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DepEd official asks LGU to use gyms for Taal evacuees

Jan 22, 2020 - 5:40 PM

Batangas Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Merthel Evardome asks local government units to use gyms and sports complexes as evacuation centers before school buildings so children can continue their education

SCHOOL BUILDINGS. An empty school building inside the Seabreeze NHA housing in Brgy. Talaibon in Ibaan, Batangas is being prepared to accept evacuees currently occupying other schools in the province. Photo by Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta

Marikina City: Lessons on disaster preparedness

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:00 AM

In Marikina, resiliency is defined as a partnership between the city government and the community. Check out how this is done in Markina City.

PREPARED. Marikina City shares its best practices on disaster preparedness.

The week in photos: August 11-17, 2018

Aug 18, 2018 - 9:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

In this photo taken on August 11, 2018, Indian people watch a 'Wall of Death' show at a fair in the outskirts of Ajmer, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. / AFP PHOTO / HIMANSHU SHARMA

LOOK: Over 100,000 people remain in evacuation centers after weekend floods

Aug 14, 2018 - 5:17 PM

Almost 700,000 people from 469 barangays in 4 regions have been affected by the heavy rains and flooding from the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat since August 11

EVACUATE. With heavy rainfall continuing, residents remain in the Baranggay Bagong Silang evacuation center in Cavite on August 14, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

LOOK: How Marikina shelters evacuees

Aug 12, 2018 - 6:33 PM

Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro decides to use modular tents in evacuation centers to protect the evacuees' privacy

MODULAR TENTS. The Marikina City government uses modular tents such as these to shelter thousands of evacuees. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

'Longing': Images of Marawi evacuees

May 26, 2018 - 8:07 AM

An International Committee of the Red Cross delegate visits the Saguiaran evacuation center and the Sagonsongan transitional site, and captures in photographs the longing for family and home of those displaced by the conflict

Phivolcs warns Mayon still dangerous, far from peak explosion

Feb 05, 2018 - 9:50 PM

New magma is pushing to the crater, says Phivolcs' resident volcanologist in Bicol, as nearly 20,000 families remain in evacuation camps

BFP trainees from Regions 4A, 5 & 8 walk like duck as part of the Fire Basic Rescue Course (FBRC) in Ligao City, Albay. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DSWD plans for immediate recovery in case of Mayon eruption

Jan 21, 2018 - 9:43 AM

According to DSWD, at least 10,405 families or 40,565 individuals in 39 barangays and 7 municipalities in Albay are affected by Mayon's impending eruption

WATCH: Woman keeps her dogs safe during Urduja

Dec 17, 2017 - 12:40 AM

Janet Romulon, an evacuee in Tacloban City, protects her 3 dogs in the middle of Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak)

Janet Romulon checks on one of her 3 dogs in their small home in a coastal village in Tacloban City as strong winds and heavy rainfall brought by Tropical Storm Urduja pummels Eastern Visayas on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

86 Marawi residents died in evacuation centers – DOH

Dec 08, 2017 - 12:02 PM

The Department of Health says among the common causes for the deaths from May to December are pneumonia, sepsis, cardiovascular diseases, and acute gastroenteritis

EVACUEES. An elderly Maranao woman sits on a corner in a dilapidated classroom that serves as their evacuation center in Balo-i, Lanao del Norte. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

WATCH: Marawi generals spend time with evacuees, inspire the youth

Sep 25, 2017 - 10:37 PM

The generals take time out of the battle area to spend time with Marawi residents affected by the war

A love story: Marawi evacuees tie the knot at evacuation center

Sep 16, 2017 - 7:51 PM

The Maranao wedding lifts the spirits of a community yearning to go back to their homes in Marawi

UNHCR restores hope among Marawi victims amid ongoing conflict

Aug 20, 2017 - 3:22 PM

According to government data there have been 78 466 families or 359 680 persons displaced as of August 18 due to the ongoing siege in Marawi City

EVACUEES. Victims of the siege in Marawi City inside an evacuation center. Photo from the Department of Social Welfare and Development

WATCH: Marawi humanitarian crisis grows even as battleground narrows

Aug 04, 2017 - 5:11 PM

A Maranao asks government to send more doctors medicines and drinking water for her fellow evacuees whose number has already reached about 360 000 MovePH s Voltaire Tupaz reports from Marawi City

