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Brigada Eskwela pushes for better disaster preparedness in schools

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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

What’s inside DSWD’s ‘dignity kits’ for flood victims?

a kit includes hygiene supplies to be distributed with food packs to evacuees
DIGNITY KITS. A kit includes hygiene supplies to be distributed with food packs to evacuees in areas affected by a low pressure area (LPA) in Mindanao and the tail-end of a cold front affecting the Visayas. Photo courtesy of DSWD

The provision of dignity kits is part of the DSWD’s efforts to provide immediate assistance to more than 13,000 families affected by torrential rains in the Visayas and Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 19, 2017) — Hygiene supplies called “dignity kits” will be distributed to families evacuated from flooded areas in Mindanao and Visayas, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Wednesday, January 18. Continue reading What’s inside DSWD’s ‘dignity kits’ for flood victims?

Over 7,000 families affected by Typhoon Nina still in evacuation centers

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EVACUATION CENTER. A cop in Malilipot town in Catanduanes visits families that sought shelter at San Jose Elementary School during Typhoon Nina

Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo also calls on the public to report irregularities in the distribution of relief goods

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 3, 2017) — More than 7,000 families welcomed the new year in evacuation centers a week after Typhoon Nina (Nock-ten) hit Southern Tagalog region.  Continue reading Over 7,000 families affected by Typhoon Nina still in evacuation centers

Schools constantly at risk of natural, man-made hazards

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In this file photo, Marilyn Indiano, 35, carries her two-month-old baby Justine inside an evacuation building in a slum area in Baseco district, Manila, Philippines, December 7, 2014, during Typhoon Hagupit. Dennis Sabangan/EPA
Philippine schools are battered every year by typhoons and floods. In some areas, they have to somehow go through an academic year amid the threat of armed conflict.

February 18, 2016 — Schools in the Philippines regularly face challenges few other educational systems around the world have to deal with: frequent exposure to different kinds of hazards or disasters.

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