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Marikina City gov’t cited for risk reduction program

The Marikina City government has been cited again for its programs on disaster risk reduction.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Traders kick off ‘Decongest Metro’ drive


The Philippines should begin decongesting Metro Manila, the financial and governing center, so the risks of earthquakes, typhoons and tsunamis hitting the metropolis would not paralyze the economy and government, Pampanga businessmen said here on Friday.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Heard On Radyo Inquirer 990AM: MGB director on no-build zones

This will be the first time that we will be determining no-build zones on a massive scale because this involves the whole city of Tacloban. But we had advised local government units before on which villages in their areas should be considered no-build zones.—Mines and Geosciences Bureau director Leo Jasareno

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Marikina: ‘Noah’ helped save lives


Despite the heavy rains spawned by the “habagat” (southwest monsoon) that fell on Marikina City last week, there were no fatalities unlike in 2009 when Tropical Storm “Ondoy” left scores dead.

Posted: August 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Big storm may hit Mindanao next week–NDRRMC


The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council is monitoring a tropical storm with the international name “Bopha” as it could bring more rains than last year’s “Sendong,” which left a trail of destruction in Mindanao–especially in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities–and the Visayas.

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »