disaster risk reduction
ARTICLE FINDER

Typhoon Ompong affects over 1.6 million

Sep 21, 2018 - 8:32 PM

After almost a week since the deadly typhoon hit the Philippines, over 50,000 people remain in evacuation centers

EVACUATE. Families set up temporary sleeping areas inside classrooms of the Delpan Evacuation Center in Manila as they voluntarily leave their homes due to strong winds and rain brought by Typhoon Ompong on September 15, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte urged to declare state of calamity in Typhoon Ompong-hit regions

Sep 21, 2018 - 3:04 PM

Imposition of price ceilings, reprogramming of funds, and access to no-interest loans are some of the effects under a state of calamity

At least 1.4 million affected by Typhoon Ompong

Sep 20, 2018 - 11:05 AM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council says over 50,000 people remain in evacuation centers

EVACUATE. The NDRRMC says over 50,000 people remain in evacuation centers. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Over a million now affected by Typhoon Ompong

Sep 19, 2018 - 11:10 AM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council says 15,577 families or 61,271 persons remain in evacuation centers

AFTERMATH. Workers clear debris from a landslide and fallen posts in Barangay Poksukan, Mines View in Baguio City, brought about by the heavy rains and winds that Typhoon Ompong. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

66 dead, 66 missing in Cordilleras after Typhoon Ompong – CRDRRMC

Sep 18, 2018 - 11:41 PM

Rescuers in Itogon, Benguet are searching for survivors of massive landslides that overran small-scale mining areas and destroyed bunkhouses and, in the worst case scenario, recovering the dead

House OKs Department of Disaster Resilience bill on 2nd reading

Sep 18, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The House bill seeks to transfer to the proposed department the 'applicable' powers and funds of existing agencies and offices in charge of disaster risk reduction and management

Flooding in Baguio City on September 15, 2018, due to Typhoon Ompong. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Typhoon Ompong affects over 800,000

Sep 18, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Days after Ompong (Mangkhut) left the Philippines, the number of individuals affected by the typhoon continues to climb as reports come in

DESTRUCTION. Fallen trees, branches fill roads and houses are left destroyed in the wake of Typhoon Ompong. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Over 500,000 affected by Typhoon Ompong

Sep 17, 2018 - 12:54 PM

(UPDATED) As of Monday morning, September 17, over 192,000 individuals are in 1,899 evacuation centers

RETRIEVAL OPS. Policemen on September 17, 2018, lead the search and rertrieval operation for missing miners in Barangay Ucab in Itogon, Benguet, who may have been buried at a mining shelter during the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) over the weekend. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

NDRRMC sorry for saying 2 Ompong responders died in landslide

Sep 16, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Executive Director Ricardo Jalad says the two responders in the Cordillera Administrative Region, initially reported as dead, were actually accounted for

APOLOGIES. In this file photo, Ricardo Jalad, undersecretary of the Office of Civil Defense, speaks during the AGOS Summit on Disaster Preparednesson July 8, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

At least 250,000 affected by Typhoon Ompong

Sep 16, 2018 - 10:10 AM

As of Sunday morning, September 16, over 133,000 persons are in evacuation centers

AFFECTED. Residents of Purok Bagong Sikat in San Roque, La Paz, Tarlac brave the flood caused by Typhoon Ompong on September 16, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

2 responders, child dead due to Typhoon Ompong

Sep 15, 2018 - 4:02 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine National Police records at least 2 missing and 4 injured individuals

IN PHOTOS: Some areas in Baguio City were flooded part of City Camp Lagoon caused lStrong winds and heavy downpour are being experienced in Baguio City due to #OmpongPH. Photo by Cedrick Victa Macadangdang

Over 15,000 evacuate due to Typhoon Ompong

Sep 14, 2018 - 9:36 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Residents from the Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Calabarzon, and Cordillera Administrative Region head for safe zones before Ompong (Mangkhut) hits land

SAFETY. Evacuees in Barangay Annafunan in Tuguegarao City chat as they await for Typhoon Ompong's wrath. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Missing textmate? Netizens look for NDRRMC mobile alerts

Sep 14, 2018 - 7:15 PM

While some wondered why they haven't gotten mobile alerts on Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut), it doesn't mean the NDRRMC has stopped sending these warnings

At least 5.2 million in path of Typhoon Ompong

Sep 14, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Isabela and Cagayan are expected to be hit hardest by the powerful typhoon

PREEMPTIVE EVACUATION. Isabela residents evacuate ahead of the arrival of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut). Photo from the Isabela Provincial Information Office's Facebook page

[OPINION] The true impact of Typhoon Ompong on the Philippines

Sep 14, 2018 - 3:17 PM

Have we learned from the avoidable mistakes made in past disasters? Are we prepared to effectively handle any emergencies that might occur in the coming days?

