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DAVAO TO BOOST PREPAREDNESS WITH P436M DISASTER FUND

The city government is eyeing to improve its capability to respond to disasters and calamities, with the approval by the[...]

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ILOILO CITY TO HIGHLIGHT IMPACT AREAS IN EARTHQUAKE DRILL 2019

February 15, 2019 - 4:11 PM

The Iloilo City Hall is one of the five staging areas of the First Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on Feb 21, 2019. THE First Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) facilitated by Iloilo City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) and Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) 6 will highlight five major […]

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HOUSE APPROVES BILL GRANTING FINANCIAL RELIEF DURING CALAMITIES

February 12, 2019 - 6:09 PM

The House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill 9082, seeking to provide financial relief to persons living in an area declared under a state of calamity. Principally authored by Rep. Eric Olivarez (1st District, Parañaque City), HB 9082 or the “Financial Relief in Times of Calamities Act”, intends to grant persons a grace […]

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‘FLEET OF DRONES’ TO AID DA IN DISASTER MAPPING, ASSESSMENT

January 30, 2019 - 5:18 PM

DA-FPOPD Chief Christopher Morales (left) and FPOPD Assistant Chief Lorna Belinda Calda (center) join FAO Representative in the Philippines José Luis Fernández (right) during the 2016 launching of the DA and FAO collaborative project on the use of drones in DRRM. (Photo by Jay Directo/FAO) Timely, reliable, and sufficient information is the key to effective […]

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1 DEAD, 20K EVACUATE AS FLOODS HIT DAVAO REGION

January 27, 2019 - 8:01 PM

OFF TO SAFER GROUND. A couple from Tigatto, Buhangin District, Davao City, together with their child, walk on their way to a temporary shelter during a pre-emptive evacuation in the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (Photo by Lilian Mellejor) OFF TO SAFER GROUND. A couple from Tigatto, Buhangin District, Davao City, together with their child, walk on their way […]

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EASTERN VISAYAS ENGINEERS BRACE FOR STRONG QUAKES

January 25, 2019 - 6:02 PM

TACLOBAN CITY — The Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (ASEP) has been raising the capability of civil engineers to compose the post-earthquake response team and assess damaged buildings. Training of civil engineers is badly needed since the country is highly vulnerable to destructive earthquakes, said Ferdinand Briones, ASEP regional coordinator for Eastern Visayas (Region […]

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NDRRMC: 3K CARAGA FAMILIES AFFECTED BY ‘AMANG’

January 24, 2019 - 4:58 PM

MANILA — The number of families affected by Tropical Depression Amang but has since weakened into a low-pressure area has now climbed to 2,983 which is equivalent to 13,160 persons residing in 55 barangays in the Caraga region. In an update released 6 a.m. Thursday, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council update, signed and released […]

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‘AMANG’-AFFECTED FAMILIES IN CARAGA NOW AT 1.5K

January 23, 2019 - 6:25 PM

MANILA — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), announced that the low pressure area (formerly Tropical Depression Amang) has so far affected 1,501 families or around 5,904 persons residing in 44 barangays of the Caraga Region. The update released at 6 a.m. Wednesday, which was signed and released by NDRRMC executive director Ricardo […]

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MORE THAN 1K FAMILIES AFFECTED BY ‘AMANG’ IN CARAGA

January 22, 2019 - 4:43 PM

MANILA — Inclement weather due to Tropical Depression Amang has affected 1,158 families or around 4,639 persons in the Caraga Region, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) announced in its update 6 a.m. Tuesday. The update, which was released and signed by NDRRMC executive director Ricardo Jalad, revealed that 682 families or 2,711 […]

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CDRRMC EYES DATA BASE OF DENTAL, FINGERPRINT RECORDS OF WORKERS

January 22, 2019 - 12:50 AM

An x-ray result of a dental examination of a person details how the features of the person’s teeth are distinct from others. The Cordillera Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) is looking at the possible issuance of a regulation that will require all industries offering “manual jobs” to keep records of their dental and fingerprints […]

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CORDILLERA SEEKS P18-B REHAB FUND

January 22, 2019 - 12:43 AM

The massive landslide in Ucab, Itogon, Benguet caused by typhoon “Ompong” left scores of people dead, some still missing until now. (PNA file photo) BAGUIO CITY — The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) is asking the national government for a PHP17.93-billion fund that will be used to rehabilitate and restore the region after being battered by Typhoons Ompong […]

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80K ALBAYANOS EVACUATE; CLASSES SUSPENDED AHEAD OF TD ‘AMANG’

January 20, 2019 - 5:13 PM

LEGAZPI CITY — The Albay Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) has ordered mandatory evacuation of a total of 80,234 residents in flood and landslide-prone areas as Tropical Depression Amang is expected to bring heavy torrential rains Sunday night. Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara has likewise suspended tomorrow’s classes in all levels in public and […]

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PAG-ASA: FIRST LPA LIKE ‘USMAN’ TO LAND ON SUNDAY

January 19, 2019 - 2:38 PM

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) had issued their recent observation, stating that a low pressure area (LPA) is to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Saturday, January 19 and might intensify into a tropical depression within 24-36 hours. The LPA named “Amang,” is 1,390 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur, […]

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POE URGES LGUs TO USE HAZARD MAPS TO AVERT DISASTERS

January 18, 2019 - 4:35 PM

Sen. Grace Poe wants to find out if local government units are making full use of the government’s geohazard maps that could have spared communities from the impact of natural disasters, if not lessen their vulnerabilities. Poe visited Albay and Camarines Sur on Thursday to check the condition of the calamity victims and distribute relief […]

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ARMY TRAINS MAGUINDANAO DISASTER RESPONDERS

January 17, 2019 - 5:36 PM

KIDAPAWAN CITY – A total of 69 volunteers from four Maguindanao towns were trained Tuesday by the Army’s 40th Infantry Battalion (IB) as first responders during calamities and disasters. The first batch of responders, named “Magiting Inter-Agency Task Force”, was trained along with elements of the 40IB in Rajah Buayan, Maguindanao. The trainees were from the […]

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22 AETAS LOST IN USMAN TYPHOON RAMPAGE: NCIP

January 15, 2019 - 2:33 PM

LEGAZPI CITY — The 22 retrieved bodies and five others who remain missing from “Usman”-triggered landslides and flash floods in Buhi, Camarines Sur are all members of the Indigenous Peoples (IP) community locally known “Agta” (Aetas), the National Commission for Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Buhi Service Center confirmed Monday. Vicente Yguel Jr., NCIP Tribal Affairs Assistant, in […]

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DENR REMINDS LGUS TO USE GEOHAZARD MAPS

January 14, 2019 - 5:03 PM

TACLOBAN CITY — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regional office here has reiterated its call to local government units (LGUs) to make use of geologic hazard (geohazard) maps, following the recent flooding and landslides that claimed lives and displaced thousands in Northern Samar. DENR Regional Executive Director Crizaldy Barcelo said such maps can […]

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