rehab

Aug 10, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The task force headed by Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr is designed to improve coordination between government agencies implementing Yolanda projects

Palawan's hazard-prone towns identified

Jul 26, 2017 - 10:30 AM

According to the Provincial Climate Change Action Plan 2017 2023 an estimated 244 997 people are highly susceptible to landslides with Puerto Princesa City Roxas and Rizal having the highest population exposure

Muntinlupa #MMShakeDrill tests community and private sector response

Jul 15, 2017 - 6:17 PM

We should always assume that the disaster [management] office or the local [government] will not be able to respond immediately [after an earthquake] a disaster management officer says

FIRE MANIPULATION. Bureau of Fire Protection backed up the Puregold Disaster Response Team in putting off the fire from the fuel pipeline. Photo by Alexa Yadao/Rappler

#FridayFeels: Miss Disaster Risk Reduction 2017

Jul 14, 2017 - 9:30 AM

If asked about disaster preparedness would you give an answer worthy of the crown or a response that would induce a facepalm?

Does the Philippines have enough funds to deal with disasters?

Jul 12, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Typhoon season is underway in the Philippines and some officials warn the funds for handling calamities may not be enough

What is Agos?

Jul 08, 2017 - 11:58 AM

Agos uses technology for disaster preparedness and to save lives during natural disasters

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

NDRRMC cites outstanding work in disaster management

Jun 10, 2017 - 5:57 PM

The NDRRMC awards several local government units and private groups for their outstanding efforts in disaster management and humanitarian response

ZERO CASUALTY ADVOCATES. NDRRMC awards local government units, humanitarian groups, and individuals for their outstanding efforts on disaster management. Photo by PICC

UP Resilience Institute to integrate Project NOAH as information hub

May 22, 2017 - 8:04 PM

The UP NOAH Center under the UP RI will offer reports for cities and municipalities to help them manage their ecological vulnerabilities

JICA invites young Filipinos to disaster management training in Japan

Apr 11, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The Knowledge Co Creation Program is part of JICA’s development cooperation with the Philippines

WATCH: #NameThatRedCrossShip, PH's first humanitarian vessel

Apr 06, 2017 - 6:41 AM

On its 70th founding anniversary the PRC launches its first disaster response ship in the Philippines From April 1 15 2017 help name that vessel

Duterte vows P2B in aid for quake-hit Surigao

Feb 12, 2017 - 6:21 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte during his visit to Surigao City also tells residents they will be given livelihood programs and housing

Pagasa to take over Project NOAH, says DOST

Jan 30, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Project NOAH has reached its completion and project ending date New project proposals are welcome if there is a new study to be made the science department says

Floods hit Lanao del Sur, Bukidnon; Cagayan de Oro still on alert

Jan 19, 2017 - 1:25 PM

The tail end of a cold front triggers more floods in parts of Mindanao

Gov't eyes 'stronger' disaster management agency to replace NDRRMC

Jan 12, 2017 - 9:56 PM

If Congress approves the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council NDRRMC will be replaced by an independent agency called the Civil Defense Authority CDA

SECOND MEETING. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council holds its second meeting under the Duterte administration on January 12, 2017 in Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. Photo by Toni Zuniga

Recto: Calamity fund enough, challenge is to release aid fast

Oct 24, 2016 - 3:55 PM

With P37 billion in its calamity fund the Philippines should focus on simplifying and speeding up the process of releasing money for disaster hit areas says Senator Ralph Recto

2 dead, 3 missing in Catanduanes as Typhoon Karen hammers Bicol

Oct 15, 2016 - 3:30 PM

UPDATED Power failure flash floods evacuation stranded passengers are reported in the Bicol area as a result of Typhoon Karen

LEGAZPI, ALBAY. A coastal community in Pigcale, Legazpi City in Albay hours before Typhoon Karen makes landfall in Aurora province. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

NDRRMC on red alert over Typhoon Karen

Oct 15, 2016 - 1:55 PM

Authorities say preemptive evacuations are ongoing ahead of Typhoon Karen s expected landfall in the Quezon Aurora area on Sunday October 16

WATCH: Editors Lab Conference 2016

Jul 08, 2016 - 4:03 PM

On the second day of the Philippines Editors Lab participants will present their projects to a jury of media and disaster experts

WATCH: Rappler, GEN host hackathon for leading media orgs in PH

Jul 07, 2016 - 11:54 AM

Leading media networks in the country will gather for a two day hackathon to create news app prototypes that can be used during disasters

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