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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 »

Pampanga OKs ordinance mandating forced evacuation

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In the worst of disasters, the provincial government will compel residents to move out of harm’s way.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

MMDA transfers ‘disaster depot’ to Marikina City

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has set up a centralized depot in Marikina City for all its emergency equipment as part of its disaster preparedness program.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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