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Mandaue City COVID-19 frontliners to get P200 daily hazard pay

Jul 07, 2020 - 10:59 PM

Mandaue City has 717 active coronavirus cases, 319 recoveries, and 25 deaths

MANDAUE CITY Mayor Jonas Cortes signs the ordinance that will give P200 daily hazard pay to all Mandaue City workers who physically report for work during the pandemic. Photo from Mandaue CIty PIO

Thailand reverses ban on weed killer linked to cancer

Nov 27, 2019 - 9:11 PM

Glyphsate, also known as Roundup, remains popular among farmers in Thailand – one of the world's leading rice and sugar producers – who are among the heaviest users of pesticides in a sector that employs 40% of the population

Philippines gets $10-M fund to boost early warning for disasters

Nov 13, 2019 - 1:10 PM

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

Rappler Talk: Earthquakes and hazards in the Philippines

Aug 10, 2019 - 10:53 AM

Rappler talks to National Institute of Geological Sciences' Mario Aurelio about how vulnerable the country is to earthquakes

Phivolcs unveils app that maps out hazards in the Philippines

Jul 16, 2019 - 8:21 PM

HazardHunterPH gives a summary of hazards in the user's chosen location, along with an explanation and recommendation to help people better understand the findings

DEMO. People check out a demonstration of HazardHunterPH in its launch on Tuesday, July 16. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

MMDA to ask Duterte hazard pay for traffic enforcers

Jun 15, 2019 - 2:23 PM

MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim tells traffic enforcers that he will write to President Rodrigo Duterte about the matter

HAZARD PAY NEEDED. A recent study showed that MMDA traffic enforcer's blood contains lead due to their nature of work. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Belgium's Hazard joins Real Madrid for Zidane rebuild

Jun 08, 2019 - 7:50 PM

Real Madrid picks up Chelsea forward Eden Hazard in what could be the Spanish club's most expensive signing

FAREWELL. Eden Hazard bids goodbye to Chelsea after 7 seasons to pursue a childhood dream of playing for Real Madrid. Photo by Kirill Kudryavstev/AFP

DPWH taps Project Noah maps to identify hazard areas, no-build zones

Dec 11, 2018 - 7:45 PM

DPWH's guidelines to acquire permits, certifications in projects within potentially high-hazard areas now includes using Project Noah's hazard maps as reference

Volunteer for Agos today

Sep 12, 2018 - 4:02 PM

MovePH is looking for Agos volunteers who will help gather critical information in times of disasters

World Cup stars dominate FIFA best player award shortlist

Jul 25, 2018 - 11:49 AM

French World Cup champions Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Raphael Varane headline the 10-man list

ON TOP. Just weeks after ruling the World Cup, the French players again dominate the list of candidates in the FIFA awards. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

U.P. NOAH merges science, humanities in disaster risk reduction

Jul 01, 2018 - 4:00 PM

How has NOAH or the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards changed since the project moved to the University of the Philippines?

If you think you’re safe in your own home, think again

May 17, 2018 - 1:11 PM

You’re living and sleeping with germs and bacteria!

Rappler Talk: How serious is the Mayon Volcano threat?

Jan 17, 2018 - 8:59 PM

MovePH editor Voltaire Tupaz talks with Phivolcs chief Renato Soldum Jr about the threat of a 'hazardous eruption' from one of the 6 most active volcanoes in the Philippines

What are the hazard-prone areas along Vinta’s path?

Dec 21, 2017 - 5:25 PM

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau identifies 5 areas located near the forecasted track of Tropical Storm Vinta that are prone to landslides and heavy flooding

COA tells DOH to return P14-million hazard pay

Dec 10, 2017 - 7:05 PM

The Commission on Audit says the Department of Health did not observe the law which states hazard pay for those above Salary Grade 20 should be limited to 5% of their monthly salaries

U.S. cites 'significant advancement' in PH anti-child labor drive

Oct 12, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Despite the gains, there are still around 2.1 million Filipino children who are exposed to hazardous labor

