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Bicol grade school students trained in disaster response, resilience

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TRAINING. A representative from the Office of Civil Defense Bicol demonstrates to pupils at the Bacacay East Central School in Albay how to administer first aid. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Bicol is the pilot area for the Office of Civil Defense’s resilience caravan

ALBAY, Philippines (Nov. 24, 2017) — The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Bicol is teaching the next generation of Bicolanos to be prepared should disaster strike in the region. Continue reading Bicol grade school students trained in disaster response, resilience

NDRRMC reschedules postponed earthquake drill to September 27

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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

NDRRMC postpones nationwide earthquake drill

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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

Netizens ask: Why hold quake drill on martial law anniversary

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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

Government sets 3rd nationwide earthquake drill on Sept 21

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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

Bring disaster preparedness down to communities – DILG exec

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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

Thousands of passengers stranded due to Tropical Depression Crising

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The Office of Civil Defense advises travelers not to proceed to seaports after the cancellation of sea trips due to Tropical Depression Crising

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines (Apr. 15, 2017) — About 4,000 passengers in various seaports of Bicol were stranded after sea trips in the region were cancelled due to the weather disturbance brought by Tropical Depression Crising. Continue reading Thousands of passengers stranded due to Tropical Depression Crising

Agusan del Sur residents in need of rescue, relief due to flash floods

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HELP NEEDED. Citizens in Barangay in Sagunto, Lapaz town are waiting to be rescued. Photo courtesy of Jamaica Jumonong/Rappler

Netizens from the area have been posting photos and updates on the need for evacuation and relief goods in the area before signal went down

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 20, 2017) — Thousands of residents in Agusan del Sur province are in need of rescue and relief goods as flash floods inundate towns along the Agusan River on Thursday, January 19. Continue reading Agusan del Sur residents in need of rescue, relief due to flash floods

#RescueMarch in Eastern Visayas commemorates Yolanda

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RESCUERS IN ACTION. Rescuers perform the Mogadishu Walk on their final march to ground zero in Balyuan Grounds, Tacloban City. All photos by Jene-Anne Pangue/ Rappler

‘We learned a lot from Yolanda, not just rebuilding lives but rebuilding them better. Yolanda provided a benchmark. It is the new normal,’ says Office of Civil Defense 8 Regional Director Edgar Posadas

TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines (Nov. 7, 2016) — More than 400 responders from rescue teams, local government units, government agencies, civil society organizations, and volunteer groups participated in the first-ever rescue march in Eastern Visayas on Sunday, November 6, to commemorate the 3rd anniversary of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) and to prepare for the next deadly typhoon.  Continue reading #RescueMarch in Eastern Visayas commemorates Yolanda

#Pagyanig: NDRRMC, LGUs hold nationwide simultaneous quake drill

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RAIN OR SHINE. Responders from the Bureau of Fire Protection Region 4A report to the command center during the 3rd Quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill. Photo credit: Rappler

At the staging area in Biñan, Laguna, the quake drill involves a series of well-orchestrated disaster response scenes. Disaster management officials say that the drill in Biñan is now a model for others

BINAN CITY, Philippines (Sept. 29, 2016) — Loud sirens signaled the start of the 3rd Quarter #Pagyanig Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) at 9 am on Wednesday, September 28, in various parts of the country. This was followed immediately by a series of well-orchestrated disaster response scenes to rival any Hollywood disaster movie.  Continue reading #Pagyanig: NDRRMC, LGUs hold nationwide simultaneous quake drill