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P100,000 cash prize awaits winning team in Manila disaster response tilt

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It’s like the “Amazing Race” but with a focus on saving lives.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

DepEd holds workshops on how to protect students during disasters

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With its more than 24 million learners nationwide, the Department of Education (DepEd) held a series of three-day workshops for some 200 disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) coordinators to help ensure the students’ safety.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Ateneo president laments lack of disaster preparedness

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A typhoon survivor, right bottom, cuts wood outside their newly built makeshift house at typhoon-ravaged Tolosa town, Leyte province.  Although the Philippines is regularly battered by natural calamities, disaster preparedness and environmental sustainability remain low among the government’s priorities, Jose Ramon T. Villarin SJ, a climate change expert and president of Ateneo de Manila University, said on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

Although the Philippines is regularly battered by natural calamities, disaster preparedness and environmental sustainability remain low among the government’s priorities, Jose Ramon T. Villarin SJ, a climate change expert and president of Ateneo de Manila University, said on Tuesday.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rural folk are better prepared for storms

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Interior Secretary Mar Roxas. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Even rural folk are now more prepared for disasters with their own solar-powered weather stations.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t’s ‘improved’ disaster preparedness hailed

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Zero visibility along Roxas Bloulevard as strong winds brought by Typhoon Glenda hits Metro Manila.  JOAN BONDOC

Senators commended on Thursday the government’s “improved” preparedness during the onslaught of Typhoon “Glenda” although one said the country could still do better, especially when faced with stronger typhoons and other natural hazards.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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