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105 survivors, 2 killed in sunken ferry off Southern Leyte coast


Rescuers have saved 105 survivors and recovered two fatalities on board the inter-island ferry that is believed to have sunk late Saturday after encountering engine problems in bad weather in the central Philippines, officials said.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

2 Marinduque deaths hike ‘Glenda’ toll to 100


The official death toll from Typhoon “Glenda” has reached 100 after two more typhoon casualties were confirmed in Boac, Marinduque.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Pampanga OKs ordinance mandating forced evacuation


In the worst of disasters, the provincial government will compel residents to move out of harm’s way.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

New civil defense chief requires pre-disaster risk assessment

OCD Director Alexander Pama. FILE PHOTO

Government disaster managers, especially those in local government, are expected to conduct pre-disaster risk assessments in their areas and design appropriate responses according to their needs, according to the new Office of Civil Defense chief.

Posted: June 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Disaster agency head says he resigned due to job stress

Outgoing National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) executive director Eduardo del Rosario with his successor former Vice Admiral Alexander Pama at a press briefing on Monday.

Contrary to previous reports, outgoing disaster mitigating council head Eduardo del Rosario clarified on Monday that he resigned not because of “health reasons” but because his job stressed him out.

Posted: May 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »