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ILOILO PROVINCE EYES STATE OF CALAMITY DUE TO EL NIÑO

CRACKED FARMLANDS. Jerry Bionat (standing), Iloilo Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) chief, presents to the PDRRM Council the[...]

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AFP NEEDS CIVILIAN FORCE MULTIPLIERS FOR ‘BIG ONE’

March 14, 2019 - 4:12 PM

MANILA — While it has expressed readiness to respond in case of a strong earthquake in Metro Manila, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced that it is constantly participating in joint and combined exercises related to disasters in a bid to identify civilian groups who can act as the military’s force multipliers. This was […]

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GOV’T URGED TO DECLARE STATE OF CALAMITY TO PREPARE FOR EL NIÑO

March 7, 2019 - 3:54 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte endorses the senatorial candidates of the  Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP)– Dong Mangudadatu, retired Police General Ronald “Bato”dela Rosa, Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel, and Francis Tolentino– during the campaign rally in Bangued, Abra. (Photo by Liza Agoot/PNA) BANGUED, Abra— Former presidential political adviser Francis Tolentino has asked the National Disaster Risk […]

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MAGNITUDE 5.3 EARTHQUAKE JOLTS ILOCOS NORTE

March 3, 2019 - 7:17 PM

MANILA — A magnitude 5.3 earthquake jolted Ilocos Norte on Sunday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The quake of tectonic origin struck 52 km northwest of the municipality of Burgos at around 3:46 a.m. It had a depth of 22 km. Intensity 4 was felt in Laoag, while Intensity 3 was […]

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HUMANITARIAN, DISASTER OPS TRAINING A MUST FOR PH

March 1, 2019 - 6:10 PM

MANILA — As the Philippines is a calamity-prone country, it is only fitting that military exercises with allied countries also focus on joint humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) missions. “Joint HADR trainings are being emphasized because our country is a disaster-prone area and we have to be prepared to act as host country during disasters,” […]

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EFFORTS TO CREATE DEPT OF DISASTER RESILIENCE GAIN GROUND

February 27, 2019 - 5:56 PM

MANILA — Efforts to create the country’s Department of Disaster Resilience is now gaining momentum, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Tuesday afternoon. He made this pronouncement during the thanksgiving ceremony for the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Operation Center in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. Citing that the Philippines has witnessed destructive calamities of all sorts […]

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DAVAO TO BOOST PREPAREDNESS WITH P436M DISASTER FUND

February 18, 2019 - 5:28 PM

The city government is eyeing to improve its capability to respond to disasters and calamities, with the approval by the executive department of the P436.1 million Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund Investment Plan (DCDRRMFIP). Sangguniang Panlungsod Secretary Charito Santos certified last February 12 the approval of Resolution No. 03026-19 and Ordinance No. […]

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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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