HEAVY RAIN. Bacolod experiences some flooding caused by heavy rain on Friday, September 22, 2017. Photo by Charles Hilado from Facebook. Mayor Evelio Leonardia says the heavy downpour since Friday afternoon have caused waist-high floods in some barangays
MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 23, 2017) — Heavy rain due to the southwest monsoon hit Bacolod City on Friday night, September 22.
Continue reading Heavy rain triggers floods in Bacolod SEARCH AND RESCUE. The University of the Philippines adopts the MMDA K9 Corps search and rescue training at the UP vanguard. Photos by Rupert Ambil/Rappler Dogs undergo a life-saving training every weekend for 8 weeks at the UP Vanguard grounds
MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 7, 2017) — University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) adopted the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) K9 Corps search and rescue training.
Continue reading MMDA trains 100 dogs in UP to help save lives during disasters 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 MASS EVACUATION. Residents fleeing Marawi City ride out a traffic gridlock near a police checkpoint at the entrance of Iligan City on May 24, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP People are packed in private and public vehicles with whatever possessions they can bring with them, some toting livestock and pets
ILIGAN CITY, Philippines (May 25, 2017) — Thousands of people fled Marawi City in Lanao del Sur on Wednesday, May 24, and headed to nearby Iligan or Cagayan de Oro City to escape the clashes between government troops and the Maute terrorist group.
Continue reading Thousands flee Marawi to escape clashes Image by Rappler.com 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 REPAINT. After a year of wear and tear, the walls of Pedro P. Cruz Elementary School in Mandaluyong City is in need of a fresh coat of paint. Photo by Luigi Arce/Rappler To strengthen this initiative, the education department wraps up its Brigada Eskwela program with a series of seminars on disaster risk reduction management, and fire and earthquake drills
MANILA, Philippines (May 21, 2017) — Beyond preparing classrooms for the opening of the school year, Brigada Eskwela is also focused on ensuring that schools can prepare for emergencies and disasters.
Continue reading Brigada Eskwela pushes for better disaster preparedness in schools 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 Image by Rappler.com DSWD field offices are on standby to extend assistance to affected local government units
MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 15, 2017) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is ready to serve areas expected to be adversely affected by Tropical Depression Crising.
Continue reading #ReliefPH: DSWD ready to help areas affected by Tropical Depression Crising Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Rappler.com The Knowledge Co-Creation Program is part of JICA’s development cooperation with the Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 11, 2017) — The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) urges young Filipinos to join the disaster management training in Japan, an initiative meant to boost the capacity of the Philippines on disaster preparedness and response.
Continue reading JICA invites young Filipinos to disaster management training in Japan Image by Rappler.com The Commission on Audit releases its first-ever report on how funds for disaster risk reduction and management were used by national and local officials
MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 22, 2017) — The Commission on Audit (COA) found that the Department of National Defense (DND) and local government units failed to follow rules for using disaster funds in 2015.
Continue reading COA: DND, 183 LGUs didn’t follow rules for disaster funds in 2015