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Disaster preparedness advocates hail Duterte’s SONA

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ENVIRONMENT. In his first SONA, President Rodrigo Duterte directs the environment department to ‘amend, suspend, revoke’ environmental permits, if needed’.

Advocates of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation suggest immediate actions the Duterte administration can undertake in its first 100 days to build more resilient communities

MANILA, Philippines (July 27, 2016) — A day after President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), the Disaster Risk Reduction Network (DRRNet) Philippines welcomed the President’s bold pronouncements about the environment.  Continue reading Disaster preparedness advocates hail Duterte’s SONA

Negros Occidental declares state of calamity due to El Niño

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The dry spell affects 7,080 farmers, 44 fisherfolk and 7,909 sugar planters in 136 barangays of 21 towns and cities in the province

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines (Apr. 28, 2016) — The province of Negros Occidental has declared a state of calamity after incurring P407 million worth of losses in agro-fishery. Continue reading Negros Occidental declares state of calamity due to El Niño

Negros Occidental drought damages P143M worth of crops, livestocks

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PARCHED. Lack of water affects farmers most of all whose crops and livestock depend on a steady supply of the resource. Photo by Agence France-Presse
Sugarcane plantations covered by Southern Negros Development Corporation and Daconcogon Sugar Central have been hit the hardest

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Philippines (Jan. 22, 2016) — The continuing dry spell in Negros Occidental has resulted to P143.7 million ($3 million) worth of damage to crops and livestocks.

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Forest fire in Lanao del Sur feared volcano-related

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FOREST FIRE. Smoke rises from a forest fire between Mount Latukan and Mount Piagayungan in barangay Sandab, Butig, Lanao del Sur on January 22, 2016. Photo courtesy of the Lanao del Sur Provincial Information Office
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.

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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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Effects of dry spell in Zamboanga City continue to worsen

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DREADED DROUGHT. Rice farmers are among the most vulnerable to the impacts of the ongoing El Niño.
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.

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Rivers drying up, Zamboanga City declares state of calamity

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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.

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