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IN PHOTOS: Taal volcano island evacuees, a year after
Jan 12, 2021 Dante Diosina Jr

Some of the evacuees are still hoping to receive a housing grant from the government
The parking area of a government construction site in Barangay Tumaway in Talisay, Batangas, is home to 126 families or 426 individuals displaced by the Taal volcano eruption on January 12, 2020.

The Video: Mga residenteng nakatira sa Bulkang Taal, siksikan pa rin sa evacuation centers!
GMA Public Affairs January 13, 2021
Makalipas ang isang taon matapos sumabog ang Bulkang Taal, siksikan pa rin ang nasa mahigit 200 pamilyang inilikas sa isla na sakop ng Talisay, Batangas! Hindi na rin sila maaaring bumalik pa sa volcano island. Ang kanilang panawagan, panoorin sa video.

Ateneo students go on academic strike, slam gov't inaction during disasters, pandemic
Nov 14, 2020 Aika Rey

'The national government must act now or step down from their positions. No comprises,' say the statement of Ateneo students
In a bold move, students from the Ateneo de Manila University – home to the children of some politicians and government officials – pledged to go on academic strike starting Wednesday, November 18, as they called out the government for neglecting Filipinos during the past 3 typhoons that ravaged the country.

Absentee leadership in times of crisis
Nov 14, 2020 John Molo
Presidents are not expected to swim in the flood. They're expected to be on top of actual emergencies.
A day after Typhoon Ulysses battered the country, the nation reacted with surprise at what was happening in Cagayan Valley. Cagayanons were desperately flooding social media with cries for help as the evening of Friday, November 13 came.

LOOK: Landscape architect shares flood-resilient designs
Nov 13, 2020 Michelle Abad

Architect Paulo Alcazaren uploads sketches of flood-resilient houses, barangay halls, and water management systems – some of which were drawn after Tropical Storm Ondoy 11 years ago
There are many ways Filipinos express frustration over the Philippine government’s continued shortcomings in preparing citizens for typhoons.
“The reason why it’s been 11 years and we haven’t done anything is because there is no coordinated effort in local governments…and discontinuity in administrations,”
said Alcazaren

This car can produce electricity for an emergency response
AFP Relaxnews October 01, 2020

Nissan has developed a car that doubles as a portable power station.
Nissan has presented a prototype based upon its Leaf model. It consists of an emergency vehicle capable of sharing the electricity produced by its batteries to offer aid in case of an unforeseen event.

Typhoon survivors fret over impact of ABS-CBN regional stations closure on disaster response
Sep 26, 2020 Lance Mejico - Isaiah Emmanuel Suguitan

The regional stations have been a staple to locals in regional areas for it has been the network’s partner in reaching out to far-flung communities during disaster situations
Typhoon survivors are concerned that the closure of ABS-CBN regional stations would affect disaster response efforts in far-flung areas in times of natural disasters.


Mahar Lagmay on dealing with typhoons amid COVID-19 pandemic
May 22, 2020

The disaster response expert talks about how government should prepare for typhoon season amid coronavirus lockdowns. Look also this article

Taal fiasco: Walang plano, kapos sa pondo
Jan 20, 2020

The Philippines is 9th in disaster-risk worldwide, located in the Pacific Ring of Fire, visited by 20 tropical cyclones every year, and has 74% of its population vulnerable to disasters. Yet government reduces our calamity fund by P22.9 billion since 2016

During disasters, imagine a world with false news
Chay F. Hofileña January 15, 2020

Seeing citizens emailing our fact-checking team is heartening because it reflects a heightened awareness about the proliferation of “fake news” and its damaging effects especially in a disaster situation.

LIST: Where to get official, reliable information during typhoons
May 25, 2020
The wet season may be tougher to endure during a pandemic. Bookmark this page to know where to access key information in times of disasters

A disaster in a disaster: When too many orgs help out in emergencies
Rachelle Anne L. Miranda January 24, 2020

Chaos is not only limited to the impacts of disasters. More often than not, the large number of organizations with different goals and protocols can result in operational problems.


Mga Kwento ng Klima
Dec 4, 2019 ABS-CBN News

Produced by ABS-CBN DocuCentral in cooperation with the Oscar M. Lopez Center, “Mga Kwento ng Klima” chronicles how Filipinos are slowly evolving into a climate resilient people after picking up painful lessons from all the climate-related disasters that battered the country.
It digs deep into how susceptible the country is to climate change and how local communities, government agencies, and concerned organizations have united to take control of the situation by championing climate resilient projects.


Emergencies and Charity. A reflection by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle
Mar 26, 2020 Vatican News - English

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Pope Francis prays for Filipinos hit by Typhoon Ursula
December 26, 2019 - with Video
Pope Francis offered his prayers to Filipinos affected by Typhoon Ursula on Thursday, December 26.
After reciting the Angelus prayer for St Stephen's Day, the Pope said:

"I unite myself to the suffering that has hit the beloved people of the Philippines because of the typhoon."
"I pray for the numerous victims, the wounded, and for their families."

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Pope Francis prays for victims of deadly Philippines typhoon
26 December 2019
Pope Francis prays for the victims of Typhoon Phanfone which swept across the Philippines.
“I join in the suffering that has struck the dear people of the Philippines due to Typhoon Phanfone”, said the Pope.
Before inviting the faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square to recite the Hail Mary Prayer, he assured them of his own prayers, “for the numerous victims, for the wounded and for their families”.

FALSE: Photo of Duterte in aerial survey of areas 'hit by Ursula' in Visayas
December 28, 2019

The photos are taken in December 2017, in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Urduja, which also went through the Visayas


Senators discuss disaster management measures
Streamed live Nov 11 2019 ABS-CBN News
Will engineers, architects go on ‘earthquake mission’ to assess structures?
Aika Rey November 12, 2019

Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum advocates that engineers and architects conduct an audit of houses for free to assess if they have sustained damage from earthquakes

Duterte cracks landslide jokes before Cebu victims
September 08, 2019

Were the President’s jokes misplaced and too soon, considering the landslide was only a year ago? Or is humor just his way of comforting victims of a tragic situation?

Look the Videos: Cebu landslide

We need an earthquake early warning system in the country
Rob Julian M. Maghinang October 30, 2019

We should emulate the way Japan warns its citizens of earthquakes

Philippines gets $10-M fund to boost early warning for disasters
Mara Cepeda November 13, 2019
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.


Earthquakes and hazards in the Philippines
August 10, 2019

National Institute of Geological Sciences' Mario Aurelio talks about how vulnerable the country is to earthquakes.
The country this year already experienced a couple of strong, deadly earthquakes: the magnitude 6.1 Luzon earthquake, and the twin earthquakes that shook Batanes.

Look also the article

At least 8 dead in Batanes earthquakes
July 27, 2019 - with Video

8th UPDATE Aftershocks are felt in Batanes, as well as a stronger magnitude 5.9 earthquake 3 hours after the tremor that caused more structures to be damaged

LOOK: Itbayat church, ancestral homes damaged in Batanes earthquake
July 27, 2019 - with Video
Among the damaged structures is the historic Sta Maria de Mayan Church in Itbayat

Sinking feeling: Philippine cities facing 'slow-motion disaster'
Agence France-Presse May 20, 2019 - with Video

The steady sinking of coastal towns and islets like Pariahan in the northern Philippines causes Manila Bay's brackish water to pour inland and displace thousands, posing a greater threat than rising sea levels due to climate change

Look the Video in the album Sinking Cities:

Sitio Pariahan, unti-unting lumulubog sa nakalipas na 20 taon
GMA News May 24, 2019


How Pinatubo lahar affected Pampanga during the April 22 earthquake
April 27, 2019

Mahar Lagmay, UP Resilience Institute Executive Director, on the impact of the earthquake in Pampanga and the factors that led to it.
Monday, April 22, parts of Luzon were jolted by a magnitude 6.1 earthquake.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the epicenter of the earthquake was located in Castillejos, Zambales. But Pampanga was the hardest-hit province, with the local government declaring a state of calamity following the tremor.  (READ: OCD: 'No signs of life' under Chuzon Supermarket Pampanga rubble)

FALSE: 'Phivolcs found Mount Pinatubo irregularities' after Luzon earthquake
April 29, 2019
Phivolcs says there have been no signs of volcanic unrest after the magnitude 6.1 earthquake

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocks Luzon
April 23, 2019 - with Video
The earthquake leaves at least 9 people dead in Pampanga. Aftershocks are also recorded.

The below Video: Lindol - Featuring the devastation caused by the earthquakes that rocked several provinces in the Philippines recently

Advocates call for women empowerment in disaster response
Isabel Lupac April 14, 2019

In the 1st National Womenitarian Summit, advocates emphasize how communities thrive when women are empowered to actively participate in decision-making

Despite experience with typhoons, most Filipinos 'not prepared for disasters'
by Samantha Bagayas February 10, 2019

Lack of money is the main barrier preventing people from preparing for disasters, according to a study by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.
Although the Philippines faces an average of 20 typhoons a year, only 36% of Filipinos feel they are completely prepared for disasters, according to a study by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) DisasterNet Philippines.

How to fact-check reports during disasters
Vernise L Tantuco October 28, 2018

How do you know if an article or tweet sharing disaster-related information is true?

Taclobanons urge community to combat disaster-related hoaxes
Bianca Velasco November 28, 2019
During the #MoveTacloban forum, journalists, student leaders, and local government officials point out a rise of disaster-related hoax cases after Super Typhoon Yolanda hit the Philippines

New law in Philippines aims to protect children after disasters
Alisa Tang May 18, 2016

below Republic Act 10821

 Republic Act 10821 , the Children’s Emergency Relief and Protection Act.

Aquino signs law protecting children affected by disasters
by/Gwen de la Cruz May 18, 2016

The Children’s Emergency Relief and Protection Act mandates the creation of a comprehensive emergency program that will provide various services for children during disasters

Look the Speech: The President signs the Children’s Emergency Relief and Protection Act

the Video Remark this is an album in the album "Laws - Constitution & Laws of the Philippines - Etc."


Duterte approves creation of new Anti-Disaster Agency - The Source' speaks to Undersecretary for Disaster Resiliency Karen Jimeno
Jul 16, 2018

Super Typhoon Yolanda, earthquakes, and major disasters. President Duterte now wants to create a new department on disaster response. Undersecretary for Disaster Resiliency Karen Jimeno joins us.

House okays bill creating Department of Disaster Resilience
Mara Cepeda October 01, 2018
But Gabriela Representative Arlene Brosas opposes the bill for giving 'extraordinary powers' to the new secretary of the Department of Disaster Resilience

Urgently needed: Department for disaster resilience and climate change
Kristoffer Berse and Tony La Viña September 09, 2018
We have been calling for the new department for 5 years now, even before the 2013 Yolanda disaster.


ABS-CBN News Apr 27, 2019

Featuring the devastation caused by the earthquakes that rocked several provinces in the Philippines recently and
how Filipinos can check if the buildings and house are earthquake-resistant.

Lindol sa Pinas
ABS-CBN News Apr 28, 2019
"Rated K" talks to people who allegedly saw premonitions of the recent earthquakes in the country. Jay Costura shares the premonitions that he saw before the earthquakes that hit the country. The program also talks to the victims of the recent earthquake in Pampanga.

DILG: No travels, leaves of absence for local officials during disasters
by Rambo Talabong January 26, 2019

'As we are guided by law, we will exercise it to its full extent to ensure that local chief executives are where they are expected to be in times of disaster or calamities'

Disaster response gone wrong
In the days leading up to Typhoon Ompong, what could have been done to prevent the tragedy in Itogon, Benguet?

When the land of promise buried its people

A disaster had been brewing in Itogon, Benguet, long before Typhoon Ompong came

Both: TEXT AND PHOTOS BY RAMBO TALABONG September 22-23, 2018

the Video:

'Hukay,' dokumentaryo ni Atom Araullo (full episode)
Published on Sep 29, 2018
Tradisyon na kung maituturing ang pagmimina sa mayamang kabundukan ng Cordillera. Sa pagmimina naitaguyod ng karamihan ng mga residente rito ang kanilang mga pamilya. Kaya kahit mapanganib, hindi nila maiwan-iwan ang lugar. Pero ano nga ba ang kapalit ng yamang pinapangako nito?

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How bayanihan spirit lives on in Ompong-hit areas
by Kurt Dela Peña October 01, 2018
As appeals for help increases after the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut), stories of 'bayanihan' in the affected communities surfaces

5,000 people threatened by Arayat landslides refuse to leave homes

Twin tragedies: How Itogon and Naga landslides are alike
by Rambo Talabong and Micole Gerard Tizon September 24, 2018

Disaster scientist Mahar Lagmay laments that while technology allowed officials to see the problem, it wasn't used to solve it.
In the span of a week, two massive landslides hit the Philippines, killing at least 90 people, with dozens still missing.

