Philippines disaster preparedness - updates

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[OPINION] Planning and preparation: Unglamorous, yet most critical, in disasters

Jan 14, 2020 - 1:21 PM

'The continued presence of residents right on the active volcano over the years is the most illustrative manifestation of the state of our disaster preparedness as far as Taal is concerned'

Labor Code allows private sector to suspend work during calamity – DOLE

Jan 13, 2020 - 2:20 PM

The Labor Code also says that employees who choose not to work in times of disaster should not be sanctioned

SUSPEND WORK. Residents in Talisay, Batangas wait to be evacuated on January 13, 2020, following the eruption of Taal Volcano. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The 4th nationwide earthquake drill of 2019

Nov 14, 2019 - 6:52 PM

The 4th National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill aims to evaluate the effectiveness of local governments' contingency plans and protocols in relation to earthquake scenarios and other similar events

Establishments around T. M. Kalaw Avenue in Manila participate in the 2019 4th Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on Thursday, November 14. Photo by Ben Nabong

Will engineers, architects go on ‘earthquake mission’ to assess structures?

Nov 12, 2019 - 8:00 AM

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

COLLAPSED. The window of a house in Barangay Ilomavis in Cotabato collapsed, along with some part of the wall, because of the strong earthquake. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Ormoc City kicks off 3rd nationwide earthquake drill for 2019

Aug 08, 2019 - 8:50 PM

The 3rd quarter NSED in Ormoc City simulates the impact of a magnitude 7.2 earthquake

PREPARED. The Abuyog Community College in Leyte participates in the 3rd quarter nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill headed by the Abuyog MDRRMO at the ACC ground on Thursday, August 8. Photo by Jessica Alvero/ Rappler

MMDA chair says #MMShakeDrill 2019 shows 'effective' response to disaster

Jul 27, 2019 - 1:27 PM

'I'm confident that with this kind of equipment, training and people, we would be very able to respond effectively,' says MMDA chief Danilo Lim

MMDA Chairman Danny Lim leads the 5th Metro Manila Shake Drill held at MMDA Headquarter in Guadalupe on 27 July 2019. Photo by: Lito Borras/Rappler

#MMShakeDrill 2019 set for early hours of July 27

Jul 12, 2019 - 6:16 PM

The annual earthquake drill will start as early as 4 am 'when most Metro Manila residents are at home and asleep' to test the response capabilities and preparedness of local government units and the private sector

COVER. Quezon City Hall employees join the 4th Nationwide "Shake Drill" on Thursday, July 19, 2018, during National Disaster Resilience Month. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

How Malabon City uses tech and bayanihan to combat disasters

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:03 PM

Malabon City is banking on volunteerism and modern technology to respond to calamities

IN PHOTOS: Metro Manila prepares for the ‘Big One’

Jul 19, 2018 - 6:19 PM

The MMDA's earthquake drill to prepare for 'The Big One' occurs at 1pm, one hour after a text blast is sent to get people ready for the exercise

Quezon City Hall employees join the 4th Nationwide "Shake Drill" on Thursday, July 19, 2018, during the National Disaster Resilience Month with the Theme " Katatagan sa Kalamidad ay Makamtan Kapag Sapat ang Kaalaman sa Kahandaan" The shake drill was conducted in surprise to make it truthfully. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#MMShakeDrill trends, racks up over 3.8 billion impressions

Jul 14, 2017 - 8:34 PM

The impressions count indicates widespread engagement and interest in the disaster preparedness exercise

Habagat affects 69,000 people

Aug 14, 2016 - 8:00 AM

At least 79 evacuation centers are opened in affected areas in Luzon

FLOODWATER. Children wade through waist-deep floodwater caused by southwest monsoon rain along AFP Road in Holy Spirit in Quezon City. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Cagayan residents told: Prepare before Tropical Storm Carina makes landfall

Jul 30, 2016 - 11:53 PM

Local officials warn residents in areas affected by Tropical Storm Carina of possible floods and landslides

#CarinaPH: Areas in Northern Luzon, Visayas prone to floods, landslides

Jul 30, 2016 - 10:25 PM

LGUs especially in affected areas in Northern Luzon are advised to conduct preemptive evacuation

What mayors should do within 48 hours before Typhoon Lando hits land

Oct 17, 2015 - 11:17 AM

Always prepare for the worst even as we hope for the best says NDRRMC executive director Alexander Pama

Bike Scouts PH to ride 1000km for disaster preparedness

Sep 09, 2015 - 9:30 PM

A team of 4 riders is set to distribute flashlights and promote the need for basic disaster preparedness in a 10 day journey that wil take them from Manila to Tacloban City to Calicoan Island Eastern Samar

Bike Scouts Philippines with their volunteers in Sulungan, Eastern Samar. Photo courtesy of Myles Delfin.