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Help victims of Typhoon Nina
(UPDATED) People affected by typhoon Nina need your help and support. This page shows the various ways you can help.
Look also
Catanduanes now under state of calamity
Governor Joseph Cua says the province badly needs funds to help them recover from Typhoon Nina (Nock-ten)
Both Published December 26, 2016
Live updates on Typhoon Nina

(Nock-ten)

December 2016

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NDRRMC issues flood advisories due to Typhoon Nina
December 25, 2016
The identified waterways in 26 provinces in 6 regions are likely to be affected because of thunderstorms and heavy rain
As Typhoon Nina (Nock-ten) continues to intensify and is expected to hit land in Catanduanes Sunday, December 25, flood advisories in different regions have been issued by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, NDRRMC. READ: Catanduanes under signal no.4 as Nina intensifies
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Help victims of typhoon Lawin
Published October 20, 2016
People affected by typhoon Lawin need your help and support. A little help can go a long way.

Look also Lawin hits 12,000 families in Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino

Batanes needs potable water, canned goods, fuel
As of September 16, more than 10,200 people in Batanes have been affected by Typhoon Ferdie.

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a portmanteau of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, the names of the three major island groups.

Look also The Philippine Baseline Law and Know Your Boundaries

LIST: PAGASA's names for tropical cyclones in 2017
Published January 04, 2017

From Auring to Zoraida, here's a look at the Philippines' names for tropical cyclones this year

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The 1991 flash flood that devastated Ormoc City
by 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.

Look also below Mount Pinatubo 1991

United Nations

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the Video UN - United Nations in the Philippines. What did the UN do for PH? The UN celebrates its 70th Anniversary

and the article

What did the UN do for PH? Disaster response, health programs, and more
by Jodesz Gavilan Published August 23, 2016
The Philippines has been a beneficiary of different United Nations programs for many years, especially after Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

What Typhoon Yolanda foreign aid looks like without US, EU, and UN
by Jodesz Gavilan October 09, 2016
Donations from the United Nations, European Union, and the United States in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda reached $231,587,655 (P11.19 billion) or 26.77% of the total foreign aid received by the Philippines

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The Philippines (Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte) vs US - UN - EU - Etc.

‘Go away, EU, US!’ Now what’s the plan?
Published October 10, 2016

We cannot stand on an empty boast in the face of a globalized economy and the realness of our poverty

Agot Isidro slams Duterte, calls the President a ‘psychopath’
Zeibiz Oct 9, 2016
Actress Agot Isidro slams Duterte over the President’s latest tirades against the United States and the European Union.
In a Facebook post, Agot Isidro called President Duterte a ‘psychopath’ after the President dares the US and EU to withdraw their support to the Philippines.

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Agot Isidro tinawag na "PSYCHOPATH / BALIW" si President Duterte!
Published on Oct 8, 2016

Agot Isidro slams Duterte; calls the President a “psychopath”
Published on Oct 9, 2016

Look also this link - the reason for her post:

Duterte to EU, US: Withdraw aid, we will survive

 and these articles:

Actress Agot Isidro slammed Duterte “Hindi ka bipolar. You are a psychopath”
Posted on 9 October 2016
Netizens noticed the post of the actress Agot Isidro against President Duterte this week on her personal Facebook account.
The actress who known for condemning extrajudicial killings and shaming women called the President of the Philippines a psychopath.

Agot Isidro criticizes Dutertes leadership style

Palace reacts to Agot Isidro's anti-Duterte post
Published October 09, 2016
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella releases a statement in reaction to Isidro's comments

A way of life: Flooding in public schools
by Jenna Mae L. Atun and Clarissa C. David Published 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

DepEd, police team up vs bomb threats in Metro schools
Published 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.
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Technology, disasters, and climate change
Published September 16, 2016

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

The 'last' war games in the West PH Sea
by Carmela Fonbuena October 08, 2016

As President Rodrigo Duterte seeks to demilitarize the West Philippine Sea, the US highlights the value of these training exercises to joint operations on humanitarian assistance and disaster response

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The Philippines (Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte) vs US - UN - EU - Etc.

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

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Authorities, Definitions, Plans, Maps & Warnings about Vulnerability

Disaster preparedness, Education, Drills and Evacuation centers

Vulnerability to Nature and Environmental Disasters

Volcanoes & Volcano Warnings 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

Prepare for Natural Calamities:

Information and Resources from the Government

Many good links with many good informations also about contacts to authorities, organizations etc. and using Twitter hashtags for help etc.

