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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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PCG SUSPENDS VESSELS IN AREAS AFFECTED BY ‘USMAN’

December 27, 2018 - 1:24 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard Station Cebu has ordered the suspension of trips of all types of vessels/watercrafts plying the routes to and from Sorsogon, Masbate and Ticao Island in Luzon; Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Northern Cebu and Camotes Island in Visayas; and Dinagat Island in Mindanao due to the effects […]

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TD ‘USMAN’ BRINGS SCATTERED RAINS OVER VISAYAS, MINDANAO

December 26, 2018 - 5:12 PM

MANILA — The trough of Tropical Depression “Usman” would bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in several areas in Visayas and Mindanao on Wednesday, the weather bureau said. In its 3 a.m. weather forecast, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the center of “Usman” was last observed at 795 kilometers east of […]

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MWSS, NIA TEAM UP TO AID GOV’T INFRA PROJECTS

December 25, 2018 - 6:47 PM

MANILA — The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) and the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) have formed an alliance to share their resources in support of the government’s massive infrastructure program. The agreement was signed by Administrators Reynaldo V. Velasco of MWSS and Ricardo R. Visaya of NIA, who both said that the pact is also […]

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EASTERN VISAYAS REAPS GAINS FROM ABSENCE OF DISASTERS

December 22, 2018 - 5:32 PM

TACLOBAN CITY — Eastern Visayas enjoyed more economic gains in 2018 with no major calamities that disrupted business activities, despite being one of the country’s most disaster-prone region. The region’s six provinces did not experience major earthquake similar to what struck Leyte province early of July 6, 2017 and powerful typhoon that devastated Biliran province mid-December […]

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LPA SPOTTED OFF SURIGAO DEL SUR, NE MONSOON AFFECTING LUZON

December 20, 2018 - 6:08 PM

MANILA—A low-pressure area (LPA) was spotted off Surigao del Sur Thursday while the northeast monsoon continues to affect Luzon. In its 4 a.m. forecast, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the LPA was last observed 955 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. The trough of the LPA will bring scattered […]

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LANDSLIDE-HIT NAGA CITY’S INVESTMENT FUND GETS RDC-7 NOD

December 15, 2018 - 10:13 PM

REHABILITATION FUND. Naga City Planning Officer Engr. Joveno Garcia (second from left) presents to Central Visayas Regional Development Council the proposed investment programs for the landslide-hit Naga City on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. (Photo by John Rey Saavedra) CEBU CITY — The City of Naga in Cebu has welcomed the recommendation of the National Economic and Development […]

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QC IS BEST IN DISASTER MANAGEMENT

December 14, 2018 - 3:07 PM

QUEZON CITY – The Quezon City government clinched the top spot in this year’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council national search, a report by The Manila Times said. Judges cited the local government’s initiatives which address the following: disaster mitigation and prevention, response, preparedness, and rehabilitation and recovery. “Best Highly Urbanized Disaster Risk Reduction […]

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MANILA-BASCO FLIGHTS CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER

December 12, 2018 - 5:47 PM

MANILA — Skyjet’s flights M8 816/817 (Manila-Basco-Manila) were cancelled on Wednesday due to bad weather in Basco, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said. No other airlines reported flight cancellations due to bad weather in Batanes, as of Wednesday noon. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, the northeast monsoon affecting northern Luzon […]

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VALENZUELA CONTINUES TO BOOST DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

December 11, 2018 - 5:20 PM

VALENZUELA CITY – The Valenzuela City government is continuing its efforts to enhance disaster preparedness in the city. The local government, through the Valenzuela City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, is holding its 2nd Valenzuela City Disaster Resilience and Survival Expo at ALERT Center in Barangay Malinta from December 12 to 14, 2018, 9:00 […]

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KOREAN GOV’T, PAGASA INAUGURATE FLOOD FORECASTING CENTER IN QC

December 8, 2018 - 3:40 PM

MANILA — The Korean government, through the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), and the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) inaugurated on Friday the Pasig-Marikina-Tullahan River Basin Flood Forecasting and Warning Center in Quezon City. The center marks the completion of KOICA and PAGASA’s Automation of Flood Early Warning System for Disaster Mitigation in […]

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EXPERT BACKS CREATION OF RIVER COUNCILS

December 7, 2018 - 4:15 PM

SWOLLEN RIVER. During heavy downpour, the Marikina River overflows, causing flooding in its surrounding areas. (PNA file photo) MANILA — An expert sees the need for a legislation mandating local government units (LGUs) to create councils that would manage rivers. “Rivers are sources of water for various uses, provide food, serve as transportation routes and are sites for […]

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PDRRMO, PRC IN AURORA CONDUCT EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING

December 6, 2018 - 6:40 PM

BALER, Aurora — The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), in coordination with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) – Aurora Chapter, is conducting a four-day training on standard first aid with cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) to ensure the health and safety of residents here. PDRRMO officer-in-charge, Leandro M. Dungca Jr., […]

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SAMAR LANDSLIDE VICTIMS GET NEW HOUSES

December 3, 2018 - 6:53 PM

CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar — Gawad Kalinga (GK) and the city government here on Saturday turned over 30 housing units to landslide victims in Mercedes village four years after the tragedy.   Malaysia-based Berjaya Corp. funded the construction of the housing units that started August this year through a system that required recipients to contribute 1,500 hours […]

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MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINS WITH LIGHTNING, STRONG WINDS EXPECTED OVER NEGROS ORIENTAL

December 1, 2018 - 7:15 PM

Thunderstorm Advisory No. 9 #VIS_PRSD – Mactan Radar Issued at 03:21 PM, Saturday, 1 December, 2018 Moderate to heavy rains with lightning and strong winds due to thunderstorms are expected over #NegrosOriental (Guinhulngan City, La Libertad) within 30 minutes to an hour. All are advised to take precautionary measures against the impacts associated with these hazards which include flash […]

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RECORD-LOW ANGAT DAM WATER LEVEL, POSSIBLE RETURN OF EL NINO SEEN

November 30, 2018 - 11:39 PM

  “That’s even below 203.30 meters, the lowest year-end water level of Angat during the 2005-2017 period and which occurred in 2010,” Orendain noted. He added that the forecast is also below Angat’s year-end 207.30-meter rule curve, which the government has set as water level guide for ensuring the dam has enough reserve for irrigation, […]

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MAYON REMAINS UNDER ALERT LEVEL 2 DESPITE PHREATIC ERUPTIONS

November 27, 2018 - 5:19 PM

Mayon Volcano. (File photo by Connie Calipay) LEGAZPI CITY — Mayon Volcano in the province of Albay had two episodes of phreatic eruption at 7:59 a.m. and 8:05 a.m. on Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum, in a phone interview, said Alert Level 2 remains over the volcano and […]

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