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The quarterly nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill aims to boost disaster awareness and preparedness across the country
At least 81 people are also injured, while 14 are missing, as of Tuesday, April 23
Around 5,000 to 8,000 people in Iloilo participate in shake drills in their area
The 1st Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill for 2019 is set for Thursday, February 21, at 2 pm
(UPDATED) The NDRRMC says at least 60 persons are injured, while 26 remain missing
The region was among those hit badly by Usman, which triggered heavy rains that caused massive flooding and landslides
(3rd UPDATE) The NDRRMC says 28 people are missing
'Dapat maging lesson ito sa ating lahat, na talagang pag-isipan iyong mga infrastructue na dapat asikasuhin,' says Robredo
The NDRRMC, which is still validating the recorded deaths, says 20 people remain missing
The number of deaths continues to rise as search and retrieval operations are underway
(UPDATED) The Office of Civil Defense -Bicol Region fears the number of fatalities will continue to increase
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana still warns residents living along the forecast path of tropical depression path to be wary of landslides and floods
Ex-defense secretary Voltaire Gazmin said in 2014 no taxpayers’ money would be spent on the construction of the Intelligence Operations Center. It was eventually funded by the national budget in succeeding years.
Executive Director Ricardo Jalad says the two responders in the Cordillera Administrative Region, initially reported as dead, were actually accounted for
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
Over a million residents throughout 5 regions have been affected by the ongoing monsoon, says the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council
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
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
QC rescuers respond to a number of earthquake scenarios, such as fire incidents, fallen debris, a looting incident, and a collapsed structure
Residents living along the forecasted track of the tropical storm are encouraged to prepare for possible flooding and landslides
The #BidaAngHanda campaign aims to educate Filipinos about how they should prepare for earthquakes and other hazards
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
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
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte vows to fast-track rehabilitation in Vinta-hit areas, but are the funds for handling disasters in 2017 enough?
The village chief says he instructed residents to evacuate but they didn't listen. There are 16 other residents still missing.
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)
Rescue equipment and relief goods are prepositioned in preparation for Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin)
The low pressure area enters the country just two days after Urduja batters the eastern parts
Bookmark this page for a handy list of emergency hotlines you can call or text, plus Facebook and Twitter accounts to contact
The reminder comes as PAGASA monitors a low pressure area which could enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility this week
(UPDATED) The Department of Social Welfare and Development has provided assistance to affected families in Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, and Eastern Visayas
(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says most of the fatalities and the missing persons are from Biliran
The injuries are sustained mostly from falling debris, vehicular accidents, and landslides
(UPDATED) People affected by Tropical Storm Urduja need your help and support. This page shows how you can help.
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MovePH team goes around Tacloban City ahead of Tropical Storm Urduja's landfall
Councilor Rhoda Baris says at least 1,800 families have been affected by heavy rain due to slow-moving Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak)
Nearly 7,000 passengers are stranded in areas affected by Tropical Storm Urduja
The drills, regularly organized by the NDRRMC, aims to ensure that the public from the barangay to the national government knows how to respond to earthquakes.
According to DSWD officer-in-charge Emmanuel Leyco, the response cluster will provide emergency response and humanitarian assistance to affected areas
Responders evaluate if their training, skills, and equipment are up to par in case the West Valley Fault Line moves, generating a magnitude 7.2 earthquake
Those in Bicol, the Visayas, and Mindanao are advised to take precautionary measures amid rain from Paolo, while Palawan is affected by the low pressure area
'Fake news is already circulating every day. It is the duty of the media to see to it that fake news is not propagated'
NDRRMC initially schedules the earthquake drill on September 21. The drills are postponed after President Duterte declared it as a National Day of Protest.
The NDRRMC calls off the disaster preparedness activity after President Rodrigo Duterte suspends government work and classes on September 21
(UPDATED) Political rallies are also expected to be massive, prompting President Rodrigo Duterte to suspend government work and classes in Metro Manila
On the same day, various activist groups are also expected to take the streets of Metro Manila to commemorate the declaration of martial law 45 years ago
There are also 4 others injured due to Maring, says the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council
Residents in areas likely to be affected are advised to take the necessary precautionary measures and are alerted against possible flooding and landslides
The areas are recovering from the damage caused by the earthquake last July 6