PREPAREDNESS. The NDRRMC conducts an emergency response preparedness meeting to discuss government response for combined effects of Severe Tropical Storm Paolo and the low pressure area. Photo from NDRRMC Those in Bicol, the Visayas, and Mindanao are advised to take precautionary measures amid rain from Paolo, while Palawan is affected by the low pressure area
MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 17, 2017) — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) advised local governments and residents to be on alert for both Severe Tropical Storm Paolo (Lan) and a low pressure area (LPA).
Continue reading NDRRMC to local officials: Prepare for Severe Tropical Storm Paolo, LPA EARTHQUAKE DRILL. More than 1,000 grade schoolers of Mabini Elementary school in Baguio City join the 3rd national Earth Quake Drill September 27, 2017. Photos by Mau Victa The #BidaAngHanda, the official hashtag for the nationwide earthquake drill organized by the NDRRMC, trends nationwide
MANILA, Philippines – How ready is Southern Luzon in case of a strong earthquake?
Continue reading Thousands participate in the 3rd nationwide earthquake drill COVER. Soldiers cover their heads during the Nationwide Earthquake Drill, at the Quezon City Hall grounds in Quezon City, March 31, 2017. The drill aims to increase effort in public awareness of the ever-looming possibility of strong earthquake. Photo by Nelson Vera/Rappler NDRRMC initially schedules the earthquake drill on September 21. The drills are postponed after President Duterte declared it as a National Day of Protest
MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 22, 2017) — The 3rd Quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill will be held on Wednesday, September 27, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) announced on Friday, September 22, through its Facebook page.
Continue reading NDRRMC reschedules postponed earthquake drill to September 27 EARTHQUAKE DRILL. In this file photo, a worker activates the siren as employees cover their heads while they run for safety during the Nationwide Earthquake Drill, at the Quezon City Hall grounds, March 31, 2017. File photo by Nelson Vera/Rappler The NDRRMC calls off the disaster preparedness activity after President Rodrigo Duterte suspends government work and classes on September 21
MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 19, 2017) — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) called off the national simultaneous earthquake drill (NSED) that was initially scheduled on Thursday, September 21, opting to postpone the activity to a later date.
Continue reading NDRRMC postpones nationwide earthquake drill Image by Rappler.com Political rallies are also expected to be massive, prompting President Rodrigo Duterte to suspend government work and classes in Metro Manila
MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 19, 2017) — Why schedule the earthquake drill during the anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines?
Continue reading Netizens ask: Why hold quake drill on martial law anniversary DRILL. In this file photo, police and civilian employees evacuate from the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) headquarters as they participate in the nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill in Quezon City on March 31, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler On the same day, various activist groups are also expected to take the streets of Metro Manila to commemorate the declaration of martial law 45 years ago
MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 18, 2017) — There will be mass movement of people in the streets on September 21 but not all of them will have a political agenda.
Continue reading Government sets 3rd nationwide earthquake drill on Sept 21 PREPAREDNESS. The NDRRMC conducts a pre-disaster risk assessment meeting in preparation for Typhoon Talim and the low pressure area east of Quezon. Photo from NDRRMC Residents in areas likely to be affected are advised to take the necessary precautionary measures and are alerted against possible flooding and landslides
MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 11, 2017) — Ahead of the entry of Typhoon Talim into the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) held a pre-disaster risk assessment meeting with concerned government agencies and local government units (LGUs) on Monday, September 11.
Continue reading LGUs told to prepare for Typhoon Talim, low pressure area Image by Rappler.com Typhoon season is underway in the Philippines, and some officials warn the funds for handling calamities may not be enough
MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 12, 2017) — Are there enough funds for disaster management in 2017?
Continue reading Does the Philippines have enough funds to deal with disasters 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 Image by Rappler.com DSWD field offices are on standby to extend assistance to affected local government units
MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 15, 2017) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is ready to serve areas expected to be adversely affected by Tropical Depression Crising.
Continue reading #ReliefPH: DSWD ready to help areas affected by Tropical Depression Crising