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NDRRMC to local officials: Prepare for Severe Tropical Storm Paolo, LPA

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PREPAREDNESS. The NDRRMC conducts an emergency response preparedness meeting to discuss government response for combined effects of Severe Tropical Storm Paolo and the low pressure area. Photo from NDRRMC

Those in Bicol, the Visayas, and Mindanao are advised to take precautionary measures amid rain from Paolo, while Palawan is affected by the low pressure area

MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 17, 2017) — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) advised local governments and residents to be on alert for both Severe Tropical Storm Paolo (Lan) and a low pressure area (LPA). Continue reading NDRRMC to local officials: Prepare for Severe Tropical Storm Paolo, LPA

LGUs told to prepare for Typhoon Talim, low pressure area

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PREPAREDNESS. The NDRRMC conducts a pre-disaster risk assessment meeting in preparation for Typhoon Talim and the low pressure area east of Quezon. Photo from NDRRMC

Residents in areas likely to be affected are advised to take the necessary precautionary measures and are alerted against possible flooding and landslides

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 11, 2017) — Ahead of the entry of Typhoon Talim into the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) held a pre-disaster risk assessment meeting with concerned government agencies and local government units (LGUs) on Monday, September 11. Continue reading LGUs told to prepare for Typhoon Talim, low pressure area

Bring disaster preparedness down to communities – DILG exec

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FRONTLINE. Local governments are the first responders to every disaster, says DILG undersecretary Austere Panadero. Rappler screengrab

DILG undersecretary Austere Panadero says it is crucial to bring preparation down to the community and family levels

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 9, 2017) — Disaster preparedness needs to be brought down to the community level. Continue reading Bring disaster preparedness down to communities – DILG exec

Congress ‘unlikely’ to revoke martial law in Mindanao

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NO REVOCATION? Congress is unlikely to revoke President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Malacañang file photo

‘We have no intentions of revoking, therefore we (the Senate and the House of Representatives) need not meet jointly,’ says Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III

MANILA, Philippines (May 25, 2017) — Congress, filled with President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies, has no intentions of revoking the Chief Executive’s declaration of martial law. Continue reading Congress ‘unlikely’ to revoke martial law in Mindanao

After Quiapo blasts, Manila mulls creation of crisis committee

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AFTERMATH. The Manila City Crisis Management Committee is a response to multiple crises that have terrorized the capital.

Former president now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada says a joint task force should be ‘ready to carry out, in a moment’s notice all the aspects of crisis management’ whenever needed

MANILA, Philippines (May 10, 2017) — Former president now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada wants to create a crisis management committee that will take the lead in handling emergencies in the national capital. Continue reading After Quiapo blasts, Manila mulls creation of crisis committee

Areas in Northern Luzon, Visayas prone to floods, landslides

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LGUs, especially in affected areas in Northern Luzon, are advised to conduct preemptive evacuation

MANILA, Philippines (July 30, 2016) — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Saturday, July 30, warned residents of areas affected by Tropical Storm Carina of possible floods and landslides.  Continue reading Areas in Northern Luzon, Visayas prone to floods, landslides

DILG recommends evacuation in landslide, flood-prone barangays

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DILG urges mayors of towns in Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, and Palawan provinces that are highly prone to landslides and floods to take minimum actions under the Bravo Alert of Oplan Listo

MANILA, Philippines (July 7. 20`6) — Following the Typhoon Butchoy (Nepartak) risk assessment conducted by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Wednesday afternoon, July 6, several towns and barangays were placed on Bravo Alert level.  Continue reading DILG recommends evacuation in landslide, flood-prone barangays

‘Pedal for the Planet’ at the main Earth Hour switch-off

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Bikes, e-vehicles, renewables, plus other low-carbon solutions are event highlights

MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 18, 2016) — Bicycles, electric vehicles, renewable energy technologies plus other climate change solutions shall highlight this year’s main Earth Hour switch-off in the Philippines, organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Continue reading ‘Pedal for the Planet’ at the main Earth Hour switch-off

Negros Island Region activates disaster management council

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The council is chaired by Office of Civil Defense Regional Director Blanche Gobenchiong, and currently has 8 personnel in its office in Bacolod City

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines (Jan. 15, 2016) — Negros Island Region launched its Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) this week, the 3rd council to be formed in the newly created region in the Visayas.

Continue reading Negros Island Region activates disaster management council