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ILOILO CITY SEEKS DOST HELP ON REPORTED OIL SPILL

ILOILO CITY – The city government will be asking for the expertise and assistance of the Department of Science and Technology[...]

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ILOILO CITY’S PROPOSED WATER RATIONING STILL HANGS

May 16, 2019 - 7:49 PM

WATER SCARCITY. The Iloilo City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) visits barangays in Iloilo City affected by water scarcity. The proposed water rationing in Iloilo City still hangs, almost three weeks after this highly urbanized city was placed under state of calamity due to water crisis.  (Photo by CDRRMO) ILOILO CITY — Almost three weeks […]

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WATER RATIONING STARTS THIS WEEK: CDRRMO

May 7, 2019 - 5:44 PM

THE Iloilo City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) assured affected barangays that water rationing will start this week following the declaration of a state of calamity due to water shortage, CDRRMO head Donna Magno said they will start the water rationing this week after finalizing all the needed documents and requirements. Magno said […]

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CLOSE TO 3K QUAKE-AFFECTED FAMILIES REMAIN IN EVACUATION CENTERS

May 2, 2019 - 5:29 PM

MANILA — The number of families affected by the magnitude 6.1-magnitude earthquake that rocked Luzon last April 22 has now reached 3,630, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in its 6 a.m. update Thursday. This is equivalent to 18,086 persons residing in 41 barangays in Central Luzon. In the same report, signed […]

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LUZON QUAKE-AFFECTED FAMILIES NOW AT 3,600: NDRRMC

April 29, 2019 - 6:18 PM

MANILA — The number of families affected by the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that rocked Zambales, Pampanga and other parts of Luzon has now climbed to 3,632 families, which is equivalent to 17,410 persons, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in its 6 a.m. update Monday. The same report, signed and released by […]

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DISASTER GALLERY DRAWS VISITORS

April 27, 2019 - 4:51 PM

KABALAKA Gallery welcomes 45 children and their parents from UP Visayas’ Balay-Balay Child Minding Center. The tour aims to teach the young ones the concepts of disaster preparedness. (Iloilo City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office photo) THE Iloilo City Government’s KABALAKA Gallery for disaster risk reduction management has been attracting visitors at Ker Building behind […]

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ALBAY SOLON URGES SENATE TO PASS DDR BILL

April 26, 2019 - 5:24 PM

MANILA –Albay Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda has urged the Senate to pass its version of the Department of Disaster Resilience (DDR) bill before Congress ends it session in May following the disasters brought about by the current El Niño phenomenon and the spate of strong earthquakes that hit parts of the country. Salceda, original proponent of […]

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NUMBER OF INJURED IN EASTERN SAMAR QUAKE NOW 40

April 26, 2019 - 5:24 PM

MANILA — The number of persons injured in the magnitude 6.5 earthquake that rocked San Julian, Eastern Samar on Tuesday has climbed to 40, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in its 6 a.m. update Friday. The report, signed and released by NDRRMC executive director Ricardo Jalad, said the persons injured are […]

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NEGOCC DISASTER UNIT MONITORING EARTHQUAKE FAULT LINES

April 25, 2019 - 5:52 PM

EVACUATED. Employees of Negros Occidental provincial government leave the Capitol building in Bacolod City, following the strong earthquake that hit the Visayas on Tuesday afternoon (April 23, 2019). The Negros Occidental Provincial Disaster Management Program Division is monitoring the fault lines on Negros Island. (Photo courtesy of Roniel Tanguan/Negros Occidental Capitol PIO) BACOLOD CITY — The Negros Occidental Provincial […]

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PH STRUCTURES SHOULD BE CLIMATE SMART, DISASTER RESILIENT

April 25, 2019 - 5:27 PM

MANILA – All structures in the country must be able to withstand natural calamities such as strong typhoons and earthquakes.  “Based on one of the priority areas of the National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP), an infrastructure has to be climate smart and disaster resilient in order to save lives. For instance, a hotel or school […]

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POST-QUAKE ASSESSMENT SHOWS NUEVA ECIJA DAMS SAFE

April 24, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Pantabangan Dam in Nueva Ecija (Contributed photo) CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija — The National Irrigation Administration-Upper Pampanga River Integrated Irrigation System (NIA-UPRIIS) on Tuesday declared as safe all dams in this province, including the mammoth Pantabangan Dam. Rose Bote, division manager of NIA-UPRIIS, said the agency’s technical experts were immediately deployed after the 6.1-magnitude quake with its […]

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AFTER QUAKES ROCK LUZON AND VISAYAS, DILG TO LGUS: INSPECT ALL BUILDINGS...

April 24, 2019 - 2:15 PM

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is enjoining all local government units (LGUs) in earthquake-affected areas to immediately inspect all buildings in their respective jurisdictions to ensure public safety after a 6.1-magnitude quake jolted parts of Luzon on Monday afternoon followed by a 6.2-magnitude tremor that rocked San Julian, Eastern Samar on […]

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DEATH TOLL IN LUZON QUAKE CLIMBS TO 16: NDRRMC

April 23, 2019 - 6:18 PM

MANILA — The death toll in the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that rocked parts of Luzon on Monday has reached 16, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) announced Tuesday. In a statement released by NDRRMC executive director Ricardo Jalad, around 81 persons have been reported injured while 14 remain missing. All of these are […]

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6-YEAR-OLD BOY DIES IN ZAMBALES QUAKE: ONE OF 16 DEAD

April 23, 2019 - 5:57 PM

LANDSLIDE. A boy was killed when a landslide hit Sitio Lumibao, a mountainous area in Barangay Buhawen, San Marcelino, Zambales following a magnitude 6.1 earthquake Monday. Residents in the area were evacuated. (Contributed photo) IBA, Zambales—A six-year old boy was killed and at least 120 families were evacuated in this province when a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit […]

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AFTER 16 DEAD IN LUZON, EARTHQUAKE HITS VISAYAS

April 23, 2019 - 5:51 PM

Central Luzon and National Capital Region was rattled yesterday after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit, leaving 16 people dead with 14 still missing due to the collapse of establishments. A second strong earthquake hit the country, this time in Eastern Samar, Visayas. A magnitude 6.5 earthquake of tectonic origin rocked San Julian in Eastern Samar on […]

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ILOILO PROVINCE EYES STATE OF CALAMITY DUE TO EL NIÑO

April 17, 2019 - 7:28 PM

CRACKED FARMLANDS. Jerry Bionat (standing), Iloilo Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) chief, presents to the PDRRM Council the cracks at the farmlands of Maasin town caused by the extreme heat. The PDRRMC on Wednesday (April 17, 2019) approved a resolution recommending the declaration of Iloilo province to be placed under a state of […]

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ANTIQUE PDRRMC READY TO AID MOTORISTS, TOURISTS

April 16, 2019 - 8:21 PM

‘LAKBAY ALALAY’. Antique Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Broderick Train says the ‘Lakbay Alalay’ program has been activated in the province April 10, 2019 to assist motorists and visitors until April 17, 2019.  (File photo) SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique –The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC), together with its municipal counterpart and national […]

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