FRONTLINE. Local governments are the first responders to every disaster, says DILG undersecretary Austere Panadero. Rappler screengrab DILG undersecretary Austere Panadero says it is crucial to bring preparation down to the community and family levels
MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 9, 2017) — Disaster preparedness needs to be brought down to the community level.
Continue reading Bring disaster preparedness down to communities – DILG exec FLOODWATER. Children wade through waist-deep floodwater caused by monsoon rains along AFP Road in Quezon City. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler At least 79 evacuation centers are opened in affected areas in Luzon
MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 14, 2016) — Thousands fled their homes as rivers swelled and overflowed due to heavy rains on Saturday, August 13.
Continue reading Habagat affects 69,000 people CIVIL DEFENSE ADMINISTRATOR. Ricardo Jalad is the new chief of the Office of Civil Defense, and Executive Director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). Photo by Office of Civil Defense. NDRRMC executive director Undersecretary Ricardo Jalad’s first day in office coincides with first day of the National Disaster Consciousness Month
MANILA, Philippines (July 1, 2916) — What better way to start as the new chief of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) than launching disaster preparedness activities?
Continue reading Disaster preparedness everybody’s responsibility WOMEN DURING DISASTERS. Despite the roles women play in households, they are usually left out of disaster prevention programs. Photo by Aleksandar Todorovic/Shutterstock.com The ‘dignity kit’ contains women’s personal care items such as toiletries, undergarments, sanitary napkins, and a malong
MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 7, 2016) — “Dignity kits” containing basic personal care items for women will soon be distributed in times of disasters and emergencies, according to new government regulations.
Continue reading Women’s ‘dignity kits’ now mandatory during disasters