LIST: Deadly landslides in the Philippines
Michael Bueza September 22, 2018

Almost all of these major disasters in the last two decades happened in the midst of heavy rain that loosened the soil in landslide-prone areas

EXPLAINER: Who's supposed to be in charge during disasters?
Sofia Tomacruz August 14, 2018

Several government agencies should be carrying out coordinated operations before, during, and after an emergency to reduce risks and immediately respond to victims' needs

Preserving indigenous knowledge in disaster recovery
Fr. Edu Gariguez November 15, 2018

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.

Perfect storms: typhoons
Agence France-Presse September 14, 2018

As Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) threatens the Philippines, here are some facts about monster storms and what to expect as climate change supercharges our weather.

COMPARISON: Typhoon Ompong and previous Philippine typhoons
Alex Evangelista September 14, 2018
According to PAGASA, Typhoon Ompong may potentially become a super typhoon. Here's how it compares to previous destructive typhoons that hit the country.

and Climate

IN PHOTOS: The wrath of Typhoon Ompong
September 15, 2018

IMPORTANT look ALL links in the article - UPDATED Ompong tears off roofs, uproots trees, and floods roads in Northern Luzon. Parts of Metro Manila also suffer some damage.

Over 500,000 affected by Typhoon Ompong
Sofia Tomacruz September 17, 2018
As of Monday morning, September 17, over 192,000 individuals are in 1,899 evacuation centers

Study shows how politics affects local disaster management
Luisa Jocson June 25, 2018

Dr Maja-Leah V. Ravago says that based on their study, local officials tend to invest in short term disaster risk management measures that can be credited to their administration


How can data help people displaced by war, disasters
July 31, 2017

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the Philippines introduced an interactive online map that gives an overview of displacement incidents in Mindanao from January 2012 to June 2017.
Called the Mindanao Displacement Snapshot, the map provides an at-a-glance insight into displacement incidents ranging from armed conflict to natural hazards such as floods, earthquakes, and typhoons.


U.P. Resilience Institute Director Mahar Lagmay on open data and disaster resilience
April 21, 2018

One of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, the Philippines is exposed to several natural hazards such as floods, storm surge, landslides, and earthquakes

DPWH taps Project Noah maps to identify hazard areas, no-build zones
December 11, 2018

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

Important to look all links in the article

Does the Philippines have enough funds to deal with disasters?
Aika Rey July 12, 2017

Typhoon season is underway in the Philippines, and some officials warn the funds for handling calamities may not be enough.

FAST FACTS: Leyte and natural disasters
July 07, 2017

Leyte province has had its share of natural disasters over the years


Leyte earthquake, July 06 and 10, 2017
Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez on Leyte earthquake
July 10, 2017

MovePH's Voltaire Tupaz talks to Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez. What is the situation in Ormoc City and nearby areas after a magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck the province of Leyte on Monday, July 10?

How can other people help families and areas affected by the quake?

COA: DND, 183 LGUs didn't follow rules for disaster funds in 2015
January 22, 2017

The Commission on Audit releases its first-ever report on how funds for disaster risk reduction and management were used by national and local officials.


The 1991 flash flood that devastated Ormoc City
Katerina Francisco November 05, 2016
Before the onslaught of Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013, Ormoc City faced a powerful storm that submerged parts of the city on November 5, 1991
On the morning of November 5, 1991, Typhoon Uring (international name Thelma) bore down on Leyte, wreaking havoc and burying the eastern and western plains of the province in water, sediment, and debris.
At least 4,000 people were killed in the flashfloods triggered by heavy rains. Some 3,000 people were injured and about 2,500 were reported missing after the floods.

below Mount Pinatubo 1991




FAST FACTS: The 1990 Luzon earthquake
Samantha Fanger July 16, 2019

July 16, 2019 marks the 29th year since the 1990 Luzon earthquake

The earthquake that hit the island of Luzon in 1990 was no such case. Recorded at magnitude 7.8, the quake caused major damage to surrounding cities and claimed the lives of thousands.
Twenty-nine years later, we look at the effects of the 1990 Luzon earthquake and the lessons learned.


The Video: The 1990 Luzon Earthquake A lesson Learned
DOST - PHIVOLCS Aug 19 2020
This video highlights some of the important details of the 16 July 1990 magnitude 7.8 Luzon earthquake based on the personal accounts of the survivors and PHIVOLCS staff.

The Baguio metanarrative
Frank Cimatu July 16, 2019
The July 16 earthquake that struck Baguio 29 years ago is a story without a background. You cannot be prepared for this one.

A way of life: Flooding in public schools
Jenna Mae L. Atun and Clarissa C. David August 07, 2016

Flooding in and around public schools is a constant hazard in the Philippines
Our public schools are supposed to protect our children from the elements, from earthquakes, floods, or typhoons

Principal's wish: Relocate flood-prone school in Albay
Mavic Conde January 26, 2019

Joroan Elementary School in Tiwi town is located near a farm irrigation system and a river.
Imagine the frustration of having to deal with school repair jobs and not having the fund for it.

DepEd, police team up vs bomb threats in Metro schools
September 10, 2016
DepEd and NCRPO officials agree that a protocol 'must be set up on how to report fast and easy any of the issues from school authorities to the police'
The Department of Education (DepEd) has coordinated with the police to better prepare and equip schools in Metro Manila in case of a bomb threat, as well as to combat the spread of illegal drugs.

Technology, disasters, and climate change
September 16, 2016

Rappler talks to Dr. Alfredo Mahar Lagmay, executive director of Project NOAH, to discuss the role of technology in disaster preparedness and addressing climate change


How can tourism promote climate resilience?
March 17, 2017

Climate action and tourism advocate Rome Candaza talks about how Albay turns disaster risks into opportunities through tourism and #ClimateActionPH

Vulnerability to Nature, Environmental Disasters and Disaster preparedness - Education - Recovery - Etc.

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The eruption of Tall Volcano, January to April, 2020

Authorities, Definitions, Plans, Maps & Warnings about Vulnerability

Gender-targeting - women and children are at the greatest risk during emergencies

Disaster preparedness, Education, Drills and Evacuation centers

Vulnerability to Nature and Environmental Disasters

Volcano Warning systems and Emergency Preparation


Alarmsystems, Guides and Apps - Etc.

Ambulance service - pre-hospital medical care

Recovery, Family Rebuilding Centers for Victims of Disasters, Foreign Aid, Etc.

Diseases - general in connection with disaster - Etc.

Safe Water to ALL and Sanitation

SeaTransport - safety - Etc.

Philippines Internet and Satellite Technology and Service Providers - Etc.

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Definition: Calamity

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Definition: Disaster

and HERE and HERE

Philippine National Disaster Response Plan (PNDRP)

Consult women and children on disaster preparedness
October 13, 2020 Czarina Nicole Ong Ki
The government has been called on by the child’s rights group Save the Children Philippines to include women, children, and other members of vulnerable sectors in their disaster risk reduction preparedness plans.

PHIVOLCS, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology

look also HERE and

the Videos:

Phivolcs AVP

Brief History of PHIVOLCS
Jun 19, 2020 DOST - PHIVOLCS
This video presents the brief history of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) from 1952 to present. 

Filippine bishops issue pastoral letter on climate emergency
Robin Gomes 16 July 2019

8th in a series of pastoral letters over the past 30 years, the latest document of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines urges concrete actions on responding to the call of Pope Francis in his encyclical letter, “Laudato Si”.

Philippine “Season of Creation” calls for action on “Laudato si”

A change of heart: Living the Laudato Si way
John Leo Algo April 15, 2019

'Without realizing that everything is connected with one another, as emphasized in the 'Laudato Si,' we become ignorant to just how our individual actions can make a big impact'

Vico Sotto signs Pasig's disaster response deal with Cagayan Valley
JC Gotinga February 10, 2020

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.

Customs guidelines on clearance of int'l donations during calamities.

The Bureau of Customs releases the revised guidelines on international donations during calamities.
These are meant to guide senders and recipients of donated goods from abroad on the procedures needed to be followed to avail of duty and tax exemptions. APR 01, 2015



An Official Statement made by Honorable Honorio Azcueta, Undersecretary for National Defense, Department of National Defense, at the fourth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, May 2013.

Look the statement text HERE

Basic Laws in Philippine Disaster Management and Multilateral Approaches for Effective Response to Natural Disasters in Asia

Chester B. Cabalza



The Free Mobile Disaster Alerts Act

Will the free mobile disaster alerts law finally be implemented? by/Gwen de la Cruz Feb 27, 2015

Phivolcs to hoaxer: You can be jailed by spreading false quake info

Republic Act No. 7077
Citizen Armed Forces of the Philippines Reservist Act


Republic Act 9163

the National Service Training Program (NSTP) Act of 2001


RA 9163 IRR, NSTP-ROT Component and

Important: RA 7077

and the Videos e.g.:

Managing Risk Using the Philippine’s National Service Training Program (NSTP) at the Community Level

and the articles:

Mandatory ROTC? How about no?
Marjohara Tucay August 02, 2016
'What we need is a better path for the socio-civic involvement of the youth, a path that is congruent to the challenges of the changing times'

CHED: More info needed on reviving mandatory ROTC
Jee Y. Geronimo August 05, 2016
'Realistically, [Duterte] wants it. I don't know if he will push [for] it right away, but we might as well do the groundwork,' says Commission on Higher Education chair Patricia Licuanan


NDPP, National Disaster Preparedness Plan

Sep 12, 2016

Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010


Mandatory review of disaster law did not take place in Congress
by Sofia Tomacruz August 24, 2018
'Nasa batas ng (Republic Act) 10121 that after 5 years, kakaroon ng 'sunset review'…Ngunit sa kasamaang palad... Congress did not call for a sunset review,' says former National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Executive Director Alexander Pama

New Senate bill seeks to create new DRRM agency David Lozada Oct 02, 2014"

What amending the DRRM law means for Filipino youth
Mara Cepeda May 20, 2015
If RA 10121 is amended
, a youth representative will be appointed in every local, regional, and barangay disaster council nationwide.

RA 10121: The PH's disaster management law is up for review
Aika Rey May 30, 2015
As Republic Act No. 10121 turns 5 this year, the congressional oversight committee is conducting a "sunset review" of the law.

It's time to reform our disaster law
Dean Tony La Viña and Joyce Melcar Tan November 07, 2015
'We need a single organization with whom the proverbial buck stops. More importantly, this organization should have access to sufficient funds, manpower, and resources to allow it to fulfill its mandate.'

Look RA 10121 IRR as pdf HERE

the below link HERE

Disasters, climate change and leadership
Jed Alegado May 31, 2015

While laws have been placed and are awaiting full implementation, I also believe that taking climate change and disasters seriously is a leadership issue


Learning the lessons from managing disasters

In a country constantly threatened by natural disasters, Alexander Pama fights a different kind of war.


Politics in disasters - Dalawang mukha ng kalamidad

Election time, should disasters – and officials’ responses to calamities – figure in voters’ choice of their next leaders?

Mar 9, 10, 11, 2016

Remark this is an album in the album Political system, etc.

Surveillance in Post Extreme Emergencies and Disasters (SPEED)

SPEED supports the Philippine Government disaster management efforts

SPEED's role supports Republic Act 10121, which aims to strengthen the country's disaster management capability. Its goal is to institutionalize a national disaster risk management framework "to decrease disaster vulnerabilities, increase capability for recovery and develop overall resilience to disaster."

Emergency and Humanitarian Action - EHA in the Philippines

Safe Hospitals in Emergencies



Making disaster response sensitive to persons with disabilities
Mara Cepeda Jun 20, 2015

Making disaster risk reduction and management programs more responsive to the needs of persons with disabilities requires a change in mindset

It remains a big challenge to remove barriers that hinder persons with disabilities from fully participating in disaster risk reduction, DRR

Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards - NOAH

IMPORTANT to look:

How does Project NOAH contribute to PH's disaster management?
Gwen de la Cruz January 30, 2017
The country's flagship disaster prevention and mitigation program aids Filipinos during times of calamity. Here's what you need to know.

PAGASA defends its scientists amid Project NOAH turnover
by Gwen de la Cruz February 14, 2017
State weather bureau PAGASA says it has received criticism on the agency's credibility, resulting to resentment and demoralization among the employees

Pagasa to take over Project NOAH, says DOST
January 30, 2017
Project NOAH 'has reached its completion and project ending date.... New project proposals are welcome if there is a new study to be made,' the science department says.

Disaster responders urge Duterte to #SaveProjectNOAH
Voltaire Tupaz January 30, 2017
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'
January 29, 2017
UPDATED Project NOAH, which provides real-time weather data and hazard maps for communities, will only run until February 28.

