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COA: DND, 183 LGUs didn’t follow rules for disaster funds in 2015

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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

Only 1 in 10 LGUs has plan on how to respond to natural disasters

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VULNERABLE. Rice and corn farmers may go deeper into poverty because of climate change. Photo by Vincent Go / Greenpeace

Climate Change Commission Secretary Emmanuel de Guzman urges local officials to create their own action plan by the end of 2017

MANILA, Philippines (July 7, 2016) — Seven years after the Climate Change Act of 2009 was passed, only 1 in 10 local government units (LGUs) in disaster-prone Philippines has complied with the law’s requirement of drafting local climate change action plans (LCCAP).  Continue reading Only 1 in 10 LGUs has plan on how to respond to natural disasters