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‘Yolanda’ exposes chinks in gov’t armor against disasters

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Supertyphoon “Yolanda” has exposed yet another chink in the government’s armor against disasters.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Disaster agency bars media

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Eduardo del Rosario. FILE PHOTO

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has restricted the media from covering its daily interagency meetings on the “Yolanda” disaster response efforts.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PNoy names new disaster manager

President Benigno Aquino III has officially tapped Eduardo del Rosario to replace Benito Ramos, the media-savvy head of the Office of Civil Defense and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Failed launch elates execs; ‘jueteng’ bettors happy

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Palace officials, diplomats and those handling and managing disasters were relieved that North Korea’s long-range rocket had exploded and broken into pieces in the air. In a town up north, “jueteng” bettors laughed their way to the bank.

Posted: April 14th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Evacuation pushed in areas on N. Korean rocket’s path

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Better to overact than to not have acted enough is how National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) executive director Benito Ramos wants to approach preparations for North Korea’s rocket launch this week.

Posted: April 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Floods in Visayas, Mindanao affect over 50,000—NDRRMC

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More than 50,000 people throughout 12 provinces in Visayas and Mindanao were affected by rains and flooding coming from a low pressure area (LPA), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Wednesday morning.

Posted: December 28th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

4 students drown in swollen Iloilo river; 1 missing

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Four schoolchildren drowned and a fifth person was reported missing as they crossed a swollen river amid heavy rain brought by brewing Tropical Storm “Ramon,” the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Tuesday.

Posted: October 12th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

After Typhoon Pedring, here comes Quiel—Pagasa

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The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Wednesday said they will not lower its red alert status even as typhoon Pedring (international name: NESAT) continued to move away from the country since another storm was expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

Posted: September 28th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2 killed as ‘Kabayan’ skirts PH

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Typhoon “Kabayan” has claimed the lives of two fishermen although the approaching weather disturbance which is moving northward toward Japan is not expected to hit land in the Philippines. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the bodies of the two fishermen earlier reported missing in Hagonoy, Bulacan, were recovered on Sunday. [...]

Posted: August 1st, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Storm toll: 27 dead, 31 missing

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PAGASA-DOST MTSAT-EIR Satellite Image for 4 a.m., 28 July 2011

Veering from the path projected by the weather bureau, Tropical Storm “Juaning” dumped heavy rains that caused major flooding and landslides in large areas in Luzon, killing at least 27 people, mostly in the Bicol region.

Posted: July 28th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Juaning’ toll rises to 27 dead, 28 missing, says NDRRMC

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. Philippine National Police remove fallen trees on Wednesday which were toppled at the onslaught of a slow-moving storm “Juaning” in Legazpi City, Albay. AP

At least 25 people have died, mostly in the Bicol region, including a family of five whose house was buried in a landslide in Camarines Norte, as Tropical Storm “Juaning” continued to slam into Luzon Wednesday, the Office of Civil Defense in Region V (Bicol) said.

Posted: July 27th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

8 fishermen confirmed missing in Samar

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Eight fishermen were confirmed missing in Samar and Catanduanes due to tropical storm “Juaning,” the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Tuesday.

Posted: July 26th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino leads ‘war vs water hyacinths’

THE GRAND GREEN RIVER.  President Aquino standing on the Delta Bridge points to a section of the Rio Grande de Mindanao river carpeted with water hyacinths during his inspection of the flooded areas in Maguindanao on Wednesday. About 20 hectares clogged by water lilies had to be cleared often by hand. Two and a half hectares remain to be cleared. Trailing the President is the Presidential Security Group commander, Col. Ramon Chito Mateo Dizon.  MALACAÑANG PHOTO

After surveying the devastation from the air, President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday checked on disaster relief efforts in Cotabato City and vowed more aid for ravaged communities in their “war versus water hyacinths,” a green menace being blamed for one of the worst floods in Mindanao in recent years. Mr. Aquino conducted an aerial [...]

Posted: June 23rd, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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