Look below Why you need Project NOAH app

Project Noah revamps disaster management platform
Gwen de la Cruz December 12, 2015
The improved website contains more hazard maps ranging from storm surge, landslide, to debris flow, plus detailed barangay flood-hazard maps.

'New lease on life': UP adopts Project NOAH
February 24, 2017

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'


Mahar Lagmay on the future of Project NOAH
Jan 31, 2017
Project NOAH Executive Director Mahar Lagmay holds a press conference on the future of disaster risk management tool Project NOAH.

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This web-based app helps citizens map flooded areas during disasters
September 14, 2020 Lance Mejico hopes to help reduce casualties during disasters by empowering Filipinos to report flood information online

Project NOAH 'not just about the technology' – Lagmay
Jee Y. Geronimo January 31, 2017
'We have invested heavily' on human resources, says NOAH head Mahar Lagmay; 'Our intention is to maintain these disaster scientists'

Department of National Defense, DND

also responsible for disaster preparation and management in the country.

Office of Civil Defense, OCD

Mission: To administer a comprehensive national civil defense and disaster risk reduction and management program by providing leadership in the continuous development of strategic and systematic approaches as well as measures to reduce the vulnerabilities and risks to hazards and manage the consequences of disasters

OCD forms emergency telecoms team to improve disaster initiatives
Jed Alegado Jun 26, 2015
The Rapid Emergency Telecommunications Team (RETT) ensures integrated communication flow from the national down to the local level and vice-versa before, during, and after disasters


The Local Government Academy, LGA

the country's leading provider of capacity building services to local government units, LGUs and to the DILG personnel. With our main office and training center located in the heart of Pasig City and at the University of the Philippines in Los Baños, Laguna resperctively, we cater to the needs of all LGUs nationwide from program designing to training implementation, and other forms of technical assistance.

Safe and Friendly Cities for All Programme, SFCAP
For more information, you may contact LGA at 638-96-49. Oct 8, 2015

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Business community launches first-ever disaster operations center
Zak Yuson August 11, 2016
The center, located in Makati, will run 24/7 in times of a disaster to gather data and coordinate preparedness and response plans of PDRF’s member companies.
While the majority of the Philippines sleeps, there are teams of people who are up keeping watch over the country in case a disaster strikes.

READY Project

Hazards Mapping and Assessment for Effective Community - Based Disaster Risk Management.

Look more about READY Project

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Earthquake - magnitude vs intensity

INFOGRAPHIC: Earthquake magnitude vs intensity
July 31, 2016
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the agency tasked to mitigate disasters that may arise from volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunami and other related geotectonic phenomena, uses two terms when reporting about quakes: magnitude and intensity.
But what is the difference between the two?

What is the difference between Magnitude and Intensity?

In an example, Magnitude can be likened to the power of radio or television waves sent out from a broadcasting station. Intensity is how well you receive the signal, which can depend on your distance from the energy source, the local conditions, and the pathway the signal has to take to reach you.

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Vulnerability Assessment Tools for Coastal Ecosystems

A Guidebook

Has resiliency been used as an excuse for government shortcomings?
Bonz Magsambol August 13, 2018

Bragging about resiliency is not bad at all, but netizens challenge Filipinos to push the government to come up with long-term fixes to flooding

20,000-hectare catchment basin eyed to solve flooding in Pampanga
Jun A. Malig March 18, 2016

The proposed Pampanga River Basin Flood Control Master Plan will include the construction of a dike, a controlled retarding basin, and the widening of the Pampanga River and its tributaries

#ReliefPH: Help those affected by August 2018 monsoon
August 11, 2018

People affected by floods from the southwest monsoon need your support. This page shows how you can help

Flood-prone Dumaguete braces for storms with a map
Rambo Talabong June 07, 2018

Dumaguete's disaster management office is geotagging the city in case of crippling disasters.


Why Pinoys must prepare for 'Big One'

With a powerful earthquake possibly hitting Metro Manila during our lifetime, experts are calling on all sectors to cooperate now. They say, disaster preparedness is everyone's business. - May 20, 2015

How schools prepare for West Valley Fault quake
Tinanggal na ang dalawang eskwelahan sa listahan ng Phivolcs at DepEd na nasa ibabaw ng West Valley Fault. Pero tuloy pa rin ang paghahanda ng mga guro at estudyante sa mga paaralang ito. May 26, 2015

Disaster-resilient classrooms in Aklan
In good weather, these classrooms are where the young minds of Aklan are molded. But in times of disaster, they're shelter for those who lost their homes Jun 10, 2015

“Be ready for the big one,” Phivolcs warns residents of Metro Manila and nearby areas - After Surigao quake, is West Valley Fault next?
2 videos Feb 14, 2017
Residents of Metro Manila and surrounding provinces should be ready for the “big one,” especially as the West Valley Fault is ripe for movement, according to the Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)

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Terms you need to know about earthquakes
Janella Paris April 25, 2019
Here are some terms you may have encountered in relation to earthquakes

WATCH: Inside Chuzon Supermarket in Pampanga during the earthquake
Rambo Talabong April 25, 2019 - with Videos
Here is a glimpse of the panic and destruction inside the Chuzon Supermarket in Porac, Pampanga, as shown in CCTV footage

57 subdivisions, villages traversed by West Valley Fault
Pia Ranada May 21, 2015
Residential buildings will suffer the most damage from a 7.2-magnitude quake, says Phivolcs. What do you do if your house is on an active fault?

Disaster-resilient classrooms in Aklan
Jun 10, 2015

The 'Big One': Are people ready?
by/Pat Nabong Jul 30, 2015
If the 7.2-magnitude earthquake does occur, Metro Manila could run out of food and water for a week

MMDA, NDRRMC launch updated quake Metro Yakal PLUS, Metro Manila's earthquake contingency plan.
by/ Aika Rey December 18, 2015
Anticipating that Bulacan and other neighboring provinces may also be affected by the 'Big One', the 2010 Oplan Metro Yakal is updated.

the below HERE

DILG orders LGUs to craft plans for the 'Big One' in 90 days
Rambo Talabong February 26, 2020

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año says local officials that fail to do so may face administrative, even criminal cases
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has ordered "all local governments units" to assess all buildings for the so-called Big One earthquake and craft action plans after their assessment within 90 days.


When are classes cancelled or suspended?
July 14, 2014
Get a refresher on when classes are cancelled or suspended during times of disaster

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The National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council, NDRRMC

or formerly called National Disaster Coordinating Council, NDCC is an agency of government under the Department of National Defense, responsible for ensuring the protection and welfare of the people during disasters or emergencies.

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the below videos from NDRRMC

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How NDRRMC issues its emergency mobile warnings
Sofia Tomacruz July 24, 2018
Alerts are crafted to be 'hazard-specific, area-focused, and time-bound.' But why do some receive delayed warnings? Here's why.

Gov't eyes 'stronger' disaster management agency to replace NDRRMC
Voltaire Tupaz January 12, 2017
If Congress approves, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) will be replaced by an independent agency called the Civil Defense Authority (CDA)

Why PH Gov’t should include youth in disaster councils
Roy Joseph R. Roberto Jun 01, 2015

Empowering the youth by giving them a voice in the country's disaster risk reduction and management councils gives them significant responsibilities in their respective communities.
It is high time for the Philippine government to institutionalize youth participation in NDRRMC on both the local and national levels. One of the most proactive disaster risk reduction measures is to empower youth by giving them a fair share of the responsibility in making their community more prepared and resilient in the light of disasters.

High school students learn how to prepare for quakes Jun 18, 2015

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Plan, NDRRMP 2011 - 2028

National Disaster Response Plan As of June 2014

Strengthening Disaster Risk Reduction in the Philippines

Strategic National Action Plan 2009-2019

The disaster risk reduction genius of the indigenous
by/Faye Gonzalez October 12, 2015

The indigenous ways of mitigating disaster risks are still very much alive, and they teach us that our instincts are not to be ignored. But this does not mean that science is less important.
DRR - disaster risk reduction existed before we even had a name for it.

Business partners for 24/7 disaster operations center
by/Zak Yuson Apr 16, 2015

The country’s first private disaster operations center launched on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at a simple ceremony in Makati City.
The disaster operations center, or DOC, will be a permanent center situated in the Clark Special Economic Zone, CSEZ in Pampanga


Project Agos

At PH+SocialGood: The Manila Social Good Summit on September 21, Rappler introduces Project Agos – an initiative that brings together government, the private sector and citizens to address climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.

Look more about Project Agos in these articles

HERE, HERE and the


Agos integrates crowdsourcing, mapping, and social media in a unified information platform that will bridge disaster preparedness and response initiatives of the government, civil society, and the citizens. How to map a report on Project Agos disaster information map

The Project Agos disaster information map is a useful tool for knowing what areas are flooded or damaged. It's also a resource for first responders to know where to deploy for people in need of rescue.

How to use the Project Agos Alert Map
The Project Agos Alert Map is a crowdsourcing platform that displays real time information for disaster management. Oct 15, 2014

Project Agos microsite
Rappler's Project Agos microsite - a one-stop shop for educating the public on how to prepare better for disasters. Jun 17, 2014

PHIVOLCS, Rappler partner for increased disaster awareness

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology and Rappler partner for increased disaster awareness. Jul 11, 2014

Look the full story HERE

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Dumping of artificial sand in Manila Bay could worsen flooding
Sep 7, 2020 ANC 24/7

Environmentalist Rodne Galicha raises concern the artificial sand in Manila Bay will worsen the flooding around the area.

What is crushed dolomite and why waves may wash it away from Manila Bay
Sep 8, 2020 ABS-CBN News
Authorities have started dumping crushed dolomite to mimic the white sand beaches of Palawan and Boracay in Manila Bay. An expert explains in this interview what this mineral is and how storm surges may wash it away.

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Rappler, Smart, Chikka launch Agos SMS service during disasters
March 05, 2016

Smart, Talk & Text and Sun subscribers can now send info, rescue and relief reports to Agos via text messages during disasters


DPWH projects causing floods?
Jun 27 and Jul 8, 2015

What DPWH is doing to address flood problems
Despite words of approval from the president and improvements in some areas thanks to infrastructure projects, the Department of Public Works and Highways is still getting the blame for contributing to flood problems in areas across the country. Jul 14, 2015

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DPWH launches river monitoring website
Aika Rey June 02, 2016
An online portal that will monitor and contain information on rivers in the country will soon be available to the public.

DPWH: 24/7 secretary's hotline 165-02 now working
August 24, 2016
Filipinos can call 165-02 to complain, ask, or suggest on any DPWH-implemented project. Citizens may also text their feedbacks to 2920
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar on Wednesday, August 24, has launched a 24/7 secretary’s hotline to effectively receive any complaint, query, or suggestion on any DPWH-implemented project nationwide

How to prepare for floods

Aika Rey December 29, 2017

You read on the news that a heavy downpour is expected in your area. Do you know how to prepare for it?


What causes floods in Metro Manila?

Aside from waste and old drainage systems, a new problem was discovered about why floods are recurring in Metro Manila.

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#FloodPH: Things to do when you're trapped, in need of rescue
August 12, 2018
Need help? Here are some tips from the Marikina Public Information Office.


Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Ministry of Quiapo Church, QCDPRM Quezon Boulevard, Manila

is a recent ministry that seeks to assist persons affected by disasters such as typhoons and flooding.

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Executive Director, NDRRMC and Administrator, OCD,
MAR 2012

More corruption in PH means more deaths from disasters

Pia Ranada Mar 10, 2015

The higher the levels of corruption are in a country, the more casualties it tends to have from natural disasters, a recently released study said.

Unfortunately for the Philippines, it is among 10 countries deemed at "extreme risk" in the Corruption Risk Index 2015 indicated in a study by risk analysis firm Verisk Maplecroft.

Escape with the desert: Are we bringing the desert into our lands?

Maps about Vulnerability to Nature & Environmental Disasters

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Philippine Hazard map
Distributions of Active Faults and Trenches in Philippines

Making maps useful for addressing disasters and climate change
David Garcia August 02, 2017
'In a time when people are increasingly exposed to the factors of disaster and climate change, I believe that usable maps can help people make a difference'

How to know if your area is near a fault line
Gwen de la Cruz August 07, 2016

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

the Videos:

FaultFinder Intro Presentation
FaultFinder App Overview Users Guide

Phivolcs finds ground rupture in quake-hit Leyte
Voltaire Tupaz July 09, 2017 - with video

The magnitude-6.5 earthquake in Leyte is generated by the movement of the Leyte Segment of the Philippine Fault


'The Big One' sa Maynila
Apr 5, 2017
Kasunod ng lindol sa Tingloy, Batangas na ramdam din sa Kamaynilaan, posible ring tumama ang “The Big One” o ang magnitude 7.2 na lindol ano mang oras, kaya kailangang mas maging handa sa posibleng pagdating nito. Alamin ang mga puwedeng mangyari sakaling magkaroon ng 7.2 magnitude na lindol sa Metro Manila.
New maps show Metro Manila's quake danger zones
Pia Ranada May 18, 2015

Disaster officials say the detailed maps will help Metro Manila and surrounding provinces prepare for a 7.2-magnitude earthquake expected within our lifetime.

