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How bayanihan spirit lives on in Ompong-hit areas

As appeals for help increase after the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut), stories of ‘bayanihan’ in the affected communities surface — (MANILA, Philippines) Two weeks after Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) hit Cagayan and other neighboring provinces, residents continue to reel from the devastation. Typhoon Ompong has affected 2.9 million people according to the September 30 record …

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Typhoon Ompong leaves at least P2.65 billion in school damage

The Department of Education says about 15 million students are affected nearly a week since Typhoon Ompong hit the Philippines — (MANILA, Philippines) The Department of Education (DepEd) said the initial cost of damage to schools affected by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) has reached an initial P2.65 billion nearly a week since the onslaught of the …

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50,000 people remain in evacuation centers

At least 1.4 million affected by Typhoon Ompong

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council says over 50,000 people remain in evacuation centers — (MANILA, Philippines) At least 1.4 million people have now been affected by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) as of Thursday morning, September 20, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). A total of 345,158 families or …

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Agricultural losses from Typhoon Ompong hit P14 billion

The initial cost of damage is nearly double what Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol estimated would be ‘worst-case scenario’ losses of about P7.9 billion — (MANILA, Philippines) Damage to agriculture from Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) ballooned to an estimated P14.3 billion on Tuesday, September 18, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). The …

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Typhoon Ompong leaves at least P2.8 billion in agricultural damage

The government says around 171,932 farmers have been affected by Ompong (Mangkhut) — (MANILA, Philippines) Office of Civil Defense Spokesperson Edgar Posadas said the damage to agriculture from Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) has reached an estimated P2.8 billion in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) as of Monday, September 17. But the cost is likely to increase, …

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Mandatory review of disaster law did not take place in Congress

‘Nasa batas ng (Republic Act) 10121 that after 5 years, kakaroon ng ‘sunset review’…Ngunit sa kasamaang palad… Congress did not call for a sunset review,’ says former National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Executive Director Alexander Pama — MANILA, Philippines – Former National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Executive Director and Office …

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NDRRMC on red alert due to monsoon rain, floods

This means personnel must be on duty 24/7 to respond to the calamity and there should be ‘immediate’ coordination among government agencies — (MANILA, Philippines) The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) went on red alert on Sunday morning, August 12, after the enhanced southwest monsoon triggered heavy rain and massive floods in …

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How NDRRMC issues its emergency mobile warnings

Alerts are crafted to be ‘hazard-specific, area-focused, and time-bound.’ But why do some receive delayed warnings? — (MANILA, Philippines) Every year, around 20 tropical cyclones visit the country, on top of rains from the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat, as well as thunderstorms that are all too common during the rainy season.   The National …

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NDRRMC, LGUs hold 2nd nationwide earthquake drill

Local drills are conducted nationwide through the Regional DRRM Councils — (MANILA, Philippines)  To test the community preparedness efforts, as well as synergize and synchronize the implementation of both the National and Regional Disaster Response Plan, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) held the 2nd Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) at …

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