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Japan court rejects payout for sterilized 'eugenics' victims

May 28, 2019 - 10:35 PM

Local media says the ruling finds the government is not obliged to pay compensation because the 20-year statute of limitations have now passed

Pama's advice to next NDRRMC chief? 'Coordination, teamwork'

Jun 29, 2016 - 6:46 PM

Alexander Pama the outgoing executive director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council says saving a lot of lives is his proudest legacy

DRRM IN PH. Alexander Pama talks to Rappler about his achievements and the challenges he faced as the country's disaster management chief. Screenshot from Rappler

Review of PH energy policy underway

May 26, 2016 - 4:57 PM

It is the obligation of the government to act to save the people from climate change and not wait says Emmanuel De Guzman vice chair of the Climate Change Commission

Japan's only working nuclear reactors can stay online

Apr 06, 2016 - 6:45 PM

A court rules that the No 1 and No 2 reactors at the Sendai power plant should be allowed to stay online

epa04412863 Protesters take part in an anti-nuclear power demonstration in Tokyo, Japan, 23 September 2014. Two reactors at the Sendai power plant, operated by Kyushu Electric, in Japan, passed new safety standards on 10 September, for the first time since the nuclear disaster at Fukushima three and a half years ago. The move brings Japan closer to restarting domestic nuclear power generation after the government shut down all of its nuclear plants in the wake of the reactor meltdown at Fukushima, which followed an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. EPA/KIYOSHI OTA

UNDP launches new program for disaster resilience

Mar 31, 2015 - 8:15 PM

Called 5 10 50 the program seeks to support countries and communities to help them deliver better risk informed development

DISASTER. Photo by Chris McCowage/Australian Red Cross/AFP

In Sendai, Philippines shows lessons from Yolanda

Mar 20, 2015 - 7:40 PM

The Philippines signs a framework for disaster risk reduction during a recently concluded United Nations conference in Sendai Japan

BEST PRACTICES. Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman heads the Philippine delegation to the 3rd United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. Photo from UNISDR

UN disaster meet criticized for lack of targets

Mar 19, 2015 - 2:56 PM

Vague targets set included reducing global disaster mortality and damage to infrastructure while increasing the number of early warning systems and improving cooperation

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at Opening ceremony of the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, March 13, 2015. Eskinder Debebe/UN Photo

Lessons from Japan: Rebuilding agriculture after disasters

Mar 18, 2015 - 8:00 PM

resilient livelihoods in a country as extremely affected by climate related disasters as the Philippines is possible

Vanuatu reminder: Why world should take bold action on disasters

Mar 17, 2015 - 3:01 PM

President Lonsdale’s words are a wake up call for the international community the current status quo in disaster risk reduction efforts is failing the world’s most vulnerable nations and communities

AFTERMATH. Adrian Banga surveys his destroyed house in Port Villa, capital of Vanuatu, 16 March 2015. Photo by Dave Hunt Australia and New Zealand Out/EPA

PH renews call for cooperation in new disaster framework

Mar 15, 2015 - 5:37 PM

Senator Loren Legarda highlights the Philippines efforts toward better disaster risk reduction and calls on the international community to do its part

DOUBLE TIME. Volunteers rush the repacking of relief goods at the social welfare department’s Pasay City warehouse for areas affected by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) in various regions. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

PH must push for new global agreement on disaster risk reduction

Mar 12, 2015 - 5:19 PM

The framework must inspire participation of disaster affected communities in every stage of the process – from understanding risks and their impacts to effective governance and accountability

Tsunami 101: What you need to know about tsunamis

Mar 12, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The Philippines is an archipelago located along the Pacific Ocean s Ring of Fire making it vulnerable to earthquakes that may cause tsunamis

PH to share 'best practices' for new int'l disaster framework

Mar 11, 2015 - 2:59 PM

The country s experience of Typhoon Haiyan and Tyhoon Hagupit is expected to contribute to the crafting of the successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action

DOUBLE TIME. Volunteers rush the repacking of relief goods at the social welfare department’s Pasay City warehouse for areas affected by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) in various regions. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

ASEAN leaders forge action points for PDDs

Oct 18, 2014 - 12:54 PM

After an international consultation conducted by the Nansen Initiative government representatives identify 6 areas where action is needed to help people displaced by disasters

INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT. About 195 persons affected by Typhoon Yolanda from Samar and Leyte arrive at the Navotas fishport aboard a Philippine Navy vessel Nov 29, 2013. Rappler file photo by Jose Del

Asian leaders discuss protection of people displaced by disasters

Oct 15, 2014 - 9:31 PM

More people are displaced by disasters than by conflicts In 2013 there were more people forced to leave their homes in the Philippines than there were in 4 continents combined

COLLABORATION. (L-R) DFA assistant secretary Jesus Domingo, Swiss ambassador to the Philippines Ivo Sieber, DRD executive director Charles-Antoine Hofmann, and NI envoy Walter Klein talk about the framework of the consultations. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Japanese get anti-radiation pills ahead of nuclear restart

Jul 28, 2014 - 4:01 PM

The move to distribute the pills started Sunday July 27 for those living within a five kilometer three mile radius of the Sendai nuclear plant

This picture taken on April 28, 2014 shows the Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima prefecture. Jiji Press/AFP

Turning our hashtags into action

Mar 29, 2012 - 2:25 PM

It is not enough to just remember Japan Any part of the Philippines can be the next Marikina the next CDO even the next Sendai

UN: Japan quake taught us to prepare

Mar 10, 2012 - 1:58 PM

The first anniversary of the magnitude 9 0 earthquake in Japan provides insights for similarly disaster prone Philippines

DESTRUCTION. Debris is scattered over a large area of Sendai in Miyagi prefecture after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami devastated the coast of eastern Japan. AFP Photo/Noboru Hashimoto