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More powerful disaster management agency proposed

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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’

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Building resilient communities

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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

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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

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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’

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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 »

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