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NDRRMC chief Ramos can’t leave his post without Aquino’s OK

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National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) executive director Benito Ramos. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Executive Director Benito Ramos would have to stay in his position as President Benigno Aquino III has yet to approve his resignation that he filed early this month.

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Warning on South Korea’s rocket launch

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NDRRMC executive director Benito Ramos

Outgoing National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) executive director Benito Ramos on Tuesday warned residents in at least three regions of the country against South Korea’s rocket launch scheduled between January 30 and February 8.

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Palace bares job vacancies

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Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Applicants, anyone? President Benigno Aquino III is looking for qualified officials to fill up vacancies in his administration less than a month before the start of the campaign period.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palace: No successor yet to disaster czar

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NDRRMC executive director Benito Ramos

Contrary to reports, President Aquino has not appointed a replacement for Benito Ramos, who resigned Friday as executive director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), Malacañang said Monday.

Posted: January 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t’s face of disaster risk reduction quits

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The familiar face representing the government’s response to disasters has resigned. He was known to lighten the mood in a stormy weather with his funny asides.

Posted: January 12th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

NDRRMC executive director is resigning, says DND spokesman

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National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) executive director Benito Ramos. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) executive director Benito Ramos is resigning, the Department of National Defense confirmed Friday.

Posted: January 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Quinta’ death toll rises to 20

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Aerial photo taken shows villages in Iloilo province that were flooded due to heavy rains brought by typhoon "Quinta". Photo courtesy of the Office of Civil Defense-Western Visayas

The death toll from Tropical Storm “Quinta”(international codename: Wukong) that hit the Visayas on Christmas Day has risen to 20, with more than 20,000 others left homeless, the government said Sunday.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Thousands still in evac centers

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Aerial photo taken shows villages in Iloilo province that were flooded due to heavy rains brought by typhoon "Quinta". Photo courtesy of the Office of Civil Defense-Western Visayas

The floodwaters brought by Tropical Storm “Quinta,” which inundated more than 20 towns in Western Visayas, have subsided, but close to 14,000 families still remain in evacuation centers, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Saturday.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Pablo’ death toll may reach 1,500

The death toll from Typhoon “Pablo” will likely hit 1,500, making it the second deadliest since the country began keeping records, Benito Ramos, head of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), said on Saturday.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Typhoon ‘Pablo’ death toll exceeds 1,000-mark

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The death toll from Typhoon “Pablo” has topped 1,000 with hundreds more missing and feared dead, the government said Sunday.

Posted: December 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

647 confirmed dead, 780 still missing from typhoon Pablo

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Residents affected by typhoon Pablo beg for aid from passing motorists along a highway at Montevista town, Compostela Valley, on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. The death toll from Pablo has climbed to 647 as rescue workers continued to search for 780 individuals who remained missing as of Monday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

The death toll from typhoon “Pablo” (international name” Bopha) that struck several provinces in the Visayas and Mindanao last week has climbed to 647 as rescue workers continued to search for 780 individuals who remained missing as of Monday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.

Posted: December 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Preemptive evacuation in northern, southern Mindanao areas set for typhoon Pablo

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The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) advised local disaster response offices in the Visayas and Mindanao regions to implement preemptive evacuation as typhoon “Pablo” entered the Philippine area of responsibility Sunday night.

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Eye opener: PH not ready for pandemic

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National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) executive director Benito Ramos. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Is the Philippines prepared for the worst? Let’s say a global pandemic, a powerful typhoon and widespread rioting hit the country all at the same time? Can the government get its act together?

Posted: September 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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