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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

Thousands participate in the 3rd nationwide earthquake drill

Sep 27, 2017 - 3:33 PM

The #BidaAngHanda, the official hashtag for the nationwide earthquake drill organized by the NDRRMC, trends nationwide

EARTHQUAKE DRILL. More than 1,000 grade schoolers of Mabini Elementary school in Baguio City join the 3rd national Earth Quake Drill September 27, 2017. Photos by Mau Victa

NDRRMC postpones nationwide earthquake drill

Sep 19, 2017 - 10:19 AM

The NDRRMC calls off the disaster preparedness activity after President Rodrigo Duterte suspends government work and classes on September 21

EARTHQUAKE DRILL. In this file photo, a worker activates the siren as employees cover their heads as they run for safety during the Natiowide Earthewuake Drill, at the Quezon City Hall grounds in Quezon City, March 31, 2017. The drill aims to increase effort in public awareness of the ever-looming possibility of strong earthquake. Photo by Nelson Vera/Rappler

5 dead, 6 missing due to Tropical Storm Maring

Sep 13, 2017 - 3:00 PM

There are also 4 others injured due to Maring, says the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

FLOODING. Tatalon residents in Quezon City wade the knee-deep water along Araneta Ave., brought by the sudden downpour of rain cause by Typhoon Maring on Tuesday. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LGUs told to prepare for Typhoon Talim, low pressure area

Sep 11, 2017 - 3:50 PM

Residents in areas likely to be affected are advised to take the necessary precautionary measures and are alerted against possible flooding and landslides

PREPAREDNESS. NDRRMC conducts a pre-disaster risk assessment meeting in preparation for Typhoon Talim and the low pressure area located 400 kilometers east of Quezon. Photo from NDRRMC

DBM to release P5 billion for Marawi rehab in 2017

Jul 14, 2017 - 1:52 PM

The Department of Budget and Management says funds for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Marawi City will be released following a multi year scheme

MARAWI REHAB. The budget department allots at least P15 billion for 2017 and 2018 for Marawi recovery and rehabilitation efforts. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

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

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.

IN PHOTOS: LGUs hold nationwide simultaneous quake drill

Apr 01, 2017 - 2:35 PM

NDRRMC launches the nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill in Cebu City

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 15, 2017

Jan 15, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Here are the stories you should not miss this Sunday

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

NDRRMC to Black Nazarene devotees: Be vigilant

Jan 08, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The council s response group extends assistance to Black Nazarene feast organizers to ensure the safety and well being of the devotees

BLACK NAZARENE. Blessing of the Black Nazarene replica in Quiapo, Manila on January 7, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

#NinaPH: Areas with power outages

Dec 26, 2016 - 11:26 AM

UPDATED Areas in Calabarzon Mimaropa and Bicol experienced blackouts during the onslaught of Typhoon Nina Nock ten

Satellite image as of December 26, 5 am. Satellite image courtesy of NOAA

#NinaPH: Line of vehicles at Matnog Port reaches 4 kms due to ferry cancellations

Dec 24, 2016 - 10:58 AM

Around 3 682 passengers are stranded in various ports in Bicol region as of 8AM Saturday according to the Philippine Coast Guard

LONG WAIT. Around 500 buses and trucks have been stuck in Matnog Port since Friday, December 23, due to ferry cancellations caused by Typhoon Nina. Photos by Jhay-r Timosa/ RACER/ Rappler

Off to Bicol or Samar? Take precaution, check possible cancelled trips

Dec 23, 2016 - 4:02 PM

Government agencies urge the public to prepare for Tropical Storm Nina

Lawin hits 12,000 families in Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino

Oct 21, 2016 - 4:32 PM

In Cagayan and Isabela combined 841 residential houses have been totally damaged with another 3 705 homes partially destroyed

AFTERMATH. Residents in Tuguegarao City check houses destroyed by Typhoon Lawin (Haima), which was a super typhoon when it hit land on Wednesday, October 19. File photo c/o Adrian Portugal/Rappler

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

NDRRMC: Troop movements to Sulu won't hamper disaster response

Oct 02, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Disaster management chief Ricardo Jalad says other agencies are ready to assist in disaster response efforts to allow the military to perform its internal security operations

CIVIL DEFENSE ADMINISTRATOR. Ricardo Jalad is the new chief of the Office of Civil Defense, and Executive Director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). Photo by Office of Civil Defense.

