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[ANALYSIS] Tackling the disproportionate impact of disasters on women

Mar 17, 2020 - 2:26 PM

'One report finds that women and children are 14 times more likely to die in a disaster compared to men, and prevailing traditional gender roles seem to be the culprit'

Nationwide earthquake drill canceled due to coronavirus outbreak

Mar 10, 2020 - 4:45 PM

The NDRRMC says the first quarter drill was canceled to 'ensure public health safety of the drill participants and to prevent the possible risk of contracting COVID-19'

PREPARED. Corazon Elementary School pupils in Batasan, Quezon City, participate in a simultaneous nationwide earthquake drill on Thursday, June 20 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

QC trains health workers, volunteers vs coronavirus

Feb 29, 2020 - 6:53 PM

More than a hundred health workers and volunteers from 20 barangays in Quezon City have been trained, so far

Photo from Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office

Jalad says better to make NDRRMC chief a 'Cabinet-level' position

Jan 29, 2020 - 9:31 PM

Stakeholders have pointed out that since the NDRRMC is merely a council, it doesn't have the budget nor the power to make decisions on situations that require a Cabinet rank

CABINET-LEVEL. Undersecretary Ricardo Jalad, the executive director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, says it's better to make NDRRMC chief a secretary. Photo by Angie de Silva

Who was prepared for the Taal Volcano emergency? Cavite

Jan 24, 2020 - 8:30 AM

All its 23 towns and cities now host evacuees from Batangas

Tagaytay Sky Ranch still vulnerable to 'heavy ashfall' – NDRRMC

Jan 20, 2020 - 12:33 PM

Tagaytay Sky Ranch is safe from a possible base surge, but still vulnerable to heavy ashfall. The business still decides to open.

VULNERABLE. Taal Volcano eruption as seen from Sky Ranch, Tagaytay City. Photo by Zark Del Mundo

What other LGUs can learn from Albay's Mayon response plan

Jan 16, 2020 - 9:51 PM

The association of disaster responders from the towns and cities of Albay province has come up with a list of local governments' daily priorities for 4 months following a volcanic eruption

Sacrifice tech, not people, to solve problems

Jan 16, 2020 - 8:20 PM

Technology should be the first responder, and sometimes the sacrificial part, that provides society with the means to get through disasters with as few casualties as possible

Calabarzon residents have no management plan for volcanic eruptions – survey

Jan 15, 2020 - 9:00 AM

On a national average, 99.80% of households surveyed across the Philippines also have no disaster management plan specific for volcanic eruption

Photo courtesy of the Philippine Air Force

Typhoon Ursula death toll rises to 28

Dec 27, 2019 - 9:09 AM

(4th UPDATE) Two people are injured in Iloilo, while 12 people across 3 regions in the Visayas remain missing

AFTERMATH. Barangay Liloa in Ormoc City, Leyte suffers from ankle-deep flooding due to Typhoon Ursula's strong rainfall. Photo courtesy of @juanmarkomoko on Twitter

At least 13 dead due to Tisoy in Mimaropa, Eastern Visayas, Calabarzon

Dec 05, 2019 - 11:40 AM

Tisoy (Kammuri) also causes P811.5 million worth of damage to agriculture in Bicol and Oriental Mindoro

The municipality of Naujan, Mindoro Oriental conducted clearing operations due to severe weather conditions from Typhoon Tisoy. National roads of Naujan are now passable for motorists. #TisoyPH. Photos from Mdrrmo Naujan

Annoyed by NDRRMC alerts about Typhoon Tisoy? Twitter users sound off

Dec 02, 2019 - 7:58 PM

You're not alone. But these alerts are helpful!

Philippines gets $10-M fund to boost early warning for disasters

Nov 13, 2019 - 1:10 PM

House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, who is part of the Green Climate Fund Board, says hazard information will be translated into 'understandable and actionable early warnings' for people's safety

NDRRMC's Jalad says one department for disasters can be 'overwhelming'

Nov 11, 2019 - 3:45 PM

'The department cannot be the implementing agency of all interventions for rehabilitation,' NDRRMC Executive Director Ricardo Jalad tells senators

LUKEWARM. NDRRM Executive Director Ricardo Jalad attends the first Senate hearing on the proposed Department of Disaster Resilience. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

OCD commemorates Yolanda with disaster risk reduction conference in Samar

Nov 09, 2019 - 8:12 PM

'The goal shall always be zero casualty,' Interagency Task Force Yolanda Chair and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles told participants of the DRRM conference

DISASTER RISK REDUCTION. Six years since Yolanda's onslaught, the Office of Civil Defense holds a Disaster Risk Reduction Conference in Eastern Samar on Saturday, November 9. Photo from Office of Civil Defense

FALSE: Magnitude 8.0 earthquake next to hit Mindanao – NDRRMC

Oct 30, 2019 - 10:46 AM

The council did not release the warning and says they do not have technology to predict earthquakes