The article have links for download of the detailed maps.

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Mga maaaring tamaan ng super-lindol, inilabas
Inilunsad ng Phivolcs ang Valley Fault Atlas para malaman ng publiko ang mga delikadong lugar kapag tumama ang isang malakas na lindol sa Metro Manila at karatig-probinsya. May 19, 2015
Metro Manila structures only 20 pct. ready for huge quake
Jun 22, 2016
While there is massive information campaign on what to do in case a massive earthquake hits the Philippine capital, infrastructure preparedness vastly needs improvement, an expert said.


2 active fault zones nakit-an sa Davao City

Jun 19, 2015

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The mysterious sinkhole of GenSan
Edwin G. Espejo Feb 20, 2015

If the hole keeps growing bigger, it could affect more than 1,000 families living in the area.
Residents here who have resisted relocation for more than 30 years now are left with no other choice but to leave the shores where many of them practically lived all their lives.

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The DENR-MGB Geohazard Mapping and Assessment Programme, DENR-MGB GMAP

You can also look it as pdf HERE or Video

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Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Office - Olongapo City

Official FB-Page of DRRM Office of Olongapo City

Help Us Disseminate Disaster Awareness, Please Like and Share our Page - Thank you Olongapeños

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Albay Disaster Risk Reduction

This documentary describes the geostrategic intervention of the Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office in The Philippines. The program won a Galing Pook Foundation Award in 2008. Galing Pook is a sister program of the Ash Center's Innovation in American Government Awards Program.

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HEMS - Health Emergency Management

Information Management Manual for Coordinating and Monitoring Health Emergency and Disaster Response

The Center for Disaster Preparedness, CDP

a regional resource center based that endeavors to promote Community Based Disaster Risk Management, CBDRM, facilitate interactive learning and discourse on disaster risk management, and advocate for policies and programs that protect the environment and mitigate disaster risk through its various programs and services in training, consultancies, interactive fora, research and publication, networking and advocacy, through developmental and participatory principles and methodologies.

Citizens Disaster Response Center, CDRC

a non-government organization that pioneered and continues to promote community-based disaster management in the Philippines. CDRC operates nationwide through a network of regional centers affiliated with the Citizens’ Disaster Response Network and through people’s organizations

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Strenghtening DRR Capacities in the PH
Citizens' Disaster Response Center CDRC - Remark this is an album in the album Disaster preparedness, education & drills - etc.


The Citizens' Disaster Response Center, CDRC

Now broadcasting in a new format, listen to CDRC's Kuya Caloy as he talks about the 2011 disaster report in this debut episode of the CDRC podcast. Makinig. Makialam. Maging handa!

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The Leyte Center for Development, Inc., LCDE

CDRC's regional partner in Eastern Visayas

primarily a disaster response non-government and development-oriented organization, NGDO working towards a citizenry-based disaster response and sustainable community development.


Disaster Preparedness, LCDE Leyte Center for Development, Inc.

LCDE is primarily a disaster response non-government and development-oriented organization working towards a citizenry-based disaster response and sustainable community development. In 2009, CDRC made the documentary Forging Empowered Communities, which feature the Leyte Center for Development and Education - CDRC's regional partner in Eastern Visayas. CDRC Jan 5, 2014

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Saint Bernard, Southern Leyte Creates Innovative Disaster Warning System

Once nearly wiped out by a landslide, a town in the Philippines finds a new way to manage natural disasters. More than 70 percent of St. Bernard and the surrounding area are highly vulnerable to flash floods, tsunamis, storms, and landslides. Now, local residents, government organizations, and NGOs have worked together to set up an early warning system that uses both indigenous knowledge and state of the art technology.

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Fellowship for Organizing Endeavors, FORGE - CEBU

a non-government organization which helps people in a holistic approach. Disaster Risk Reduction is one component of the Urban Poor Development Program of FORGE which aims to explain the basic concept and provide information on the different context and activities related to Disaster Risk Reduction and Management.

Don't be passive, disasters can happen anytime: Philippines FORGE Disaster Risk Reduction

Forge created this program to develop the resiliency of communities specifically in Cebu which are vulnerable to disasters.

DISASTERS? We can do something about it! This is a campaign to gain support for the people which are "vulnerable" to disaster. Help them prepare too by supporting the cause. Don't be passive, calamities can happen anytime.
Visit facebook to know what you can help:

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Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation - pdrf

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Environment of the Philippines

The Philippines is prone to natural disasters, particularly typhoons, floods, landslides, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, etc.

Department of Environment and Natural Resources, DENR


Land Management Bureau

the Video

PHIVOLCS - Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology

Earthquake-guide: What to do!

Earthquake what to do - pocketsize

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What to do during aftershocks
by Raisa Serafica February 11, 2017

Here are 3 things to do during aftershocks, according to Phivolcs

ITIC - International Tsunami Information Centre
PHIVOLCS - Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology
Suriang Pilipino ng Bulkanolohiya at Sesmolohiya

Tsunami alert levels

Philippine National Red Cross, PNRC

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Philippine Red Cross

In times of emergencies and disasters, the Philippine Red Cross Operation Center plays an important role in collecting and providing comprehensive information from its 98 chapters nationwide. PRC Operation Center is Always First, Always Ready and Always There for the people who are suffering.

PH Red Cross' first humanitarian ship
April 06, 2017
On its 70th founding anniversary, the PRC launches its first disaster response ship in the Philippines.
The ship is a one-of-a-kind multi-role vessel that can convert from a barge into a twin-hulled ship, capable of beaching or rolling up to the shore in shallow waters. This will allow the PRC to unload life-saving equipment and vehicles without the need for a deep water port.

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The Safety Organization of the Philippines (SOPI)

a non-prof non-govermental, national public service organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health. The primary focus of SOPI is preventing deaths and injuries that occur in workplace, homes, communities and roads

Humanitarian Response


National Institute of Geological Sciences, NIGS

a multidisciplinary forum for the study of processes that shape the Earth. It is the national center of excellence for the advancement, dissemination and application of geology.

Gender-targeting - women and children are at the greatest risk during emergencies

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Tackling the disproportionate impact of disasters on women
Kristoffer Berse and Micah Nazal, March 17, 2020

'One report finds that women and children are 14 times more likely to die in a disaster compared to men, and prevailing traditional gender roles seem to be the culprit'

How disasters affect women
Isabelle H. Lacson Mar 09, 2015
Disasters do not discriminate women. It is the institutions they hit that discriminate, which ultimately increases a woman’s vulnerability and allows for disproportionate impacts.

How disasters make women and children vulnerable to abuse
Sarah Jayne Olan Dec 03, 2014

Gender-targeting and rethinking disaster response
Bea Orante December 09, 2015

The United Nations Population Fund stresses the need for a more gender-based approach to disaster response given that women and children are at the greatest risk during emergencies

Why gender matters in natural disasters
Sarah Martin and Maria Holtsberg Nov 29, 2014

Even though the disaster itself doesn’t discriminate, society does, and certain practices within a society can leave women or other groups susceptible to harm. The following examples show how the different roles that men and women play in society make women more at risk to natural disaster impacts.

Disaster preparedness, Education, Drills and Evacuation Centers

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Lessons on disaster preparedness
August 22. 2018

How do we create resilient communities?

The problem with Filipino resilience
by Shakira Sison
The problem with our resilience is the speed by which we transform trauma into acceptance. Instead of solving problems, we simply cope or wait for the problem to pass.

How to prepare for earthquakes during the pandemic
September 9, 2020 Niña Diño

Here are some tips to help you prepare for earthquakes under the 'new normal'

Natural disasters can strike at any time, even in the middle of a pandemic.

Marikina City: Lessons on disaster preparedness
by Samantha Bagayas October 03, 2018 - with Video

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

Empowering seniors in disaster risk reduction and management
Gaby Baizas July 16, 2018

Program proves senior citizens deserve bigger roles in preparing for disasters

#ZeroCasualty: Don't forget PWDs, elderly

Know what to do in case of fire
by Beata Carolino April 15, 2014

Being prepared for a fire at all times lessens the risk to your personal safety

Iwas Paputok also means a fire-free New Year celebration
by Abigail Abigan December 30, 2017

The Bureau of Fire Protection urges the public to strictly observe safety measures to prevent fire incidents in New Year celebration

FAST FACTS: Tropical cyclones, rainfall advisories
September 22, 2017

Here's what you need to know about tropical cyclones and other terms used in everyday weather forecasts.

Why is it now called tropical cyclone 'wind' – and not 'warning' – signals?
Acor Arceo December 03, 2019
Do you know what Signal Nos. 1 to 5 are based on? Here's a quick explainer.

LOOK: How local government units prepare for Typhoon Tisoy
December 02, 2019
Different local government units in Catanduanes, Albay, and Biliran evacuate residents ahead of Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri)’s landfall - Tag @MovePH!


Weather Philippines: Private sector fills information gap
July 27, 2017

Weather Philippines Foundation has more than 800 automated weather stations around the country, generating localized data to help with disaster preparedness


Tips on how to survive disasters

Dec 26, 2017

Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness
July 06, 2017

Know more about the speakers at the Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness on July 7-8 at SM Aura's Samsung Hall.

"AboutPhilippines" recommend: The below links with many IMPORTANT informations:

Catch these speakers at the Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness

Day 1 - with video

Day 2 - with video

Metro Manila Shake Drill 2017
July 14, 2017 - with video

Starting Friday, July 14, up to Monday, July 17, local government units, government agencies, and private companies in Metro Manila and nearby provinces will participate in the Manila Shake Drill 2017 dubbed #MMShakeDrill online.

Look this video and MORE videos in HD HERE

Palawan’s hazard-prone towns identified
Keith Anthony S. Fabro July 26, 2017

According to the Provincial Climate Change Action Plan 2017-2023, an estimated 244,997 people are highly susceptible to landslides, with Puerto Princesa City, Roxas, and Rizal having the highest population exposure.


Millennials in Disaster Preparedness and Climate Action
Jul 7, 2017

Paul Pangilinan, National Youth Commission's Commissioner at Large presents a report on disaster preparedness and climate action of millennials

Minimum initial service package (MISP)

2016 health department order that detailed the national policy on a minimum initial service package (MISP) for sexual and reproductive health in health-related emergencies and disasters.

Meet 'Juan Handa', DepEd’s official disaster preparedness mascot
by Jonnel Gozo May 20, 2017
There's a new Filipino superhero in town. Meet Juan Handa, the face of the Department of Education's (DepEd) disaster preparedness campaign.
Equipped from head to toe, Juan Handa is prepared for disasters.

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Kapitan Alerto teaches Cordillera kids to be ready for school and disasters
May 25, 2017
The Office of Civil Defense - Cordillera Administrative Region makes learning about disaster preparedness fun and engaging through its disaster preparedness super hero.

Brigada Eskwela pushes for better disaster preparedness in schools
May 21, 2017
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.


School Watching Teams (SWTs)
Haiyan survivor now actively takes part in making their school safer.
May 21, 2018

Meet Lizette, a 12-year-old student leader from Leyte. This girl is an active member of their School Watching Team, wherein along with her fellow students, they help their teachers and principal to have a safer school.

A total of 200 school children in 20 schools in Leyte, Tacloban and Samar were organized as School Watching Teams (SWTs) to lead in the conduct of Hazard, Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment in their respective schools.

Kids try out 'Master of Disaster' board game
September 10, 2017

The "Master of Disaster" board game aims to teach kids at an early age about preparedness and response should a disaster strike.


Upcoming shake drill to focus on quake aftermath
Published on Apr 16, 2017
The third annual Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) shake drill will focus on possible scenarios after --instead of during -- a magnitude 7.2 quake in Metro Manila.

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Prepare for disasters by playing a board game
Jul 28, 2017

The Civil Defense board game aims to teach the youth concepts on disaster risk reduction in a fun and engaging way.

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Fire marshal summer camp

Would you enroll your child in a fire marshal summer camp for kids?
May 21, 2017

Highlighting the role and the capacity of the youth in public safety, Bureau of Fire Protection-National Capital Region (BFP-NCR) conducts its first ever Kiddie and Junior Fire Marshal Summer Camp.

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Filipino firefighters teach young kids how to be safe
Samantha Bagayas May 22, 2017
The two-day summer camp teaches kids from 8 to 17 years old about fire safety, first aid, and firefighting techniques

Uber's self-driving cars in Manila?
Carmela Fonbuena files this video blog.

A crazy idea, or a recipe for disaster?
Uber tests self-driving cars in San Francisco, and officials say they want to bring the technology to Manila.