Philippine National Disaster Response Plan (PNDRP)
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. Published APR 01, 2015

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THE GLOBAL PLATFORM ON DISASTER RISK REDUCTION PLENARY SESSION 2013

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

by Chester B. Cabalza

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

Aquino signs law protecting children affected by disasters
by/Gwen de la Cruz Published 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

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

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10639

AN ACT MANDATING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE PROVIDERS TO SEND FREE MOBILE ALERTS IN THE EVENT OF NATURAL AND MAN-MADE DISASTERS AND CALAMITIES

The Free Mobile Disaster Alerts Act

Look also the articles Will the free mobile disaster alerts law finally be implemented? by/Gwen de la Cruz Published 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

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT, ADMINISTRATION, ORGANIZATION, TRAINING, MAINTENANCE AND UTILIZATION OF THE CITIZEN ARMED FORCES OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Look RA 7077 as pdf HERE

Republic Act 9163

the National Service Training Program (NSTP) Act of 2001

AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE NATIONAL SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAM (NSTP) FOR TERTIARY LEVEL STUDENTS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7077 AND PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1706, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Look also RA 9163 IRR, NSTP-ROT Component and

Important look also above link about RA 7077 and HERE

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?
by Marjohara Tucay Published 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
by Jee Y. Geronimo Published 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

Videos

NDPP, National Disaster Preparedness Plan

NDPP AVP FOR GENERAL PUBLIC
NDPP AVP FOR LGUs
Published on Sep 12, 2016

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10121
Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010

AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE PHILIPPINE DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, PROVIDING FOR THE NATIONAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK AND INSTITUTIONALIZING THE NATIONAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT PLAN, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Look also the articles New Senate bill seeks to create new DRRM agency by/David Lozada Published Oct 02, 2014"

What amending the DRRM law means for Filipino youth
by/Mara Cepeda Published 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
by/Aika Rey Published 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
by/Dean Tony La Viña and Joyce Melcar Tan Published 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 as pdf HERE and Look RA 10121 IRR as pdf HERE

Look also the below link HERE

Disasters, climate change and leadership
by/Jed Alegado Published 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

Video

Learning the lessons from managing disasters

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

Videos

Politics in disasters - Dalawang mukha ng kalamidad

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

Published 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."

Look also about Emergency and Humanitarian Action - EHA in the Philippines and Safe Hospitals in Emergencies

PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 1566

STRENGTHENING THE PHILIPPINE DISASTER CONTROL, CAPABILITY AND ESTABLISHING THE NATIONAL PROGRAM ON COMMUNITY DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

Government Information on natural disaster
Making disaster response sensitive to persons with disabilities
by/Mara Cepeda Published 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

Look below Why you need Project NOAH app

Look also HERE and the article Project Noah revamps disaster management platform
by/Gwen de la Cruz Published December 12, 2015
The improved website contains more hazard maps ranging from storm surge, landslide, to debris flow, plus detailed barangay flood-hazard maps.

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.

Look also OCD forms emergency telecoms team to improve disaster initiatives
by/Jed Alegado Published 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

Video

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. Published Oct 8, 2015

Remark this is an album in the album "LGA, Local Government Academy" in the album "Education - of - in Government Authorities - etc."

Business community launches first-ever disaster operations center
by Zak Yuson Published 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.
Video

READY Project

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

Look more about READY Project

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Disaster preparedness - Projects & Programs"

Earthquake - magnitude vs intensity

INFOGRAPHIC: Earthquake magnitude vs intensity
Published 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?

Get the infographic in full size HERE

Look also

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.

and the Videos

Vulnerability Assessment Tools for Coastal Ecosystems

A Guidebook

20,000-hectare catchment basin eyed to solve flooding in Pampanga
by/ Jun A. Malig Published 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

How to help those affected by monsoon rains
Published August 14, 2016

DSWD provides guidelines on how Filipinos can extend help to those who are displaced by heavy rains

Videos

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. - ANC, The World Tonight, 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. Published 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 Published Jun 10, 2015

Remark these are albums in the album "Disaster preparedness - Projects & Programs"

Look also the articles

57 subdivisions, villages traversed by West Valley Fault
Pia Ranada Published 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
Published Jun 10, 2015

The 'Big One': Are people ready?
by/Pat Nabong Published 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 Published 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.

Look also below HERE

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 66
PRESCRIBING RULES ON THE CANCELLATION OR SUSPENSION OF CLASSES AND WORK IN GOVERNMENT OFFICES DUE TO TYPHOONS, FLOODING, OTHER WEATHER DISTURBANCES, AND CALAMITIES

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

When are classes cancelled or suspended?
The rainy season starts about the same time that classes in the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels nationwide begin.
Get a refresher on when classes are cancelled or suspended during times of disasters.

