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What’s inside DSWD’s ‘dignity kits’ for flood victims?

a kit includes hygiene supplies to be distributed with food packs to evacuees
DIGNITY KITS. A kit includes hygiene supplies to be distributed with food packs to evacuees in areas affected by a low pressure area (LPA) in Mindanao and the tail-end of a cold front affecting the Visayas. Photo courtesy of DSWD

The provision of dignity kits is part of the DSWD’s efforts to provide immediate assistance to more than 13,000 families affected by torrential rains in the Visayas and Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 19, 2017) — Hygiene supplies called “dignity kits” will be distributed to families evacuated from flooded areas in Mindanao and Visayas, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Wednesday, January 18. Continue reading What’s inside DSWD’s ‘dignity kits’ for flood victims?

Thousands displaced by heavy rains in parts of Visayas, Mindanao

rescuers evacuate students and faculty who were stranded in the university of science and technology of the philippines
#RESCUEPH. Rescuers evacuate students and faculty who were stranded in the University of Science and Technology of the Philippines (USTP). Photo courtesy of Lionel Amarado

Around 963 families or 4,536 persons are displaced in Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao, all of which are staying in 28 evacuation centers

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 18, 2017) — Around 5,412 people or 1,242 families were affected by nonstop rains in 26 barangays in Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao on Monday, January 16, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Tuesday, January 17.  Continue reading Thousands displaced by heavy rains in parts of Visayas, Mindanao

Auring maintains strength as it nears Bohol

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Satellite image as of January 9, 4:30 am. Image courtesy of NOAA

Tropical Depression Auring is already 100 kilometers east northeast of Tagbilaran, Bohol as of early Monday morning, January 9

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 9, 2017) — More than a dozen areas remain under signal number 1 as Tropical Depression Auring heads for Bohol.  Continue reading Auring maintains strength as it nears Bohol

Negros Occidental drought damages P143M worth of crops, livestocks

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PARCHED. Lack of water affects farmers most of all whose crops and livestock depend on a steady supply of the resource. Photo by Agence France-Presse
Sugarcane plantations covered by Southern Negros Development Corporation and Daconcogon Sugar Central have been hit the hardest

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Philippines (Jan. 22, 2016) — The continuing dry spell in Negros Occidental has resulted to P143.7 million ($3 million) worth of damage to crops and livestocks.

Continue reading Negros Occidental drought damages P143M worth of crops, livestocks