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Albay declares state of calamity due to dengue outbreak

Aug 14, 2019 - 11:21 AM

Regional authorities advise tourists not to visit dengue hot spots in Bicol as the number of cases in the region continues to rise

PROVINCIAL BOARD SESSION. The Sangguniang Panlalawigan holds its regular session on August 13, 2019. Photo from the Provincial Government of Albay website

Mandaue City places 3 sitios under state of calamity due to fire

Jun 28, 2019 - 9:37 AM

Local officials say 1,200 families have been displaced by the fire

FIRE. Fire razes several areas in Mandaue City on June 27, 2019.Photos from Mandaue City PIO Facebook page

Basilan declares state of calamity due to drought

Mar 29, 2019 - 7:59 AM

The provincial council also approves the use of P15 million for programs that will help mitigate the impact of the dry spell

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Cebu province under state of calamity due to El Niño

Mar 26, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Emergency funds will be provided to areas in Cebu province affected by the dry spell

A farmer walks over the cracked soil of dried up rice field in San Ildefonso, Bulacan province. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration warned of hotter days ahead due to El Nino. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Zamboanga City under state of calamity due to dry spell

Mar 05, 2019 - 7:49 PM

The city disaster management office and the City Agriculturist Office are proposing P43.8 million to purchase fertilizer and vegetable seeds, as well as buy or rent equipment

DROUGHT. The Zamboanga City council on Tuesday, March 5, passed a resolution placing the city under a state of calamity due to drought caused by the weak El Niño. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

3 Bicol provinces under state of calamity due to Usman

Dec 30, 2018 - 9:32 PM

(3rd UPDATE) At least 16 have died in Camarines Sur, 15 in Albay, and 6 in Sorsogon due to Tropical Depression Usman as of Sunday afternoon, December 30

FLOODS. The province of Albay experiences floods triggered by Tropical Depression Usman. Photo from PNP-Bicol Regional Command

Duterte declares state of calamity in CAR, Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon

Sep 27, 2018 - 7:05 PM

The proclamation is intended to hasten relief and rehabilitation efforts after Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by members of his cabinet upon his arrival at the Cagayan Provincial Capitol in Tuguegarao City on September 16, 2018 for a situation briefing to discuss the disaster response measures on the aftermath of Typhoon 'Ompong.' KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Mayor wants Naga, Cebu, under state of calamity

Sep 21, 2018 - 3:59 PM

(UPDATED) According to reports, the city government has only declared a state of calamity in the villages of Tinaan, Naalad, Mainit, Pangdan, and Cabungahan

HELPING OUT. Residents help rescuers search for survivors at the landslide site in Naga City, on the popular tourist island of Cebu on September 20, 2018. File photo by Alan Tangcawan/AFP

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

Areas under state of calamity due to Typhoon Ompong

Sep 16, 2018 - 1:37 PM

Here is a list of areas placed under a state of calamity due to Typhoon Ompong

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

LOOK: Ilocos Norte placed under state of calamity due to flooding

Aug 25, 2018 - 7:49 PM

More than 14,000 residents are affected by heavy rains and floods brought by the southwest monsoon, says the provincial government

FLOODED. Paoay Church is flooded after nonstop rains caused by habagat in Ilocos Norte. Photo by Rovinmarc Marquez

Declare state of calamity in Basilan – local officials

Aug 06, 2018 - 12:50 PM

(3RD UPDATE) The Basilan peace and order council makes the recommendation to the provincial board due to the ongoing military operations that have displaced residents in Mohammad Ajul town, the acute rice shortage, and the 'cocolisap' infestation in the province

BASILAN PEACE AND ORDER COUNCIL. The provincial peace and order council meets on August 6, 2018. Photo from the Provincial Government of Basilan Facebook page

Dagupan City under state of calamity

Jul 21, 2018 - 4:37 PM

The situation in the entire province of Pangasinan is being monitored as heavy rains continue

STATE OF CALAMITY. City officials of Dagupan meet on July 21, 2018, after the city was put under state of calamity following heavy rains. Photo from Mayor Belen Fernandez' Facebook Page

State of calamity declaration sought for mainland Boracay

Jun 08, 2018 - 8:25 PM

The municipal council of Malay, Aklan, wants more concrete basis to consider the proposal of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and the Liga ng mga Barangay

JOBLESS. Boatmen are among the Boracay residents who have lost their livelihood after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the closure of the tourist destination for 6 months. Photo Boy Ryan Zabal/Rappler