Want your self-driving car in Manila? Book an Uber someday
Uber won't say no to a challenge but engineering manager Matt Sweeney says the technology has to get smarter first before it can be deployed in chaotic traffic.
both by Carmela Fonbuena March 03, 2017

Being prepared saved lives
Maryann Zamora November 01, 2016

'The change of behavior in terms of disaster preparedness has saved a lot of lives and caused less destruction,' says Plan International County Director Dennis O’Brien

Phivolcs urges youth: Prepare for earthquakes, tsunamis
Gwen de la Cruz November 05, 2016
Earthquake experts from Phivolcs teach high school students what to do in case disaster strikes.
UNDERSTANDING HAZARDS. To commemorate World Tsunami Awareness Day, scientists of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology orient students on earthquakes and tsunamis

NDRRMC warns against floods, landslides in Typhoon Butchoy affected areas
July 07, 2016
Local disaster councils are tasked to be on heightened readiness
At least 107 towns in 7 regions in Luzon and Visayas that will experience 100 millimeters of rain are warned against possible floods and landslides, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Wednesday, July 6.

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CHECKLIST: These are the minimum critical activities that LGUs under Charlie or Red alert should be doing in affected areas.
Voltaire Tupaz January 08, 2017
The hours between a typhoon’s entry into the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and its landfall are a critical time for disaster risk reduction and management.
Here are some critical preparedness actions based on the Oplan Listo (Operation Plan Alert) of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) that local governments should be taking hours before the typhoon hits land.

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Disaster preparedness in the age of social media
How can we use technology to solve old problems?
Jul 17, 2015
Operation LISTO

This is the official Operation LISTO AVP for presentation to the LGU officials and functionaries including other stakeholders involved in DRRM operations. It pays to be LISTO in times of calamities and this video will show you how.
Apr 12, 2015
Aug 18, 2016

All the videos you need to prepare for earthquakes
May 29, 2016

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

Get the article with all the good links as pdf HERE

CHECKLIST: What barangays should prepare for an earthquake
July 14, 2018
If a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits your local community, is it ready for the worst-case scenario?

CHECKLIST: What cities and municipalities should prepare for an earthquake
July 28, 2018
Every city and municipality should be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed when dealing with earthquakes and other major disasters.


How Aquino gov't prepares for disasters

Typhoon Yolanda served as an important lesson in preparing early for calamities, something President Aquino vowed to make a national priority, in last year's SONA. In this 'Sonaserye' report, Atom Araullo investigates how government is handling disaster preparedness. - ANC, The World Tonight, July 20, 2015

Super typhoon-proof dome houses to rise in Dapitan
Gualberto Laput May 26, 2015

Monolithic dome houses can withstand typhoons of up to 400 kph and are built at a low cost P290,000 per unit

the video 'Supertyphoon-proof' dome houses

Bilang paghahanda sa mga sakuna gaya ng super bagyo, balak magtayo ng matitibay na dome house sa Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte. Gawa ang mga ito sa semento at lava stone kaya matitibay ang istruktura. May 27, 2015

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Community involvement in DRRM a must for the typhoon season
Joy Maluyo May 01, 2015

Disaster resilient communities are empowered communities.
With the unprecedented damages caused by super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) November 2013, the Philippine government called for a strengthened and enhanced Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, DRRM.

Educational Facilities Manual

Revised edition of the Handbook on Educational Facilities - Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction in School Construction

Department of Education

Schools constantly at risk of natural, man-made hazards
Clarissa C. David and Antonio Paguirigan, Jr. February 17, 2016
Philippine schools are battered every year by typhoons and floods. In some areas, they have to somehow go through an academic year amid the threat of armed conflict.
It does not take much to disrupt a school year. Events large or small can have negative effects on the quality and pace of learning of school children. If a school in the path of a Signal No. 1 storm is lucky enough to escape any physical damage, it might miss one or two days of classes. The unlucky ones in congested urban areas, for that same storm, might be used as an evacuation center, missing more than one school day. Once school starts back up, students might have to wade through floodwaters around and in the school grounds for several more days.

QC teachers undergo disaster management training
Ian Nicolas Cigaral

May 29, 2015

Project Agos trains 100 teachers from 4 public schools in Metro Manila in using social media for disaster management

Pag-aaral ng mga estudyante sa Batangas apektado ng Taal eruption
Jan 17, 2020 ABS-CBN News

Sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal, libo-libong estudyante rin ang apektado matapos gawing evacuation centers ang kanilang mga paaralan.

How a hazard-prone Marikina school is preparing for disasters
Pocholo Espina June 19, 2016

In Valeriano Fugoso Memorial Elementary School, earthquake drills are done every month, with most drills performed unannounced

Lessons learned from a disaster:

How the 2004 Asian tsunami helped the Philippines
Gwen de la Cruz, Dec 26, 2014

Unknown to many, the December 2004 tsunami had a big and positive impact on the Philippines

Learning from disaster: Corruption and environmental catastrophe

Beatriz Paterno Nov 09, 2014

'The breakdown of accountability provides unscrupulous public officials with a golden opportunity to siphon off money and supplies from government funds and donations'

Island communities: Are they forgotten in disaster reduction efforts?
Gwen de la Cruz Mar 07, 2015

How disaster-prone are small island communities and why is there a need to prioritize them?

Social media: Critical for disaster managers
DILG Director Allan B. Tabell Feb 19, 2015

'Let us make use of social media’s power to reach out to both responders and victims of disasters faster than any other means might have offered. Above all, let us make use of social media to save lives!'
Tabell is the chief of the Department of the Interior and Local Government Central Office Disaster Information Coordinating Center, DILG-CODIX

Bicol LGUs to use social media in disaster response
Mara Cepeda Jun 08, 2015
Project Agos conducts workshops to train local government representatives and volunteers to have a #ZeroCasualty mindset in times of disasters

How to minimize losses during disasters? 'Work with LGUs'
David Lozada Nov 26, 2014

'People who are lacking in income are those who are having difficulty in adapting to the changes brought by disasters. Resiliency is a function of income,' says an expert from Oxfam Philippines
Work with communities and local government units, said Oxfam’s Mindanao program coordinator Dante Dalabajan, and creating climate-smart livelihoods.

Businesses should have continuity plans for disasters - MMDA, OCD
Aika Rey Jul 15, 2015
Are your business offices and employees prepared when the West Valley Fault moves? Are private businesses in the country prepared for the "Big One?" Experts say not yet.
'color-coded' evacuation plan

Tacloban to launch 'color-coded' evacuation plan by June
Pia Ranada Mar 05, 2015

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

Cebu  Evacuation Centers
All-weather, PWD-friendly evacuation center to rise in Capiz
November 23, 2017

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is constructing a P34 million regional evacuation center in Western Visayas.
The Region 6 evacuation center will have a 2-storey accommodation building complete with a prayer room, communication area, and a storage room convertible to play area in compliance to the Republic Act 10821 or the “Children’s Emergency Relief and Protection Act.”

When disaster strikes, be prepared!

UN DMTP Disaster Preparedness


Phivolcs Earthquake AVP
Jan 26, 2017
Earthquake and its hazards video features the basic information about earthquake, some of the historical earthquakes in the Philippines, difference of magnitude and intensity, focus and epicenter and overview of its hazards. This informative video will aid the stakeholders to fully understand the effects and impacts of earthquake

Preparing for earthquakes
Mar 21, 2015

Unlike other natural hazards, earthquakes do not come with warnings. While the potential vulnerability of areas can be determined, there are no indications when an earthquake will strike.

Be prepared when the next earthquake strikes.

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Project MOVE: Preparing for earthquakes

All you need to know about preparing for earthquakes
Jul 29, 2015
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

When you are trapped after an earthquake
Aika Rey August 01, 2015

If you are trapped inside a collapsed building after an earthquake, would you know what to do?


What to do - if:
Jun 24, 2016. Look descriptions on the videos


How 'go bags' help people survive disasters

Disasters strike when we least expect them but being prepared for any contingency will not leave families helpless in the face of an emergency. This report tells us how a so-called "go bag" can help families survive. Jun 9, 2015

Safety measures during typhoon calamity
Be prepared by knowing what to do before, during, and after typhoon calamities. Jul 15, 2015

National simultaneous earthquake drill (NSED) 2015 May 26, 2015

Metro Manila July 30, 2015 earthquake drill

What to expect in earthquake drill - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is firming up plans for a massive earthquake drill on July 30th. This report tells us what to expect during the disaster simulation. Jun 16, 2015

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Building a Disaster Resilient Central Luzon

The Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management System: RA 10121, NDRRM Framework and NDRRM Plan

Look RA 10121 above HERE


Disaster Fair 2014 Olongapo City

Zero Mella MD: A preview of the HEMS promotional video for the Olongapo City Disaster Fair 2014! Jul 25 - 27, 2014

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above about Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Office - Olongapo City and HEMS - Health Emergency Management Staff - DOH

DSWD and WFP collaborate on disaster preparedness
Janelle Paris Jun 30, 2015

Before the typhoon season rolls in, the DSWD and the World Food Programme reassess disaster response mechanisms both agencies undertook in the past years

LOOK: What's inside DSWD's 'dignity kits' for flood victims?
Voltaire Tupaz January 19, 2017

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.


More than a Seawall: Building Resilience through Community-Driven Development

In the village of Mangoroco in Iloilo a community-driven development approach has had wider benefits beyond the infrastructure produced: working together fostered a resilience that saved local people from the wrath of Typhoon Haiyan. May 27, 2015

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How to reconstruct communities after a disaster by/Yukiko Ito Jun 10, 2015


Philippines Flood Control

4 parts by Peter white

Dec 22, 2015, Feb 2, 2016, Jan 15, 2017 and Apr 19, 2017

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DPWH works on Cagayan, Tagoloan, Imus rivers to prevent flooding
July 11, 2016

The priority areas in this P356-million flood-risk management project have been identified by the Japan International Cooperation Agency in two studies

How Agusan Marsh residents adapt to a 4-month flood
Jun 28, 2015
The River will take everything it has given

Seventy-seven-year-old Anito Goyo was busy tending her small patch garden on the eastern bank of the Agusan River when her house swayed and rolled with the waves created by the passing motorized canoe. She lives in Barangay Sabang-Gibong, which lies along the Agusan River, deep in the heart of the Agusan Marsh in the town of Talacogon, Agusan del Sur. Their houses here have kept them dry on water. Several houses are situated on dry land, but when the river rises, these will float too.

Look more about Agusan Marsh

Teaching kids to keep their schools safe
Hep Benitez Dec 18, 2014

A program teaches students on how to check if their schools are safe from natural hazards and how to better prepare for disasters

Good Practices - Philippines - Education and School Safety

the below HERE


Schools near East, West Valley fault lines

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the above Videos

Jee Y. Geronimo

Safety check for 6 schools near West Valley Fault ongoing May 25, 2015

13 more schools near East, West Valley fault lines Updated June 16, 2015

#ZeroCasualty: How good governance saves lives

A gathering of local government units seeks to promote governance practices that integrate local disaster risk reduction efforts with climate change adaptation and ecosystems management to build resilience. by/Voltaire Tupaz Oct 16, 2014


Earthquake Safety Tips

Watch Red Alert to know how to protect yourself where earthquake occurs.

Jul 11, 2014

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Why Phivolcs wants dams checked

Hindi lang mga bahay at gusali ang dapat suriin bilang paghahanda sa malakas na lindol. Ayon sa Phivolcs, dapat tiyakin din ang structural integrity o katatagan ng mga dam. Jun 3, 2015

Why Bulacan wants Angat Dam strengthened

Ilang lugar sa Bulacan, Pampanga, at Metro Manila ang pinangangambahang lumubog kapag bumigay ang Angat Dam dahil sa malakas na lindol. Pinamamadali na ng probinsiya ng Bulacan na masimulan na ang pagpapatibay nito, lalo't malapit ito sa West Valley Fault. Jun 4, 2015

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Look more about Dams

How vulnerable is Manila to earthquakes?

Gwen de la Cruz Nov 30, 2014

Second riskiest city in the world

Home to around 1.6 million people, the Malacañang Palace, the Port of Manila and various historical sites, the City of Manila is highly vulnerable to earthquakes and other hazards.

When an earthquake hits Metro Manila

A 7.2-magnitude quake with an epicenter in Metro Manila may cause 34,000 deaths, 114,000 injuries, and an additional 18,000 fatalities from simultaneous fires in 98,000 buildings throughout the metropolis

Look the article as pdf HERE

How Makati village along fault line prepares for the 'Big One'
Voltaire Tupaz May 23, 2015
Makati, where the country’s financial district is located, is considered the most prepared for the big earthquake


How close are you to the West Valley Fault? Here's a site for that
Shaira Panela May 28, 2015

A team of Filipino web developers have created Project Tremors, a website calculating how far a place is from the West Valley Fault


NDRRMC National earthquake drill


Metro Manila earthquake scenarios

PH holds nationwide quake drills - National Disaster Consciousness Month

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NDRRMC National earthquake drill

A nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill will observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, NDRRMC Jul 2, 2014

Metro Manila earthquake scenarios

Several locations around the country are set to hold quake drills today.