Join the 3rd quarter #Pagyanig challenge on Sept 28

Sep 26, 2016 - 2:53 PM

The public is invited to join the Pagyanig Challenge and show how we can all be prepared for the Big One

Habagat: 5 dead, tens of thousands flee floods

Aug 14, 2016 - 4:33 PM

Civil defense officials warn residents of Manila and nearby provinces to expect more heavy seasonal rain over the coming days as more than 24 000 people seek refuge

INUNDATED. Residents wade through a flooded street in San Mateo, Rizal province, east of Manila on August 13, 2016. Noel Celis/AFP

Habagat affects 69,000 people

Aug 14, 2016 - 8:00 AM

At least 79 evacuation centers are opened in affected areas in Luzon

FLOODWATER. Children wade through waist-deep floodwater caused by southwest monsoon rain along AFP Road in Holy Spirit in Quezon City. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Western Visayas shares disaster communication tips for LGUs

Jul 08, 2016 - 6:08 PM

At the ICT Bayanihan Summit held in Iloilo City on Thursday July 7 local agencies share good practices and challenges in the use of information communication technology during disasters

PREPAREDNESS. Local government responders and uniformed personnel participate in a 2-day conference on ICT for DRRM organized by the Office of Civil Defense. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Pama's advice to next NDRRMC chief? 'Coordination, teamwork'

Jun 29, 2016 - 6:46 PM

Alexander Pama the outgoing executive director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council says saving a lot of lives is his proudest legacy

DRRM IN PH. Alexander Pama talks to Rappler about his achievements and the challenges he faced as the country's disaster management chief. Screenshot from Rappler

NDRRMC to LGUs: Don't take low pressure area lightly

Jun 25, 2016 - 7:45 PM

A low pressure area LPA east of Surigao City might bring floods and landslides to parts of the country

Evaluators score Cagayan Valley quake drill participants ‘not ready’

Jun 22, 2016 - 9:08 PM

Evaluators from the Bureau of Fire Protection say the participants did not take the earthquake drill seriously

UNPREPARED. Evaluators say participants of the national simultaneous earthquake drill in Cagayan Valley are not ready. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Moving scenes from #Pagyanig, #MMShakeDrill

Jun 22, 2016 - 7:05 PM

Local governments schools civil society and private businesses get involved in various scenarios – from fires and vehicular accidents to infrastructure collapse and water rescues

SOUTh QUADRANT. Victims from the collapsed billboard at the Guadalupe bridge simulate a collapsed structure scenario during the #MMShakeDrill. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Where can you access disaster funds?

Apr 03, 2016 - 1:08 PM

The Philippine DRRM Act established a disaster fund to respond to urgent needs during emergency situations

IN NUMBERS: Typhoons in the Philippines and the 2016 polls

Mar 19, 2016 - 11:00 AM

As the May elections draw near it s important for voters to understand how vulnerable they are and how critical leaders who are knowledgeable about disaster management are

Water level of Cagayan River continues to rise on Monday, October 19, causing more villages to submerge in floodwaters. Photo by Jay-ar DS Paringit

Authorities preparing for Black Nazarene procession

Jan 07, 2016 - 6:19 PM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council is going on heightened alert

Workers from the local government of Manila installs added security features at the vicinity of the Quirino Grandstand in Manila to ensure the safety of the millions of devotees that will attend the annual procession of the Black Nazarene on Decemebr 9. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

NDRRMC truck ambushed in Samar, 2 hurt

Dec 18, 2015 - 10:21 AM

2ND UPDATE The military believes the attack was carried out by the New People s Army

Australia gives P104 million to DSWD for disaster preparedness

Dec 05, 2015 - 7:28 PM

Australia reaffirms its commitment to building resilience and strengthening crisis response in the Philippines

Typhoon Lando: 35 killed, nearly a million affected

Oct 21, 2015 - 1:08 PM

UPDATED The Cordillera region records the highest number of confirmed casualties so far according to the NDRRMC

DEVASTATED. Nearly a million people have been affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Lando. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Nearly 300,000 people affected by Typhoon Lando – NDRRMC

Oct 20, 2015 - 11:54 AM

Heavy rains and widespread flooding triggered by the typhoon have forced thousands to evacuate

Filipino typhoon victims watch TV inside a gymnasium turned into a temporary evacuation center at Cabanatuan City in Nueva Ecija, 171 KM northern of Manila on 19 October 2015. Photo by Czar Dancel

