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Hindi namimili ang salitang 'trahedya,' at hindi rin dapat namimili ang salitang 'kaligtasan'
On a national average, 99.80% of households surveyed across the Philippines also have no disaster management plan specific for volcanic eruption
Lawmakers approve the measure at the committee level weeks after a series of earthquakes rocked parts of Mindanao
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
Leaders, experts, policy makers, and practitioners in Asia will gather in the Philippines to discuss the global risks of disasters associated with water
'The department cannot be the implementing agency of all interventions for rehabilitation,' NDRRMC Executive Director Ricardo Jalad tells senators
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
'The priority is getting aid to Ibo because it hasn’t been reached yet,' says Deborah Nguyen, spokeswoman for World Food Programme
The two countries reaffirm their commitment to get the Metro Manila Subway partially running by 2022
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.
Right now, our efforts have been marred by bureaucratic squabbling and largely isolated activities
'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
The forum will be held at the Mall of Asia, Hall 4, SMX Convention Center in Pasay City
Watch the hearing on Tuesday, August 14, at 10 am
This means personnel must be on duty 24/7 to respond to the calamity and there should be 'immediate' coordination among government agencies
Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo says the new House panel aims to create the Department of Disaster Management, a priority of President Rodrigo Duterte
President Rodrigo Duterte also calls on Congress to pass the proposed National Land Use Act, which has been pending for two decades
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.
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
Dr Alfredo Mahar Francisco Lagmay says the Philippines is among the few countries that invested in LiDAR technology, which helps build disaster-resilient communities
'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.'
Rescue equipment and relief goods are prepositioned in preparation for Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin)
(UPDATED) The Department of Social Welfare and Development has provided assistance to affected families in Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, and Eastern Visayas
President Rodrigo Duterte orders the Department of Public Works and Highways to finish repairing two damaged bridges in Biliran in less than 30 days
Some 365,000 food packs are also on standby for those affected by Tropical Depression Urduja
(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says most of the fatalities and the missing persons are from Biliran
We go back to basics and ask ourselves, 'Will the public understand what I'm writing?' or 'Will this piece avert deaths?'
'Fake news is already circulating every day. It is the duty of the media to see to it that fake news is not propagated'
Typhoon Doksuri destroys around 123,000 homes and tears down trees and power lines in 5 provinces
The task force headed by Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr is designed to improve coordination between government agencies implementing Yolanda projects
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
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
If asked about disaster preparedness would you give an answer worthy of the crown or a response that would induce a facepalm?
Typhoon season is underway in the Philippines and some officials warn the funds for handling calamities may not be enough
Agos uses technology for disaster preparedness and to save lives during natural disasters
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
The NDRRMC awards several local government units and private groups for their outstanding efforts in disaster management and humanitarian response
The UP NOAH Center under the UP RI will offer reports for cities and municipalities to help them manage their ecological vulnerabilities
The Knowledge Co Creation Program is part of JICA’s development cooperation with the Philippines
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
President Rodrigo Duterte during his visit to Surigao City also tells residents they will be given livelihood programs and housing
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
The tail end of a cold front triggers more floods in parts of Mindanao
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
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
UPDATED Power failure flash floods evacuation stranded passengers are reported in the Bicol area as a result of Typhoon Karen
Authorities say preemptive evacuations are ongoing ahead of Typhoon Karen s expected landfall in the Quezon Aurora area on Sunday October 16
On the second day of the Philippines Editors Lab participants will present their projects to a jury of media and disaster experts
Leading media networks in the country will gather for a two day hackathon to create news app prototypes that can be used during disasters
NDRRMC executive director Undersecretary Ricardo Jalad s first day in office coincides with first day of the National Disaster Consciousness Month