Rappler's latest stories on disaster management
[OPINYON] Trahedya dahil sa isang terminong hindi nauunawaan ng lahat
Hindi namimili ang salitang 'trahedya,' at hindi rin dapat namimili ang salitang 'kaligtasan'
Calabarzon residents have no management plan for volcanic eruptions – survey
On a national average, 99.80% of households surveyed across the Philippines also have no disaster management plan specific for volcanic eruption
House panels pass bill creating Department of Disaster Resilience
Lawmakers approve the measure at the committee level weeks after a series of earthquakes rocked parts of Mindanao
Will engineers, architects go on ‘earthquake mission’ to assess structures?
Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum advocates that engineers and architects conduct an audit of houses for free to assess if they have sustained damage from earthquakes
AIM, ASSIST to host 2019 International Disaster Conference
Leaders, experts, policy makers, and practitioners in Asia will gather in the Philippines to discuss the global risks of disasters associated with water
NDRRMC's Jalad says one department for disasters can be 'overwhelming'
'The department cannot be the implementing agency of all interventions for rehabilitation,' NDRRMC Executive Director Ricardo Jalad tells senators
Senate to prioritize creation of disaster department after budget deliberations
Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri says that discussions on the proposed disaster resilience department can start by November 25, when the bicameral conference committee convenes to tackle the 2020 budget
Aid agencies rush to bring aid to Mozambique cyclone survivors
'The priority is getting aid to Ibo because it hasn’t been reached yet,' says Deborah Nguyen, spokeswoman for World Food Programme
Philippines, Japan tackle infra, flood management projects
The two countries reaffirm their commitment to get the Metro Manila Subway partially running by 2022
[OPINION] Urgently needed: Department for disaster resilience and climate change
We have been calling for the new department for 5 years now, even before the 2013 Yolanda disaster. It would be fitting that we finally get this done on the fifth anniversary of that terrible event.
[OPINION] 5 years after Yolanda, imperatives for addressing disasters
Right now, our efforts have been marred by bureaucratic squabbling and largely isolated activities
Mandatory review of disaster law did not take place in Congress
'Nasa batas ng (Republic Act) 10121 that after 5 years, kakaroon ng 'sunset review'…Ngunit sa kasamaang palad... Congress did not call for a sunset review,' says former National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Executive Director Alexander Pama
Local Government Academy holds August 23 disaster-resilient forum
The forum will be held at the Mall of Asia, Hall 4, SMX Convention Center in Pasay City
LIVE: Senate hearing on flood control and management
Watch the hearing on Tuesday, August 14, at 10 am
NDRRMC on red alert due to monsoon rain, floods
This means personnel must be on duty 24/7 to respond to the calamity and there should be 'immediate' coordination among government agencies
Arroyo to create House disaster management committee
Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo says the new House panel aims to create the Department of Disaster Management, a priority of President Rodrigo Duterte
Duterte calls for creation of Department of Disaster Management
President Rodrigo Duterte also calls on Congress to pass the proposed National Land Use Act, which has been pending for two decades
Student pushed to death during safety drill in India
Horrified onlookers watch as the 19-year-old strikes a concrete landing after being shoved off a ledge by the instructor. The whole incident is captured on video and provokes outrage after the footage goes viral on social media.
Study shows how politics affects local disaster management
Dr Maja-Leah V. Ravago says that based on their study, local officials tend to invest in short term disaster risk management measures that can be credited to their administration
Expert: PH tech, understanding of disasters 'on par with world's best'
Dr Alfredo Mahar Francisco Lagmay says the Philippines is among the few countries that invested in LiDAR technology, which helps build disaster-resilient communities
New ASEAN chief vows disaster relief boost after deadly storms
'Our region is disaster-prone,' Lim Jock Hoi says at his inauguration ceremony at ASEAN's Secretariat in Jakarta. 'This underscores the need to strengthen ASEAN cooperation in disaster management and humanitarian assistance.'
