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LIVE: Senate hearing on flood control and management

Aug 14, 2018 - 7:35 AM

Watch the hearing on Tuesday, August 14, at 10 am

How to prepare for floods

Dec 29, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Rappler talks to NOAH executive director Mahar Lagmay on how Filipinos can prepare for floods

FLOOD. This file photo shows waist-deep flooding in Marikina on August 2016. File Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Floods, fallen trees in Ilocos Sur

Oct 20, 2016 - 2:55 PM

The national road in Ilocos Sur leading further north to Vigan City and Ilocos Norte is flooded Fallen trees and other debris also line the road

Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

10 Christmas stories around the world you (also) probably missed

Dec 29, 2015 - 1:28 PM

Last minute preps for Christmas made me miss the news I read back on people stories that happened during the holidays and came up with this list

Recurring flood nightmare in typhoon-battered Philippines

Dec 18, 2015 - 10:07 PM

We re used to this but it doesn t make it any less difficult says one resident

Residents ride on a truck to evacuate to higher ground in Candaba, Pampanga, north of Manila on December 18, 2015. Vast swathes of farmlands inundated by Typhoon Koppu in October were flooded again this week by rains from Typhoon Melor and the flooding could worsen or spread to other areas as a second storm in less than a week threatens the country. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS / AFP / NOEL CELIS

Typhoon aftermath: The day #LandoPH left

Oct 24, 2015 - 12:17 PM

Even those supposedly on higher ground are not spared from the flash floods brought by the heavy rains of Typhoon Lando

ALL THAT REMAINS. Mud is like an unforgettable bad memory, clinging like soot on a pan. Photo by George P. Moya/ Rappler

5 dead, 3 missing in Bukidnon floods

Aug 05, 2015 - 8:12 PM

Swollen rivers burst their banks and unleashed waist deep floods on shanty towns in the cities of Malaybalay and Valencia in Bukidnon says the provincial defense chief

Seniang death toll climbs to 55

Jan 03, 2015 - 11:46 PM

A total of 41 individuals are injured while at least 8 people remain missing in areas affected by the typhoon

WASHED AWAY.  Residents of Brgy.  Santiago, Iligan City pickup amongst debris washed ashore firewood by Tropical Storm Seniang as it hits Northern Mindanao.  Photo by Manman Dejeto / Rappler

100,000 affected by floods in Maguindanao towns

Jul 04, 2014 - 8:40 PM

Eighteen towns across Maguindanao have been experiencing flooding since June 13 due to incessant rain and thunderstorm

Floods affect 72,000; Maguindanao in state of calamity

Jun 23, 2014 - 10:22 PM

Heavy rains since June 13 have flooded a third of municipalities in Maguindao province

1.7 million affected by monsoon rains, 19 dead

Aug 22, 2013 - 6:31 PM

The monsoon rains affected close to 2 million killed at least 19 and displace over 560 000 Filipinos according to latest updates from government officials

WORST IS OVER: August 22 briefing by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. Rappler photo

Flooded? Your electrical wiring, kerosene lamp may cause fire

Aug 22, 2013 - 1:24 PM

The Bureau of Fire Protection warns residents in flooded areas to have their electrical wiring system checked before they turn on their appliances

WARNING: Bureau of Fire Protection officer-in-charge CSupt Carlito Romero wants flooded residents their electrical wiring system may cause fire. Rappler photo

Monsoon rains leave 17 dead

Aug 21, 2013 - 11:48 PM

UPDATED Most of the fatalities drowned or were swept away by flood The latest victims recovered are from Rizal and Pangasinan

FLOODED: Aerial view of Laguna. Photo by the Philippine Air Force

'Habagat' evacuees hit pork scammers

Aug 19, 2013 - 9:25 PM

Residents in San Mateo Rizal blame corruption for their bittersweet annual reunions – in evacuation centers

IN PHOTOS: Flooding in Manila

Jun 15, 2013 - 4:39 PM

Flooding has been a perennial problem in the Philippines These photos highlight the need for community preparedness this rainy season

DREAM LiDAR project to aid in disaster management

Nov 25, 2012 - 5:02 PM

The DOST s DREAM program celebrates the launch of its LiDAR mapping initiative

LIDAR PLANES. The two Cessnas come equipped with LiDAR equipment to help in generating data for 3D mapping.

Will Metro Manila be flood-free? No, says DPWH

Sep 21, 2012 - 4:45 PM

Parts of Metro Manila can still experience flooding even with a Flood Management Master Plan in place says DPWH

Jeep stranded in a flooded area in Quezon City. Photo by Maurits van Linder

Baby, 6 others dead in Luzon storm

Aug 15, 2012 - 10:43 PM

A total of 5 040 families or 20 807 persons were affected in Ilocos Central Luzon and the Cordillera Administrative Region

Flooding at the Old Market of San Fernando City in La Union (Photo by Carol Raguindin Dy)

Canada donates P2.1M to flood victims

Aug 13, 2012 - 11:52 AM

Canada will donate P2 1M for the victims of the floods that have killed 92 and affected almost 3 5M in Metro Manila and other provinces

Relief operation in Quezon City. Photo by Maurits van Linder

Learning to breathe underwater

Aug 11, 2012 - 3:53 PM

The solution to flooding is really very simple: Give the excess waters a place to go That is the function of wetlands ponds and lakes

Flash floods hit 3 Pangasinan towns as San Roque Dam releases water

Aug 09, 2012 - 1:12 AM

Up to 10 000 persons in these barangays are affected says Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council of Mangatarem

Early pork for lawmakers from flooded areas, says Abad

Aug 08, 2012 - 5:54 PM

Representatives are entitled to P70 M yearly pork barrel Out of this amount P30 M may be used for soft projects like financial assistance

Amid disaster, Arroyo asks Filipinos to unite, pray

Aug 08, 2012 - 12:21 PM

She s the former President after all Pampanga Rep Gloria Arroyo has a message to Filipinos and fellow Cabalens