Thousands in Cordillera, Ilocos displaced by Huaning, habagat

Jul 31, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Most of the displaced from northern Luzon are staying with relatives while hundreds in other parts of Luzon are in evacuation centers

Marawi women's tale: We want to go home, but our homes are destroyed

Jul 17, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Two young mothers from Marawi recall the moment they fled the fighting and how they are coping with life in evacuation centers

Maranaos want dialogue with Duterte after his apology

Jun 21, 2017 - 4:57 PM

Through a dialogue the President may hear the pain suffering and the voices of ordinary Maranaos so that he may take guidance from it in future decisions says local government spokesperson Zia Alonto Adiong

VISITING THE EVACUEES. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte interacts with some of the evacuees from Marawi City during his visit at the Iligan City National School of Fisheries on June 20, 2017. Malacañang Photo

At least 13 evacuation centers open for Marawi residents - DSWD

May 26, 2017 - 4:33 PM

A total of P1 3 billion worth of stockpile and standby funds are also available according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development

Policemen check a car boot of a resident fleeing from Marawi city, where gunmen who had declared allegiance to the Islamic State group rampaged through the city, at a checkpoint in Iligan City on May 24, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Brigada Eskwela pushes for better disaster preparedness in schools

May 21, 2017 - 4:34 PM

To strengthen this initiative the education department wraps up its Brigada Eskwela program with a series of seminars on disaster risk reduction management and fire and earthquake drills

REPAINT. After a year of wear and tear, the walls of Pedro P. Cruz Elementary School in Mandaluyong City is in need of a fresh coat of paint. Photo by Luigi Arce /Rappler

#ReliefPH: Evacuation centers open in Cagayan de Oro

Jan 28, 2017 - 5:01 PM

Here s a list of emergency hotlines affected residents can call or text


Red alert: Cagayan de Oro orders evacuation in flood-prone areas

Jan 28, 2017 - 1:05 PM

Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno urges residents in the eastern part of the city particularly those who live near creeks to seek temporary refuge in evacuation centers

CAGAYAN DE ORO FLOODING. Flood swamps a street in Cagayan de Oro City on January 28, 2017, making travel difficult for motorists. Photo by Rhoel Chaves Conde/CDO City LGU

LOOK: What's inside DSWD's 'dignity kits' for flood victims?

Jan 19, 2017 - 9:43 AM

The provision of dignity kits is part of the DSWD s efforts to provide immediate assistance to more than 13 000 families affected by torrential rains in the Visayas and Mindanao

Over 7,000 families affected by Typhoon Nina still in evacuation centers

Jan 02, 2017 - 4:33 PM

Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo also calls on the public to report irregularities in the distribution of relief goods

EVACUATION CENTER. A cop in Malilipot town in Catanduanes visits families that sought shelter at San Jose Elementary School during Typhoon Nina

#ReliefPH: Help victims of typhoon Lawin

Oct 20, 2016 - 11:08 AM

People affected by typhoon Lawin need your help and support This page shows how you can help

Typhoon Lawin: Over 14,000 people in 136 evacuation centers

Oct 20, 2016 - 9:45 AM

According to the Department of Social Welfare and Development Lawin has affected a total of 13 428 families or 61 126 persons in 118 barangays

EVACUATED. More than 700 residents living along the shoreline take refuge in Alcala Gymnasium after pre-emptive evacuation due to Super Typhoon Lawin in Alcala town, Cagayan. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Tuguegarao mayor: Lawin damaged some evacuation centers

Oct 20, 2016 - 6:25 AM

The strong winds however prevented authorities from immediately responding Mayor Jefferson Soriano tells Rappler

VIDEO: Aftermath of Typhoon Karen in Baler, Aurora

Oct 16, 2016 - 1:04 PM

Aurora is among the provinces that conducted preemptive and forced evacuations in high risk areas beginning Saturday afternoon

DSWD to donors: Tweet your #ReliefPH operations

Aug 14, 2016 - 7:01 PM

The DSWD is calling on those who will donate to evacuation centers to post photos of their relief operations on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag ReliefPH

Disaster-resilient evacuation center rises in Guiuan, E. Samar

Apr 26, 2016 - 9:59 AM

The community evacuation center is the first in a network of similar disaster resilient facilities in Eastern Samar

Image courtesy UNICEF / IOM

Typhoon Lando: Over 15,000 people in evacuation centers

Oct 18, 2015 - 3:38 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development says it is coordinating with local governments in providing the needs of families in evacuation centers

Monolithic domes stand as evacuation centers in E. Samar

Jun 09, 2015 - 2:07 PM

Eight domes in Barangay Busay in Mercedes are ready for use in times of disaster

#ChedengPH: Aurora evacuees return to homes

Apr 05, 2015 - 11:25 AM

But the DSWD says 431 families from Isabela remain in evacuation centers

Where are persons with disabilities during disasters?

Mar 10, 2015 - 4:01 PM

In Northern Cebu disability rights advocates find that some persons with disabilities were left in their cages when Typhoon Yolanda battered the region

Should government build permanent evacuation centers?

Mar 10, 2015 - 12:38 PM

Some sectors say schools – the go to site every time a calamity strikes – should no longer be used as temporary evacuation centers

Tacloban to launch 'color-coded' evacuation plan by June

Mar 05, 2015 - 4:04 PM

The system based on a JICA survey of the area gives families in coastal areas IDs that match with specific evacuation centers

CROWDED EVACUATION CENTER. Residents seek refuge in a temporary evacuation center in Tacloban City, Leyte. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Ensure baby-friendly evacuation centers during Ruby – DOH

Dec 08, 2014 - 8:30 PM

Local health officials are also directed to provide free vaccines and vitamin A capsules for children in evacuation centers

BABY-FRIENDLY. Marilyn Indiano, 35, carries her two-month-old baby Justine inside an evacuation building in a slum area in Baseco district, Manila, Philippines, December 7, 2014. File photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

#AnimatED: Life, interrupted

Dec 08, 2014 - 7:30 AM

After Typhoon Ruby the challenge is to make the nearly a million evacuees return to new normal

In Ruby-hit areas, caves turn into evacuation centers

Dec 07, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Millions of others seek shelter in churches schools and other makeshift evacuation centers as Ruby batters the Philippines

'EVACUATION CENTERS.' Residents affected by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) set up tents and temporary sleeping areas in the Sikob Cave in Sulangan, Guiuan, Eastern Samar. Photo by Ecleo Tan/Rappler

Group brings emergency power supply to evacuation centers

Dec 07, 2014 - 1:21 AM

You can report to Project EnKindle which evacuation centers are in need of emergency power systems

Floods force evacuees in N. Samar town to move

Dec 06, 2014 - 8:11 PM

From the town church evacuees transfer to another evacuation center because of quickly rising floods

How disasters make women and children vulnerable to abuse

Dec 03, 2014 - 5:53 PM

At a workshop on gender and disasters participants brainstorm on what can be done to protect them

Mayon evacuees need water drums, water lorry

Oct 09, 2014 - 10:08 AM

Local government officials say water containers would help alleviate the water security problems in the evacuation centers

Albay class suspensions due to weather, not Mayon

Oct 08, 2014 - 11:33 AM

The suspension of elementary pre school high school and vocational classes is to prevent the spread of sickness in evacuation centers

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Oct 07, 2014 - 7:37 PM

Vice President Binay s trust and approval ratings drop Albay evacuation centers deal with sanitation issues Samsung profits plunge

Water issues, lack of toilets plague Mayon evacuation centers

Oct 07, 2014 - 3:34 PM

Waiting for Mayon Volcano to erupt is becoming tougher on evacuees who have limited access to water and toilets

Albay needs P118M a month for Mayon evacuation

Oct 03, 2014 - 1:48 PM

The provincial government will maintain evacuation centers for another 75 days – based on the average number of days Mayon was under alert level 3 before erupting in the past

#AfterYolanda: Shelter for the elderly

Oct 03, 2014 - 11:16 AM

During disasters the elderly are most at risk of being left behind or can end up isolated in evacuation centers

#MarioPH: 25 evacuation centers in affected areas

Sep 19, 2014 - 1:36 PM

The social welfare department has recorded 94 747 families or 436 539 persons affected by the typhoon but only 1 in every 100 is in evacuation centers

Lessons from Quezon City's flood drills

Aug 01, 2014 - 3:33 PM

Are you living in flood prone areas? Here s what you need to know

ON THE GO. The emergency aid team in action

Yolanda survivors after 6 months: Homeless, jobless, hungry

May 01, 2014 - 5:24 PM

After Yolanda the Philippines is running out of safe and usable evacuation centers for future emergencies