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Disaster risk reduction is everybody’s business

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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 »

Metro Manila after a 7.2 magnitude quake

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The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and partner agencies hold nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill on Friday.

What happens if a 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Metro Manila? In a scenario conceived by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, there will be chaos.

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

Aquino entrusts Binay with ‘Yolanda’ housing projects despite controversies

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President Benigno S. Aquino III. MALACANANG PHOTO BUREAU

Only a day after saying that Vice President Jejomar Binay was free to leave his administration, President Benigno Aquino III placed Binay on top of the streamlined bureaucratic process to speed up the building of permanent housing for victims of supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).

Posted: November 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Fresh lava cascades down Mayon slope; volcanologists brace for eruption

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In this handout photo taken on October 12, 2014 and released by Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) shows the crater of Mayon volcano spewing smoke as seen from the observation post in Legazpi City, Albay province, southeast of Manila. AFP

Volcanologists are now bracing for the eruption of Mayon Volcano after fresh lava cascaded down its slope.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Toilets cited reason evacuees return to homes

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A MARKER dedicated to victims of the Feb. 2, 1993 eruption of Mayon sits inside the 6-km radius danger zone around the volcano in Legazpi City. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The provincial government of Albay is completing more than 300 toilet facilities in shelters for residents moved out of Mayon’s way so the evacuees would have no reason to return to their homes that are inside danger zones around the volcano.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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