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Disaster Management Chief Says Agency Needs Overhaul

MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 5, 2014) – The Philippines’ disaster management chief Alexander Pama admitted Wednesday, November 5, that his agency needed a boost in capacity, capability, and credibility, but stressed that disaster preparedness is also the business of every Filipino.

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Evacuation Starts as Mayon Escalates to Alert Level 3

LEGAZPI CITY, Sept 16 (PIA) – The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) in Albay has ordered all local government units (LGUs) and DRR authorities to implement forced evacuation late Monday night on all settlers within the 6-kilometer permanent danger zone while at the same time preparation for an imminent evacuation of the 10,000 families in the 6-8 kilometer extended danger zone down slopes of Mayon Volcano following raising the alert level from 2 to 3 hoisted over the volcano.

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