Look also HERE and HERE

Editorial: Suspending classes
November 25, 2016
GOV. Hilario Davide III, after consulting with officials of the weather bureau Pagasa, suspended classes in all levels the other day and the whole day yesterday following the entry of tropical depression Marce in the Philippine area of responsibility and projections that it would pass by Cebu.
Marce, however, had other things in mind. While it momentarily strengthened into a tropical storm, it veered away from Cebu. The rainfall, which was projected to be heavy, was light and not sustained. This has led some sectors to question the correctness of the decision to suspend classes in many Cebu schools.
DepEd reiterates guidelines for class suspensions during typhoons
Published July 08, 2016
In the absence of storm signals, local government units have discretionary powers.
During typhoons, classes in affected areas are automatically suspended based on storm signals declared by the
PAGASA.
But in the absence of storm signals, it is the local government units (LGUs) – not the DepEd – that decide whether or not to suspend classes.
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.

Look also the Video

and look also the below videos from NDRRMC HERE and HERE

and the article:

Gov't eyes 'stronger' disaster management agency to replace NDRRMC
by 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
by/Roy Joseph R. Roberto Published 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.

Look also the article High school students learn how to prepare for quakes Published Jun 18, 2015

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

Look also

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 Published 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 Published 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

Videos

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

VIDEOS:

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. Published 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. Published Jun 17, 2014

PHIVOLCS, Rappler partner for increased disaster awareness

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

Look the full story HERE

Remark these are albums in the album "Agos disaster information map" in the sub-album "Philippine Emergency Warning Systems"

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

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

Videos

DPWH projects causing floods?
Published 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. Published Jul 14, 2015

Remark this is an album in the album "What causes floods & Flood Control"

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Clogged drainage, constricted river cause Cebu flooding
Published July 06, 201

Flood’s lessons: Reduce trash, impound water
Published July 03, 2016 By Elias O. Baquero

THE uncontrolled and improper disposal of garbage into drainage systems, creeks, rivers and other waterways is one of the major causes of the floods.
The construction of structures that block the natural flow of water is another cause, said Director Ador Canlas of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 7.

DPWH launches river monitoring website
by/ Aika Rey Published 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
Published 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

Villar: 24/7 DPWH Secretary's hotline now working
Published August 27, 2016
AIMED at improving its policies, programs, activities and projects, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is ready to accept complaint, query or suggestion on any DPWH-implemented project nationwide from the public.

Look more about Department of Public Works and Highways - DPWH HERE

Editorial: How to weather floods
January 17, 2017

Because floods respect no political boundaries, all of Cebu’s public leaders need to work together on a flood-prevention and recovery program.
They need to communicate to the rest of us what they plan to do and what roles various members of the community must play.

Video

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. Published Aug 4, 2015

Remark this is an album in the album "What causes floods & Flood Control"

Videos

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.

Remark this is an album in the album "Disaster preparedness - Projects & Programs"

Look more about QCDPRM HERE

NATURAL HAZARDS/DISASTERS: THE PHILIPPINE EXPERIENCE

by/USEC BENITO T. RAMOS
Executive Director, NDRRMC and Administrator, OCD,
MAR 2012

More corruption in PH means more deaths from disasters

by/Pia Ranada Published 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?

Philippine GEOHAZARD maps for download

Video

Maps about Vulnerability to Nature & Environmental Disasters

Remark this is an album in the album "Special Maps" in the album "Maps of Philippines" in the album "A paradise of 7107 islands"

Look also Philippine Hazard map

Distributions of Active Faults and Trenches in Philippines

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

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

Look also the Video

New maps show Metro Manila's quake danger zones
by/Pia Ranada Published 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.

Look also the Videos

Remark these are albums in the album "Valley Fault System"

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. Published May 19, 2015
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Metro Manila structures only 20 pct. ready for huge quake
Published on 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.

Video

2 active fault zones nakit-an sa Davao City

Published Jun 19, 2015

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

If the hole keeps growing bigger, it could affect more than 1,000 families living in the area.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY – 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

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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 Staff

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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
Published Nov 10, 2015 by/Citizens' Disaster Response Center CDRC - Remark this is an album in the album "Disaster preparedness, education & drills - etc."

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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.

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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 Published 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.

Published Jul 30, 2013. Look also about Saint Bernard, Southern Leyte HERE and the landslide February 17, 2006 HERE

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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.

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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: www.facebook.com/FORGEdrr

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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

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BIODIVERSITY MANAGEMENT BUREAU

Forest Management Bureau

Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau

Land Management Bureau

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PHIVOLCS - Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology

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Before an Earthquake – Be Aware
During an Earthquake – Be Safe
After an Earthquake – Be Smart

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

Tsunami alert levels

NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
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.