DTI imposes price freeze on goods in Boracay

May 11, 2018 - 9:42 AM

The automatic price ceiling and regular monitoring of prices are pursuant to Proclamation No 475, which placed 3 barangays in Boracay under a state of calamity

PRICE CAP. The Department of Trade and Industry has placed a price cap on basic goods sold in areas in Boracay that are under a state of calamity. Rappler file photo

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Duterte signs proclamation placing 3 barangays in Boracay under state of calamity

Apr 26, 2018 - 4:08 PM

(3RD UPDATE) Malacañang has yet to issue an Executive Order on the closure of Boracay, even after the island has been shut down to tourists

Boracay, Philippines/ Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Malacañang downplays absence of written Boracay closure order

Apr 24, 2018 - 1:26 PM

'Wala pa but, come on, it's just a matter of the President signing it,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque in response to concerns that there are still no formal orders two days before the closure begins

Boracay, Philippines/ Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Duterte to declare state of calamity in Boracay, warns courts not to interfere

Mar 06, 2018 - 8:10 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte warns courts not to issue a temporary restraining order against his declaration or else he will 'bullshit' them

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 'merienda' he hosted for the rebel returnees at the Malacañan Palace on February 21, 2018, assures the surrenderees government support for them to be reintegrated back to the society. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

DILG's Boracay plan: 6-month state of calamity, 2-month business shutdown

Feb 28, 2018 - 7:16 PM

DILG Officer-in-charge Eduardo Año says the declaration will 'hasten' the island's recovery from intense commercialization

IN CALAMITY? Boracay is one of the most popular beach destinations in the Philippines. File photo by Boy Ryan Zabal

Albay under state of calamity due to Mayon Volcano

Jan 16, 2018 - 5:30 PM

(UPDATED) Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara appeals for aid from the national government and the private sector

Davao City cancels Christmas, New Year feasts to condole with fire, flood victims

Dec 24, 2017 - 3:27 PM

'This is not the time for merrymaking,' says Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, who has also asked the city council to declare Davao City under state of calamity

EMPLOYEES TRAPPED? Authorities are verifying reports that at least 10 employees of NCCC Mall of Davao are still inside as fire rages on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Destroyed roads, bridges in Mindanao due to Vinta

Dec 24, 2017 - 11:25 AM

Of the 4 road sections are closed to traffic, 3 are in Region X, while one is in Region XIII

Lanao del Norte under state of calamity due to Vinta

Dec 24, 2017 - 9:36 AM

The state of calamity authorizes Lanao del Norte 'to utilize all available funds for the year 2017' to immediately help victims of Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin)

Tacloban City under state of calamity due to Urduja

Dec 15, 2017 - 8:38 PM

'This is the only major storm that hit the city this year,' Tacloban City Vice Mayor Jerry Yaokasin says

FLOODING IN TACLOBAN. Heavy rain brought by Tropical Storm Urduja floods a road leading to downtown Tacloban City on December 15, 2017. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

Cebu mountain village under state of calamity due to land movement

Nov 03, 2017 - 7:48 PM

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Central Visayas has recommended that Sitio Camfranco in Barangay Lower Becerril be declared as a 'permanent danger zone and no habitation zone'

DANGEROUS. Heavy rains caused cracks in the soil in parts of Boljoon town, including Sitio Camfranco. Photo from MGB Central Visayas

LGU, NGOs step up relief efforts for displaced families in Zamboanga

Oct 19, 2017 - 3:24 PM

At least 3,666 families with 18,330 dependents in 17 coastal barangays are displaced due to the massive floods and storm surge in Zamboanga City

Zamboanga City under state of calamity

Oct 19, 2017 - 9:49 AM

(UPDATED) The City Council declares a state of calamity in Zamboanga City which has experienced massive flooding, as well as damage to agriculture and infrastructure, due to heavy rains

CITY DISASTER COUNCIL. Zamboanga City Mayor Beng Climaco presides over the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) meeting. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

Cagayan town under state of calamity due to Tropical Storm Odette

Oct 13, 2017 - 11:48 PM

Almost all the 27 barangays of the municipality of Allacapan are affected by flooding due to overnight rain

SUBMERGED VILLAGES. Ricefields in Cagayan Valley are the worst hit by floods caused by Tropical Storm Odette's rains on October 13, 2017. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Bird flu in PH: Pampanga under state of calamity

Aug 11, 2017 - 8:19 PM

A team from the agriculture department will also look into the culpability of veterinarians and farm managers who did not report the incidence as early as April when the mortalities started

STATE OF CALAMITY. Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol discusses the avian influenza outbreak in Pampanga. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte declares state of calamity in Ormoc and Kananga, Leyte

