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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

DSWD to #LawinPH survivors: Report relief irregularities

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RELIEF DISTRIBUTION. DSWD Sec Judy Taguiwalo leads the distribution of relief goods in Kalinga after Super Typhoon Lawin hit the province. Photo courtesy of DSWD

‘This is why we release this kind of information so the citizens will get involved in running the government. The changes that we want will not happen if we don’t take action’, says DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 3, 2016) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Wednesday, November 2, encouraged survivors of Super Typhoon Lawin (international name Haima) to report irregularities in relief distribution in affected areas.  Continue reading DSWD to #LawinPH survivors: Report relief irregularities

#LawinPH: Being prepared saved lives

Residents of Baggao, cagayan return to their farms after super typhoon lawin
DISASTER PROOF. Residents of Baggao, Cagayan return to their farms after Super Typhoon Lawin hit in October 2016. Photo courtesy of Plan International

‘The change of behavior in terms of disaster preparedness has saved a lot of lives and caused less destruction,’ says Plan International County Director Dennis O’Brien

MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 1, 2016) — From afar, you can just see a line of colorful umbrellas dotted along a vast rice field with mountains in the background. As you come closer, you can see more than 10 farmers, mostly women, barefoot and bending down as they plant rice while using the umbrellas to cover them from the heat of the sun.  Continue reading #LawinPH: Being prepared saved lives