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[OPINION] Preserving indigenous knowledge in disaster recovery

Nov 15, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Keeping indigenous knowledge systems, practices, and beliefs alive will allow communities of smallholder farmers to maintain their culture and the balance in their ecosystem without sacrificing their livelihood

NGO-led crowdfunding app seeks to aid in disaster response

May 16, 2018 - 1:42 PM

SAFER, the country's first locally-led crowdfunding app, provides quick relief and response to disasters and emergencies

Security flaw prompts fears on WiFi connections

Oct 17, 2017 - 6:26 PM

Attackers can exploit the flaw in WPA2 – the name for the encryption protocol – 'to read information that was previously assumed to be safely encrypted,' says a blog post by KU Leuven researcher Mathy Vanhoef

Motorist in critical condition after crash in Ortigas

Sep 22, 2017 - 8:16 PM

The motorist incurs brain injuries after falling into an excavation along Ortigas Avenue extension

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

Motorcycle rider saves patient in ambulance from heavy traffic

Jan 19, 2017 - 7:08 PM

Thanks to the heroism of Chrisangel Montebon an ambulance got to the Quezon City General Hospital in time and saved a patient s life


PIRM 911: Ilocos Norte launches own emergency hotline

Dec 26, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The Provincial Incident Response Management PIRM 911 streamlines the communication between the public and safety agencies

Coming in August: 8888 complaint hotline, 911 for emergencies

Jul 08, 2016 - 10:41 PM

The 8888 number will serve as the hotline for citizen complaints while 911 will replace the current 117 emergency hotline

HOTLINES FOR CITIZENS. The Duterte administration promises to put up hotlines for citizens' complaints and emergencies.

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

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

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23 dead, 500,000 flee as Cyclone Roanu hits Bangladesh

May 21, 2016 - 2:51 PM

3rd UPDATE The Chittagong district bears the brunt of the devastation

epa05321411 People gather near the debris of the damaged shops following the cyclone Roanu at the Pattenga Sea- Beach in Chittagong, Bangladesh, 21 May 2016. At least 20 people are reported killed and more than100 injured in Chittagong, Bhola, Cox?s Bazar, Noakhali and Patuakhali districts during the cyclone. EPA/STR

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Jun 22, 2015 - 12:26 PM

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Sierra Leone now has means to control Ebola epidemic – UN

Jan 10, 2015 - 5:07 PM

The West African country is in much better shape today to control Ebola say the new head of the UN mission for the fight against the disease

FIGHT CONTINUES. Health workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) outside a midwifery school attend a training session on Ebola, in Makeni, Sierra Leone. File photo from UNICEF/John James

Ebola-infected UK nurse fighting for her life

Jan 05, 2015 - 7:35 AM

Royal Free Hospital: The condition of Pauline Cafferkey has gradually deteriorated over the past two days and is now critical

The entrance to The Royal Free hospital in central London 30 December 2014. Andy Rain/EPA

Victory against Ebola 'within our reach’ – UN

Jan 04, 2015 - 4:04 PM

The UN s new Ebola response chief will visit Liberia Sierra Leone and Guinea warning against complacency in fighting Ebola

FIGHT CONTINUES. Health workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) outside a midwifery school where they are attending a training session on Ebola, in Makeni, Sierra Leone. Photo: UNICEF/John James

Ban pledges UN support in tour of Ebola-hit West Africa

Dec 20, 2014 - 9:43 AM

Today we have reason to be cautiously optimistic that this terrible outbreak can be defeated says UN chief Ban Ki moon

MORE UN SUPPORT. A handout image released by the United Nations (UN) shows UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (R) sit for a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia, Liberia, December 19 2014. Photo by Evan Schneider/Handout/EPA

Ebola still 'flaming' in parts of Sierra Leone, Guinea – UN

Dec 10, 2014 - 8:28 AM

The UN coordinator on Ebola says more foreign health workers and specialists are needed in areas where the disease is still spreading quickly as are more treatment units and beds

AGONY. People look on as a woman reacts after her husband is suspected of dying from the Ebola virus, in the Liberian capital Monrovia, on October 4, 2014. Pascal Guyot/AFP

UN opens Ebola office in Mali as two new cases emerge

Nov 26, 2014 - 10:53 PM

The office of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response UNMEER is headed by Dr Ibrahima Soce Fall the World Health Organization country representative in Mali