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Red Cross Emergency Kit and Red Cross Volunteer

Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation, PAGCOR

Disaster Relief Operations: In times of calamities, PAGCOR is always ready to give assistance through its outreach operations. Victims of disasters such as fires, typhoons and floods are provided relief goods, medicines and other items that are needed.

Humanitarian Response

Philippines

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.

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Climate - Weather - Climate change

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Being prepared saved lives
by 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
by 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
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NDRRMC warns against floods, landslides in Typhoon Butchoy affected areas
Published 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.
by 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?
Published Jul 17, 2015
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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.
Published Apr 12, 2015
and
L!STO
Published on Aug 18, 2016

El Niño ends, onset of La Niña expected soon
Published June 10, 2016
'La Niña is favored to develop during the Northern Hemisphere summer 2016'

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Published June 21, 2016
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) revealed its efforts and preparations for the onset of La Niña and the rainy season on Monday, June 20.

All the videos you need to prepare for earthquakes
Published 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

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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

Disaster response center launched in Visayas
Published April 27, 2016
The Visayas Disaster Response Center (DRC) was inaugurated in Mandaue City, Cebu to enhance emergency response capacity
Enabling local leaders as first disaster responders
Florence Joy Maluyo Published January 25, 2016

'Now we can say that should there be another disaster like Typhoon Jangmi, we are ready'

Super typhoon-proof dome houses to rise in Dapitan
by/Gualberto Laput Published 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

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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. Published May 27, 2015

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Community involvement in DRRM a must for the typhoon season
by/Joy Maluyo Published 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 2010

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

by/PHYSICAL FACILITIES AND SCHOOLS’ ENGINEERING DIVISION, OFFICE OF PLANNING SERVICE
Department of Education

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by/Clarissa C. David and Antonio Paguirigan, Jr. Published 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
by/Ian Nicolas Cigaral

Published May 29, 2015

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

How a hazard-prone Marikina school is preparing for disasters
by Pocholo Espina Published 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
by/Gwen de la Cruz, Published Dec 26, 2014

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

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Learning from disaster: Corruption and environmental catastrophe

by/Beatriz Paterno Published 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?
by/Gwen de la Cruz Published 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
by/DILG Director Allan B. Tabell Published 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

Look also the article Bicol LGUs to use social media in disaster response
by/Mara Cepeda Published 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'
by/David Lozada Published 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
by/Aika Rey Published 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
by/Pia Ranada Published 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

DSWD opens Mindanao disaster hub
Posted on 24 July 2015.
SIKAT Inc.

SIKAT is a non-government, non-profit organization established in 1991 which aims to enhance coastal community resiliency by implementing Community-based Coastal Resource Management and Disaster Risk Reduction Programs, and promoting good governance practices in the Philippines.

Cebu  Evacuation Centers

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Cebu City to build 2 evacuation centers, Published January 4, 2015

WITH a series of typhoons hitting the region, the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, CCDRRMC will build two evacuation centers in the city that can house over a thousand families.

Gender-targeting and rethinking disaster response
by/Bea Orante Published 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
by/Sarah Martin and Maria Holtsberg Published 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.

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How disasters affect women
by/Isabelle H. Lacson Published 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
by/Sarah Jayne Olan Published Dec 03, 2014

When disaster strikes, be prepared!

UN DMTP Disaster Preparedness

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Preparing for earthquakes
Published 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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Look also the articles Project MOVE: Preparing for earthquakes

All you need to know about preparing for earthquakes
Published 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
by/Aika Rey Published August 01, 2015

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

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What to do - if:
EARTHQUAKES
VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS
TSUNAMIS
LANDSLIDES
TYPHOONS
FLASH FLOODS
FIRES
EMERGENCY SURVIVAL KIT
Published Jun 24, 2016. Look descriptions on the videos

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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. Published Jun 9, 2015

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

National simultaneous earthquake drill (NSED) 2015 Published 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. Published 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

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Disaster Fair 2014 Olongapo City

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

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DSWD and WFP collaborate on disaster preparedness
by/Janelle Paris Published 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?
by 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.

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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. Published May 27, 2015

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Look also the article "How to reconstruct communities after a disaster" by/Yukiko Ito Published Jun 10, 2015

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Philippines Flood Control

by/Peter white

Published Dec 22, 2015, Feb 2, 2016 and Jan 15, 2017

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DPWH works on Cagayan, Tagoloan, Imus rivers to prevent flooding
Published 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
Published 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.

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The nature of landslides
January 20, 2017

LANDSLIDE is one of nature’s most powerful and destructive forces, it strikes wherever the rock and soil are loosened by rain or by gravity.

