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TORNADO RAVAGES HOUSES IN SOUTH COTABATO

KIDAPAWAN CITY — An alleged ‘freak tornado’ destroyed at least 10 houses made of light materials in a farming community in[...]

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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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BACOLOD CITY TO FORMULATE EL NIÑO CONTINGENCY PLAN

April 15, 2019 - 3:20 PM

BACOLOD CITY — The city government of Bacolod, through a task force, will formulate a contingency plan that will address concerns related to the extreme heat associated with the El Niño phenomenon. Mayor Evelio Leonardia has issued an executive order constituting the Task Force El Niño, with him leading the body as chairperson. In a copy […]

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MAGNITUDE 5.0 QUAKE JOLTS LAOAG

April 15, 2019 - 1:30 PM

LAOAG CITY — A magnitude 5.0 earthquake was felt in this part of Luzon at 9:33 a.m. Monday, state seismologists said. With the epicenter located at 42 kilometers southwest of Calayan Island in Cagayan province, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 11 kilometers. […]

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HOMES DESTROYED BY FREAK TORNADO IN TACURONG CLIMBS TO 200

April 12, 2019 - 6:40 PM

DEADLY TORNADO. The skies of Tacurong City turned dark before strong winds and heavy downpour battered the city on Tuesday. (Photo from Tacurong CDRRMC) TACURONG CITY – Officials of two villages hardest-hit by a freak tornado in this city on Tuesday are set to put their areas under a state of calamity. This after the City Disaster […]

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3RD EVACUATION CENTER IN CORDILLERA OPENS

April 4, 2019 - 5:34 PM

The two-story evacuation facility built by the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council located in Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet can accommodate 130 persons or 33 families. (Photo courtesy of Redjie Melvic Cawis/PIA-CAR) LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The third regional evacuation center (REC) built by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) in the Cordillera region […]

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BFP TO TRAIN CHILDREN ON EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

April 3, 2019 - 3:30 PM

BAGUIO CITY — The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in the Cordillera region is set to train children on emergency preparedness, its chief said on Tuesday. Fire Senior Supt. Maria Sofia Mendoza, BFP-Cordillera director, said teaching the children proper procedures on evacuating from a building in a real-life fire or emergency situation is one of the […]

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ILOILO CITY PLANS RESPONSE TO WATER CRISIS

March 29, 2019 - 2:40 PM

TO THWART DRY SPELL EFFECTS.  The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) holds a roundtable discussion on the impending El Niño on March 25 attended by selected members and concerned government agencies. The council will create an ad hoc committee to assess the effects of the El Niño and identify immediate and short-term solutions, […]

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DILG LAUNCHES ENHANCED OPERATION L!STO MANUAL FOR DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

March 26, 2019 - 9:36 PM

Months ahead of the rainy season, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has launched an enhanced version of the Operation Listo Manual that contains minimum actions that local governments must do in preparation for typhoons. DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says the Operation L!STO Disaster Preparedness Manual volume 3 now includes a […]

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DRY SPELL PUTS CEBU UNDER STATE OF CALAMITY

March 26, 2019 - 9:12 PM

PB SESSION. The Cebu Provincial Board, presided by Vice Governor Agnes Magpale, places the entire province under a state of calamity due to the prevailing dry spell during its regular session on Monday, March 25, 2018. (Photo by Luel Galarpe) CEBU CITY – The Cebu Provincial Board (PB) on Monday declared a state of calamity in the entire […]

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PAMPANGA WOMEN’S GROUP TRAINED ON DISASTER RESPONSE

March 26, 2019 - 5:01 PM

LUBAO, Pampanga – The provincial government of Pampanga on Monday equipped members of the “Nanay Community Workers” with the necessary knowledge and skills on how to respond to emergency in times of disaster. Spearheaded by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), the seminar– held in two separate venues here and in the City […]

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OCD TURNS OVER P36-M REGIONAL EVAC CENTER TO ANTIQUE

March 22, 2019 - 5:35 PM

NEW EVACUATION CENTER. The Office of Civil Defense on Thursday (March 21, 2019) turns over to the town of San Jose, Antique the PHP36-million evacuation center to be used during disaster and normal days. (Photo by Ian Paul Cordero) SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique — The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) turned over to the local government unit of […]

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AERIAL SURVEY OF ANTIQUE, ILOILO LANDSLIDE-PRONE AREAS CONDUCTED

March 22, 2019 - 5:32 PM

The Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) makes an aerial survey of Antique and Iloilo’s landslide-prone areas on Thursday (March 21, 2019). (Photo by OCD Western Visayas) ILOILO CITY — The Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) in Western Visayas on Thursday conducted an aerial inspection of the landslide-prone areas in Iloilo and Antique provinces to […]

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SOCCSKSARGEN UNDER ‘BLUE ALERT’ DUE TO CHEDENG

March 18, 2019 - 5:14 PM

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) raised the “blue alert” status in the region on Monday morning following the entry of Tropical Depression Chedeng in the Philippine area of responsibility. Minda Morante, OCD-12 regional director, said the move was in anticipation of possible emergencies like flooding and landslides […]

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NOCOT PLACED UNDER STATE OF CALAMITY DUE TO EL NIÑO

March 16, 2019 - 5:23 PM

El Nino Phenomenon effect (Photo from the Philippine Rice Research Institute FB page) COTABATO CITY — The entire province of North Cotabato has been placed under a state of calamity due to the severe effect of the El Niño weather phenomenon, a top provincial official said Friday. Vice Governor Sherlyn Macasarte-Villanueva, presiding officer of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan […]

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