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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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BOC DONATES 417,000 KILOS OF RICE TO DSWD FOR DISASTER RELIEF

November 4, 2018 - 3:35 PM

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has so far donated over 16,000 bags of rice equivalent to around 417,000 kilos to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DWSD) to augment the government’s disaster relief efforts for typhoon victims.    In compliance with the directive of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, the BOC turned over 9,000 […]

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NDRRMC: NO OF ‘ROSITA’-AFFECTED FAMILIES REACHES 65K

November 4, 2018 - 3:39 PM

THE SUMMIT EXPRESS PHOTO CREDITS   MANILA — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) announced that a total of 65,068 families or 253,298 people were affected by Typhoon Rosita in 1,370 barangays in Regions 1, 2, 3, 8 and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). In its 6 a.m. update Sunday signed by NDRRMC […]

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‘ROSITA’ GROUNDS 1.5K PASSENGERS IN VARIOUS PORTS

October 30, 2018 - 8:08 PM

MANILA — More than a thousand passengers have been stranded in ports across Luzon and Visayas as Typhoon Rosita moves closer to the country, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported Monday. In its advisory, the PCG said a total of 1,501 passengers, 126 rolling cargoes, 24 vessels and four motorbancas were stranded in the ports of […]

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DOMESTIC FLIGHTS CANCELLED DUE TO ‘ROSITA’

October 30, 2018 - 8:07 PM

MMP.COM PHOTO CREDITS MANILA — Local carriers have canceled several domestic flights scheduled for Monday and Tuesday due to Typhoon Rosita. Based on Manila International Airport Authority’s (MIAA) records, the following flights were canceled on Monday: PAL Express (2P) 2198/2199 — Manila-Laoag-Manila Cebu Pacific (5J) 504/505, 506/507 — Manila-Tuguegarao-Manila Cebgo (DG) 6009/6010 — Manila-Basco-Manila Sky Jet […]

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‘ROSITA’ MAY FAN ROUGH SEAS UNTIL NOV 1

October 30, 2018 - 8:06 PM

MANILA — Rough seas are likely until Thursday (Nov. 1) along Luzon’s western portion due to Typhoon Rosita, endangering small vessels in those waters. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has forecast “Rosita” to be already outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by then, but the tropical cyclone can still reach and […]

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GEOLOGIST: ‘ROSITA’ WORSENS NORTH LUZON’S LANDSLIDE RISK

October 3, 2018 - 7:50 PM

A portion of Barangay Ucab in Itogon, Benguet after the fatal landslide at the height of Typhoon Ompong in mid-September (PNA File Photo) MANILA — Landslides may recur in Northern Luzon due, this time, to Typhoon Rosita, which the weather bureau has forecast to strike on Tuesday (Oct. 30), a government geologist has warned. Mines and Geosciences […]

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STAY SAFE: QC GOV’T URGE CONSTITUENTS

October 29, 2018 - 8:33 PM

        The QC DRRMO is making preparations for a safe, peaceful and orderly All Saint’s Day.

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OCD-REG 6 TO ACTIVATE ‘BLUE-ALERT’ STATUS

October 29, 2018 - 6:33 PM

THE Office of the Civil Defense (OCD)-6 and partner agencies prepare for Typhoon Yutu and the observance of “Undas” 2018 during the Pre-Disaster Risk Assessment (PDRA) on Oct. 26, 2018. (Gail Momblan)     THE Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) in Region 6 said it will activate the “blue alert” status during the observance […]

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NDRRMC ON RED ALERT FOR ‘ROSITA’

October 29, 2018 - 6:32 PM

MANILA — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has placed its Operations Center on red alert ahead of the onslaught of Typhoon Rosita (international name ‘Yutu’) effective 8 a.m. Monday. This was disclosed by the agency in an update signed by NDRRMC executive director Ricardo Jalad. “The alert status at NDRRM (Operations Center) […]

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DOST TO LAUNCH MICROSATELLITE TO GATHER DATA ON DISASTERS

October 29, 2018 - 7:32 PM

MANILA — A more refined Filipino-made microsatellite — the Diwata-2 — is set to be launched on Oct. 29. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Friday afternoon, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Undersecretary Rowena Cristina Guevara said the country’s second microsatellite will be launched directly into the orbit, via the H-IIA […]

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TODAY IN PICTURES:

October 23, 2018 - 8:50 PM

On November 5, 2018, at exactly 8:00 A.M., the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council  (NDRRMC) and the Department of National Defense will conduct a Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill.   Aside from the drill, the date will also be an observance of World Tsunami Awareness Day.

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KORONADAL TO ACTIVATE EMERGENCY HOTLINE, ‘TEXT BLAST’ SYSTEM

October 22, 2018 - 10:02 PM

KORONADAL CITY — The city government is pushing for the activation of a permanent emergency hotline and “text blast” system to further enhance its disaster response mechanisms.    City Administrator Cyrus Urbano said Monday they are currently working on the establishment of the two systems, which was earlier set by the local government as among its […]

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PROS & CONS: DISASTER DEP’T BILL

October 15, 2018 - 4:24 PM

PCOO Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco discusses the pros and cons of the Disaster Department Bill with Albay 2nd District Representative, Joey Salceda.

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HUDCC ASSURES CALAMITY RESILIENT HOUSES FOR ITOGON

October 13, 2018 - 10:25 PM

ITOGON HOUSING ASSISTANCE. Assistant Secretary Leira Buan, Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) Deputy Secretary General, assures that quality houses will be provided to families displaced by Typhoon “Ompong” (Mangkhut) in Itogon town during a visit here Friday (Oct. 12, 2018). (Photo by Pamela Mariz Geminiano) BAGUIO CITY — The Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) […]

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