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PH hosts global webinar on disaster preparedness

The Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation (PDRF) shows collaborative private sector preparedness for and recovery from disasters in the Philippines:

(L-R) PLDT Chairman and PDRF Co-Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan, PDRF President Rene S. Meily, IBM Philippines President and CGM Mariels Almeda Winhoffer, Ayala Corp Chairman, CEO and PDRF Co-Chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, NCC Co-Chair and PDRF Advisor Guillermo Luz

The Philippines will host a global webinar this Wednesday night, November 26, on building disaster management partnerships.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Tale of 2 Taclobanons

THE LOOTED Jack Uy, a Tacloban trader who lostmillions of pesos
in the looting after “Yolanda,” has returned to help rebuild the city.

(Last of a series)   TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines—For a few days in November last year, “Stephanie” (not his real name) was living out his dreams and fantasies, enjoying endless binges of sex, drugs and alcohol.   A 29-year-old gay man, Stephanie joined a mob of looters that ransacked an automated teller machine (ATM) inside Robinson’s […]

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Disaster risk reduction is everybody’s business

Rescuers ferry stranded residents from their houses due to floods caused by Typhoon Ondoy along Ortigas in Cainta Rizal. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

There is a long history of cooperation and selflessness in the face of crisis and disasters. “Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan), Tropical Storm “Ondoy” (Ketsana), Tropical Depression “Pepeng” (Tarma), Typhoon “Pablo” (Bopha), just to name a few, brought massive destruction and death, and yet these times of crisis also brought out the best in people in the many ways they tried to ease the suffering.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Why paralysis, systems collapse, chaos happened

PLAYTIME Children in Basey, Samar province, find joy in each other’s company as they play on
a swing. Basey was one of the areas heavily damaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) last year unleashed the full destructive force of a climatic event: Preexisting risks, particularly in coastal communities, were amplified and exacerbated, consistent with the predicted effects of human-induced climate change.

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Binay supporters back Roxas on issue of relief and rehab funds

Vice President Jejomar Binay and Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Hounded by criticism of the slow pace of rehabilitation in places ravaged by Supertyphoon Yolanda, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas found unlikely defenders in two Iloilo mayors who supported his political archrival, Vice President Jejomar Binay, in the 2010 elections.

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »