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LGUs, private companies participate in the 3rd #MMShakeDrill

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JUST A DRILL. Responders simulate a fire scenario at the inside the Mandaluyong City Hall complex. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

The scenarios performed by the different local government units for #MMShakeDrill seek to foster a culture of preparedness in anticipation of the movement of the West Valley Fault

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 14, 2017) — At exactly 4:00 pm, the siren rang at different parts of Metro Manila, warning everyone that a strong earthquake just hit the capital region. Continue reading LGUs, private companies participate in the 3rd #MMShakeDrill

Phivolcs finds ground rupture in quake-hit Leyte

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WAITING FOR REPAIRS. Residents gather by a road damaged by the quake. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

The magnitude-6.5 earthquake in Leyte is generated by the movement of the Leyte Segment of the Philippine Fault

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 9, 2017) — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) found the ground rupture caused by the magnitude-6.5 earthquake that hit Leyte province on Thursday, July 6. Continue reading Phivolcs finds ground rupture in quake-hit Leyte

UP Resilience Institute to integrate Project NOAH as information hub

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The UP NOAH Center under the UP-RI will offer reports for cities and municipalities to help them manage their ecological vulnerabilities

MANILA, Philippines (May 23, 2017) — The University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UP-RI) will be relaunched on June 23, highlighting the integration of Project National Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) as its core component. Continue reading UP Resilience Institute to integrate Project NOAH as information hub

Western Visayas shares disaster communication tips for LGUs

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PREPAREDNESS. Local government responders and uniformed personnel participate in a two-day conference on ICT for DRRM organized by the Office of Civil Defense. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

At the ICT Bayanihan Summit held in Iloilo City on Thursday, July 7, local agencies share good practices and challenges in the use of information communication technology during disasters

ILOILO CITY, Philippines (July 9, 2016) — Other local government units, agencies, and groups involved in disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) efforts can learn from the experience of responders and communication managers from the Western Visayas region.  Continue reading Western Visayas shares disaster communication tips for LGUs

Philippine microsatellite Diwata-I set for launch

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HELLO, DIWATA! Diwata 1, the first Filipino-made microsatellite, is surrounded by Filipino and Japanese scientists in this photo during its turnover to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), January 13, 2016. Photo courtesy Department of Science and Technology
The Diwata-I microsatellite is set to be brought to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday morning, March 23, Manila time

MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 23, 2016) — After weeks of waiting, the Philippines’ first microsatellite will finally be launched.

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Diwata microsat – DOST scholars’ way of giving back

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John Leur Labrador beside the Diwata-1 microsatellite. Image from Labrador’s Facebook page
The country now harvests the benefits of years of steady investments in education

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 25, 2016) — Philippine science and technology is off to a promising start for 2016.

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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.

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