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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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WORLD BANK DOUBLES PHL NATURAL DISASTER RISK INSURANCE WITH US$390-M IN COVERAGE

January 14, 2019 - 4:25 PM

Washington, D.C. —The World Bank has renewed an insurance program to help the Philippines better respond to losses from climate and disaster risks. The renewal provides 25 provinces in the country with the Philippine peso equivalent of US$390 million in insurance against major typhoon and earthquake events. Coverage under the new policy became effective on December 19, […]

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MINOR LANDSLIDES HIT SEVERAL AREAS IN DAVAO DUE TO LPA

January 12, 2019 - 5:37 PM

DAVAO CITY — The trough of the Low-Pressure Area (LPA) on Friday has brought continued light to heavy rains in Davao region, prompting local authorities to suspend classes and implement pre-emptive evacuation. Leslie Francisco, information officer of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD)-11, said two minor landslides were reported in the villages of Sibahay and Poblacion […]

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ILOILO CITY TO PILOT PH 2019 QUAKE DRILL

January 10, 2019 - 5:18 PM

Iloilo City and various national agencies accepted the challenge to be the national pilot site for the 2019 Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on Feb. 21.   The activity will serve as a test on how ready the public is when an earthquake strikes anytime, according to a report from the Public Information Office.   […]

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ALBAY VILLAGERS IN ‘NO-BUILD-ZONE’ TO BE RELOCATED

January 10, 2019 - 3:52 PM

TIWI, Albay — Over a thousand residents of Barangay Maynonon have to be permanently moved out to safer grounds after the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Mines and Geosciences Bureau (DENR-MGB) tagged the area as a “no-build-zone” following the discovery of a soil crack at a mountain slope where the village is located. Manuel Damo, chief of […]

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DPWH COMPLETES P46.5-M WALL ALONG TULLAHAN RIVER

January 9, 2019 - 2:32 PM

MANILA — Residents living near the Tullahan River in SSS Village, Barangay North Fairview, Quezon City are safe from flooding with the recent completion of the multi-million worth of river wall. According to DPWH-National Capital Region (NCR) Director Melvin Navarro, the newly-constructed revetment wall, measuring 9 meters tall, will serve as a protective barrier to flooding. […]

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PIÑOL: ‘USMAN’ DAMAGE TO AGRICULTURE REACHES P1-B

January 8, 2019 - 4:50 PM

MANILA — Damages to agriculture brought about by Tropical Depression “Usman” has breached the PHP1-billion mark, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said on Monday. As of 5 p.m. Monday, the DA Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Operation Center recorded PHP1.08 billion in damages and losses, with an estimated volume production of 23,853 metric tons (MT) affecting […]

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ITOGON TOWN TO UNDERGO GEOHAZARD ASSESSMENT

January 7, 2019 - 4:14 PM

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau released in September a geohazard map of the municipality of Itogon. In the map, the large portion in brown were areas classified as highly critical and the red were areas susceptible to landslide and other hazards. (PNA file photo)  BAGUIO CITY — The mining town of Itogon in Benguet is set to […]

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INFRA DAMAGE IN BICOL DUE TO ‘USMAN’ HITS P2-B MARK

January 5, 2019 - 2:45 PM

MANILA — Tropical Depression Usman has so far caused PHP2,073,518,500 worth of damages to infrastructure in the Bicol region alone. In its 6 p.m. Friday update, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council executive director Ricardo Jalad said the figures are still undergoing validation. Damage to agriculture for Bicol and Eastern Visayas was placed at PHP528,509,569.55. […]

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PH TO SEND AID TO TSUNAMI-STRICKEN INDONESIA

January 3, 2019 - 9:15 PM

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela — The Philippines is poised to send financial assistance to villagers in Sunda Strait in Indonesia, which was struck by a volcanic tsunami last December 22. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III told the Philippine News Agency over the phone on Thursday that President Rodrigo Duterte has tasked the department and other national […]

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NDRRMC: 122 DEATHS DUE TO ‘USMAN’ STILL BEING VALIDATED

January 3, 2019 - 8:32 PM

MANILA — The number of deaths being validated and attributed to Tropical Depression Usman has now climbed to 122, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in its update on Thursday noon. This is significantly higher than the 85 reported on Wednesday. This was disclosed by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management […]

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SOLON BATS FOR PASSAGE OF NEW DISASTER BODY AMID CALAMITIES

January 3, 2019 - 8:31 PM

MANILA — Senator Grace Poe said there is an urgent need to pass the bill that would create the Department of Disaster Resilience and Emergency Management, saying the people’s safety and needs cannot wait. Poe’s Senate Bill 1735 that was filed in March 2018 seeks a new agency, which will have authority on policy-making, planning, coordination, […]

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‘USMAN’ DEATH TOLL BEING VALIDATED CLIMBS TO 85

January 2, 2019 - 7:41 PM

MANILA — The number of deaths being blamed on Tropical Depression “Usman” and is being validated by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has climbed to 85. This was bared by the agency in its 6 a.m. update Wednesday signed and released by NDRRMC executive director Ricardo Jalad. The death toll, which came […]

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NDRRMC: 75 DEATHS DUE TO ‘USMAN’ STILL BEING VALIDATED

January 1, 2019 - 9:18 PM

MANILA — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) is still verifying reports that floods and landslides, triggered by inclement weather caused by Tropical Depression Usman, have so far caused the death of 75 persons in Mimaropa, Bicol and Eastern Visayas. Verification is being conducted by the Management of the Dead and the Missing […]

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NDRRMC VALIDATING REPORTS OF 61 FATALITIES DUE TO ‘USMAN’

December 31, 2018 - 1:52 PM

MANILA — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), through its Management of the Dead and the Missing (MDM) Cluster, is now validating reports that the inclement weather caused by Tropical Depression “Usman” has caused 61 fatalities in Regions V and VIII. This was bared by NDRRMC executive director Ricardo Jalad in a statement […]

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NO DAMAGE REPORTED YET FROM 7.1 EARTHQUAKE IN DAVOR

December 29, 2018 - 9:46 PM

DAVAO CITY–The Operation Center in Davao Oriental province reported no damages after the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck 164 kilometers southeast of Governor Generoso town on Saturday at around 11:39 a.m. Operation Manager and Assistant Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Francis Jason Bendulo, however, said the operation center continues to monitor the situation in […]

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FLOOD WARNING RAISED IN EAST VISAYAS DUE TO ‘USMAN’

December 28, 2018 - 5:52 PM

One of the major rivers in Palo, Leyte regularly monitored through automatic warning systems for potential flooding. (PNA file photo) TACLOBAN CITY — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) issued on Friday a flood warning over Eastern Visayas provinces as Tropical Depression Usman threatens to dump heavy rains. In its flood advisory, Pagasa has identified […]

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