Makati lone Philippine finalist in World Smart Cities Awards

Oct 24, 2019 - 3:39 PM

Makati Mayor Abby Binay's push to use technology to improve city disaster preparedness and communication is shortlisted in the Innovative Idea category

FINALIST FOR INNOVATIVE IDEA. Mayor Abby Binay is set to share Makati's best practices on disaster risk reduction and management in the Smart City Expo World Congress in Spain. File photo from the Makati City government

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

P32 billion used for disaster risk reduction, management in 2018 – COA

Sep 08, 2019 - 7:25 PM

The Commission on Audit report also highlights several projects in line with mitigating risks in the face of disasters in the Philippines

Workers clear debris from a landslide and fallen posts in Barangay Poksukan, Mines View in Baguio City, brought about by the heavy rains and winds that Typhoon Ompong. Baguio still has no electricity in major parts of the city. September 16, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Lahar-prone Albay town undergoes disaster preparation drill

Aug 10, 2019 - 10:05 AM

Residents of Santo Domingo town in Albay realize the importance of family and community cooperation during calamities

GUIDED. Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management staff facilitated the evacuation drill. Photo courtesy of Casandra Balala.

Cebu dengue death toll highest in the Visayas

Jul 19, 2019 - 8:27 AM

Although the number of deaths is mainly attributed to Cebu being the most populated island, Cebu City Councilor David Tumalak calls on local officials to be prepared

IN PHOTOS: Filipinos participate in 2nd nationwide earthquake drill for 2019

Jun 20, 2019 - 9:38 PM

The quarterly nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill aims to boost disaster awareness and preparedness across the country

QUEZON CITY. Corazon Elementary School pupils in Batasan, Quezon City, participate in a simultaneous nationwide earthquake drill on June 20 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

COA rejects reimbursement of P5-M meals, snacks in Puerto Princesa

Jun 16, 2019 - 5:30 PM

State auditors also question the lack of public bidding for the meals and snacks

Research group urges more accessible earthquake information to Filipinos

May 03, 2019 - 3:21 PM

A survey from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative shows that Filipinos, especially the less educated ones, are hardly prepared for an earthquake

Obamas producing Netflix project critical of Trump

May 01, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Former first couple Barack and Michelle Obama are producing the TV adaptation of Michael Lewis' book 'The Fifth Risk', a critique on Trump's rise to power

Death toll from Luzon earthquake rises to 16

Apr 23, 2019 - 4:55 PM

At least 81 people are also injured, while 14 are missing, as of Tuesday, April 23

Speaker and Pampanga 2nd District Rep Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on April 22, 2019 visits the collapsed Chuzon Supermarket in Porac due to the earthquake. Photo from Arroyo's office.

Kennon Road temporarily reopened for test run this weekend

Mar 17, 2019 - 8:56 AM

The simulation aims to check if it is viable to permanently open Kennon Road to two-way vehicular traffic on weekends

TEMPORARY REOPENING. Kennon Road is temporarily reopened this weekend until 6 am on Monday, March 18, 2019, for a test run. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Why households, enterprises need micro-insurance

Feb 25, 2019 - 5:45 PM

The government and the private sector are hitting two birds in one stone in the promotion of micro-insurance: disaster-preparedness and financial inclusion

Students take part in a march for the environment and the climate organised by students, in Brussels, on February 21, 2019. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP)

IN PHOTOS: Iloilo City leads first nationwide earthquake drill for 2019

Feb 21, 2019 - 9:47 PM

Around 5,000 to 8,000 people in Iloilo participate in shake drills in their area

DUCK. Local army and police officials duck, cover and hold during a simulation at the Iloilo City Dinagyang Grandstand on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Photo by Rhick Albay/Rappler

NDRRMC to hold 1st nationwide earthquake drill for 2019

Feb 20, 2019 - 8:50 PM

The 1st Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill for 2019 is set for Thursday, February 21, at 2 pm

PREPARED. Kindergarden school children from the San Vicente Elementary School in UP Diliman in Quezon City participate in the school's regular earthquake drill aimed at keeping the kids ready and disaster prepared on February 6, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Death toll from Tropical Depression Usman rises to 126

Jan 05, 2019 - 10:07 PM

(UPDATED) The NDRRMC says at least 60 persons are injured, while 26 remain missing

RETRIEVAL OPS. Members of the Philippine Red Cross - Camarines Sur carry a body bag containing a cadaver from a landslide area in the province. Photo courtesy of Philippine Red Cross - Camarines Sur

P12.5 million in aid given to victims of Tropical Depression Usman in Bicol

Jan 04, 2019 - 7:09 PM

The region was among those hit badly by Usman, which triggered heavy rains that caused massive flooding and landslides

ASSISTANCE. Residents in Bicol affected by Tropical Depression Usman were given food and non-food items as part of assistance from the government. Photo courtesy of the Department of Social Welfare and Development

NDRRMC: At least 122 dead due to Tropical Depression Usman

Jan 03, 2019 - 11:50 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The NDRRMC says 28 people are missing

