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Empowering seniors in disaster risk reduction and management

Jul 16, 2018 - 4:32 PM

Program proves senior citizens deserve bigger roles in preparing for disasters

Pasig, Legazpi showcase urban climate solutions at UN climate conference

Nov 16, 2017 - 6:23 PM

ASEAN cities share innovative urban solutions for climate mitigation and adaptation

Rappler, Philippine Red Cross ink tie-up on disaster preparedness

Jul 09, 2017 - 10:49 AM

The project aims to educate a wider range of audience in disaster preparedness and risk reduction by publishing content of relevant topics on social media

Philippine Red Cross Senator chairman Richard Gordon during Day 2 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 8, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Environment and climate change: Duterte owns the problems now

Jun 30, 2017 - 5:21 PM

President Duterte has inherited problems from past administrations He must lead us away from ecological apocalypse by being bold and visionary

NDRRMC cites outstanding work in disaster management

Jun 10, 2017 - 5:57 PM

The NDRRMC awards several local government units and private groups for their outstanding efforts in disaster management and humanitarian response

ZERO CASUALTY ADVOCATES. NDRRMC awards local government units, humanitarian groups, and individuals for their outstanding efforts on disaster management. Photo by PICC

Motorcycle riders play key role in #Pagyanig

Jun 23, 2016 - 4:21 PM

During the nationwide earthquake drill the Unified Rizal Riders Club transport Department of Health officials to Camp Aguinaldo to provide situational reports amid unpassable roads

MMDA and Rappler partner to make Metro Manila earthquake-ready

May 14, 2016 - 1:59 PM

This year s MMShakeDrill takes place on Wednesday June 22 2016

PARTNERS. MMDA and Rappler have inked an agreement to cooperate for this year's #MMShakeDrill. Photo by Lou Gepuela / Rappler

Authorities set stage for second #MMShakeDrill

May 13, 2016 - 10:56 AM

This year s Metro Manila Shake Drill takes place on June 22

#RescueMarch 2016: Responders go the distance to save lives

Apr 26, 2016 - 2:18 PM

Some 700 disaster responders and uniformed men walk from the Bonifacio Shrine near Manila City Hall to Fort Bonifacio to prepare for the worse case scenario in case the West Valley Fault System moves

TIMELINE: PH policies on climate change and disaster management

Nov 01, 2015 - 4:28 PM

Learn about relevant policies on climate change and disaster management in the Philippines

Nations agree to protect people displaced by disasters

Oct 22, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Disaster Displacement represents one of the biggest humanitarian challenges of the 21st century

DISASTER DISPLACEMENT. Photo from Global Estimates 2014 report by Nansen Initiative on displaced people by disasters.

Officials finalize APEC disaster risk reduction framework

Sep 23, 2015 - 8:15 PM

The basic framework calls on cooperation among the 21 APEC economies to strengthen their resilience to disaster

APEC AND DISASTER RISKS. The Philippines' Alexander Pama (executive director of NDRRMC) chairs the closing session of the 9th Senior Disaster Management Officials' Forum on September 23, 2015 in Iloilo City. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Over 2 billion views for #MMShakeDrill on Twitter

Jul 30, 2015 - 9:31 PM

The challenge is how the drill converts online awareness of the effects of a quake into actual preparedness in the event of a real disaster

SONA 2015: Aquino admits need to do more after Yolanda

Jul 27, 2015 - 9:27 PM

In his last State of the Nation Address President Aquino makes true and false claims about the way government responded to major disasters

YOLANDA REHAB. Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson submits the final Yolanda rehabilitation plan to President Benigno Aquino III in August 2014 at the Manila Memorial Park, where they heard Mass for the 5th death anniversary of the President's mother, Corazon Aquino. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Senate OKs youth representation in disaster council

Jun 10, 2015 - 4:52 PM

Commissioner Dingdong Dantes challenges the youth to gear up and get involved in disaster preparedness response and recovery

YOUTH IN DRR. Commissioner Dingdong Dantes, National Youth Commission (NYC)   environment committee head, lobbies Senate on May 12, to involve youth in disaster risk reduction and mitigation policy-making. Photo by NYC

How to rebuild communities after a disaster

Jun 10, 2015 - 2:35 PM

Strengthening local resilience requires engaging the community to better understand the experience of disaster impact and adaptation as well as providing interventions tailored to the specific local context

Disasters often affect large numbers of households at the same time, thereby diminishing their access to informal networks as a coping mechanism. Photo from ADB

Dingdong Dantes, NYC seek youth rep in disaster council

May 18, 2015 - 11:39 AM

We can no longer ignore the importance of disaster preparedness and we do not want to risk more lives that is why we are making this urgent call to provide for youth representation in disaster risk reduction and management councils

YOUTH IN DRR. Commissioner Dingdong Dantes, National Youth Commission (NYC)   environment committee head, lobbies Senate on May 12, to involve youth in disaster risk reduction and mitigation policy-making. Photo by NYC

#ZeroCasualty: How good governance saves lives

Oct 16, 2014 - 11:51 AM

A gathering of local government units seeks to promote governance practices that integrate local disaster risk reduction efforts with climate change adaptation and ecosystems management to build resilience

Shared experience: PH, Indonesia team up for disaster preparedness

Jul 10, 2014 - 9:37 PM

Both located along the Pacific Ring of Fire a belt of active volcanoes and fault lines the Philippines and Indonesia are on the front lines of disasters

LEARNING. An Indonesian expert talks about success indicators of disaster resilience during the conference. All photos from Give2Asia

HIGHLIGHTS: #2030NOW PH+SocialGood

Oct 05, 2013 - 12:43 PM

Find out how you can be a hero in this year s Social Good Summit