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Vico Sotto signs Pasig's disaster response deal with Cagayan Valley

Feb 10, 2020 - 5:45 PM

Pasig is the first city in Metro Manila to sign a disaster response agreement with its designated partner region. If the 'Big One' strikes, Cagayan Valley will come to Pasig City's aid.

PARTNER RESPONDERS. Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto signs a memorandum of understanding with Cagayan Valley Region Office of Civil Defense Director Dante Balao, that the region's disaster response teams will come to the city's aid in case of "the big one" earthquake of the Marikina Valley Fault. Photo by JC Gotinga/Rappler

Disaster responders test skills for 'The Big One'

Dec 09, 2017 - 5:49 PM

Responders evaluate if their training, skills, and equipment are up to par in case the West Valley Fault Line moves, generating a magnitude 7.2 earthquake

COLLAPSED STRUCTURE. In this scenario, responders deploy to rescue trapped individuals inside the Logistics Command building at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. Photo by Lou Gepuela/Rappler

Solving Marikina City's problems through open innovation

Oct 04, 2017 - 11:06 AM

Seven fellows or innovators from all over the world share their expertise to alleviate Marikina's problems

Civic Innovation Fellows assesses Marikina River landscape

DSWD to test new equipment for rapid emergency communications

Sep 27, 2017 - 8:24 AM

Newly-acquired communication equipment will be tested during the 3rd Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill on Wednesday, September 27

RAPID COMMS. The Department of Social Welfare and Development will test the newly acquired satellites. Photo by DSWD Disaster Response Assistance and Management Bureau

Muntinlupa #MMShakeDrill tests community and private sector response

Jul 15, 2017 - 6:17 PM

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

FIRE MANIPULATION. Bureau of Fire Protection backed up the Puregold Disaster Response Team in putting off the fire from the fuel pipeline. Photo by Alexa Yadao/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Metro Manila LGUs conduct 3rd #MMShakeDrill

Jul 14, 2017 - 8:15 PM

UPDATED Government officials firefighters rescuers soldiers and police also respond to the different earthquake scenarios across Metro Manila for MMShakeDrill

The Pasay City government simulates disaster and response drill during the #MMShakeDrill on July 14, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LGUs, private companies participate in the 3rd #MMShakeDrill

Jul 14, 2017 - 6:21 PM

The scenarios performed by the different local government units for MMShakeDrill seek to foster a culture of preparedness in anticipation of the movement of the West Valley Fault

JUST A DRILL. Responders simulate a fire scenario at the inside the Mandaluyong City Hall complex. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Disaster imagination: 3 steps toward disaster preparedness

Jul 08, 2017 - 9:30 PM

We need [imagination] for disaster preparedness Science Undersecretary Renato Solidum Jr says at the Agos Summit

Department of Science and Technology undersecretary for disaster risk reduction and climate Renato Solidum Jr., 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

Metro Manila should learn from Leyte earthquake – Phivolcs

Jul 07, 2017 - 6:44 PM

Phivolcs geologist Charmaine Villamin says that the strength of the Big One will not be far in magnitude from the earthquake that hit Leyte

PREPARATION. The panel for 'The Big One' forum in Agos Summit discusses how to prepare for an earthquake. Rappler screengrab

FAQs: What is the #MMShakeDrill 2017?

Jul 03, 2017 - 3:03 PM

Learn more about the Metro Manila Shake Drill to be held from July 14 to 17 2017 and how you can prepare for the Big One

Do preventive maintenance of heritage structures before 'Big One' – experts

Feb 18, 2017 - 10:23 PM

More than 40 experts from around the world will meet in Manila to share their knowledge and expertise on keeping heritage structures less vulnerable to disasters

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE. Centuries-old churches, like San Agustin Church, are just among the country's heritage structures that should be maintained according to Escuella Taller de Filipinas Foundation. Photo from Wikipedia

#Pagyanig: NDRRMC, LGUs hold nationwide simultaneous quake drill

Sep 29, 2016 - 8:43 AM

At the staging area in Biñan Laguna the quake drill involves a series of well orchestrated disaster response scenes Disaster management officials say that the drill in Biñan is now a model for others

RAIN OR SHINE. Responders from the Bureau of Fire Protection Region 4A report to the command center during the 3rd Quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill. Photo credit: Rappler

How to know if your area is near a fault line

Aug 07, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Phivolcs' FaultFinder web app lets users determine their distance from the nearest active fault line

'#MMShakeDrill is almost real'

Jun 22, 2016 - 8:30 PM

MMDA commander Geruncio Ilagan says the participation of both the public and private sectors has made the 2016 earthquake drill successful

MMSHAKEDRILL. More families participate in the 2016 metro-wide earthquake drill spearheaded by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA). Photo by Adrian Jimenea/Rappler

NDRRMC, MMDA: 2016 #Pagyanig, #MMShakeDrill more organized, widespread

Jun 22, 2016 - 6:47 PM

Disaster managers say that the drill shows heightened public awareness and enhanced capacity to respond if a major earthquake strikes

COVER. Government employees evacuated at the Grandstand in Camp Aguinaldo. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Agos holds #MMShakeDrill workshop for racers, volunteers

Jun 19, 2016 - 9:05 PM

Ahead of Metro Manila s earthquake drill on June 22 various groups learn how to develop a culture of disaster preparedness

MMDA and Firechat partner for #MMShakeDrill

Jun 17, 2016 - 12:25 PM

MMDA encourages citizens local government officials volunteers and private sector partners to download FireChat a free messaging app on their Android or iOS smartphone

All the videos you need to prepare for earthquakes

May 29, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Here s a compilation of all earthquake related videos on Agos powered by eBayanihan ranging from basic information on hazards to tips on what to do before during and after an earthquake

Oplan Metro Yakal Plus: Preparing for a megadisaster

May 28, 2016 - 5:10 PM

How are communities preparing for a Metro Manila earthquake?

Members of the Pasig City BCEO respond to a simulation during the MMShakeDrill outside the Philippine Stock Exchange on July 30, 2015. Photo by Pat Nabong/ Rappler

FAQs: What's the #MMShakeDrill and how can you participate?

May 27, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Learn more about the National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill day on June 22 2016 and what will happen in Metro Manila on that day

Image by Raffy De Guzman / Rappler

#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

#Pagyanig: NDRRMC holds nationwide simultaneous quake drill

Apr 21, 2016 - 6:04 PM

The country s disaster agency leads the nationwide drill with a scenario on the possible movement of the West Valley Fault

Image courtesy Raffy De Guzman / Rappler

MMDA, NDRRMC launch updated quake contingency plan

Dec 18, 2015 - 3:47 PM

Anticipating that Bulacan and other neighboring provinces may also be affected by the Big One the 2010 Oplan Metro Yakal is updated

The 'Big One': Are people ready?

Jul 30, 2015 - 10:00 AM

If the 7 2 magnitude earthquake does occur Metro Manila could run out of food and water for a week

Some of the contents of Gloria Rayos' emergency bag, which is ready at home in case of an earthquake. All photos by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Try the monster earthquake survival challenge!

Jul 29, 2015 - 8:03 PM

Do you have the instinct and the skills to survive a major earthquake? Take this quiz and see if you will survive if a strong earthquake hits Metro Manila

Metro Yakal: Metro Manila’s earthquake response plan

Jul 29, 2015 - 3:16 PM

Government designs an operational plan that anticipates in detail what could happen if an earthquake strikes along the West Valley Fault and outlines the role each agency or sector will play in such a scenario Get to know this plan so you can plan your own survival strategy

All you need to know about preparing for earthquakes

Jul 29, 2015 - 12:43 PM

Here's a compilation of all earthquake-related stories on Project Agos ranging from basic information on the hazard to tips on what to do before, during and after an earthquake

SONA 2015: How Aquino fared in disaster management since Yolanda

Jul 27, 2015 - 1:30 PM

Disaster preparedness efforts of the Aquino administration have improved since Super Typhoon Yolanda and the Visayas earthquake But efforts to rehabilitate disaster hit areas remain wanting

Earthquake tips for train commuters

Jul 26, 2015 - 4:41 PM

Would you know what to do if you were inside a moving train during an earthquake?

FAQ: What's #MMshakedrill and how can you participate?

Jul 26, 2015 - 1:39 AM

On July 30 the Metro Manila Development Authority MMDA will conduct the first ever Metrowide Earthquake Drill dubbed MMshakedrill on social media

Dingdong Dantes invites NCR youth to join #MMshakedrill

Jul 25, 2015 - 4:30 PM

On July 30 students can plot on MovePH s Project Agos alert map reports or photos of the earthquake drill efforts and initiatives across Metro Manila

Conversation with MMDA on the July 30 metro wide quake drill

Jul 24, 2015 - 7:13 PM

Got questions about the metro wide quake drill? MMDA General Manager Corazon Jimenez will answer all your questions on Saturday July 25 from 10:00 11:00am

Taguig leads nationwide earthquake drill

Jul 24, 2015 - 3:34 PM

Different cities and provinces from the Visayas and Mindanao also take part in the drill that tests government units response capacity

Part 2: What makes buildings earthquake-ready?