Teaching kids to keep their schools safe
by/Hep Benitez Published 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

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Philippines Leads in UN Disaster-Safe Schools Initiative

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Schools near East, West Valley fault lines

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by/Jee Y. Geronimo

Safety check for 6 schools near West Valley Fault ongoing Published 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 Published Oct 16, 2014

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Earthquake Safety Tips

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

Published 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. Published 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. Published Jun 4, 2015

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How vulnerable is Manila to earthquakes?

by/Gwen de la Cruz Published 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

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

Tremors

How close are you to the West Valley Fault? Here's a site for that
A team of Filipino web developers have created Project Tremors, a website calculating how far a place is from the West Valley Fault

Look also the article by/Shaira Panela Published May 28, 2015 HERE

Videos

NDRRMC National earthquake drill

and

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 Published Jul 2, 2014

Metro Manila earthquake scenarios

This sub-album is in the album "Disaster preparedness, education & drills - etc."

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

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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. Published Jul 2, 2014

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Rappler talks to Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum about what could happen if a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits Metro Manila. Published 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. Published Jul 30, 2014

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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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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.

Published Jun 24, 2014

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Videos

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. Published Oct 15, 2014

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

Published Oct 1, 2014

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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. Published Jun 9, 2015

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Ease floods, save money? How Potrero residents make it work
by/Katerina Francisco Published 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.

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Flood Safety Tips

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

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Tips on how to survive a landslide

Learn how to protect yourself from a landslide.
Published 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").

Published Apr 3, 2015

Caves as shelters during disasters
by/Jennina June - Leira Lanza
Published 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.

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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

Look also 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 Published Jul 22, 2015

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How safe is my house?

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

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

TOOLS  FOR MAINSTREAMING  DISASTER  RISK  REDUCTION
Construction Design, Building Standards and Site Selection
Disaster preparedness through Sanfran System Replication Project, SSRP

Sanfran: Municipality of San Francisco Camotes, Cebu

Look the article as pdf  HERE

Look the press release HERE

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

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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. Published May 28, 2014

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Entry presentation San Francisco

BY: VICE MAYOR ALFREDO A. ARQUILLANO, JR.

Look also OUR WAY IN SAN FRANCISCO
UTILIZING THE PUROK SYSTEM FOR EFFICIENT DELIVERY OF BASIC SERVICES AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

A community takes a stand to defend a threatened paradise
by/Abby Mercado Published 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

Videos

Remark these are albums in the album "Disaster preparedness - Projects & Programs"

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.

MOVE PROJECT

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.

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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. Published 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.

Videos

Remark these are albums in the album "Disaster preparedness, education & drills - etc."

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.

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Disaster Risk Reduction Programs

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

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

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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)

Videos

Remark these are albums in the album "Personal & Family Disaster Preparedness Plans"

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.

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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.

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Disaster preparedness - Projects & Programs"

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Airboats

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. Published Jul 7, 2015

Remark this is an album in the album "What causes floods & Flood Control"

MAP: Strongest earthquakes in the Philippines

Published MAR 27, 2015

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

Videos

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. - Published Feb 7, 2014

IMPORTANT: Look also the article HERE
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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
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ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE

ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE AND VULNERABILITY IN THE PHILIPPINES

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.

PRESERVING THE MOUNTAINS PRESERVING THE MOUNTAINS

by/Zenaida G. Delica

EL NIÑO AND LA NIÑA – A TALE OF TWO EXTREMES

Volcanoes & Volcano Warnings and Emergency Preparation

Remark most of the videos in this section are albums in the album "Volcanoes and WARNINGS about erupts" in the album "Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc."

IMPORTANT: Look about more volcanoes and their Lakes HERE

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PHIVOLCS - Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology

MAYON VOLCANO ALERT SIGNALS

For looking ALL the different volcanoes ALERT SIGNALS just use "< Prev Next >" on the bottom of the PHIVOLCS page

Look also

Phivolcs warns of 'big' Mayon eruption in coming days
by Rhaydz B. Barcia Published September 08, 2016
Phivolcs cites 'abnormal activity' such as drying wells, more earthquakes, and increased sulfur dioxide emission of the volcano

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Asin; Pagbabalik : Masdan Mo Ang Kapaligiran

Mayon Volcano, also known as Mount Mayon, is an active stratovolcano in the province of Albay, in the Bicol Region, on the island of Luzon, in the Philippines.

Look also

Mayon Presentation Situation 21 Dec 2009 or as pdf HERE

Mayon Volcano Natural Park

Scaling Mayon, the Living Mountain

and more HERE and HERE

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Mount Isarog - a potentially active stratovolcano
'Yaman ng Isarog,' a documentary by Kara David (with subtitles)
Published on Nov 9, 2016 - Aired: October 10, 2015
This video entitled ‘Yaman ng Isarog’ features ‘the role of Mt. Isarog during the Japanese Occupation in the Philippines.’