Typhoon Lando brings needed water to Luzon dams

Oct 19, 2015 - 1:57 PM

Government is closely monitoring Angat Dam in Bulacan and Pantabangan Dam in Nueva Ecija

TYPHOON LANDO. Government is closely monitoring the water level of Angat Dam in Bulacan. File photo from Wikipedia

NDRRMC 'strongly' urges forced evacuation in 4 provinces

Oct 17, 2015 - 7:32 PM

3rd UPDATE These provinces are Isabela Cagayan Quirino and Aurora

As Typhoon Lando intensifies, NDRRMC recommends local government units in 4 provinces to already conduct forced evacuation. File photo by Joel Liporada

4 dead as monsoon rains hit central, northern Luzon

Jul 19, 2015 - 3:38 PM

Social welfare and relief agencies are delivering aid to affected areas while the public works department is preparing to repair damaged infrastructure

BAD WEATHER. Rains assault parts of Luzon as indicated by rainclouds seen in a PAGASA satellite image taken on the evening of Saturday, July 18

Typhoon Dodong: Evacuations helped lower toll

May 11, 2015 - 3:20 PM

People listened to our warnings They ve learned their lesson from past storms

Father and son electrocuted to death in Cagayan

May 11, 2015 - 12:47 AM

The Department of Health dispatches a team to determine whether the death is related to Typhoon Dodong Noul

Ferries shut down as typhoon approaches Philippines

May 09, 2015 - 3:10 PM

The typhoon is set to smash into a small cluster of coastal towns in the mountainous north of Luzon island early Sunday

FERRIES CLOSED. File photo from AFP

LGUs, agencies ready for Typhoon Dodong

May 09, 2015 - 12:17 PM

UPDATED On Saturday DILG Undersecretary for Local Government Austere Panadero says DodongPH will be the official hashtag used to monitor calls for rescue and other typhoon updates from citizens

NTC delays free disaster text alerts anew

Apr 14, 2015 - 9:36 PM

The National Telecommunications Commission NTC targets the signing of the IRR on the third week of April two months before the rainy season starts

200 families near Baler Bay to be evacuated due to Chedeng

Apr 04, 2015 - 10:34 AM

Most of these families are informal settlers who live 3 meters away from the bay

5 million families might be affected by Chedeng

Apr 02, 2015 - 4:32 PM

At least 37 provinces 71 cities and 676 municipalities have been warned ahead of Typhoon Chedeng s landfall says the national disaster management body

HOLY WEEK STORM. A Filipino elderly gestures as she sits in front of a shanty at a coastal village in the town of Bacoor, Cavite province, Philippines, April 2, 2015. PAGASA issued the alert for Typhoon Chedeng (Maysak) as it enters towards the country ahead of Easter holidays. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

10,000 Baler tourists warned ahead of Chedeng landfall

Apr 02, 2015 - 2:05 PM

We have historical data that the storm surge prone area over Aurora is Baler Bay says a PAGASA official

DSWD, NGOs prepare relief goods for #ChedengPH response

Apr 02, 2015 - 12:45 PM

DSWD has a total of P271 74M worth of food packs and other items ready for distribution aside from the P19 9M in standby funds for purchase emergency relief supplies

DOUBLE TIME. Volunteers rush the repacking of relief goods at the social welfare department’s Pasay City warehouse for areas affected by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) in various regions. File photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Chedeng slightly weakens; landfall by Saturday evening

Apr 02, 2015 - 12:27 PM

Storm signal number 1 will be raised over Bicol and Samar provinces within the next 12 hours PAGASA warns of possible storm surges of up to 4 meters over the eastern coast of Samar Bicol and Aurora Quezon

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 11:01 am, April 2. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Should government build permanent evacuation centers?

Mar 10, 2015 - 12:38 PM

Some sectors say schools – the go to site every time a calamity strikes – should no longer be used as temporary evacuation centers

How do you use local disaster funds?

Feb 28, 2015 - 4:36 PM

Local government units are mandated by the law to allot a portion of their yearly budgets to disaster mitigation preparation and response But what is the best way to use them?

Will the free mobile disaster alerts law finally be implemented?

Feb 27, 2015 - 4:31 PM

A public hearing on the implementing rules and regulations of the Free Mobile Disaster Alerts Act was conducted on February 26 to discuss some issues surrounding the law