RUINS. Houses were destroyed by the landslide in Barangay Sugod, Albay. Photo by Mavic Conde/Rappler

Robredo urges LGUs to strengthen disaster infrastructure

Jan 02, 2019 - 4:34 PM

'Dapat maging lesson ito sa ating lahat, na talagang pag-isipan iyong mga infrastructue na dapat asikasuhin,' says Robredo

Vice President Leni Robredo visited Sitio Igot in Brgy. Patitinan, Sagñay, Camarines Sur on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2019, to check the extent of damage in the area due to a landslide there last Dec. 29, 2018. Photo by OVP

NDRRMC: Tropical Depression Usman death toll climbs to 85

Jan 02, 2019 - 1:11 PM

The NDRRMC, which is still validating the recorded deaths, says 20 people remain missing

LANDSLIDE. A landslide in Barangay Patitinan in Sagnay town in Camarines Sur happened in the aftermath of Tropical Depression Usman. Photo from Lizel Macatangay's Facebook account

NDRRMC: Tropical Depression Usman death toll rises to 75

Jan 01, 2019 - 2:12 PM

The number of deaths continues to rise as search and retrieval operations are underway

RUINS. This main house was destroyed by the landslide in Barangay Sugod, Albay. Photo by Mavic Conde/Rappler

Bicol OCD: Tropical Depression Usman death toll climbs to 68

Dec 31, 2018 - 1:23 PM

(UPDATED) The Office of Civil Defense -Bicol Region fears the number of fatalities will continue to increase

SEARCH AND RETRIEVAL. Police officers, fire brigades and volunteers help in the operation. Photo by Mavic Conde/Rappler

Lorenzana assures public: Gov’t ready for Usman

Dec 28, 2018 - 1:46 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana still warns residents living along the forecast path of tropical depression path to be wary of landslides and floods

READY FOR USMAN. The government gears up as Tropical Depression Usman makes landfall in Eastern Samar on December 28, 2018.

Marikina City: Lessons on disaster preparedness

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:00 AM

In Marikina, resiliency is defined as a partnership between the city government and the community. Check out how this is done in Markina City.

PREPARED. Marikina City shares its best practices on disaster preparedness.

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

FALSE: ‘Not a single cent spent on NDRRMC command center’

Sep 27, 2018 - 7:35 PM

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.

Typhoon Ompong affects over 1.6 million

Sep 21, 2018 - 8:32 PM

After almost a week since the deadly typhoon hit the Philippines, over 50,000 people remain in evacuation centers

EVACUATE. Families set up temporary sleeping areas inside classrooms of the Delpan Evacuation Center in Manila as they voluntarily leave their homes due to strong winds and rain brought by Typhoon Ompong on September 15, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte urged to declare state of calamity in Typhoon Ompong-hit regions

Sep 21, 2018 - 3:04 PM

Imposition of price ceilings, reprogramming of funds, and access to no-interest loans are some of the effects under a state of calamity

At least 1.4 million affected by Typhoon Ompong

Sep 20, 2018 - 11:05 AM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council says over 50,000 people remain in evacuation centers

EVACUATE. The NDRRMC says over 50,000 people remain in evacuation centers. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Over a million now affected by Typhoon Ompong

Sep 19, 2018 - 11:10 AM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council says 15,577 families or 61,271 persons remain in evacuation centers

AFTERMATH. Workers clear debris from a landslide and fallen posts in Barangay Poksukan, Mines View in Baguio City, brought about by the heavy rains and winds that Typhoon Ompong. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

66 dead, 66 missing in Cordilleras after Typhoon Ompong – CRDRRMC

Sep 18, 2018 - 11:41 PM

Rescuers in Itogon, Benguet are searching for survivors of massive landslides that overran small-scale mining areas and destroyed bunkhouses and, in the worst case scenario, recovering the dead

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

Typhoon Ompong affects over 800,000

Sep 18, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Days after Ompong (Mangkhut) left the Philippines, the number of individuals affected by the typhoon continues to climb as reports come in

DESTRUCTION. Fallen trees, branches fill roads and houses are left destroyed in the wake of Typhoon Ompong. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Over 500,000 affected by Typhoon Ompong

Sep 17, 2018 - 12:54 PM

(UPDATED) As of Monday morning, September 17, over 192,000 individuals are in 1,899 evacuation centers

RETRIEVAL OPS. Policemen on September 17, 2018, lead the search and rertrieval operation for missing miners in Barangay Ucab in Itogon, Benguet, who may have been buried at a mining shelter during the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) over the weekend. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

NDRRMC sorry for saying 2 Ompong responders died in landslide

Sep 16, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Executive Director Ricardo Jalad says the two responders in the Cordillera Administrative Region, initially reported as dead, were actually accounted for

APOLOGIES. In this file photo, Ricardo Jalad, undersecretary of the Office of Civil Defense, speaks during the AGOS Summit on Disaster Preparednesson July 8, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler