The site of the fire has an active volcano, Mount Makaturing
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines (Jan. 22, 2016) — Lanao del Sur officials are investigating the cause of the fire that razed the mountain forests of Butig town in the province on Thursday night, January 21, including concerns that it might have been triggered by volcanic activity.
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.
Local officials fear that apart from rivers drying up and crops being damaged, El Niño will cause bush fires
MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 15, 2016) — After passing a resolution declaring a state of calamity in Zamboanga City on Tuesday, January 11, local officials have started finding ways on how to cope with the continuing dry-spell in their city.
The city agriculturist estimates that up to 2,000 hectares of rice and corn field have gone to waste
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Jan. 13, 2016) — The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council passed a resolution on Monday, January 11, declaring a state of calamity in Zamboanga City, following the implementation of a water rationing scheme.