Bali volcano belches steam, sulfur as more evacuees flee

Sep 29, 2017 - 3:33 PM

The Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation says that remote satellite sensing has picked up new steam emissions and thermal areas within the crater

EVACUATION. A truck load of live stocks leaves a village at the slope of Mount Agung volcano in Karangasem, on paradise island of Bali on September 28, 2017. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Tropical Storm Jolina affects 2,000 people

Aug 26, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Even as Jolina exits the Luzon landmass on Saturday morning disaster managers warn affected residents of possible landslides and flash floods

LIVE: Metro Manila Shake Drill 2017

Jul 14, 2017 - 3:43 PM

Dubbed MMShakeDrill online the 3rd earthquake preparedness exercise across Metro Manila and nearby provinces begins at 4pm Friday July 14

Phivolcs finds ground rupture in quake-hit Leyte

Jul 09, 2017 - 12:36 AM

The magnitude 6 5 earthquake in Leyte is generated by the movement of the Leyte Segment of the Philippine Fault

WAITING FOR REPAIRS. Residents gather on a road damaged by the quake. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

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

VSU turns over flood hazard, resource maps to Eastern Visayas towns

Jun 11, 2017 - 9:14 AM

After 3 years of research VSU turns over high resolution maps and data in CDs to representatives of local government units in the 5 provinces of Region 8

UP Resilience Institute to integrate Project NOAH as information hub

May 22, 2017 - 8:04 PM

The UP NOAH Center under the UP RI will offer reports for cities and municipalities to help them manage their ecological vulnerabilities

Earthquake damages gov't buildings in Bukidnon town

Apr 13, 2017 - 11:29 AM

Houses barangay halls schools in Kalilangan town are partially damaged by the earthquake last Wednesday

DAMAGE TO PROPERTIES. Doctors and nurses helped set-up tents as temporary shelter at the Bukidnon Provincial Hospital in Kalilangan town following a magnitude 6 earthquake that struck Wao, Lanao del Sur on April 12, 2017. Photo from Fourtino Gonzales

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Feb 24, 2017 - 3:13 PM

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'New lease on life': UP adopts Project NOAH

Feb 24, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Project NOAH has literally been a lifesaver for millions of Filipinos threatened by natural disasters like floods landslides and storm surges UP is happy to welcome it into its fold says UP president Danilo Concepcion

After an earthquake, what should house, building owners do next?

Feb 19, 2017 - 9:45 PM

Experts say that aftershocks are still possible weeks even months after a major earthquake How can we prepare for them?

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

WATCH: Phivolcs explains strong Surigao quake

Feb 13, 2017 - 12:55 AM

Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum discusses the science behind the February 10 tremor and how the affected communities should deal with the disaster

CRACKS. Motorists pass a building damaged by the strong earthquake that struck Surigao City on February 10, 2017. Photo by Erwin Mascariñas/AFP

Project NOAH 'not just about the technology' – Lagmay

Jan 31, 2017 - 12:52 PM

We have invested heavily on human resources says NOAH head Mahar Lagmay; Our intention is to maintain these disaster scientists

MORE THAN TECH. Staff of Project NOAH at work. Rappler file photo

Disaster responders urge Duterte to #SaveProjectNOAH

Jan 30, 2017 - 4:37 PM

Project NOAH has averted at least 13 disasters since it was introduced in 2012

Gov't to stop Project NOAH due to 'lack of funds'

Jan 29, 2017 - 8:30 PM

UPDATED Project NOAH which provides real time weather data and hazard maps for communities will only run until February 28

DISASTER. The government is set to stop Project NOAH, its flagship disaster initiative, by March 2017 due to 'lack of funds.'