Mt. Isarog in Camarines Sur is Mt. Mayon's gentler sister, but aside from its natural beauty, secret caverns carved by the Japanese add mystery to the character of the mountain.

Look also HERE

Government: Kanlaon, Bulusan being monitored closely
Published June 19, 2016

Malacañang assured on Sunday (June 19) that concerned government agencies are closely monitoring Mount Kanlaon and Mount Bulusan, two active volcanoes in the country.

Look also below HERE and HERE

Risk to Volcanic Eruptions
What to do during a volcano eruption?
by Raisa Serafica Published June 19, 2016

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

Active volcanoes in the Philippines
by/Gwen de la Cruz Published Feb 07, 2015

Located in the Pacific Ocean’s Ring of Fire, volcanic and seismic activities can occur anytime in the Philippines, which has 23 active volcanoes – a number that can still increase, according to the country’s volcanologists.

1991 Pinatubo explosion slowed down sea level rise – study
by KD Suarez Published August 23, 2016

Sea level rise temporarily slowed down because of the massive 1991 explosion, but it is again speeding up, scientists say
The 1991 explosion of Mount Pinatubo in Zambales slowed down the gradual rise in sea levels due to global warming – and its effects are now waning, scientists said in a study.

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Mount Pinatubo 1991 and 2013

an active stratovolcano located on the island of Luzon, near the tripoint of the Philippine provinces of Zambales, Tarlac, and Pampanga. It is located in the Cabusilan Mountains separating the west coast of Luzon from the central plains.

Look also Looking back: When Mount Pinatubo blew its top
by/Gwen de la Cruz Published Jun 16, 2015
Mount Pinatubo’s eruption on June 15, 1991, is considered the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century. It is also a case study on the importance of preparedness in reducing casualties from natural calamities.

Breathtaking Nagsasa Cove, beauty from destruction
by/Rhea Claire Madarang Published June 28, 2015
Over 20 years ago, Mt. Pinatubo spewed out dark clouds of ash that fell on Nagsasa Cove. Today, Nagsasa's shoreline is a beautiful beach, now a popular tourist attraction, particularly for campers.

Look also the video Aetas - Zambales - Rising from the Ashes

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "The Aetas"

Mount Bulusan, or Bulusan Volcano

the southernmost stratovolcano on Luzon Island

Important: The Department of Tourism has issued a travel advisory on tourists against getting close to the restive Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon or venturing at its danger zone declared by authorities within its four-kilometer radius.

Important look also:

Published June 10, 2016: Mount Bulusan erupts

Published May 7, 2015: Mount Bulusan in Sorsogon erupts again

Published June 19, 2016 Mt. Bulusan spews ash anew
by Rhaydz B. Barcia
A steam-driven explosion sends a 300-meter column of ash into the air

Published June 19, 2016: Government: Bulusan being monitored closely
Malacañang assured on Sunday (June 19) that concerned government agencies are closely monitoring Mount Bulusan

Look also Mount Bulusan spews ash anew
Published June 23, 2016

Look also Important Videos:

Remark these are albums in the album "WARNINGS about eruptions"

Published May 2, 2015: More Mt. Bulusan explosions may follow - Phivolcs
Despite the current lull in activities of Mt. Bulusan in Sorsogon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) warned residents of possible phreatic explosions following the explosion of ash and steam from the volcano Friday morning.

Published May 14, 2015: Bulusan watch: Managing the unpredictable
To establish Permanent Danger Zones is the government's job, but to follow them is the public's.
Disaster officials in Sorsogon City and Bicol region are watching Mount Bulusan closely after two small eruptions in one week. Bulusan is notorious for sudden eruptions that defy instruments of prediction.

Mount Banahaw

alternative spelling: Banahao or Banájao. The three-peaked volcano complex is one of the active volcanos in the Philippines. Part of a volcanic group, it is located along the boundary of Laguna and Quezon provinces, on the island of Luzon. The mountain is considered by many as a "Holy mountain" and is popular among pilgrims along with mountain climbers. Banahaw is a national park and a protected area in the Philippines since 1941, and is now called Mts. Banahaw-San Cristobal Protected Landscape

Look also above about Sta. Lucia Falls - The Healing Waters of Mt. Banahaw

Read also about the Holy mountain and

The Power Mountain - From Ritualism to Spirituality
by/Vitaliano R. Gorospe, S.J.