Aug 10, 2017 - 8:32 PM

The areas are recovering from the damage caused by the earthquake last July 6

STATE OF CALAMITY. A resident still shocked after the 6.5 magnitude earthquake damaged his house in Cabaonan, Ormoc City on July 6, 2017. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

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Ormoc City to be placed under state of calamity

Jul 10, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Cabinet secretaries led by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana meet with Leyte local government leaders on rehabilitation efforts after the magnitude 6 5 quake

Photo from Office of Presidential Spokesperson

Lanao del Sur town under state of calamity as earthquake damage reaches P25M

Apr 18, 2017 - 7:58 PM

The magnitude 6 earthquake that struck Mindanao last week affected 14 barangays and displaced at least 1 000 families in the municipality of Wao

Quake-hit Batangas under state of calamity

Apr 05, 2017 - 11:05 AM

UPDATED The assessment of the damage is ongoing in the province says Governor Hermilando Mandanas

EARTHQUAKE BATANGAS / APRIL 04, 2017 Residents looks on the debris of Basilica of St. Martin of Tours damaged by earthquake that hit Taal, Batangas. PHOTO BY INOUE JAENA

Duterte vows P2B in aid for quake-hit Surigao

Feb 12, 2017 - 6:21 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte during his visit to Surigao City also tells residents they will be given livelihood programs and housing

Misamis Oriental under state of calamity

Jan 20, 2017 - 4:31 PM

Damage to infrastructure in the province is at P103 million as of January 20

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Jan 17, 2017 - 12:31 PM

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Cagayan de Oro under state of calamity

Jan 17, 2017 - 2:15 AM

UPDATED Forced evacuation has been ordered in several flood and landslide prone barangays Some parts of the city are in neck deep water

STRANDED. Vehicles and commuters have been stranded in Cagayan de Oro since Monday night, January 16, after nonstop rains triggered flash floods across the city. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Camarines Sur under state of calamity

Dec 26, 2016 - 9:53 AM

UPDATED The province is placed under a state of calamity meaning the local government will have access to funds to help them respond to needs of typhoon victims

Kalinga residents appeal for aid: 'Don't forget us'

Oct 22, 2016 - 11:12 PM

Residents of Kalinga need water medicines and other relief goods

ROOFLESS. A heavily damaged home sits vacant in Tabuk, Kalinga. Photo credit: James Edduba

After Lawin, state of calamity declared in Cagayan

Oct 22, 2016 - 6:16 PM

In the summary report issued by the Cagayan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council damage to agriculture is estimated to be worth P6 3 billion

DAMAGE. This bridge in Peñablanca, Cagayan is destroyed by Lawin, leaving dozens of villages still isolated. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Kalinga under state of calamity due to Lawin

Oct 22, 2016 - 11:45 AM

Provincial authorities say Super Typhoon Lawin Haima left at least 6 people dead in Kalinga while a total of 8 080 persons are affected

WATCH: Tuguegarao evacuees ask for food, clothes after Lawin

Oct 22, 2016 - 7:10 AM

At least 20 000 homes are partially destroyed in Cagayan with another 6 900 completely damaged

Ilocos Norte under state of calamity as Lawin leaves P673-M damage

Oct 21, 2016 - 10:18 PM

The local disaster management council reports that 10 927 individuals from 127 barangays have sought shelter in over 70 evacuation centers

WATCH: #FerdiePH: Gov asks Duterte to help rehabilitate Batanes

Sep 18, 2016 - 10:33 AM

The initial estimate of the typhoon damage in the province is at P369 million

REBUILDING BATANES. An Ivatan family in a village in Basco, Batanes begins to rebuild their home which was destroyed by Typhoon Ferdie. Photo by DSWD/Batanes Provincial Social Welfare Office

Isabela urged to declare state of calamity as crop damage hit P1B

Sep 01, 2016 - 11:54 AM

The damage may even increase as farmers have yet to harvest their crops says a provincial agriculturist

Change is coming: The politics of El Niño

May 18, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Moving forward there are key things that the new government must act on bearing in mind the welfare of communities that have been suffering the most from inaction and incoherence

EL NIÑO. A farmer stands next to a stream in barangay Payong-Payong, Pigcawayan municipality, North Cotabato in February 2016. The drought has left this stream, the village's main source of water, nearly dried up. All photos from Oxfam

What does the most vote-rich province want from the next president?

May 05, 2016 - 3:02 PM

Cebu is the most vote rich province in the Philippines with about 2 7 million registered voters

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