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Climate-vulnerable LGUs urged to implement resiliency program

Feb 14, 2019 - 7:13 PM

'Climate change is already here, and it will be here for the next generations. It is now, therefore, our obligation to take this program for implementation,' says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu

Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu conducts an inspection at Estero de San Antonio Abad along Mabini Street connecting to Manila bay in Manila on 11 January 2019 to determine how a large amount of coliform made its way to Manila Bay. Photo - Lito Borras

Natural gas in the Philippines

Feb 06, 2019 - 5:12 PM

The world is clamoring for a cleaner future. How can the PH keep up?

[OPINION] More urgency for the Philippines after Poland climate talks

Dec 20, 2018 - 1:34 PM

'The Philippines has actively championed the cause of vulnerable nations in the international arena, but now it needs to proactively lead its citizens toward a social transformation'

Looking climate change straight in the eye

Oct 22, 2018 - 11:07 AM

Stop looking away, it’s time to acknowledge and address the effects of climate change in PH

[OPINION] To empower Asian clean energy ambitions, development banks must act now

Oct 20, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The inability to act today would mean irreparable damage to the lives of millions of Asians living in extremely climate-vulnerable regions

[OPINION] Breathing out coal: How victims of the climate can be its protectors

Oct 17, 2018 - 6:06 PM

'Only by shifting away from dirty energy – the leading cause of climate change – can Filipinos truly move from being tagged as victims of the climate towards being known as its protectors'

[OPINION] Societal transformation: The road to 1.5°C target for PH

Oct 09, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Climate action is far more than just disaster resilience

Climate negotiator warns world 'out of time' to save islands

Sep 07, 2018 - 7:07 PM

With experts from across the planet locked in key talks in Bangkok aimed at breathing life into the Paris Agreement on climate change, Amjad Abdulla says time had 'already run out' for some countries

Boracay shifts to e-tricycles by August

Jul 26, 2018 - 4:06 PM

By August 2018, only electric tricycles will be allowed to ferry passengers in Boracay as part of the Malay municipal government's bid to promote environment-friendly public transportation

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake off eastern Indonesia, tsunami alert lifted

Mar 26, 2018 - 7:40 AM

The quake struck deep at some 171 kilometers (106 miles) below the earth's surface in the Banda Sea, the US Geological Survey says

Pasig, Legazpi showcase urban climate solutions at UN climate conference

Nov 16, 2017 - 6:23 PM

ASEAN cities share innovative urban solutions for climate mitigation and adaptation

Bali volcano belches steam, sulfur as more evacuees flee

Sep 29, 2017 - 3:33 PM

The Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation says that remote satellite sensing has picked up new steam emissions and thermal areas within the crater

EVACUATION. A truck load of live stocks leaves a village at the slope of Mount Agung volcano in Karangasem, on paradise island of Bali on September 28, 2017. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

LIVE: Day 2 of Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness

Jul 08, 2017 - 8:43 AM

The second day of the Agos Summit covers a broad range of topics on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation Agos eBayanihan will also be relaunched

#ZeroCasualty trends nationwide during 2-day Agos Summit

Jul 07, 2017 - 8:56 PM

UPDATED Twitter users join the discussion on disaster preparedness during the first ever Agos Summit generating over 800 million impressions

LIVE: Day 1 of Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness

Jul 07, 2017 - 8:32 AM

Day 1 of the Agos summit highlights climate action initiated by the youth and women and LGU preparedness efforts like the MMShakeDrill Bookmark this page to watch the summit

VSU turns over flood hazard, resource maps to Eastern Visayas towns

Jun 11, 2017 - 9:14 AM

After 3 years of research VSU turns over high resolution maps and data in CDs to representatives of local government units in the 5 provinces of Region 8

NDRRMC to honor outstanding efforts in disaster management

May 30, 2017 - 9:45 PM

A total of 58 awards will be given to individuals and groups from various sectors in the 18th Gawad Kalasag National Awarding Ceremony

INSIDE C3. Pasig City responders monitor CCTV cameras in different barangays for emergency and disaster incidents.

#ClimateActionPH: Household carbon footprint calculator

Mar 08, 2017 - 3:09 PM

Compute your monthly footprint in three key areas: energy consumption, transportation, and waste

WATCH: Why it’s time to act on climate change

Feb 09, 2017 - 6:23 PM

You can make a difference in the fight against climate change Be informed and take a stand

How does Project NOAH contribute to PH's disaster management?

Jan 30, 2017 - 8:29 PM

The country s flagship disaster prevention and mitigation program aids Filipinos during times of calamity Here s what you need to know

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

#ClimateActionPH Calendar: How you can cut your carbon footprint

Jan 19, 2017 - 6:11 PM

What can you do to cut your carbon footprint?

WATCH: Help farmers adapt to climate change

Nov 24, 2016 - 1:41 PM

Oxfam in the Philippines calls on the government to protect the people who grow our food especially the most vulnerable small scale women farmers

CLIMATE VULNERABILITY. The effects of climate change worsen the situation of women farmers in the Philippines

COP 22: Energy is PH's 'elephant in the room'

Nov 14, 2016 - 8:01 PM

Environmental lawyer Antonio La Vina says that in order to tackle energy problems in the country there is a need to reduce over dependence on one energy source like coal

Should disaster training be mandatory for mayors, candidates?

Feb 03, 2016 - 10:09 AM

As decision makers it is important that mayors are knowledgeable about disaster management and the vulnerabilities in their communities

Climate change, disasters, and 5 presidential bets

Dec 11, 2015 - 1:45 PM

Who among the 5 candidates has the best platform to address global warming and natural disasters?

2 years after Yolanda: Learning from disaster

Nov 07, 2015 - 3:00 PM

A robust system to monitor progress is needed to enable effective communication about recovery Without it conflicting messages and directions can lead to confusion rather than clarity

Philippine climate pledge hailed as 'ambitious first step'

Oct 02, 2015 - 4:55 PM

But some say the INDC should include commitments not conditional on any aid from the international community

PH climate commitment draft presented to stakeholders

Sep 25, 2015 - 4:38 PM

The draft of the country s Intended National Determined Contribution commits to an emission reduction of 10 in the energy and transport sectors by 2030

CONGESTION. Transportation is among the biggest contributors of carbon emissions in the Philippines. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Rappler Talk: What is PH's contribution to the Paris climate talks?

Sep 23, 2015 - 11:04 AM

Rappler talked to Sec Lucille Sering of the Climate Change Commission CCC as Manila prepares for the climate summit in Paris

Lack of transparency threatening PH climate commitment?

Sep 15, 2015 - 2:27 PM

Government agencies and civil society groups say they feel left out of the Climate Change Commission s process of crafting the country s climate pledges

The Philippines is home to many climate action advocacy groups, many of whom want to be more involved in formulating the country's climate pledges to the international community. Photo from #SulongPH

Western Visayas gets P187M for El Niño mitigation

Sep 03, 2015 - 4:35 PM

The regional office of the Department of Agriculture says Iloilo will get the chunk of the budget because it has the biggest agricultural area

Rappler Talk: Ending hunger and poverty in the Philippines

Jun 29, 2015 - 11:16 AM

Rappler talked to the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the World Food Programme on Monday June 29 about the impact and importance of hunger mitigation and poverty alleviation programs in the Philippines

Rappler’s Project Agos garners bronze in global brands awards

Jun 11, 2015 - 12:17 PM

Rappler s online disaster management platform Project Agos gets bronze in the Asia Pacific Tambuli Awards

Rappler's Project Agos finalist in global brands awards

May 15, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Geared toward disaster preparedness and risk mitigation Project Agos is a finalist in the Asia Pacific Tambuli awards

Making rice cultivation more eco-friendly

May 07, 2015 - 6:07 PM

The United Nations Development Programme UNDP suggests a holistic approach in addressing the climate related problems in agriculture

What PH did about climate change in 2014

Dec 30, 2014 - 8:00 AM

From a climate tagged budget to the country s first climate change report here s what the Philippines has done to curb and prepare for the world s biggest environmental crisis

Social media comes alive on eve of typhoon #RubyPH

Dec 05, 2014 - 8:41 PM

The internet is abuzz with netizens reading and sharing critical typhoon related information

WEATHER WATCH. A man monitors a screen at the PAGASA weather center. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Obama pushes for world climate pact after China deal

Nov 15, 2014 - 2:07 PM

Announcing a 3 billion contribution to a UN backed climate mitigation fund Obama says all countries must play their part in the fight against climate change

Archive of Agos alert maps from past PH typhoons, floods, and earthquakes

Oct 31, 2014 - 10:33 AM

Here s a list of Agos alert maps activated during various disasters that happened in the Philippines between 2013 and 2014

Using civil engineering for disaster preparedness

Oct 16, 2014 - 2:15 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The civil engineering talk is a symposium for and by civil engineering students

Real progress means cutting the carbon cord

Oct 03, 2014 - 6:39 PM

We are witnessing the advent of a global energy revolution where renewables represent future progress

Image from Shutterstock.

What's next for PH after climate change summit?

Sep 26, 2014 - 7:54 PM

Rappler talks to world renowned environmental lawyer Antonio Oposa on the steps the Philippines – the 3rd most vulnerable country in the world – should take after the UN gathering

7 national priorities on climate change

Sep 22, 2014 - 12:25 PM

We should start with what we are doing and what we need to do at home If we don’t do that we have no moral authority to make such big demands on other countries


Asian Forum on CSR identifies the foundations of resilient communities

Sep 04, 2014 - 11:07 AM

The forum’s focus on resilience is reflective of the questions that governments businesses social enterprises and civil society must answer in a world of uncertainty

ON RESILIENCY. Former East Timor President Dr Jose Horta delivers his keynote address during the Asian Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility. Photo from AFCSR

World Bank to the world: Invest in disaster resilience

Jul 18, 2014 - 12:24 PM

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announces a 62 million fund for roads bridges and jobs in areas gravely hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda

SPEAK UP. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim (4th from right), who recently visited the Philippines, urges the Filipino youth to #speakup4climate in a dialogue held in Taguig City on July 17. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz

A town saved by mangroves

Jun 30, 2014 - 5:58 PM

Palompon could ve been any other devastated town after Super Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the area but the town was spared; all thanks to their mangroves

Palompon after Yolanda

Pasig City: Learning from Ondoy, ready for the rain

Jun 18, 2014 - 6:43 PM

Pasig City is a recognized leader in urban disaster preparedness But the city was not always this prepared Rappler takes a look at what makes this City resilient

Struggling climate talks look to UN summit for push

Jun 16, 2014 - 12:22 AM

With not much progress at the Bonn talks negotiators look to the New York climate change summit in September for more concrete commitments

CLIMATE TALKS. UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres briefing the media on the last day of the June Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, June 14, 2013. Frame grab from UNFCCC video

Delayed Yolanda rehab: Money not reaching LGUs

May 09, 2014 - 10:57 AM

Oxfam s humanitarian programme manager Tariq Riebl says it s not an issue of local or national government capacity – or lack of it – but an issue of money