Look also the Videos Mount Banahaw

The mountain and its environs are considered sacred by the local residents because of its "holy water", which allegedly have beneficial qualities, issuing forth from local springs and its "puwestos, or the "holy sites". These are composed of unique, natural features such as rocks, caves and springs with shrines erected in, on or around them, their location having been revealed to a man in the Spanish Era by the "Santo Boses" or the "Holy Voice".

Remark these are albums in the album "Apparitions - Miracles - Pilgrimage sites - Etc."

IMPORTANT - look more about the apparitions HERE

Taal Volcano

a complex volcano on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. It consists of an island in Lake Taal, which is situated within a caldera formed by an earlier, very powerful eruption.

Look more about Lake Taal HERE and HERE and the Videos Taal Volcano

MT. KANLAON (WASAY - GUINTUBDAN TRAIL 2,435+)
also spelled as Kanla-on or Canlaon

The country's largest active volcano and Visayas' highest mountain is Mt. Kanlaon in Negros Island. As the highest mountain in the Visayas, it is majestic.

Important look the Videos Remark this is an album in the album "WARNINGS about eruptions" UPDATED 2016-07-18

Look also the articles

Mount Kanlaon erupts anew
by Jee Y. Geronimo Published June 18, 2016
(UPDATED) The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reports Mount Kanlaon's phreatic explosion.

Mt. Kanlaon ashfall affects 3 NegOcc localities
Published, June 19, 2016 By Marchel P. Espina

3 Negros Occidental LGUs affected by Kanlaon ashfall
by Marchel P. Espina Updated 2:36 PM, June 19, 2016
Mount Kanlaon remains under Alert Level 1 status, which means it is at an abnormal condition and is in period of current unrest

Government: Kanlaon being monitored closely
Published June 19, 2016
Malacañang assured on Sunday (June 19) that concerned government agencies are closely monitoring Mount Kanlaon

Mount Kanlaon records 33 volcanic earthquakes
Published, June 23, 2016 By Marchel P. Espina
IN THE past 24 hours, 33 volcanic earthquakes were recorded in Mount Kanlaon

Volcanic risks for Canlaon Volcano and HERE

Mount Apo

a large solfataric, potentially active stratovolcano in the island of Mindanao. With an elevation of 2,954 metres above sea level, it is the highest mountain in the Philippine Archipelago and is located between Davao City and Davao del Sur province in Region XI and Cotabato province in Region XII.

Look also HERE and Lake Agco, Mount Apo National Park and Forests of Apo now sacred grounds

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

An Emergency Preparedness Guide

An emergency is something that can be described as an event that occurs which is unexpected. The event could be a natural occurrence such as floods or tornadoes, or it could be man-made events such as from fire or other causes. Whatever the cause of the emergency, it is very important for people to react properly in the event of an emergency.

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Talking About Disaster

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

Securing Your Home for Natural Disasters

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.

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Volcanoes in the Philippines by Christian Homo Banta

The Philippines is an archipelago of more than 7100 islands. Most of these islands are of volcanic origin. There are 37 volcanoes in the Philippines, of which 18 are still active volcanoes.

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Philippine Volcanoes
Philippine Volcanoes, Major
Philippine Volcanoes

Alarmsystems and Guides - Etc.

Look also above HERE

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Pagasa's warning system
October 06, 2016 By Nicko Tubo

To keep the public informed about the weather status of the country, Pagasa issues Tropical Cyclone Warning Signals (TCWS) and other warning advisories.

PAGASA to push weather alerts via Google search
by/Zak Yuson Published 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.

FireChat: Communicating during Emergencies and Disasters
No signal or load? Try this messaging app for emergencies

Peer-to-peer mobile messaging application Firechat may well be included in your "emergency go-bag" as this platform allows you to keep communication lines up even with telecom signals down.

Look also DOST launches new app for disaster-free messaging and HERE and the Video Remark this is an album in the album "Philippine Emergency Warning Systems"

'eBayanihan', Ateneo’s online DRRM platform, launched
Published 12:43 PM, 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
by/Gwen de la Cruz Published 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
by/ Gwen de la Cruz Published 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.

Videos

IMPORTANT: 117 replaced

Dial 8888, 911: Gov't opens complaints, emergency hotlines
Published Aug 1, 2016
Malacañang and the national police on Monday launched their respective hotlines for receiving public complaints and emergency calls.
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PNP to arrest prank callers on its emergency hotline
Published on 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.
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PCO Sec. Martin Andanar's Speech during the 911 Hotline Inauguration, 1 August 2016
Published on Aug 1, 2016

Look the full text of the speech HERE
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Hotlines 911 & 8888
Published on Aug 6, 2016
Watch Failon Ngayon discuss the issues on government's emergency hotline 911 and complaint hotline 8888

Look also the articles:

8888 hotline: Most complaints lodged vs SSS, LTO
by Michael Bueza Published 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
Published 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?
by Tessa Barre Published 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
by Chris Schnabel Published 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
by Mara Cepeda Published 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

and HERE

Cebu emergency hotlines
Published 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

Published Jul 16, 2014

Look the list as pdf HERE

Philippine Emergency Numbers - Mobile APP

Philippine Emergency Numbers is free for anyone to use.
It's been developed for quick and easy access to contact numbers of different agencies in case of emergency.