What gov't has done so far to prepare for Typhoon Ompong

Sep 14, 2018 - 12:10 AM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council activates clusters responsible for ensuring crucial assistance is provided to typhoon-hit areas

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte listens to the disaster preparedeness briefing of National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Executive Director Ricardo Jalad inside the Operations Room of the NDRRMC Building in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City on September 13, 2018 as the country braces for the onslaught of Typhoon 'Ompong.' Joining the President are Secretary Christopher Lawrence 'Bong' Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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.

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

NDRRMC: 2 dead, 3 missing due to monsoon rain, floods

Aug 17, 2018 - 9:19 PM

Over a million residents throughout 5 regions have been affected by the ongoing monsoon, says the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

FLOODS. In Tatalon, Quezon City 4 to 5 meter-high flood waters inundate homes in due to heavy rains caused by the southwest monsoon on August 11, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Over a million now affected by monsoon rain, floods

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:35 PM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council remains on red alert with personnel on duty 24/7 to assist affected communities

ASSISTANCE. Evacuees at the Malanday Elementary School in Marikina City queue for sleeping kits and relief goods from DSWD on Monday, August 13, 2018. The evacuees remain at the school due to flooding brought about by nonstop monsoon rain enhanced by Tropical Storm Karding over the weekend. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Monsoon rain, floods affect over 800,000

Aug 15, 2018 - 9:00 PM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council pegs the initial damage from the southwest monsoon at P36 million

EVACUATE. Heavy rains from the enhanced southwest moon force residents to flee their homes for evacuations sites such as the Barangay Bagong Silang evacuation center (photographed) in Quezon city. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

EXPLAINER: Who's supposed to be in charge during disasters?

Aug 14, 2018 - 6:48 PM

Several government agencies should be carrying out coordinated operations before, during, and after an emergency to reduce risks and immediately respond to victims' needs

EVACUEES. Some 260 individuals from 111 families evacuate at the Mabuhay Basketball Court in Tatalon, Quezon City as 4 to 5 meter-high flood waters inundate their homes due to heavy rains caused by the southwest monsoon on August 11, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LOOK: Over 100,000 people remain in evacuation centers after weekend floods

Aug 14, 2018 - 5:17 PM

Almost 700,000 people from 469 barangays in 4 regions have been affected by the heavy rains and flooding from the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat since August 11

EVACUATE. With heavy rainfall continuing, residents remain in the Baranggay Bagong Silang evacuation center in Cavite on August 14, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Gov't, NGOs give P105 million in aid to monsoon victims

Aug 12, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Evacuees receive assistance in the form of family food packs, sleeping mats, and medicines

EVACUEES. Families who evacuated to Malanday Elementary School in Marikina were provided with tents. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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

How a public school in Marikina prepares for natural disasters

Jul 28, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Sta. Elena High School in Marikina City prepares its students and faculty for natural disasters through its extensive disaster risk reduction program

Arroyo sets NDRRMC briefing to review disaster relief plans

Jul 27, 2018 - 7:57 PM

The new Speaker of the House distributes relief goods to residents affected by heavy flooding in Sasmuan and Dinalupihan towns in Central Luzon

DISASTER RELIEF. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo conducts relief oprerations in Sasmuan, Pampanga on July 27, 2018. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

How NDRRMC issues its emergency mobile warnings

Jul 24, 2018 - 11:15 PM

(UPDATED) Ever wondered why you get multiple alerts in a day or why they're sometimes delayed? Here's why.

IN PHOTOS: Pasig holds 10th citywide earthquake drill

Jul 16, 2018 - 9:36 PM

Pasig City preps its citizens through realistic simulation exercises in its 10th annual citywide earthquake drill

Pasig citywide earthquake drill. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

Empowering seniors in disaster risk reduction and management

Jul 16, 2018 - 4:32 PM

Program proves senior citizens deserve bigger roles in preparing for disasters

Mental health also important in DRRM, psychiatrist says

Jul 05, 2018 - 4:48 PM

Psychiatrist Dr June Caridad Pagaduan-Lopez believes mental health education will help communities in disaster resilience

MENTAL HEALTH. Dr. June Caridad Pagaduan-Lopez talks about Balik Kalipay’s efforts in improving the mental health of several Yolanda victims. Photo by Angelica Yang/Rappler

U.P. NOAH merges science, humanities in disaster risk reduction

Jul 01, 2018 - 4:00 PM

How has NOAH or the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards changed since the project moved to the University of the Philippines?

