Rappler's latest stories on disaster risk reduction and management
'Disaster planning managers in the country should do their homework as early as now'
The NDRRMC says the first quarter drill was canceled to 'ensure public health safety of the drill participants and to prevent the possible risk of contracting COVID-19'
More than a hundred health workers and volunteers from 20 barangays in Quezon City have been trained, so far
Stakeholders have pointed out that since the NDRRMC is merely a council, it doesn't have the budget nor the power to make decisions on situations that require a Cabinet rank
All its 23 towns and cities now host evacuees from Batangas
Tagaytay Sky Ranch is safe from a possible base surge, but still vulnerable to heavy ashfall. The business still decides to open.
The association of disaster responders from the towns and cities of Albay province has come up with a list of local governments' daily priorities for 4 months following a volcanic eruption
Technology should be the first responder, and sometimes the sacrificial part, that provides society with the means to get through disasters with as few casualties as possible
On a national average, 99.80% of households surveyed across the Philippines also have no disaster management plan specific for volcanic eruption
(4th UPDATE) Two people are injured in Iloilo, while 12 people across 3 regions in the Visayas remain missing
Tisoy (Kammuri) also causes P811.5 million worth of damage to agriculture in Bicol and Oriental Mindoro
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House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, who is part of the Green Climate Fund Board, says hazard information will be translated into 'understandable and actionable early warnings' for people's safety
'The department cannot be the implementing agency of all interventions for rehabilitation,' NDRRMC Executive Director Ricardo Jalad tells senators
The council did not release the warning and says they do not have technology to predict earthquakes
Makati Mayor Abby Binay's push to use technology to improve city disaster preparedness and communication is shortlisted in the Innovative Idea category
UPRI Executive Director Mahar Lagmay says the new building will be 'a headquarters for knowledge systems on resilience to serve the entire country'
The Commission on Audit report also highlights several projects in line with mitigating risks in the face of disasters in the Philippines
Although the number of deaths is mainly attributed to Cebu being the most populated island, Cebu City Councilor David Tumalak calls on local officials to be prepared
State auditors also question the lack of public bidding for the meals and snacks
A survey from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative shows that Filipinos, especially the less educated ones, are hardly prepared for an earthquake
At least 81 people are also injured, while 14 are missing, as of Tuesday, April 23
The simulation aims to check if it is viable to permanently open Kennon Road to two-way vehicular traffic on weekends
Around 5,000 to 8,000 people in Iloilo participate in shake drills in their area
The 1st Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill for 2019 is set for Thursday, February 21, at 2 pm
(UPDATED) The NDRRMC says at least 60 persons are injured, while 26 remain missing
The region was among those hit badly by Usman, which triggered heavy rains that caused massive flooding and landslides
(3rd UPDATE) The NDRRMC says 28 people are missing
'Dapat maging lesson ito sa ating lahat, na talagang pag-isipan iyong mga infrastructue na dapat asikasuhin,' says Robredo
The NDRRMC, which is still validating the recorded deaths, says 20 people remain missing
The number of deaths continues to rise as search and retrieval operations are underway
(UPDATED) The Office of Civil Defense -Bicol Region fears the number of fatalities will continue to increase
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana still warns residents living along the forecast path of tropical depression path to be wary of landslides and floods
In Marikina, resiliency is defined as a partnership between the city government and the community. Check out how this is done in Markina City.
But Gabriela Representative Arlene Brosas opposes the bill for giving 'extraordinary powers' to the new secretary of the Department of Disaster Resilience
Ex-defense secretary Voltaire Gazmin said in 2014 no taxpayers’ money would be spent on the construction of the Intelligence Operations Center. It was eventually funded by the national budget in succeeding years.
After almost a week since the deadly typhoon hit the Philippines, over 50,000 people remain in evacuation centers
Imposition of price ceilings, reprogramming of funds, and access to no-interest loans are some of the effects under a state of calamity
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council says over 50,000 people remain in evacuation centers
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council says 15,577 families or 61,271 persons remain in evacuation centers
Rescuers in Itogon, Benguet are searching for survivors of massive landslides that overran small-scale mining areas and destroyed bunkhouses and, in the worst case scenario, recovering the dead
The House bill seeks to transfer to the proposed department the 'applicable' powers and funds of existing agencies and offices in charge of disaster risk reduction and management
Days after Ompong (Mangkhut) left the Philippines, the number of individuals affected by the typhoon continues to climb as reports come in
(UPDATED) As of Monday morning, September 17, over 192,000 individuals are in 1,899 evacuation centers
Executive Director Ricardo Jalad says the two responders in the Cordillera Administrative Region, initially reported as dead, were actually accounted for
As of Sunday morning, September 16, over 133,000 persons are in evacuation centers
(UPDATED) The Philippine National Police records at least 2 missing and 4 injured individuals
(3rd UPDATE) Residents from the Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Calabarzon, and Cordillera Administrative Region head for safe zones before Ompong (Mangkhut) hits land
While some wondered why they haven't gotten mobile alerts on Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut), it doesn't mean the NDRRMC has stopped sending these warnings
Isabela and Cagayan are expected to be hit hardest by the powerful typhoon