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Combatting illegal fishing in Palawan's Calamianes

Oct 15, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Left unaddressed, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing would continue to wreak havoc in the Calamianes, whose coastal and marine ecosystems are among the most diverse and extensive in the Philippines

FIGHT VS ILLEGAL FISHING. The island communities in the Calamianes are dependent on fishing as their main source of livelihood, supplemented with small-scale agriculture and forest-based occupations. Photo by Keith Anthony Fabro/Rappler

With new building, UP Resilience Institute hopes to take lead in disaster preparedness

Sep 26, 2019 - 7:10 PM

UPRI Executive Director Mahar Lagmay says the new building will be 'a headquarters for knowledge systems on resilience to serve the entire country'

GROUNDBREAKING. University of the Philippines President Danilo Concepcion, along with Public Works Secretary Mark Villar and other officials, join the groundbreaking ceremony of the UP Resilience Institute building on Wednesday, September 25. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

SM’s Hans Sy on disaster resilience: ‘Private sector should invest in cities’

Sep 04, 2019 - 5:51 PM

SM and private sector partners ‘adopt’ disaster-prone cities, Naga and Iloilo, for national resilience campaign

Duterte again pushes for disaster resilience dep't, 'warns' of Batasan quake

Jul 22, 2019 - 11:47 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte jokes about a psychic's prediction that a big earthquake will devastate Batasang Pambansa and wipe out all the country's top officials

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he deliver his speech during the State of the Nation Address at House of Representatives in Quezon City on July 22, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Richard Gomez to focus on infrastructure dev't, disaster management during 2nd term

Jul 01, 2019 - 11:58 PM

Among the Ormoc City mayor's priorities are solving traffic congestion, increasing the city's resiliency to calamities, and banning single use plastics by 2021

OATHTAKING. Richard Gomez takes his oath of office for his second term as mayor of Ormoc City, Leyte. Photo from Ormoc City government's Facebook page

Main Netanyahu challenger shows his claws at election launch

Jan 30, 2019 - 7:21 AM

'Four years after completing my service as commander in chief, I am asking for your confidence so that I may lead Israel,' says Benny Gantz

CHALLENGER. Former Israeli chief of staff Benny Gantz delivers his first electoral speech in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on January 29, 2019. Photo by Thomas Coex/AFP

House okays bill creating Department of Disaster Resilience

Oct 01, 2018 - 5:15 PM

But Gabriela Representative Arlene Brosas opposes the bill for giving 'extraordinary powers' to the new secretary of the Department of Disaster Resilience

GROUND ZERO. Rescuers struggle to find the missing in Itogon, Benguet, the site of a massive landslide triggered by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut). Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

House OKs Department of Disaster Resilience bill on 2nd reading

Sep 18, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The House bill seeks to transfer to the proposed department the 'applicable' powers and funds of existing agencies and offices in charge of disaster risk reduction and management

Flooding in Baguio City on September 15, 2018, due to Typhoon Ompong. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

[OPINION] Urgently needed: Department for disaster resilience and climate change

Sep 09, 2018 - 10:00 AM

We have been calling for the new department for 5 years now, even before the 2013 Yolanda disaster. It would be fitting that we finally get this done on the fifth anniversary of that terrible event.

WATCH: DOST’s Solidum weighs in on viral ‘resilience’ photo

Aug 24, 2018 - 8:27 PM

DOST Undersecretary Renato Solidum says that Filipinos are resilient in character but the Philippines itself is not yet a 'disaster-resilient' community

DOST Undersecretary for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Renato Solidum weighs in on the viral "resilience" photo on August 23, 2018.

#ResilientPH: Lessons on disaster preparedness

Aug 22, 2018 - 1:58 PM

How do we create resilient communities? Join our discussion on August 22.

Local Government Academy holds August 23 disaster-resilient forum

Aug 17, 2018 - 6:16 PM

The forum will be held at the Mall of Asia, Hall 4, SMX Convention Center in Pasay City

Has resiliency been used as an excuse for government shortcomings?

Aug 13, 2018 - 7:12 PM

Bragging about resiliency is not bad at all, but netizens challenge Filipinos to push the government to come up with long-term fixes to flooding

DOST chief to resign if PAGASA, Phivolcs moved to disaster resilience department

Aug 09, 2018 - 6:51 PM

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

DOST CHIEF. DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña responds to questions in a press briefing in Legazpi City on August 8, 2018. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Malacañang submits bill for disaster resilience department to Congress

Jul 31, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The Palace's proposed bill creates the position of disaster resilience secretary and allows the new department to use alternative procurement methods during calamities

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 27th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on July 9, 2018. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

U.P. NOAH merges science, humanities in disaster risk reduction

Jul 01, 2018 - 4:00 PM

How has NOAH or the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards changed since the project moved to the University of the Philippines?

What it means to be an astig Filipino in 2018

Jun 12, 2018 - 10:55 PM

Red Horse Beer celebrates the resilience of Pinoys in their new TVC

Karen Jimeno named undersecretary for disaster resiliency

May 16, 2018 - 1:52 PM

Lawyer Karen Jimeno was once spokesperson of the office tasked to coordinate rehabilitation efforts after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)

NEW UNDERSECRETARY. President Rodrigo Duterte names lawyer Karen Jimeno as the new undersecretary for disaster resiliency. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel II

Sugarcane vinegar production helps Batangas families cope with disasters

Apr 27, 2018 - 12:10 PM

The United Nations Democracy Fund helps women in disaster-prone areas find alternative livelihood sources to ensure their households' needs are met

Pass law on easy data access to save lives from disasters – Lagmay

Apr 22, 2018 - 6:50 PM

'A lot of scientists have agreed that data should be made open. It's for the public good. It's for humanity,' says UP Resilience Institute executive director Mahar Lagmay

OPEN DATA. UP Resilience Institute Executive Director Mahar Lagmay says that keeping data open is important in preparing for disasters. Rappler screenshot

Rappler Talk: U.P. Resilience Institute Director Mahar Lagmay on open data and disaster resilience

Apr 21, 2018 - 12:38 PM

One of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, the Philippines is exposed to several natural hazards such as floods, storm surge, landslides, and earthquakes

Emergency funds for electric coops ready for Duterte's signature into law

Mar 26, 2018 - 12:50 PM

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

PERSISTENT PROBLEM. The Palawan Electric Cooperative (its facilities in Puerto Princesa shown here) faces criticism from consumers for the daily rotational blackouts that have been going on for years. File photo by Keith Anthony Fabro

Rising from Yolanda, island town of Pilar aims for climate resilience

Dec 17, 2017 - 11:00 AM

The town of Pilar is striving to protect its natural ecosystems – from the forests in the uplands to the coral reefs in the sea – as a way of shielding the vulnerable coastal community from the impact of climate change.

From Yolanda to Marawi: What gov't must consider in rehabilitation

Nov 29, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Environmental planners discuss what went wrong in the post-Yolanda rehabilitation which can be avoided in the rebuilding of war-torn Marawi City

Bicol grade school students trained in disaster response, resilience

Nov 24, 2017 - 9:35 AM

Bicol is the pilot area for the Office of Civil Defense's resilience caravan

TRAINING. A representative from the Office of Civil Defense Bicol demonstrates to pupils at the Bacacay East Central School in Albay how to administer first aid. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Singapore's ASEAN 2018 chairmanship to focus on 'resilience and innovation'

Nov 15, 2017 - 11:46 AM

Lee calls ASEAN the 'lifeboat' of Southeast Asian countries

NEXT CHAIR. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addresses the closing ceremony of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, November 14, 2017. Photo from ASEAN Media Pool

India's Modi opens resilient rice laboratory in the Philippines

Nov 13, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Manila for the 31st ASEAN Summit, also visits the International Rice Research Institute in Laguna

RICE VARIETIES. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks at rice varieties being developed by the IRRI. Photo from Narendra Modi's Twitter page

Startups tapped to rescue disaster-prone ASEAN region

Oct 16, 2017 - 12:34 PM

'Startups to the Resque' relies on the spirit and dynamism of the youth to propose solutions for disaster resilience and recovery

How to protect farmers from disasters, climate risk

Aug 12, 2017 - 9:22 PM

Microinsurance adaptation and risk mitigation help build the resilience of the agricultural sector

READY FOR DISASTERS. Cebuana Lhuillier, with the support of the Insurance Commission, Climate Change Commission, and the Deutsche Gesellschaftfür Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), holds a forum on August 9, 2017 in Makati City to discuss ways to foster disaster resilience among micro, small, and medium enterprises, farmers, and fisherfolk. Photo courtesy of Cebuana Lhuillier

DSWD gives P3.2M worth of aid to Leyte earthquake survivors

Jul 09, 2017 - 6:30 PM

A total of 1 837 families or 9 185 persons living in Leyte are displaced by the earthquake

RELIEF. DSWD sends assistance to those affected by the 6.5 magnitude earthquake that hit Leyte. Photo from DSWD

How to prepare when disaster and emergency strike

Jul 08, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Migel Estoque communications manager of PDRF urges proactive effort in order to build a culture of resiliency

PREPARE. Day 1 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 6, 2017.  Day 1 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 6, 2017.