DPWH: 24/7 secretary's hotline 165-02 now working
Published 6:14 PM, 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
by/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.

First Aid PH is free to download and use, and is available here: Android and iOS.

Videos

Remark these are albums in the album "Philippine Emergency Warning Systems"

Philippine Emergency Broadcast System Via SMS.

Look the full description of the video HERE

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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. Published Jun 12, 2014

Look an article about this HERE

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

Philippine Emergency Warning System for:

Earthquake, Tsunami etc.

Look more about ISDB-T HERE

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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. Published Jun 11, 2014

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Mobile apps for weather and flood updates now available

Why you need Project NOAH app

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.

Remark 6 videos about the app and how to use it in the album

The app, now live on the Google Play Store, 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 on Google Play Store HERE

Look also the above link about NOAH HERE

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Public Storm Warning Signals

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

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

Look also the above links about "NOAH"

Disaster Alert Apps Top 5 Natural Disaster Alert Android Smartphone Apps

By Rohit KVN: October 12, 2013

Look the list with links for download as pdf HERE

Flood Patrol - Mobile applications App

Flood Patrol is an Android mobile phone application developed by the Ateneo Java Wireless Competency Center, AJWCC

The application extends the flood monitoring and flood mapping service of Project Noah spearheaded by Dr. Mahar Lagmay by allowing people to report floods via the mobile phone and send it to NOAH for mapping

PH Emergency Alert

@EmergencyPH

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

Videos

Typhoon preparedness

What to do before - under - after a typhoon

Remark this is an album in the album "Personal & Family Disaster Preparedness Plans"

Facebook Safety Check for disaster response
by/Victor Barreiro Jr. Published 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.

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

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

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

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

SAGIP

a cloud-based Weather Information Dissemination System to support livelihood decision-making and disaster risks reduction initiative.

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!

What to do during a bombing
Published September 03, 2016

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

Look also the Video

Bombing incident safety tips
Published on Sep 14, 2016

What to do in case of a Terrorist Attack involving Radioactive Materials
Ambulance service - pre-hospital medical care

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Ambucare E.M.S. Solutions
Lifeline Ambulance Rescue, Inc.
Recovery, Family Rebuilding Centers for Victims of Disasters, Foreign Aid - Etc.

Look MUCH more about 'Foreign Aid'

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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

Look also
Top 10 foreign aid donors to the Philippines

Japan sends Filipino-speaking aid workers to calamity areas

How to help Philippine typhoon survivors

AND ALL the Videos International Foreign Aid

How Tagbanua communities in Coron recovered from Yolanda
by 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.

Video

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.

Look the FULL description on the video

Video

Taguiwalo clarifies: PH still welcomes foreign aid
Published on 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

This is an album in the album "International Foreign Aid"

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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?
by/Pia Ranada Published 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?
by/Gwen de la Cruz Published 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
by/Joy Maluyo Published 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
by/Joy Maluyo Published Apr 22, 2015

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

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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. Published 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

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

Tour of the FAiTH Published Nov 7, 2014.

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Emergency Shelter Assistance

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

Published Aug 22, 2015

World Bank to the world:

Invest in disaster resilience

by/Voltaire Tupaz Updated Jul 18, 2014

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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

Look also the article "Yolanda survivors find little comfort new accommodation" HERE

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Life in Guiuan 'tent city'

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

#AfterYolanda: Shelter for the elderly
by/Maryann Zamora - Published 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

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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. Published Apr 1, 2014

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

Remark this is an album in the album "Festivals"

Look also the article Dayaw indigenous fest held for ‘Yolanda’ survivors by/John Ernest José |Philippine Daily Inquirer June 2nd, 2014

Diseases - general in connection with disaster - Etc.

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Groups collaborate to prevent diarrhea outbreak in Catanduanes
Published 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.
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Remark these are all in the album "Infomercial about Dengue Fever" in the sub-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.

DISASTER WATCH: DENGUE

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. Published Jun 27, 2014

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DISASTER WATCH: LEPTOSPIROSIS

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.

DISASTER WATCH: DIARRHEA

Mga paalala para maiwasan ang diarrhea.

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