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 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 CHANGE IS COMING. Nanang Tinang, a community elder in Itbayat, Batanes, talks to Clara Magasing and her two children in Barangay Yawran, Itbayat, one of the worst-affected villages by Typhoon Ferdie. Photo by Airah Cadiogan/Oxfam For remote communities in Batanes, weathering typhoons is nothing new, but climate change threatens to uproot their homes and destroy their livelihoods. Watch this 360 video on how communities in Itbayat are facing their new normal
ITBAYAT, Batanes (Mar 1, 2017) — Batanes has endured centuries of strong typhoons as it lies along the typhoon belt in the Pacific but the intensity of super typhoon Ferdie (international name: Meranti), which hit the picturesque island province in September 2016, caught communities there off-guard.
Continue reading Batanes: Facing the new normal of climate change 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 HELP NEEDED. Citizens in Barangay in Sagunto, Lapaz town are waiting to be rescued. Photo courtesy of Jamaica Jumonong/Rappler Netizens from the area have been posting photos and updates on the need for evacuation and relief goods in the area before signal went down
MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 20, 2017) — Thousands of residents in Agusan del Sur province are in need of rescue and relief goods as flash floods inundate towns along the Agusan River on Thursday, January 19.
Continue reading Agusan del Sur residents in need of rescue, relief due to flash floods 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 #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 NEW HOPE. A woman fisher stands by a lake in Sitio Bulogo, Baranggay Matilac in Pigkawayan municipality and shows a gill net she received through FAO. Photo by Dante Diosina/FAO Through a $3-million grant from the New Zealand government, FAO is currently supporting the recovery of 10,475 farming and fishing households in the province of Cotabato
COTABATO PROVINCE, Philippines (Jan. 14, 2017) — Farming and fishing families in Mindanao are no stranger to both natural and human-induced disasters.
Continue reading UN FAO, New Zealand aid Cotabato drought-affected areas