DOST scientists receive AFP 'Gawad sa Kaunlaran'

Dec 30, 2016 - 12:52 PM

The awardees are DOST Executive Director Dr Mahar Lagmay and geologists Peter Khallil Figueroa Ferrer and Carmille Marie Escape

Hasil Liga Inggris: Menang atas Southampton, Chelsea kembali ke 4 besar

Oct 31, 2016 - 9:21 AM

Gol Hazard dan Costa membawa The Blues ke arah yang baik

Chelsea mengalahkan Southampton 2-0 pada 30 Oktober 2016. Foto dari chelseafc.com

Hasil Liga Inggris: MU, Arsenal, Chelsea menang; Liverpool seri

Aug 28, 2016 - 9:57 AM

Chelsea di pucuk klasemen sementara diikuti Manchester United Keduanya hanya selisih gol

Pemain Chelsea merayakan gol Eden Hazard ke gawang Burnley, pada 27 Agustus 2016. Foto dari ChelseaFC

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

NDRRMC warns against floods, landslides in #ButchoyPH areas

Jul 07, 2016 - 2:32 AM

Local disaster councils are tasked to be on heightened readiness

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

Value of environmental crime at record-high $258B – report

Jun 04, 2016 - 11:02 AM

Environmental crime is the world’s 4th largest criminal enterprise after drug smuggling counterfeiting and human trafficking

ILLEGAL LOGGING. This picture taken in a forest close to Rantoe Panjang Bidari village, East Aceh on April 21, 2016 shows Indonesian policemen conducting an operation to crack down on illegal logging.  File photo by AFP

How drones can be a force for progress

May 30, 2016 - 1:15 PM

Meet the team behind Skyeye – environmental scientists and sociologists convinced that drones are the best answer to the country s land titling and mapping woes

Photo by Skyeye

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

Study: Male, female caffeine consumption ups miscarriage risk

Mar 26, 2016 - 6:06 PM

More than two caffeinated drinks a day leading up to conception can be dangerous for the pregnancy whether it s the woman or her partner consuming it

Asia most exposed to disasters, Africa most vulnerable – study

Mar 24, 2016 - 7:41 AM

Among mega cities Manila – facing a triple threat from cyclones superstorms and earthquakes – tops the list of urban areas with the highest number of people exposed

ASIA MOST EXPOSED. Heavy traffic is seen along Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue with a backdrop of Manila's financial district skyline in Makati City, the Philippines, April 15, 2014. File photo by Francis R. Malasig /EPA

Mourinho, dirimu bukan yang dulu lagi

Dec 17, 2015 - 4:47 PM

Mengapa pemain selalu menjadi kambing hitam kesalahan yang sebenarnya dia ikut andil di dalamnya? Mourinho kini telah berubah kehilangan nilai nilai lama yang justru telah membuatnya sukses

KECEWA. Manajer Chelsea Jose Mourinho kecewa atas kekalahan timnya dalam pertandingan melawan Liverpool di Liga Primer Inggris. Foto oleh Justin Tallis/AFP

AS IT HAPPENED: Leicester City vs Chelsea - Liga Primer

Dec 15, 2015 - 6:29 AM

Dalam duel ini ada aroma balas dendam Posisi puncak klasemen juga dipertaruhkan

Project Noah revamps disaster management platform

Dec 12, 2015 - 9:14 PM

The improved website contains more hazard maps ranging from storm surge landslide to debris flow plus detailed barangay flood hazard maps

NEW PLATFORM. The new look and added features of Project Noah website make it more informative and faster to use. Screengrab from Project Noah website

NDRRMC advises evacuation in 5 provinces via text blast

Oct 17, 2015 - 4:53 PM

UPDATED Severe danger of floods and landslides in 18 hours over Nueva Ecija Nueva Vizcaya Ifugao and Northern Quezon Evacuation is advised the text message reads

Project NOAH is official map for Yolanda rehab

Oct 10, 2015 - 6:06 PM

Confused which multi hazard map to use? Project NOAH maps are the official ones says NOAH Executive Director Mahar Lagmay

Photo from AFP

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

Lawmakers to probe Canada garbage dumping in Tarlac

Jul 20, 2015 - 3:05 PM

UPDATED At least 26 container vans of trash are already in a Tarlac landfill Local government officials stop further dumping pending a probe into the issue

'TOXIC' BURDEN. This is a file photo of the contents of one of the container vans illegally shipped from Canada. Photo from Change.org