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More powerful disaster management agency proposed

Senate President Franklin Drilon. PRIB FILE PHOTO

Proposals to create a more powerful body to replace the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) are gaining support in the Senate.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Disaster body lacks satellite phones, others in case of another ‘Yolanda’

Sen. Loren Legarda.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) has exposed yet another chink in the government’s armor against disasters.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

26 automated weather stations turned over to ARMM provinces


The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) now hosts 26 automated weather stations that can help forecast storms so that more lives could be saved from the impact of extreme weather disturbances, a ranking regional official said.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Grace Poe seeks review of government’s disaster response system

Sen. Grace Poe FILE PHOTO

Senator Grace Poe wants the Senate to review the national government’s disaster risk management capabilities amid widespread perception that it has been moving rather slowly in bringing relief to the survivors of “supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name Haiyan).

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Romblon orders evacuation of residents in 6 towns


The provincial government of Romblon on Thursday afternoon enforced a preemptive evacuation in at least six coastal and low-lying municipalities as the island-province braced for supertyphoon ‘Yolanda’.

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Evacuation centers, rescue plans set in Visayas for supertyphoon Yolanda

Typhoon Haiyan based on the satellite image of Project NOAH as of 5:20 p.m. Wednesday.

Local government executives, and disaster and risk management councils in the Visayas have identified evacuation centers and come up with rescue plans in preparation for the impact of supertyphoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan).

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

Caloocan City eyes new building to replace 61-year-old city hall

caloocan city map

After being warned of thousands of deaths and injuries and massive damage should a huge earthquake hit Metro Manila, the Caloocan City government has highlighted the need to replace the aging Caloocan City Hall, which authorities say might be nearing the end of its serviceable life.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Phivolcs sees widespread devastation in Caloocan if strong quake hits

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 »

Building resilient communities


As we enter a more intense rainy season, I wonder if women have been organizing in response to the challenges of climate change. This is what the Philippine Commission on Women’s Remy Riken had encouraged us to do last March. It is very logical for women to be the ones to organize for disaster risk [...]

Posted: July 14th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Training on what to do during disasters pushed for QC teachers

quezon city map

A Quezon City alderman is pushing for a measure that would require private and public school teachers in the city to undergo disaster risk reduction training and ensure the safety of students in their charge.

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Disaster risk reduction can be done


As we face the difficult task of recovering and rebuilding from the devastation caused by Typhoon “Pablo” in Mindanao, we ought to revisit the tragedies of the past and relearn the lessons we seem to never learn: Community awareness and action in disaster risk reduction, sound development planning and the political will to make things happen can make the difference in saving lives and building a safe and resilient community.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Don’t wait for next disaster to hit Cebu’


A Cebu town official, who is one of the United Nation’s champions on disaster risk reduction, said local officials shouldn’t wait for a calamity like the massive flooding that left half of Metro Manila underwater this week.

Posted: August 11th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

‘Dagupan kids not prepared for killer quake’

This city’s children may not at all be ready in case an earthquake as strong as the 7.7-magnitude quake that hit northern Luzon on July 16, 1990, strikes again, school officials said.

Posted: July 16th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness
  3. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  4. Plunder complaint filed vs PNP chief, firearms office head over license delivery deal
  5. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  6. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  7. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  10. Boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Indonesia international school
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


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  • ‘Asedillo’ location thrives
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  • Philippine Airlines to stop shipment of shark fins
  • PH banks not ready for Asean integration
  • Stocks down on profit-taking
  • Banks allowed to use ‘cloud’
  • SMIC to issue P15-B bonds
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  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
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  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
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  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
  • Obama arrives in Tokyo, first stop of 4-nation tour
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