Jul 22, 2015 - 7:59 PM

The correct process is to consult an engineer get a building permit and have a responsible person at the site during construction

Earthquake tips for drivers: Don't panic

Jul 22, 2015 - 5:44 PM

Do you know what to do when you re inside a moving car during an earthquake?

Part 1: Can your house withstand major earthquakes?

Jul 22, 2015 - 5:04 PM

Find out if your house is built according to standards by taking the interactive How safe is my house quiz

#MMShakeDrill: Private sector, LGUs to use social media during quake drill

Jul 20, 2015 - 7:36 PM

Rappler s Project Agos trains Metro Manila based companies local government units and stakeholders in time for the July 30 Metro Manila shake drill

SOCIAL MEDIA. Members of various sectors gathered to learn how to utilize social media for disaster information management. Photo from Manman Dejeto/ Rappler

How to use social media when the Big One hits Metro Manila

Jul 17, 2015 - 5:48 PM

MMDA encourages LGUs public to plot reports before and during the drill using MMShakeDrill

Businesses should have continuity plans for disasters - MMDA, OCD

Jul 15, 2015 - 5:58 PM

Are your business offices and employees prepared when the West Valley Fault moves?

#MMShakeDrill: Tapping the youth for earthquake response

Jul 15, 2015 - 3:31 PM

When the West Valley Fault moves what roles will Metro Manila youth take?

Secretary Neric Acosta, MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino, and NYC Commissioner-At-Large Jose Sixto Dantes during the workshop. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/ Rappler

Baclaran devotees urged to prepare for strong quake

Jun 27, 2015 - 9:34 PM

More than a hundred devotees gather at the Baclaran church to learn about earthquakes and how to prepare for the Big One

High school students learn how to prepare for quakes

Jun 18, 2015 - 2:54 PM

The short workshop is organized by the school s alumni association as a way to give back to their high school by teaching kids the value of preparedness

Students of Victorino Mapa High School listen to one of the speakers during the mini workshop. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

13 more schools near East, West Valley fault lines

Jun 16, 2015 - 1:44 PM

Education Secretary Armin Luistro instructs all schools to participate in the planned metro wide earthquake drill slated for July

Lawmakers push for passage of disaster-related bills

Jun 16, 2015 - 10:33 AM

Disaster risk reduction measures are currently stalled in both houses of Congress

FILE PHOTO. Residents walk past high waves brought about by strong winds as it pound the seawall, hours before Typhoon Hagupit passes near the city of Legazpi on December 7, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit tore apart homes and sent waves crashing through coastal communities across the eastern Philippines, creating more misery for millions following a barrage of deadly disasters. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Ateneo retrofits buildings, some classes pushed to August 3

Jun 09, 2015 - 7:28 PM

Retrofitting will involve strengthening of beams and columns following a structural audit done in 2014

SAFETY MEASURES. ADMU President Fr Jett Villarin issues a statement that 3 building from the Ateneo Grade School will be retrofitted in preparation for the "Big One."

Daytime, night-time quake drills set on July 30

Jun 02, 2015 - 5:08 PM

The metrowide drill will run from 10:30 am to 11:30 am on July 30 Pasig City will also have another nighttime drill from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Ortigas business district

EARTHQUAKE READY? Metro Manila Mayors discuss disaster plans during the Metro Manila Council Meetings led by MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino at the Manila Yatch Club on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Joel Leporada/Rappler

Metro disaster teams show off skills in 'Rescue Olympics'

Jun 02, 2015 - 12:43 PM

Rescue teams from Metro Manila demonstrate their emergency response skills in preparation for a possible disaster that could hit the metro

SKILLS TEST. Metro Manila rescue teams participate in the "Rescue Olympics" to demonstrate their preparedness for disaster scenarios. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

With school near fault line, Marikina students transferred

Jun 01, 2015 - 6:37 PM

More than 800 students of the Barangka National High School will hold classes in two other schools as engineers reinforce the building near the West Valley Fault

DIFFERENT TERRITORY. Students of Barangka National High School will hold classes in two different schools for starting June 2. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Roxas Negros campaign, Malaysia Airlines, quake response | 6PM wRap

Jun 01, 2015 - 6:18 PM

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First lesson in QC school: Disaster preparedness

Jun 01, 2015 - 11:35 AM

Although the school is far from the West Valley Fault we still have to prepare the students says Batasan Hills National High School principal Diego Amid

Students hide under their desk while their teacher gives them proper instructions in case an earthquake strikes during the first day of classes at the President Corazon C. Aquino Elementary School in Quezon City on Monday, June 1, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler