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Albay serves as model for DPWH plans for ‘Yolanda’

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Impressed with how Albay province built its evacuation centers as part of its disaster risk reduction mitigating measures, the Department of Public Works and Highways.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Art from the evacuation center

One might think a visit to a typhoon Yolanda evacuation center would be a bleak experience.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

A double celebration in Cebu evacuation center

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Residents start to build shelters where their homes destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, central Philippines, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction. AP/Wally Santana

Christine Joy Sarsosa will turn 14 on Christmas Day.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Respect privacy of families’

REPORTERS can only interview evacuees upon their arrival in Cebu and are not allowed to talk to them in evacuation centers, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said yesterday. “We were lambasted by the media and we apologize for the misunderstanding. Please give us enough time to complete their documentation and processing,” said [...]

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Floods add misery after MNLF siege in Zamboanga City

Residents displaced by fighting between gov’t troops and MNLF rebels join a long queue to get into an evacuation center at a sports complex in Zamboanga City. EDWIN BACASMAS / INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Heavy rains flooded evacuation centers in Zamobanga City, adding more misery for thousands of people displaced by a bloody Muslim rebel siege, officials said Saturday.

Posted: October 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Rights worker decries treatment of children in Zamboanga crisis

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Evacuees receive their food ration as fighting erupts anew between Government forces and Muslim rebels. AP

Fifteen-year old Hassan sailed from Basilan with his grandfather on September 8 to attend what was supposedly a peace rally in Zamboanga City.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Family spends last night in shelter

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For Adora Arcilla and her six children, this may be the last time they leave their flood-submerged house and spend the night, huddled together for warmth, on the cold floor of an evacuation center.

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Heard on Radyo Inquirer 990AM

Don’t be hardheaded. When the authorities instruct you to leave, then go. The evacuation center is a much safer place in times of calamities –Philippine Red Cross Secretary General Gwen Pang

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Model evacuation center opens in Tondo

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A four-story evacuation center complete with kitchen and bathroom facilities was inaugurated Friday in Tondo, Manila.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Victims’ toughness, grace generosity awe rescuers

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Filipinos are a tough breed. Nowhere was this more evident than in heartwarming scenes that unfolded in New Bataan town in the province of Compostela Valley in the aftermath of Typhoon “Pablo.”

Posted: December 9th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Delivery trucks, lights needed for evac center

Due to inadequate power in the evacuation area in barangay Tisa, Cebu City, fire victims had to walk about two kilometers to the barangay hall just to get food.

Posted: December 3rd, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Red Cross sends in a clown to evacuation center

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The two-month-old flood in Laguna has removed the lines that separate fingerlings from breeders and other grown-up ones at the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources research station in Los Baños. ROMULO O. PONTE/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

DISASTER relief needs do not always come in small packages. Volunteers of the Philippine Red Cross came with “surprise” guests—a party clown and a magician—when they visited an evacuation center in Calamba City early this month.

Posted: September 28th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Village offers evacuation model

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FOR THIS woman and her newborn daughter, home is the evacuation center in Barangay Salomague in Paniqui, Tarlac. Residents of the village have developed a system of evacuation that has eased the task of officials. JO MARTINEZ-CLEMENTE/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

With floods being a regular occurrence in their community, residents of Purok 5 and 6 in Barangay Salomague here have developed an efficient system of evacuation whenever floodwater creeps into their homes and farms.

Posted: August 9th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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