The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council remains on red alert with personnel on duty 24/7 to assist affected communities
Malabon City is banking on volunteerism and modern technology to respond to calamities
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council pegs the initial damage from the southwest monsoon at P36 million
Several government agencies should be carrying out coordinated operations before, during, and after an emergency to reduce risks and immediately respond to victims' needs
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
Watch the hearing on Tuesday, August 14, at 10 am
Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista and Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte as well as Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda attend Hugpong ng Pagbabago's event amid heavy rain and flooding in their areas
Evacuees receive assistance in the form of family food packs, sleeping mats, and medicines
This means personnel must be on duty 24/7 to respond to the calamity and there should be 'immediate' coordination among government agencies
Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña says he would just return to private life if the two agencies are attached to the proposed Department of Disaster Resilience
(UPDATED) Survivors of the earthquake are also being shaken by hundreds of aftershocks, including a shallow 5.9-magnitude quake on Thursday, which caused people to flee evacuation shelters crying and screaming
The fierce storm system is expected to begin moving away from land after brushing Japan's main island
Typhoon Shanshan could dump 350 millimeters of rain over the greater Tokyo region over the 24 hours by Thursday noon, August 9
(UPDATED) Around 1,477 people are severely injured, with tens of thousands of homes damaged. Authorities say the death toll of 131 is likely to rise.
The Palace's proposed bill creates the position of disaster resilience secretary and allows the new department to use alternative procurement methods during calamities
Northern California's Carr Fire has killed 6 people since July 26, including a 70-year-old woman and her two great-grandchildren, aged 4 and 5
Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo says the new House panel aims to create the Department of Disaster Management, a priority of President Rodrigo Duterte
The exact number of dead and missing from the dam collapse remains a mystery because of the complexity of the rescue operation and the secretive reflexes of Laos's Communist authorities in the face of an unprecedented crisis.
Every city and municipality should be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed when dealing with earthquakes and other major disasters
Sta. Elena High School in Marikina City prepares its students and faculty for natural disasters through its extensive disaster risk reduction program
The new Speaker of the House distributes relief goods to residents affected by heavy flooding in Sasmuan and Dinalupihan towns in Central Luzon
Authorities are also examining whether another fire, which broke out hours earlier on July 23 near Kineta to the west of the Greek capital, was 'intentionally' lit
(UPDATED) Ever wondered why you get multiple alerts in a day or why they're sometimes delayed? Here's why.
(3rd UPDATE) The death toll could surpass that from the blazes which hit Greece's southern island of Evia in 2007 in which 77 people perished
President Rodrigo Duterte also calls on Congress to pass the proposed National Land Use Act, which has been pending for two decades
MovePH is looking for Agos volunteers who will help gather critical information in times of disasters
The fourth #MMShakeDrill ends with an 85/100 rating from MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia and with many lessons learned for improvement
With such a herculean task of keeping the drill under wraps, how did the #MMShakeDrill fare in pulling off its grand surprise?
The MMDA's earthquake drill to prepare for 'The Big One' occurs at 1pm, one hour after a text blast is sent to get people ready for the exercise
(UPDATED) 'Do not panic? Eh mas nagpanic pa ako doon sa alarm sound, muntik ko pa itapon phone ko,' says one irate netizen
The Philippine National Police activates its disaster response units as the southwest monsoon triggers heavy rain and flooding
Pasig City preps its citizens through realistic simulation exercises in its 10th annual citywide earthquake drill
Program proves senior citizens deserve bigger roles in preparing for disasters
If a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits your local community, is it ready for the worst-case scenario?
Do you have enough supplies to last if a disaster strikes?
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.
Top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga says the toll is now 204 dead, with 28 people still missing
With around 60 people still feared missing, local authorities say they will continue searching house by house looking for survivors, or victims
(UPDATED) Maria is the first typhoon of the season for Taiwan, and damage is limited for the island which is prone to violent storms through the summer
(UPDATED) The crisis is the deadliest weather-related disaster in over 3 decades, and has sparked national grief
Here are some of the factors that have contributed to the worst rain-related disaster in Japan in over two decades
The Japanese government says at least 100 people had been killed and the count is expected to increase
Japan's local media put the death toll at 50, with dozens more missing and the number of fatalities expected to rise further
How are your families preparing for a major disaster?
Psychiatrist Dr June Caridad Pagaduan-Lopez believes mental health education will help communities in disaster resilience
How has NOAH or the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards changed since the project moved to the University of the Philippines?
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
Local drills are conducted nationwide through the Regional DRRM Councils
(UPDATED) Official estimates list 193 people missing as of Thursday morning, June 21, raising fears that the incident could become one of Indonesia's deadliest ferry disasters
Coupled with projected sea level rise driven by global warming, reef decline could see flooding increase 4-fold by century's end, researchers report in the journal Nature Communications