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

WATCH: UP Resilience Institute is Project NOAH's new home

Jun 23, 2017 - 6:45 PM

A few days before the country observes the National Disaster Consciousness Month in July the University of the Philippines officially relaunches Project NOAH

UP NOAH. UP Resilience Institute executive director Mahar Lagmay (1st from L) and UP President Danilo Concepcion (4th from R) welcome disaster risk reduction champions during the relaunch of the institute, Project NOAH's new home, on June 21, 2017. Photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

Venus Raj earns her master's degree from UP

Jun 08, 2017 - 9:09 PM

The former beauty queen graduates with a masters degree in community development

PH to mark Earth Day as Paris deal takes effect

Apr 21, 2017 - 2:49 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte earlier signed the agreement despite his misgivings

The world's cities: vital, but fragile

Jan 20, 2017 - 8:07 PM

The fragility of fast growing cityscapes is testing political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week

THE IVORY COAST. A picture taken on January 18, 2017 shows a street of Yamoussoukro, the Ivory Coast. Photo by Sia Kambou / AFP

#LawinPH: Being prepared saved lives

Nov 01, 2016 - 7:35 AM

The change of behavior in terms of disaster preparedness has saved a lot of lives and caused less destruction says Plan International County Director Dennis O’Brien

DISASTER PROOF. Residents of Baggao, Cagayan return to their farms after Super Typhoon Lawin hit in October 2016. Photo courtesy of Plan International

Rappler Talk: Fr. Edu Gariguez on faith and resilience

Sep 02, 2016 - 3:11 PM

On Friday September 2 Maria Ressa talks to Fr Edu Gariguez the Executive Secretary of Caritas Philippines on why faith and resilience go hand in hand

Business community launches first-ever disaster operations center

Aug 11, 2016 - 1:57 PM

The center located in Makati will run 24 7 in times of a disaster to gather data and coordinate preparedness and response plans of PDRF’s member companies

DASHBOARD. Jerome Zayas of EMI briefs PDRF Board Members of the features of the EMOPS platform. Photo credit PDRF

How El Niño threatens Southeast Asia’s food security now and in the future

May 17, 2016 - 5:56 PM

People’s lives have practically worsened says Wilhelmina Pelegrina Greenpeace Southeast Asia Food and Ecological Agriculture Coordinator

Senatorial bets: Stronger LGUs, green tech for disaster-resilient PH

Mar 03, 2016 - 4:14 PM

Senatorial bets Rafael Alunan III Lorna Kapunan and Francis Tolentino discuss how they plan to help communities vulnerable to the effects of climate change

AFTERMATH. Typhoon Yolanda wreaked havoc across Central Philippines in 2013, displacing thousands of families. Rappler photo

PH outlook bright despite China slowdown – IMF

Feb 23, 2016 - 8:57 PM

The IMF predicts that the future will be in services and the Philippines is well suited for the shift

Red Cross to hold biggest humanitarian run in PH

Feb 01, 2016 - 4:57 PM

The Philippine Red Cross is organizing a fun run to raise funds for its disaster preparedness and response projects

FUN RUN. Participants of the Philippine Red Cross' 3rd Million Volunteer Run will help provide funds for the organization's projects and equipment. Image courtesy of the Philippine Red Cross

UNFPA: Ending inequality road to building resiliency

Dec 04, 2015 - 5:56 PM

To build better and more sustainable communities after disasters the United Nations Population Fund believes gender inequality must be addressed

Moody's: PH banks 'stable' for next 12-18 months

Nov 24, 2015 - 6:02 PM

The credit expansion of Philippine banks is expected to remain brisk at 14 16 for the period says Moody s

STABLE. Simon Chen, vice president and senior analyst at Moody’s, says the Philippine banking system is expected to benefit from the country’s steady domestic economic growth, stable asset quality, and strong funding and liquidity profiles. Image from Shutterstock

Remember Typhoon Yolanda: Sign up and act #NowPH

Nov 07, 2015 - 9:54 PM

Using the hashtag NowPH join the Twitter and Facebook conversation on November 8 and show how you re helping address climate change

Gigantes, a call for small islands resiliency

Nov 07, 2015 - 11:15 AM

About 80 of Gigantes’ population of 13 114 live below the poverty line with 70 dependent on fishing as a source of livelihood

DESTROYED. One of the houses on the island left uninhabitable by Typhoon Yolanda.

How a field school helps farmers end food insecurity

Oct 16, 2015 - 8:34 PM

What to do when a town that is the rice granary of Sorsogon is vulnerable to disasters and natural calamities?