Manila, News, Weather Stories

Five dead as monsoon rains cause floods and landslides

14 Aug , 2016  

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Sunday reported that five people died due to floods and landslides caused by heavy rain brought by the southwest monsoon. Identified as fatalities, include Benedict BrasileƱo, 68, resident of Barangay Canauiklian, Janiuay, Iloilo, who died due to drowning while crossing Malbug River when he was […]

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Climate Change, Manila, News, Regions

Participants were half-hearted during the nationwide earthquake drill

1 Apr , 2015  

The 1st quarter nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill last March 27 wherein Marikina city also participated was hailed as a success. Playing lead roles were partner agencies’ National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), also tasked to strengthen people’s preparedness for emergencies and encourage local government units […]

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News, Weather Stories

Typhoon “Ruby” evacuees now 716,000 – NDRRMC

7 Dec , 2014  

MANILA, Dec. 7 — The official count of individuals in safe evacuation centers is now reaching 716,000 according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on Sunday. The number comprises persons who joined pre-emptive evacuations before Typhoon “Ruby” hits land. In its 6 a.m. update, the council said 146,875 families or 716,639 persons […]

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