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WB, AIIB commit P21 billion to manage Metro Manila floods

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RECURRING PROBLEM. In this file photo, residents of Barangay Holy Spirit in Quezon City, wade the knee-high flood in Veterans Village. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

This comes as the Metro Manila Flood Management Master Plan is expected to be fully implemented in 25 years

MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 1, 2017) — Will modernizing pumping stations fix the problem of heavy flooding in the Metro Manila? Continue reading WB, AIIB commit P21 billion to manage Metro Manila floods

MMDA trains 100 dogs in UP to help save lives during disasters

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SEARCH AND RESCUE. The University of the Philippines adopts the MMDA K9 Corps search and rescue training at the UP vanguard. Photos by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

Dogs undergo a life-saving training every weekend for 8 weeks at the UP Vanguard grounds

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 7, 2017) — University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) adopted the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) K9 Corps search and rescue training. Continue reading MMDA trains 100 dogs in UP to help save lives during disasters

LGUs, private companies participate in the 3rd #MMShakeDrill

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JUST A DRILL. Responders simulate a fire scenario at the inside the Mandaluyong City Hall complex. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

The scenarios performed by the different local government units for #MMShakeDrill seek to foster a culture of preparedness in anticipation of the movement of the West Valley Fault

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 14, 2017) — At exactly 4:00 pm, the siren rang at different parts of Metro Manila, warning everyone that a strong earthquake just hit the capital region. Continue reading LGUs, private companies participate in the 3rd #MMShakeDrill

Metro Manila should learn from Leyte earthquake – Phivolcs

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WARNING. Phivolcs geologist Charmaine Villamin says that past earthquakes provide an abundance of lessons in disaster preparedness. Rappler screengrab

Phivolcs geologist Charmaine Villamin says that the strength of ‘the Big One’ will not be far in magnitude from the earthquake that hit Leyte

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 7, 2017) — The earthquake that hit Leyte on Thursday, July 6, is both a warning and a guide for residents of Metro Manila. Continue reading Metro Manila should learn from Leyte earthquake – Phivolcs

Prepared for the Big One: MMDA, Agos partner for #MMShakeDrill 2017

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#MMSHAKEDRILL 2017 PARTNERS. MMDA chairman Danilo Lim and MovePH executive director Rupert Ambil signed an agreement on Friday, June 30 to use the Agos system for the Metro Manila Shakedrill that will be conducted from July 14 to 17

The disaster risk reduction platform Agos, powered by eBayanihan, will be used for the biggest earthquake drill in Metro Manila to be held on July 14-17

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 2, 2017) — To raise public awareness on preparing for a major earthquake or the “Big One” that could strike anytime, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has partnered with Agos, powered by eBayanihan. Continue reading Prepared for the Big One: MMDA, Agos partner for #MMShakeDrill 2017

#RescueMarch 2016, Responders go the distance to save lives

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FOR HUMANITY. The Rescue March Challenge aims to foster camaraderie, responder interoperability, and a culture of preparedness. Image courtesy Mara Mercado. Base images courtesy Martin Aguda

Some 700 disaster responders and uniformed men walk from the Bonifacio Shrine near Manila City Hall to Fort Bonifacio to prepare for the worse case scenario, in case the West Valley Fault System moves

MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 26, 2016) — What happens when the West Valley Fault moves and a 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes?  Continue reading #RescueMarch 2016, Responders go the distance to save lives

Bomb threat forces temporary closure of EDSA-Main Avenue

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BOMB THREAT. A suspicious package is reportedly found on this bus along EDSA on April 17, 2016. Photo by Philip Fortuno
The closure causes heavy traffic along the major thoroughfare; all lanes are reopened past 10 pm

MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 17, 2016) – A bomb threat on Sunday evening, April 17, triggered the temporary closure of the northbound lane of EDSA-Main Avenue in Cubao, Quezon City.

Continue reading Bomb threat forces temporary closure of EDSA-Main Avenue

The dangerous Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike

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Image by Rappler.com
Geologist Kelvin Rodolfo says that if a large earthquake on the West Marikina Valley Fault ruptures the planned expressway-dike, ‘Metro Manila would be flooded catastrophically’

January 24, 2016 — A project to build a “Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike” (LLED) east of the shoreline from Bicutan to Los Baños, also meant to protect Metro Manila from lake floods, is very Continue reading The dangerous Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike