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Preparedness, CCT program help young mom survive ‘Yolanda’

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Learning how to keep calm during a disaster saved a young housewife in Cebu when twin disasters — a 7.2-magnitude earthquake and super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) — struck the country late last year.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

US landslide town knew risks, officials insist

This March 24, 2014 aerial photo released by the U.S. Geological Survey show the extent and impacts from the March 22 mudslide near Arlington in northwest Washington state. The slide destroyed a rural community, likely killing at least 24, and left scores missing. The aerial survey was conducted by Washington State departments of Transportation and Natural Resources, the USGS and the King County Sheriff's Office. AP

The US town devastated by a monster mudslide that has claimed up to 24 lives so far was warned four years ago of the risk but residents felt safe anyway, officials said Wednesday.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Davao Norte, Compostela Valley execs step up disaster response

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Rescuers from the Comval Emergency Response Team continue their rescue operation following the flooding of Compostela Valley and nearby provinces in southern Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Local authorities in Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley have stepped up their disaster readiness as rain clouds hovered these areas amid the threat posed by Tropical Depression Agaton.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Boat trips to 2 Samal Islands canceled by PCG due to Agaton

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The Philippine Coast Guard has canceled all boat trips from this city to Talicud and Kaputian Islands in the Island Garden City of Samal, following the 1 p.m. advisory by the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), putting Davao del Sur and Davao City under storm signal number one because of tropical depression Agaton.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Agaton winds lash out Surigao del Norte, Dinagat; 8,000 in evacuation centers

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Rescuers from the Comval Emergency Response Team evacuate residents who were trapped in flooding of Compostela Valley and nearby provinces in southern Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Moderate to strong wind continued to lash out Surigao del Norte and Dinagat provinces on Sunday afternoon, since tropical depression “Agaton” began its onslaught Saturday evening.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Cebu mayors to map out disaster action plan

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The vice mayor of one of Cebu’s smallest towns will meet with Cebu mayors o help map out a disaster risk management and action plan for the province.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Budget wanting in disaster preparedness

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This year’s P2.265-trillion national budget is big on rehabilitation, but appears to be wanting in disaster preparedness, former National Treasurer Leonor Briones said Friday.

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Leading toward a true Asean connection

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BELIEVING IN THE YOUTH (From left) Ayala Foundation president Maria Lourdes Heras-de Leon, Ayala Corp. CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala,  Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs exec Susan Stevenson, US Ambassador to Asean David Carden and US Embassy official Bettina Malone

With natural and man-made crises becoming regular occurrences in different parts of the world, educating the youth to better deal with catastrophes seems to be a good strategy for the future.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Barangay leaders told: Be ready for calamities

BARANGAY officials in Cebu’s 1st district were reminded to always be prepared to mobilize their disaster councils on short notice when calamities hit their communities. In his speech during yesterday afternoon’s oath-taking ceremonies, Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III said last month’s 7.2 earthquake and supertyphoon “Yolanda” on Nov. 8 are potent reminders that the province [...]

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ exposes chinks in gov’t armor against disasters

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Supertyphoon “Yolanda” has exposed yet another chink in the government’s armor against disasters.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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Amid the din of voices castigating the government for its tentative response to the devastation wrought by supertyphoon Yolanda, (nevermind that their noise is ill-timed, tactless and unhelpful), we build on the sane and reasonable proposals that emerged. The weather bureau needs translators to help communicate its message. Weather advisories would be more effective when [...]

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Philippines braces for supertyphoon

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Preparing for the worst and hoping for the best, local governments and institutions are now busy preparing for supertyphoon “Haiyan” which is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility within the next 24 hours.

Posted: November 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Phivolcs sees widespread devastation in Caloocan if strong quake hits

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Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology chief Renato Solidum. AFP File Photo

“You don’t need to be near a fault to be affected by an earthquake.”

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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