In Manila's Roxas Boulevard, simultaneous fire emergency drills as well as the evacuation of people trapped in high-rise establishments are among the activities which will assess the country's preparedness for a major quake.

The quake drill in Manila is in preparation for a quake brought about by the possible movement of the Manila Trench and the West Valley Fault. Experts fear that a major quake caused by this movement could result in the isolation of the capital due to collapsed structures, and the loss of countless number of lives.

Umagang Kay Ganda, 2 July 2014

the above HERE

Is Manila prepared for an earthquake?

With a possible earthquake threatening to shake the metro, Manila holds a city-wide drill. Is the capital prepared?
David Lozada reports. Jul 2, 2014

Is Manila prepared for an earthquake

Rappler talks to Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum about what could happen if a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits Metro Manila. Jul 10, 2014

How Quezon City barangays prepare for floods

This "National Disaster Consciousness Month", the Department of Interior and Local Government tested the responsiveness of some barangays in Quezon City this rainy season. Jul 30, 2014


The National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council sheduled preparatory trainings for upcoming rainy season Reported by Kaith Cruz May 19, 2013

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the videos from NDRRMC above HERE and below HERE


Remembering Ondoy:

Pasig City learns from Ondoy, improves disaster response
When Typhoon Ketsana or Ondoy hit Pasig City in 2009, flood waters submerged thousands of homes in the city. In Barangay Santolan alone, home to some 7.34% of Pasig's population, roughly 30,000 residents were forced to leave their homes. It was a wake up call for the city.
David Lozada reports. Jun 24, 2014

Lesson learned from 'Ondoy'
CNN Philippines Sep 25, 2019
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) is one of the leading agencies when it comes to disaster response and prevention. What are the lessons learned from 'Ondoy' and how is the NDRRMC improving its mitigating and response measures.

Ondoy: By the numbers
CNN Philippines Sep 25, 2019
It has been 10 years since tropical storm Ondoy ravaged parts of the Philippines. Let's look back at one of the most devastating natural disasters of the decade.

Life after 'Ondoy', ten years after
CNN Philippines Sep 25, 2019
September 26 a date that tens of thousands mark to remember how they survived tropical storm Ondoy.
For Marikina residents Ondoy brings back painful memories but also lessons from the tragedy.
Meanwhile in Bulacan, a school in the town of Baliuag faces the challenges of climate change head on.


Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Orientation and Planning Workshops

Teachers Camp, Baguio City August 26-28, 2014.

Cluster 1 Participants: Region 1, Region 2, Region 3, Cordillera Administrative Region. Oct 15, 2014

Cluster 2: September 2-4, 2014 Ecotech Center, Lahug, Cebu City. Oct 16, 2014

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Satellite technology and communication in the time of Haiyan

How did survivors of super typhoon Haiyan reach their loved ones after the communication blackout in deeply affected areas?
Pia Ranada reports.

Oct 1, 2014

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Look more here: Internet & Satellite Technology and Service Providers - Etc.


Salamander, the world’s first amphibious tricycle

Will this prove useful in disaster-prone Philippines? Most Filipinos have ridden a tricycle, but none quite like the Salamander.
The Salamander is the tricycle reimagined. It can transform from traveling on land to traveling in water in a matter of seconds, which would allow it to serve as a rescue vehicle in the event of flooding. Jun 9, 2015

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Trisikad - Tricycle and Electric Tricycle - Pedicab"

the article HERE

Ease floods, save money? How Potrero residents make it work
by/Katerina Francisco Apr 26, 2015

Residents of flood-prone Barangay Potrero hope to ease the flooding by learning how to sort their trash and save millions in landfill tipping fees. It's a fact of life for the residents of Barangay Potrero in Malabon City: when the rainy season arrives, the floods will follow.


Flood Safety Tips

Get facts and information about floods and flooding!
Jun 20, 2014 and 7 Sep 2016


Tips on how to survive a landslide

Learn how to protect yourself from a landslide.
Jul 4, 2014

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TIPS: What to do before, during, after typhoon

Safety expert Dr. Ted Esguerra gave some tips on what to do before, during and after a typhoon amid the threats of "Chedeng" (international name "Maysak").

Apr 3, 2015

Caves as shelters during disasters
by/Jennina June - Leira Lanza
September 15, 2015

Before Typhoon Hagupit struck Samar, 16 families from Basiao village made their way to Saob caves, to seek refuge from the storm.
Marlita feels safe and assured knowing that Saob cave is their evacuation point. She and her family will continue to practice the same kind of preparedness for future disasters.

Cave developed as evacuation site in Samar
by Jazmin Bonifacio April 20, 2017
Local officials, with the help of non-governmental organizations, turn Marabut town's biggest cave into an emergency shelter in times of disaster.
Residents of Marabut town learned the importance of disaster preparedness the hard way after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) obliterated their coastal villages, killing 23 people in its wake.

Disaster preparedness - Project DINA

The Disaster Information for Nationwide Awareness Project or Project DINA is the Philippines’ proof of commitment to the realization of the HFA’s priority action 3. Project DINA paves the way for the public exposition and access of disaster risk reduction and management, DRRM information materials. Through this system, the public can gain disaster preparedness knowledge on what to do before, during and after the following hazards:

Earthquakes, Tsunami, Tropical Cyclones, Landslides, Floods, Volcanic Eruptions & Fires

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Family Disaster Preparedness Plan

an animated educational film aimed to inform the Public especially the youth on the importance of a disaster prepared family.

Prepared by : Office of Civil Defense - Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, OCD-CRDRRMC in cooperation with Colegio de Dagupan.

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Can your house withstand major earthquakes?
Find out if your house is built according to standards by taking the interactive 'How safe is my house' quiz

What makes buildings earthquake-ready?
The correct process is to consult an engineer, get a building permit, and have a responsible person at the site during construction Both Jul 22, 2015


How safe is my house?

Phivolcs launches self-check tool for houses vs. quakes - Feb 19, 2014

Self-check: How safe is my house?

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and the self-check tool HERE

12-point checklist for an earthquake-ready house
by/Pia Ranada March 16, 2016 - with Video

Is your house earthquake-resistant? Check yourself using these 12 questions.

Construction Design, Building Standards and Site Selection
Disaster preparedness through Sanfran System Replication Project, SSRP

Sanfran: Municipality of San Francisco Camotes, Cebu

The press release

Building Child-Centered Climate and Disaster Resilient Communities in Camotes Group of Islands


Disaster risk reduction in Camotes the purok system

A tourist paradise in Cebu is a model in disaster risk reduction. Community preparedness helped San Francisco town survive the devastation of Typhoon Yolanda or Haiyan. Pia Ranada reports. May 28, 2014

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Entry presentation San Francisco



A community takes a stand to defend a threatened paradise
by/Abby Mercado Jan 31, 2015

Not everything is a surfer's paradise in Siargao. In poor rural communities e.g. Del Carmen away from the surfer's beaches, residents are working hard to prevent another environmental disaster.

Look more about Del Carmen


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Handang Komunidad

a program under the NCF Typhoon Preparedness Center based in Camarines Sur - Naga City.

A video presentation encouraging support for a disaster free community.


Barangay Banaba, a village in the municipality of San Mateo is not exempted to disaster events and its increasing frequency. Flooding and riverbank erosion are constant threats to their properties, livelihood, environment and especially to their lives.  Look the full description of the video HERE

The Marikina Watershed Initiatives

a broad-based, public-private partnership launched by the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation, PDRF to help protect, reforest, and rehabilitate the Marikina Watershed. The Marikina Watershed is a headwaters contributing significantly to the groundwater reserves and is a potential source of potable water for Metro Manila.

Rehabilitating it will help reduce the risks of heavy flooding in the metro region.

Look also HERE

BRACE - Australia disaster risk management in the Philippines

Australia is deepening its commitment to disaster risk management in the Philippines through support for a new program to help urban communities better prepare for and cope with natural disasters and climate change. The A$63 million program, BRACE, will be piloted in Taguig City in Metro Manila and will be financed in equal parts by the Australian Government and the Taguig City Government. Aug 10, 2012.

Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation for Flood and Landslide-prone Communities in the Philippines

A CDRC project in partnership with Mercy Relief Singapore and MediaCorp.

Community-based work frees town from floods.

In the last two decades, storms and monsoon rains have brought floods, sickness, and a standstill in business activities to Balangiga, a small seaside town in Eastern Samar. Using a community-driven development, CDD approach, residents addressed this problem by constructing a network of canals to channel floodwaters toward the sea. It has not only empowered local communities to address flooding and improve their health, but also created jobs for local residents, thus lessening poverty.


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Preparing for Disaster: A community based approach

A Red Cross film which highlights the importance of community and agency preparedness and in a country such as the Philippines which has some of the most varied types of risks to disasters.

Disaster preparedness

E.g.: At the ringing of the bell, staff, students and their parents at the San Jose Elementary School know exactly what to do. They have practiced this drill before and know that in this disaster-prone corner of the Philippines, it is an exercise that could one day save lives. For behind this school, shrouded in mist and steam, is the Mount Mayon volcano a permanent reminder of potential danger.

Look the full description of the videos HERE

Children on the Front Line

to protect themselves from disaster risks such as landslides through such activities as hazard mapping

A Plan International film that shows how the children of Philippines are engaging their local government, going against tradition and directly implementing prevention measures to protect themselves from disaster risks such as landslides through such activities as hazard mapping.

Disaster Risk Reduction Programs

Save the Children works with schools to develop and practice emergency simulation exercises and evacuation drills for teachers and students. The agency also works with community leaders who have carried out risk assessment mappings of their neighborhoods and identified vulnerable households. These leaders have already stockpiled goods like clean clothes and other emergency supplies for situations like the one currently developing around Mayon.


Disaster Risk Reduction Programs

Ned Olney of Save the Children explains how children in disasters are vulnerable to abuse, exploitation and trafficking. Nov 22, 2013

Children and disasters
By: Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos, June 26th, 2016


Angono - Rizal province earthquake drill - Angono Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council - AMDRRMC

ARMM Earthquake Drill - ARMM Joins Earthquake drill - The drill is participated in by the regional agencies in the ARMM and partners like the UN-OCHA, RED CROSS, PNP and the Armed Forces and other volunteers. (omar mangorsi/bpi-armm)


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PHIVOLCS launches new information materials for children and for the deaf

Look the full description of the video HERE


DEAF Inc.'s Preparedness Videos

Earthquake Preparedness - Flood Preparedness - Tornado Preparedness - Emergency Kit Preparedness

These videos have been made for USA, but valid for the whole world.


Shore Defense in the island of Negros

The people on the Philippine island of Negros are taking action against climate change. But for them it's not only about measures to save the climate. Adapting to the impact of climate change is just as important. For example through the reforestation of mangroves. Acting as living dams mangroves can help protect coastlines against the effects of rising sea levels.

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Designed for calm waters e.g. for rescue purposes and also in marsh.

AirBoats made by Philippine Fiberglass

Designed for rescue purposes. Huge engine, 8.1 litre fuel injected chevy. The boats have carrying capacity up to 10 passengers, a driver and two crew members.

Preparedness for Radition - Related Emergencies Thru RADPLAN
Vulnerability to Nature and Environmental Disasters

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How polluted river causes floods in Bulacan

Inirereklamo ng mga residente ng isang barangay sa Meycauayan, Bulacan ang isang ilog doon, na ginawa nang tapunan ng basura. Jul 7, 2015

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MAP: Strongest earthquakes in the Philippines

MAR 27, 2015

Since the 1600s, there have been 106 earthquakes in the Philippines with a magnitude of more than 6.0


An album with:

A Tale of Three Disasters

The wrath of Sendong, Pablo and Yolanda

How do you rise after super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) that left 6,201 people dead, more than 3M in 591 towns hungry and homeless? Sendong, Pablo, Yolanda like you've never seen or heard them before: as seen and felt by those who lived to tell the tale. - Feb 7, 2014

IMPORTANT: the article HERE
Haiyan - Yolanda, One of the Deadliest Typhoon - Documentary

It was the strongest cyclone to hit land in recorded history. On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, whipping the low-lying and densely-populated islands with 200 mph winds and sending a two-story-high storm surge flooding into homes, schools, and hospitals. It wiped villages off the map and devastated cities, including the hard-hit provincial capital Tacloban. Estimates count more than 5,000 dead and millions homeless. Look more HERE

4 years after Yolanda, trauma still haunts typhoon victims
by Karen Bermejo November 05, 2017
Victims of natural disasters are vulnerable to trauma, as well as mental problems such as stress disorders, depression and general anxiety

5 years after Yolanda, imperatives for addressing disasters
by Kristoffer Berse and Tony La Viña September 08, 2018
Right now, our efforts have been marred by bureaucratic squabbling and largely isolated activities

and HERE



by Juan M. Pulhin

The environment-poverty connection has been the subject of recent discourse in environmental management. This paper is written to fill this gap. It aims to explore deeper the environment-poverty interlink by offering some explanations.


by/Zenaida G. Delica


Volcano Warning systems and Emergency Preparation

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IMPORTANT: Look about Volcanoes and their Lakes

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These guides have been written for USA, but valid for the whole world:

Securing Your Home for Natural Disasters

Talking About Disaster

Guides about preparedness for many kinds of disasters e.g. earthquake, flood, landslide, tsunami etc.