NDRRMC, local government units prepare ahead of Vinta landfall
Rescue equipment and relief goods are prepositioned in preparation for Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin)
DSWD, LGUs provide P2.09-M aid for Urduja victims
(UPDATED) The Department of Social Welfare and Development has provided assistance to affected families in Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, and Eastern Visayas
Duterte vows speedy aid for Biliran, Urduja-affected areas
President Rodrigo Duterte orders the Department of Public Works and Highways to finish repairing two damaged bridges in Biliran in less than 30 days
DOE targets restoring power in Biliran before Christmas
Some 365,000 food packs are also on standby for those affected by Tropical Depression Urduja
31 dead, 49 missing due to Urduja
(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says most of the fatalities and the missing persons are from Biliran
Why write about disasters?
We go back to basics and ask ourselves, 'Will the public understand what I'm writing?' or 'Will this piece avert deaths?'
DND chief asks media's help to fight fake news
'Fake news is already circulating every day. It is the duty of the media to see to it that fake news is not propagated'
Widespread destruction in central Vietnam after major typhoon
Typhoon Doksuri destroys around 123,000 homes and tears down trees and power lines in 5 provinces
Duterte creates task force to speed up Yolanda rehab
The task force headed by Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr is designed to improve coordination between government agencies implementing Yolanda projects
Palawan's hazard-prone towns identified
According to the Provincial Climate Change Action Plan 2017 2023 an estimated 244 997 people are highly susceptible to landslides with Puerto Princesa City Roxas and Rizal having the highest population exposure
Muntinlupa #MMShakeDrill tests community and private sector response
We should always assume that the disaster [management] office or the local [government] will not be able to respond immediately [after an earthquake] a disaster management officer says
#FridayFeels: Miss Disaster Risk Reduction 2017
If asked about disaster preparedness would you give an answer worthy of the crown or a response that would induce a facepalm?
Does the Philippines have enough funds to deal with disasters?
Typhoon season is underway in the Philippines and some officials warn the funds for handling calamities may not be enough
What is Agos?
Agos uses technology for disaster preparedness and to save lives during natural disasters
What to expect at the Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness
Know more about the speakers at the Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness on July 7 8 at SM Aura s Samsung Hall Register for limited free tickets today
NDRRMC cites outstanding work in disaster management
The NDRRMC awards several local government units and private groups for their outstanding efforts in disaster management and humanitarian response
UP Resilience Institute to integrate Project NOAH as information hub
The UP NOAH Center under the UP RI will offer reports for cities and municipalities to help them manage their ecological vulnerabilities
JICA invites young Filipinos to disaster management training in Japan
The Knowledge Co Creation Program is part of JICA’s development cooperation with the Philippines
WATCH: #NameThatRedCrossShip, PH's first humanitarian vessel
On its 70th founding anniversary the PRC launches its first disaster response ship in the Philippines From April 1 15 2017 help name that vessel
Duterte vows P2B in aid for quake-hit Surigao
President Rodrigo Duterte during his visit to Surigao City also tells residents they will be given livelihood programs and housing
Pagasa to take over Project NOAH, says DOST
Project NOAH has reached its completion and project ending date New project proposals are welcome if there is a new study to be made the science department says
Floods hit Lanao del Sur, Bukidnon; Cagayan de Oro still on alert
The tail end of a cold front triggers more floods in parts of Mindanao
Gov't eyes 'stronger' disaster management agency to replace NDRRMC
If Congress approves the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council NDRRMC will be replaced by an independent agency called the Civil Defense Authority CDA
Recto: Calamity fund enough, challenge is to release aid fast
With P37 billion in its calamity fund the Philippines should focus on simplifying and speeding up the process of releasing money for disaster hit areas says Senator Ralph Recto
2 dead, 3 missing in Catanduanes as Typhoon Karen hammers Bicol
UPDATED Power failure flash floods evacuation stranded passengers are reported in the Bicol area as a result of Typhoon Karen
NDRRMC on red alert over Typhoon Karen
Authorities say preemptive evacuations are ongoing ahead of Typhoon Karen s expected landfall in the Quezon Aurora area on Sunday October 16
WATCH: Editors Lab Conference 2016
On the second day of the Philippines Editors Lab participants will present their projects to a jury of media and disaster experts
WATCH: Rappler, GEN host hackathon for leading media orgs in PH
Leading media networks in the country will gather for a two day hackathon to create news app prototypes that can be used during disasters
New NDRRMC chief: Disaster preparedness everybody's responsibility
NDRRMC executive director Undersecretary Ricardo Jalad s first day in office coincides with first day of the National Disaster Consciousness Month