UN warns Ebola still far from over

Nov 22, 2014 - 11:01 AM

UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon says if international efforts are stepped up the Ebola outbreak can be contained by the middle of next year

'LONG BATTLE AHEAD.' UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon responds to a question from the news media during a press conference on the global Ebola response at the World Bank in Washington DC, USA November 21, 2014. Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

World Bank chief urges Asian health help in Africa

Nov 04, 2014 - 2:23 PM

World Bank president: I call on countries across Asia to offer trained health workers now to help stop Ebola at its source

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim during a press conference at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group 2014 annual meetings in Washington, DC, USA, 09 October 2014. Shawn Thew/EPA

New Ebola cases slowing in Liberia, but too soon to celebrate – WHO

Oct 30, 2014 - 12:06 AM

UPDATED It appears that the trend is real in Liberia and there may indeed be a slowing of the epidemic s spread there says WHO assistant director general Bruce Aylward

MEDICATION. A photograph made available 13 October 2014 shows a Liberian health worker gives medication to a young Ebola patient at the MSF Treatment Unit in Monrovia, Liberia 20 September 2014. Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

Ebola 'winning the race', infections to soar

Oct 15, 2014 - 2:14 PM

We either stop Ebola now or we face an entirely unprecedented situation for which we do not have a plan

ANOTHER ONE. A team of funeral agents specializing in the burial of victims of the Ebola virus put a body in a grave at the Fing Tom cemetery in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on October 10, 2014. Florian Plaucher/AFP

Ebola strikes 4th American as UN ramps up response

Oct 03, 2014 - 10:59 AM

UPDATED By far the most deadly epidemic of Ebola on record has spread into five west African countries since the start of the year infecting more than 7 000 people and killing about half of them

EBOLA. Liberians watch as a burial team enters their community to collect a dead body suspected of being an Ebola victim in the slum area of Logan Town outside Monrovia, Liberia, 30 September 2014. Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

UN launches mission to halt worldwide Ebola spread

Oct 02, 2014 - 11:31 PM

The United Nations launches a mission to contain the spread of the deadly virus

TO ISOLATION. A picture taken on August 25, 2014 in Monrovia shows nurses wearing a protective suit escorting a man infected with the Ebola virus to a hospital in Monrovia. Zoom Dosso/AFP

UN to set up Ebola crisis mission

Sep 19, 2014 - 1:07 AM

A special representative will be appointed soon by UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon to lead the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response

UN flag from Wikimedia Commons

Ex-congressman and actor Dennis Roldan guilty of kidnapping

Aug 26, 2014 - 5:14 PM

The former actor and Quezon City representative now a full time pastor plans to appeal the verdict which he believes is part of divine will

NDRRMC: Too many cooks spoil the broth

Nov 30, 2013 - 10:46 PM

The law creating the NDRRMC may have its innovations but it fails Yolanda s horrific test

Satellite view of typhoon devastation

Nov 12, 2013 - 7:39 PM

Maps show 70 of Tacloban City s built up area are either fully or partially destroyed

BEFORE AND AFTER. A general overview of Tacloban City's downtown and airport areas before (L) and after (R) Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), in maps released by the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS) November 11, 2013. The color-coded gradings indicate destroyed (red), highly affected (orange), moderately affected (yellow-orange), and possibly affected (yellow) structures or areas. Images © European Union, 2013

Over 25,000 affected by Davao flooding

Jan 20, 2013 - 7:54 PM

At least 13 barangays suffered flooding and classes will be suspended on Monday

Google's crisis response team puts up Jakarta resources

Jan 18, 2013 - 2:55 PM

Google has rolled out a crisis response page to help those in Jakarta Indonesia

JAKARTA, INDONESIA. This general view shows the Hotel Indonesia (HI) roundabout inundated by floodwaters in Jakarta on January 17, 2013. Heavy rains have displaced almost 10,000 people in the Indonesian capital, a government official said Wednesday, with two people killed so far in the seasonal chaos. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY

UN extends $10-M for Typhoon Pablo victims

Jan 03, 2013 - 2:51 PM

UN Central Emergency Response Fund CERF says the assistance will be focused on providing emergency shelter debris clearing and other priority needs