Preparing For a Power Failure

Electricity is a relatively recent luxury that first emerged in the 19th century. Since then, however, it has become an essential part of modern society, and a major contributor to not only everyone's standard of living, but also their good health. Electrical service is vulnerable to interruptions not only by overloaded power grids, but also by natural disasters such as blizzards, tornadoes or hurricanes. Power outages are more than mere nuisances that can deprive people of access to computers and household lighting. They can lead to the spoiling of food supplies, the reduction of hospital services, and disrupt communications. Outages are highly unpredictable and because of this, it is necessary for people to know not only how to cope with them, but also how to prepare in advance.

Many good informations and links to download.

PHIVOLCS - Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology




DOST PHIVOLCS Hibok-Hibok Volcano Observatory July2020
DOST - PHIVOLCS July 31 2020

This video features the Hibok-Hibok Volcano Observatory in Camiguin Island, the significance of the station (pre- and -post Hibok-Hibok Volcano eruption) and monitoring network. The volcano observatory also serves as the provincial resource center for the delivery of PHIVOLCS information services to various stakeholders and communities in Camiguin Province.

Risk to Volcanic Eruptions

Netizens defend Phivolcs amid criticisms
Bianca Velasco January 17, 2020
'Stupidity is blaming a scientific institution for failure in doing the impossible: predicting volcanic eruptions,' one netizen says

Calabarzon residents have no management plan for volcanic eruptions
Mavic Conde January 15, 2020
On a national average, 99.80% of households surveyed across the Philippines also have no disaster management plan specific for volcanic eruption

Dazzling and deadly: 5 facts about volcanoes
Agence France-Presse January 14, 2020 - with Video
Here are facts about the mix of beauty and terror that volcanoes produce

FAST FACTS: What you should know about volcanic earthquakes
Jodesz Gavilan January 14, 2020
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology says volcanic earthquakes are induced by 'rising lava or magma beneath active volcanoes'

FAST FACTS: Phreatic and other types of volcanic eruption
Pauline Macaraeg January 12, 2020
A phreatic eruption is one of the 6 ways a volcano can erupt, according to the United States Geological Survey

FAST FACTS: Taal Volcano alert levels
January 15, 2020- with Video
Taal Volcano, which has been put under Alert Level 4, shows signs that hazardous eruption is possible within days

What other LGUs can learn from Albay's Mayon response plan
Raisa Serafica January 16, 2020

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

How to stay safe during volcanic ashfall
Janella Paris January 12, 2020

The Department of Health warns of potential health effects as ashfall from Taal Volcano reaches Calabarzon and Metro Manila

What to do during a volcano eruption?
Raisa Serafica June 19, 2016

How should the public prepare before, respond during, and recover after volcanic eruptions?

Alarmsystems and Guides - Etc.

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Executive Order 56 Executive Order 56

new national emergency hotline

Duterte sets 911 as new national emergency hotline
Pia Ranada June 01, 2018
Executive Order 56 creates a National Call Center to be supervised by the Department of the Interior and Local Government.


IMPORTANT: 117 replaced

Dial 8888, 911: Gov't opens complaints, emergency hotlines
Aug 1, 2016
Malacañang and the national police on Monday launched their respective hotlines for receiving public complaints and emergency calls.
PNP to arrest prank callers on its emergency hotline
Aug 1, 2016
The Philippine National Police warned those who are planning to prank call the new emergency hotline, saying that they will be arrested. In addition, PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa said that prank callers will be easily tracked.
PCO Sec. Martin Andanar's Speech during the 911 Hotline Inauguration, 1 August 2016

Look the full text of the speech HERE
Hotlines 911 & 8888
Aug 6, 2016
Failon Ngayon discuss the issues on government's emergency hotline 911 and complaint hotline 8888
Mar 30, 2019
Failon Ngayon sees how the Citizens’ Complaint Hotline 8888 helps address problems and issues about the quality of service provided by government agencies. The program also takes a look at how the hotline processes complaints.

8888 hotline: Most complaints lodged vs SSS, LTO
by Michael Bueza September 23, 2016
Quezon City and Manila also top the list of LGUs that got the most number of complaints since the hotline was launched in August

8888 complaint hotline, 911 for emergencies
July 08, 2016
The 8888 number will serve as the hotline for citizen complaints, while 911 will replace the current 117 emergency hotline.

The 911 emergency number have replaced 117. The 24-hour service would be manned by officials of the Presidential Action Center (PACE).

Should telcos charge 911 calls?
Tessa Barre July 28, 2016
Should telecommunications companies (telcos) charge calls made through the 911 hotline?
On Thursday, July 28, netizens criticized Globe Telecom over it’s announcement of charging an additional P5 aside from the regular voice charges for subscribers calling the planned Philippine 911 hotline, an idea suggested by the government to discourage prank callers. Other telcos may also levy a charge.

Gov’t says 911 hotline charges to stay during transition period
Chris Schnabel July 29, 2016
While the President wants 911 emergency calls to be free, the DILG says fees would be charged during the transition period to the new system

Lawmaker wants emergency hotline prank callers penalized
Mara Cepeda August 02, 2016
Muntinlupa Representative Ruffy Biazon files the Anti-Prank Caller Act after the 911 hotline received 1,119 dropped calls and 304 prank calls on its first day of implementation

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LIST: Hotlines, social media accounts during emergencies
December 19, 2017

Bookmark this page for a handy list of emergency hotlines you can call or text, plus Facebook and Twitter accounts to contact

PAGASA to push weather alerts via Google search
Zak Yuson Nov 13, 2014

The state weather bureau partners with the tech giant to deliver real time weather alerts for typhoons and other natural hazards
In a country hit by more than 20 tropical storms a year, public storm signal warnings come and go.
But, often, finding the latest and most relevant weather alert information online takes several steps.
Google and state weather bureau PAGASA hope to change all that by giving netizens the information they need up front through Google Public Alerts.

Guide to Marikina River's alarm level system
Raisa Serafica September 12, 2017

Marikina City has a 3-stage alarm level system for the Marikina River, with corresponding actions to be taken per level.
Whenever heavy rain hits Metro Manila, the water level along the Marikina River is one of the things being closely monitored by local officials.

6 apps to keep you disaster-ready
Alexis dela Cruz May 01, 2017

These apps can help people prepare for disasters and earthquakes and stay informed during one

Infographic: Disaster preparedness essentials
Make sure you're ready for 72 hours on your own, thanks to this disaster preparedness toolkit.

How are PH tsunami warning systems maintained?

To many, what took place in Indonesia serves as a reminder for the Philippines to ensure that preparations for such disasters are continuously being implemented and improved.

Are Filipino communities prepared for a tsunami?
In the event of a disaster, communities should 'act as one,' says Ishmael Narag of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology

Both by Renzo Acosta October 13 - 14, 2018

NGO-led crowdfunding app saves lives, aids in disaster response
Keb Cuevas May 16, 2018

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

Red Cross taps small cell technology for emergency communications
May 19, 2017
The equipment utilizes small cellular technology that will power the Philippine Red Cross' SOS cellular network, even when lines are down.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) on May 9 unveiled its portable communications equipment that will enable people to call, text, and connect to the Internet in disaster areas.
The equipment utilizes small cellular technology that will power the PRC’s SOS cellular network

Earthquake Myths
GMA Public Affairs May 4, 2019

May katotohanan ba ang tinatawag na 'triangle of life'? Mape-predict nga ba kung kailan mangyayari ang isang lindol? Alamin sa ‘Fact or Fake’ ni Joseph Morong.


The CLIKS Mobile Apps on Disaster Preparedness
May 21, 2018

In 2016, the Swedish Postal Lottery (SPL) partnered with Save the Children to develop three mobile applications on risk reduction, disaster preparedness, and climate change adaptation. The three mobile applications were developed through the help of school children and Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries.
Find out what is currently on offer and download these apps on Goggle Play.

DOST launches new app for disaster-free messaging

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Ateneo’s online DRRM platform, Jun 11, 2015

Geared towards disaster resilience, Ateneo launches 'eBayanihan', a web-mobile disaster management platform
eBayanihan is a mobile, SMS, and web-based disaster management system that crowdsources disaster-related information as part of preparedness and disaster mitigation.

PAGASA adds Storm Signal No. 5 to storm warning system
Gwen de la Cruz May 21, 2015

The state weather bureau says the increase in extremely damaging tropical cyclones in the country makes the previous storm warning systems 'inadequate'

How to use PAGASA’s color-coded rainfall advisory
Gwen de la Cruz Apr 04, 2015

Pagasa uses a new set of color-coded rainfall advisories composed of 3 colors: Yellow, Orange and Red. The darker the color is, the more dangerous it gets.
Every year, around 20 tropical cyclones visit the country, making flood a perennial problem for Filipinos.
In 2012, state weather bureau Pagasa released a new set of color-coded rainfall advisories. It is composed of 3 colors: Yellow, Orange and Red. The darker the color is, the more dangerous it gets.
The link shows an infographic explaining Pagasa's rainfall advisories.

Emergency hotlines

Many good links with many informations about contacts to authorities, organizations etc.

Cebu emergency hotlines
July 02, 2016

Here are emergency contact numbers for Metro Cebu and Cebu province

Emergency hotlines

Here's a list of emergency hotlines you can call, text or tweet

Jul 16, 2014

Look the list as pdf HERE

DPWH: 24/7 secretary's hotline 165-02 now working
August 24, 2016
Filipinos can call 165-02 to complain, ask, or suggest on any DPWH-implemented project. Citizens may also text their feedbacks to 2920
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar on Wednesday, August 24, has launched a 24/7 secretary’s hotline to effectively receive any complaint, query, or suggestion on any DPWH-implemented project nationwide

First Aid PH: A no-nonsense app for emergency preparedness
Victor Barreiro Jr. Updated June 13, 2016

The Philippine Red Cross now has its own first aid and disaster preparedness application for smartphones and tablets. First Aid PH provides information for handling a number of different situations, as well as preparedness tests for a variety of possible incidents.


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Philippine Emergency Broadcast System Via SMS.

Look the full description of the video HERE


New disaster management system: From jargon to 'action'
As the Philippines enters the rainy season, the country's disaster response agency aims to better prepare for typhoons and floods by turning scientific jargon into practical steps. Jun 12, 2014

Look an article about this HERE


EWS - Emergency Warning System - ISDB-T (Digital TV Broadcasting)

Philippine Emergency Warning System for:

Earthquake, Tsunami etc.

Look more about ISDB-T HERE


New storm surge warning system

The government will have a new warning system whenever there is bad weather to prevent the disgraced Filipinos, DOST also develops new storm surge system against storm surges, floods. Jun 11, 2014


Mobile apps for weather and flood updates now available

Why you need Project NOAH app

How Project NOAH helped avert potential disasters

In times of disasters and natural calamities, the mobile phone has proven to be a crucial tool for survival.

With the release of Project NOAH’s mobile application, Pinoys all over the Philippines can get critical weather updates with just a few flicks of their fingers.

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The app will allow users to view weather updates in their respective areas using a variety of metrics, such as probability of rain, rain gauge measure, water levels, PAGASA typhoon tracks, and doppler radar readings. Download the app HERE

IMPORTANT: the above link about NOAH


Public Storm Warning Signals

How to know if storm surge threatens your area
Pia Ranada Dec 04, 2014

Project NOAH, provides easily accessible hazard maps to help communities along a typhoons path identify danger zones and safe zones

the above links about "NOAH"

Disaster Alert Apps Top 5 Natural Disaster Alert Android Smartphone Apps

Rohit KVN: October 12, 2013

Look the list with links

PH Emergency Alert

Tweet in case of emergency. We hope you don't see a tweet from us, but when you do, take notice.

A Nurses Guide to First Aid and Disaster Preparedness
Download the Guide

WATCH: What can you do to prepare for disasters?
December 20, 2018 - with Video
There are little things you can do to prepare for disasters in the hazard-prone country that is the Philippines


Typhoon preparedness

What to do before - under - after a typhoon

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Here's how to build your own emergency kit
July 13, 2018
Do you have enough supplies to last if a disaster strikes?

