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Cagayan de Oro flooding: Did PAGASA give enough warnings

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The state weather bureau issued several rainfall advisories starting Sunday, but the warning of ‘serious flooding’ was made only at 6:30 pm, Monday

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 19, 2017) — In the aftermath of the massive flooding in Cagayan de Oro City that either stranded or displaced thousands on Monday, January 16, some netizens complained that the state weather bureau did not give enough warnings to the local government. Continue reading Cagayan de Oro flooding: Did PAGASA give enough warnings

What’s inside DSWD’s ‘dignity kits’ for flood victims?

a kit includes hygiene supplies to be distributed with food packs to evacuees
DIGNITY KITS. A kit includes hygiene supplies to be distributed with food packs to evacuees in areas affected by a low pressure area (LPA) in Mindanao and the tail-end of a cold front affecting the Visayas. Photo courtesy of DSWD

The provision of dignity kits is part of the DSWD’s efforts to provide immediate assistance to more than 13,000 families affected by torrential rains in the Visayas and Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 19, 2017) — Hygiene supplies called “dignity kits” will be distributed to families evacuated from flooded areas in Mindanao and Visayas, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Wednesday, January 18. Continue reading What’s inside DSWD’s ‘dignity kits’ for flood victims?

Good samaritans open doors, brave floods to help stranded Cagayan de Oro residents

students and faculty of ustsp try to cross the campus to get to high ground
STAYING POSITIVE. Students and faculty of USTSP try to cross the campus to get to high ground. Photo by Nefoi Luczon

A professor makes an appeal on social media for people to donate food and other needs of those affected by the floods in Cagayan de Oro

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 18, 2017) — With thousands of people stranded due to almost neck-deep floodwater in Cagayan de Oro City, some residents became good samaritans to help their fellow Cagayanons in need.  Continue reading Good samaritans open doors, brave floods to help stranded Cagayan de Oro residents

Thousands displaced by heavy rains in parts of Visayas, Mindanao

rescuers evacuate students and faculty who were stranded in the university of science and technology of the philippines
#RESCUEPH. Rescuers evacuate students and faculty who were stranded in the University of Science and Technology of the Philippines (USTP). Photo courtesy of Lionel Amarado

Around 963 families or 4,536 persons are displaced in Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao, all of which are staying in 28 evacuation centers

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 18, 2017) — Around 5,412 people or 1,242 families were affected by nonstop rains in 26 barangays in Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao on Monday, January 16, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Tuesday, January 17.  Continue reading Thousands displaced by heavy rains in parts of Visayas, Mindanao