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18 Aug 2017 description

SAN JOSE, Antique August 16 (PIA) - - The Provincial Health Officer reported that dengue has claimed eight (8) lives from the period covering January to August affecting six municipalities of the province.

“We have three deaths from the municipality of San Jose, and one each for the municipalities of Anini-y, Hamtic, Valderrama, Culasi and Patnongon,” said Dr. Ric Noel Naciongayo as he urged urged the community to sustain efforts in cleaning the surroundings as a counter measure to get rid of the mosquito breeding sites.

18 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

DA NANG, Viet Nam, 14 August 2017 – A newborn baby dies every two minutes in the Western Pacific Region. A major contributor to newborn deaths is the early separation from the mothers after birth. Not only do separated babies not benefit from skin-to-skin contact, they are exposed to hypothermia and hospital-acquired infections. Further, babies are often given infant formula instead of breast milk, which increases the risk of infection, malnutrition and death many fold.

17 Aug 2017 description
report IRIN

Wes Bruer


The black-clad police toting semi-automatic rifles barely get a glance from children glued to the TV as officers search their home in Illigan City, near besieged Marawi, where Philippine security forces have been battling Islamist militants for almost three months in clashes that have killed 562 insurgents, 168 government troops, as well as 45 civilians, according to the latest official figures.

17 Aug 2017 description


Greetings fellow ASEANers!

The ”One ASEAN, One Response” vision, which has been shared amongst the ASEAN Community since 2015, is a comprehensive effort coordinated by the AHA Centre to help ASEAN Member States (AMS) respond to disasters as one and to establish mechanisms that reduce disaster-related losses.

17 Aug 2017 description
  • 132.8 M required for 2017

  • 31.6 M contributions received, representing 24% of requirements

  • 101.2 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

17 Aug 2017 description


  • As martial law in Mindanao is extended and Marawi fighting continues, WFP provides food assistance to displaced families and supports return of displaced children to schools through school meals. WFP also provides logistics support in augmenting government relief distribution capacity and establishing emergency operation centres.

  • Funding constraints are affecting livelihood support in Central Mindanao.

Operational Updates

16 Aug 2017 description

More than 9 million people already displaced globally in 2017

August 2017 (Geneva)

Conflict, violence and disasters have caused more than 9 million new internal displacements globally in the first half of 2017, according to new estimates released today by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

Of the 9.1 million new internal displacements, 4.6 million were caused by conflict, a figure which is already two-thirds of last year’s total. The countries with the highest new internal displacement by conflict are:

16 Aug 2017 description

Assault on journalism and freedom of expression

Pushing norms and standards in politics, conflict and media to new extremes, leaders in every region of the world in 2016 consolidated and expanded their powers at the expense of freedom and democracy.
From armed conflict and forced migration to the spread of misinformation and the rise of right-wing populism, the chaotic and disheartening developments of the year in many ways marked the new frontiers of global repression and inequality.

16 Aug 2017 description

August 15, 2017 Rodrigo S. Victoria

NAVAL, Biliran, August 15 (PIA) – With the devastation left by the 6.5 magnitude earthquake that hit Kananga and Ormoc City in July 6, the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer (MDRRO), this town, has eyed several contingency measures on earthquake.

“We are near the earthquake fault line,” said Raoul Villordon, Naval MDRRMO, recently during the “Kapihan at Pulong-Pulong ng Bayan,” a radio program at Radyo Natin-Naval hosted by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA).

16 Aug 2017 description

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) launched a 5-year developmental project in three of PRC chapters in Capiz, Antique and Aklan (CA- ANAK) to reduce health and disaster risks within its communities.

The project that kicked off on April 1, 2017 was spearheaded by the PRC’s Disaster Management and Health Services with the support from the Canadian Red Cross.

15 Aug 2017 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON DC, August 15, 2017—A new catastrophe risk insurance program to help the Philippines better respond to losses from climate and disaster risks was launched by the Government of the Philippines, supported by the World Bank (IBRD, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development) and the U.K. Department for International Development.

15 Aug 2017 description

The Philippine Red Cross’ (PRC) Health Services together with the PRC Cebu Chapter launched the Community Health and Hygiene Promotion Project (CHHP) in Northern Cebu on June 16, 2017 at Ala Mercedes Gold Course, in Medellin, Cebu.

The project seeks to continually address the need to improve access to public health service delivery for the most vulnerable communities to create healthier, safer and resilient communities.

14 Aug 2017 description








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13 Aug 2017 description

CAMP EVANGELISTA, Patag, Cagayan de Oro City, August 11 -- A total of 150 families or close to 500 individuals left their houses and livelihood when an estimated 20 NPA bandits swooped down their peaceful community at Nangkahon, an outskirt barangay of Opol town in Misamis Oriental, August 8, 2017.

According to the village chief, the New People’s Army (NPAs) went there to recruit new members and demanded food and money from her constituents.

13 Aug 2017 description

MANILA, August 12 -- Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has directed the Bureau of Treasury (BTr) to study the possible issuance of P30 billion-worth of debt securities to help fund the planned massive rehabilitation and reconstruction effort for Marawi City.

Dominguez said the “Marawi” bonds would appeal to the “patriotic” sense of duty of citizens who would like to help rebuild the lives of their fellow Filipinos in Marawi.

13 Aug 2017 description

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, Aug. 11 --- As part of Task Force Bangon Marawi’s (TFBM) recovery, reconstruction and rehabilitation program, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, through its Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-ARMM), will survey the lands in Marawi City in line with the establishment of additional temporary and permanent shelters.

12 Aug 2017 description




  1. A total of 4,130 families or 16,052 persons were affected in 27 barangays in the Province of Leyte (Region VIII). Of which, 2,070 families/8,439 persons are being serviced in 20 evacuation centres. While, 1,954 families/7,426 persons are currently staying outside the ECs with either their family or friends:
12 Aug 2017 description



A. Suspension of Classes

a. The follwoing areas in Regions CALABARZON and MIMAROPA suspended classes on 02. 03. and 04 August 2017 due to the effects of Southwest Monsoon:

B. Incident Monitored (TAB A)

a. A total of thirteen (13) incidents (8 landslide; 3 flooding; and 2 overflowed spillway) in Regions CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and CAR.