Facebook Safety Check for disaster response
Victor Barreiro Jr. Oct 16, 2014

The new system will enable Facebook users to let friends and family know if they're okay in the event of a natural disaster
The Facebook announcement of Safety Check notes that the new system will enable Facebook users to let friends and family know they are safe, check on others in an affected area, and mark friends as safe.

Look also HERE

Home Emergency and Disaster Safety

Weather can change dramatically and often quite suddenly too, causing severe destruction, injuries, and even fatalities. In the last few years especially, we have been witnessing increasingly violent weather phenomena. Fortunately, today's improved weather services are often able to warn us of impending natural disasters well before they occur. This advance warning allows people to prepare themselves and their homes so that they can come out alive and safe.

Research group urges more accessible earthquake information to Filipinos
May 03, 2019

Are Filipino households prepared for a strong earthquake?
A survey from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative shows that Filipinos, especially the less educated ones, are hardly prepared for an earthquake.

CHECKLIST: What should households prepare for an earthquake
July 07, 2018

How are your families preparing for a major disaster?

Earthquake tips: what to do before, during, and after
October 16, 2019
Meant to be shared online, the Earthquake Preparedness Guide can help Filipinos prepare for earthquakes and possible aftershocks

While the world was shaking
JC Ibarra April 29, 2019

'As I realized that it was not an earthquake exercise but a real-life one, I asked myself: why didn’t we implement the evacuation procedure?'

Earthquake tips for drivers: Don't panic
Gwen de la Cruz Jul 22, 2015

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

Earthquake tips for train commuters
Gwen de la Cruz Jul 26, 2015

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

Tsunami Alarm

In case of Tsunami danger, all registered users will receive information about the region, risk level, affected areas, measures to be taken and all-clear signals in time on your mobile phone wherever in the world you have GSM coverage.

PHIVOLCS - Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology

Earthquake-guide: What to do!

The link is often down, so try again later

Home Safety Guide – Natural Disasters

This has been made for USA, but valid for the whole world.

What to do during a bombing
September 03, 2016

'Please report any and all suspicious activities no matter how insignificant they may seem'

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Bombing incident safety tips
Sep 14, 2016

What to do in case of:

Terrorist Attack involving Radioactive Materials

Ambulance service - pre-hospital medical care

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Ambucare E.M.S. Solutions

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Lifeline Ambulance Rescue, Inc.
Recovery, Family Rebuilding Centers for Victims of Disasters, Foreign Aid - Etc.

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Marawi evacuees continue to struggle with water supply
Apr 7, 2020 Rappler
Residents of temporary shelters in Marawi City are heavily dependent on water trucks for their supply. They complain that their water allocations are always not enough, a big challenge especially as the dry season has arrived. There are a few water pumps in the shelters but the lines are always long and the supply is not always reliable, too.
WATCH: Life inside an evacuation center amid Taal Volcano’s unrest
January 16, 2020 - with Video

Evacuees value their properties and their animals. But nothing, they emphasize, is as valuable as life.

LOOK: Eyed relocation site for Taal evacuees in Ibaan, Batangas
Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta January 25, 2020
The eyed relocation site has 1,200 units, a school building, and a gymnasium

Batangas ghost town eyed as relocation site for residents displaced by Taal eruption
Ralf Rivas January 24, 2020
An unutilized housing project in Ibaan, Batangas, intended for police and military personnel is being considered as a relocation site for those affected by the Taal Volcano eruption

Eager to help, Filipinos crowdsource info to aid victims of Taal Volcano eruption
Samantha Bagayas January 17, 2020
A number of Filipinos focus their attention on making sense of information and updates on social media to aid and guide relief efforts

LIST: Countries offer aid amid Taal Volcano eruption
Sofia Tomacruz January 17, 2020
Foreign countries start to offer aid for affected communities as the Taal Volcano remains under Alert Level 4 with hazardous eruption 'imminent'

Amid virus scare, Batangas bars donors from Taal evacuees' shelter
Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta March 14, 2020

Those who wish to give donations may go instead to the operations center of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office at the capitol. Look also Coronavirus


Senate hearing on post-disaster resettlement programs
May 30, 2018

The Senate's urban planning, housing and resettlement committee on May 30, begins its investigation into the alleged irregularities in government's resettlement and relocation programs for areas affected by disasters.

Substandard materials used in post-Yolanda housing
Bea Cupin September 06, 2017

A House committee looks into the progress – or lack thereof – of housing projects for Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) survivors.
They survived the onslaught of a super typhoon in 2013. But in 2017, almost 4 years after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) ravaged Eastern Visayas, survivors now have to contend with the lack of housing, or housing units that are either slow to be built or made using substandard materials.

DepEd wants to revive repair funds for calamity-hit schools
Mara Cepeda August 16, 2017

Undersecretary Alain Pascua says school buildings have suffered around P2 billion worth of damage following recent typhoons and eathquakes, but they have means to fund the repairs.
The Department of Education (DepEd) is calling for the revival of its Quick Response Fund (QRF) to repair schools damaged by typhoons and earthquakes.

After an earthquake, what should house, building owners do next?
Gwen de la Cruz February 19, 201
Experts say that aftershocks are still possible weeks, even months, after a major earthquake. How can we prepare for them?
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Bike Scouts PH, the unsung heroes during Yolanda
Raisa Serafica August 17, 2017 - with Video

Bike Scouts Philippines is made up of volunteer bicycle messengers who respond to isolated areas in the aftermath of a disaster.

Look the Video in HD HERE

Philippines typhoon relief efforts: China gives less aid than Ikea

The outpouring of international aid to the Philippines makes China's contribution for typhoon relief look like a trickle: Several countries and even Swedish furniture chain Ikea have done more than the world's second-largest economy.

Look the article as pdf HERE

Japan sends Filipino-speaking aid workers to calamity areas

How to help Philippine typhoon survivors

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How Tagbanua communities in Coron recovered from Yolanda
David Lozada, Updated January 21, 2017

'They have an indigenous structure that is more resilient to typhoons compared to the models that were introduced by other agencies,' an NGO says.


Bambuhay: How bamboo weaving helped jumpstart a community's recovery from Yolanda
December 25, 2016
Super Typhoon Yolanda destroyed the bamboo used by traditional weavers in Busuanga. Caritas Philippines launches a livelihood program to revive the local bamboo weaving industry.

Taguiwalo clarifies: PH still welcomes foreign aid
Oct 23, 2016

Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo on Monday said the Philippine government was not closing its doors to foreign donations for victims of natural calamities

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PH welcomes foreign aid without conditions – DSWD chief
by Patty Pasion October 24, 2016
DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo clarifies that her Facebook post only wanted to highlight that the Philippines had been able to stand on its own in delivering immediate emergency relief

Why is P15.7 billion in disaster funds unused?
Pia Ranada November 02, 2015

Loren Legarda, who chairs the Senate committees on finance and climate change, says the funds should be released immediately to victims of Lando and other typhoons before it.
Legarda slammed the sluggish use of emergency funds, 81% of which remains “unutilized.”

How do you use local disaster funds?
Gwen de la Cruz Feb 28, 2015

Local government units are mandated by the law to allot a portion of their yearly budgets to disaster mitigation, preparation and response. But what is the best way to use them?

Creating new opportunities after disasters
Joy Maluyo Mar 03, 2015

World Vision partners with 16 villages for the implementation of 52 cash for work projects that include creek clearing and de-clogging, communal vegetable gardening, school reconstruction and drainage excavation

“Where is your school?” “It’s near, just a 3-hour trek from the mountain.”

Gerard Loreso is just 10 years old. He barely smiles. His head always low, his right hand playing with the other. He wears a rugged cap - too rugged, it tells a story of the years it has endured. His feet do not look like those of a child. They show persistence, walking to and from the mountain every day, just to get a little closer to something better - to his dreams.

15 months in Panay Island after Yolanda
Joy Maluyo Apr 22, 2015

'Change is inevitable, and if it comes with proper handling, recovery is possible'


Cultural Industry Program in the Sites Affected by Haiyan and the 2013 Earthquake in the Philippines

Documentation of the Cultural Industry Program to Support Restoration Efforts for Sites Hit by Typhoon Haiyan and Earthquake in the Visayas Islands of the Philippines supported by ASEAN-COCI. Jun 2, 2015

The Foreign Aid Transparency Hub or FAiTH

is an online portal of information on calamity assistance pledged or given by countries and international organizations, as well as donations coursed through the Commission on Filipinos Overseas’, CFO Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino program, LINKAPIL

Look also HERE and the Video

FAiTH: The PH transparency site for int'l calamity assistance

Tour of the FAiTH Nov 7, 2014.


Emergency Shelter Assistance

Watch Failon Ngayon as we discuss the anomaly about the Emergency Shelter Assistance or ESA.

Aug 22, 2015

World Bank to the world:

Invest in disaster resilience

Voltaire Tupaz Jul 18, 2014


The rise of Baganga, Davao Oriental
Oct 8, 2018

How did the municipality of Baganga, Davao Oriental overcome the destruction brought by Typhoon Pablo six years ago?


Family Rebuilding Center for Yolanda survivors, Cebu City

The Family Rebuilding Center for Yolanda survivors in the South Road Properties, SRP in Cebu City was officially opened on Friday, December 20, 2013. It will serve as a temporary housing for the evacuee families from Eastern Visayas. Nera Mariz Puyo/Sunnex

Tent City, gibaha - Sun.Star Pilipinas January 14, 2014, 2 videos


Life in Guiuan 'tent city'

Find out how is the life in Guiuan, Eastern Samar 'tent city'? Jun 4, 2014

#AfterYolanda: Shelter for the elderly
Maryann Zamora - Oct 03, 2014

During disasters, the elderly are most at risk of being left behind or can end up isolated in evacuation centers.
“Our new house is almost done. You should come back here and we will show you,” said Herminia, 76 and Abdon, 85, reside at Dulag, Leyte


Living In The Aftermath Of Typhoon Yolanda
Jun 8, 2018

Life After Devastation: 2013's Typhoon Yolanda was one of the worst natural disasters the world had seen in years. Sweeping away miles of coastal villages, and anyone unlucky enough to be caught in them, the Philippines is struggling to come to terms with it's inclement weather, which will only become worse as climate change accelerates.


Waste Management Essential to Recovery

The video explains how waste management contributes to early recovery in the devastated areas across the Visayas. "Our initial estimates were 1.1 or 1.2 million cubic meters of debris around the town," says Dr. Tim Walsh, UNDP waste management advisor in the video filmed in Tacloban. Apr 1, 2014


Dayaw sa Tacloban - Dayaw indigenous fest held for ‘Yolanda’ survivors"

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Diseases - general in connection with disaster - Etc.

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Groups collaborate to prevent diarrhea outbreak in Catanduanes
January 03, 2017
The Humanitarian Response Consortium (HRC) installs a water bladder and distributes Aqua tablets in typhoon-hit community to improve water safety in typhoon-hit communities.


Remark these are all in the album Infomercial about Dengue Fever in the album Health - Infomercials - Etc.

Infomercial about Dengue Fever

Dengue is an infectious disease caused by a virus. You can get it if an infected mosquito bites you. It is common in warm, wet areas of the world. Outbreaks occur in the rainy season.


Mag-inggat sa dengue!

Dengue is an infectious disease caused by a virus. You can get it if an infected mosquito bites you. It is common in warm, wet areas of the world. Outbreaks occur in the rainy season.

Dengue Fever

Aksyon Barangay Kontra Dengue
June is Dengue Awareness Month
Nakamamatay ang Dengue
Dengue Jingle

Sanofi Dengue Vaccine and one infomercial for kids.

Anti-dengue campaign goes online

Are you one of those who are concern of the re-attack of mosquitoes carrying dengue?

There is a website that you can visit to escalate mosquitoes in your area. Jun 27, 2014



Jul 18, 2018
"Red Alert" looks into the issue of leptospirosis outbreak in the Philippines. Rodel Ocera recalls suffering from leptospirosis, and shares the ordeal of losing his wife from the same disease. DOH Usec. Eric Domingo talks about its symptoms, and shares tips on how to prevent acquiring the infection. National Kidney and Transplant Institute head of hemodialysis unit Dr. Romina Danquilan emphasizes the importance of taking medicine after wading through floodwaters.


Mga paghahanda para maiwasan ang leptospirosis.

Leptospirosis is a rare and severe bacterial infection that occurs when people are exposed to certain environments. Leptospirosis is caused by exposure to several types of the Leptospira bacteria, which can be found in fresh water that has been contaminated by animal urine.

FAST FACTS: What is leptospirosis?
Cesar Garcia July 01, 2018
The Department of Health records 1,030 leptospirosis cases nationwide from January to June 9 this year



Mga paalala para maiwasan ang diarrhea.

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"A Balikbayan family"

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