IN PHOTOS: NDRRMC, LGUs hold 2nd nationwide earthquake drill

Jun 21, 2018 - 7:29 PM

Local drills are conducted nationwide through the Regional DRRM Councils

Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

NGO-led crowdfunding app seeks to aid in disaster response

May 16, 2018 - 1:42 PM

SAFER, the country's first locally-led crowdfunding app, provides quick relief and response to disasters and emergencies

Pass law on easy data access to save lives from disasters – Lagmay

Apr 22, 2018 - 6:50 PM

'A lot of scientists have agreed that data should be made open. It's for the public good. It's for humanity,' says UP Resilience Institute executive director Mahar Lagmay

OPEN DATA. UP Resilience Institute Executive Director Mahar Lagmay says that keeping data open is important in preparing for disasters. Rappler screenshot

Emergency funds for electric coops ready for Duterte's signature into law

Mar 26, 2018 - 12:50 PM

If the bill is signed into law, electric cooperatives would no longer have to pass on costs of infrastructure damaged by natural calamities to their consumers

PERSISTENT PROBLEM. The Palawan Electric Cooperative (its facilities in Puerto Princesa shown here) faces criticism from consumers for the daily rotational blackouts that have been going on for years. File photo by Keith Anthony Fabro

Manila disaster management chief resigns

Mar 20, 2018 - 3:40 PM

(UPDATED) Johnny Yu declines to disclose his reasons for leaving the post

RESIGNED. Johnny Gaw Yu at the Manila Pavilion's vicinity during the fire. Photo by Paige Occeñola/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

Covering disasters: Expert tells media not to focus on death toll

Mar 02, 2018 - 3:40 PM

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.

The agricultural damage of Typhoon Lawin in 2016 was not reported by the media who are focused on reporting fatalities, an expert on natural hazards said. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Lorenzana: Disaster preparedness is a never-ending effort

Feb 16, 2018 - 10:32 AM

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

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Quezon City leads 1st nationwide earthquake drill for 2018

Feb 15, 2018 - 9:33 PM

QC rescuers respond to a number of earthquake scenarios, such as fire incidents, fallen debris, a looting incident, and a collapsed structure

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

#BidaAngHanda earthquake drill set for February 15

Feb 05, 2018 - 5:55 PM

The #BidaAngHanda campaign aims to educate Filipinos about how they should prepare for earthquakes and other hazards

NDRRMC still on red alert even after Agaton left PAR

Jan 03, 2018 - 8:58 PM

The agency's operation center will continue to monitor the tail-end of a cold front that is expected to bring moderate to heavy rain to Bicol, Quezon, and Northern Samar

NDRRMC, other government agencies prepare for possible LPA before 2018

Dec 28, 2017 - 10:54 PM

If the said low pressure area will enter the Philippine area of responsibility before the year ends, it will be the 23rd tropical cyclone of 2017

NDRRMC

Vinta death toll in Lanao del Norte mountain village rises to 29

Dec 25, 2017 - 10:20 PM

The village chief says he instructed residents to evacuate but they didn't listen. There are 16 other residents still missing.

VINTA. Vinta brings heavy rain in Tubod, Lanao del Norte on Friday, December 22. Photo taken from Tubod Police Facebook page

PH's lessons from disasters: #ZeroCasualty possible through social action

Dec 23, 2017 - 9:04 PM

This speech, delivered in November at the 2017 World Bosai Forum in Japan, is made timely by the rising death toll from Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin)

WORLD BOSAI FORUM. MovePH editor Voltaire Tupaz delivers a speech at the World Bosai Forum/International Disaster and Risk Conference held in Sendai, Japan from November 25 to 28, 2017. Photo courtesy of Kahoku Shimpo Publishing Co.

2,000 evacuate as Vinta hits town of Zamboanga Sibugay

Dec 23, 2017 - 4:56 PM

Majority of the 2,000 evacuees are housed in the Kabasalan Gymnasium in Barangay Poblacion, Zamboanga Sibugay

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)

LIST: Hotlines, social media accounts during emergencies

Dec 19, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Bookmark this page for a handy list of emergency hotlines you can call or text, plus Facebook and Twitter accounts to contact