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NFA-Kalinga assures rice supply for lean & typhoon months

By: Larry Lopez

TABUK CITY, Kalinga, July 28 (PIA) - -The National Food Authority (NFA) provincial office has stocked sufficient rice in time for the lean and typhoon months this year.

Provincial Manager Antonio Macato reported that NFA-Kalinga has more than 19,000 bags buffer supply for its mandate to provide ready and cheap rice that includes other social commitments for disaster relief. According to Macato, NFA-Kalinga maintains about 80 “bigasan ng bayan” outlets in the different municipalities.

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NDRRMC Update SitRep No. 1 Effects of Earthquake in Hinundayan, Southern Leyte

1. Situation Overview

  • An earthquake of tectonic origin with 5.4 magnitude (Ms) occurred in region VIII at about 7.57am
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Philippine militants kill 21 Muslims marking Eid: military

07/28/2014 12:44 GMT

MANILA, July 28, 2014 (AFP) - Islamic militants on Monday massacred 21 people, including one child, who were travelling to a village feast in the southern Philippines to mark the end of Ramadan, the military said.

About 50 Abu Sayyaf gunmen opened fire on two vehicles in the remote town of Talipao on Jolo island, killing 21 people and wounding 11 others, regional military spokeswoman Marine Captain Rowena Muyuela told AFP.

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MGB-7 urges LGUs to undertake preemptive evacuation efforts

CEBU CITY, July 25 (PIA) --- The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB-7) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7) called on local government officials to undertake the necessary preemptive evacuation efforts in low-lying, landslide and flood-prone areas that had been identified in the four provinces in Central Visayas. MGB 7 Regional Director Loreto B. Alburo said that these communities should be prepared always or even “overprepared” to ensure their safety since the province always experiences heavy rains due to the successive bad weather.

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30 families in island town in Cebu evacuated due to sinkhole

By: Rachelle M. Nessia

CEBU, July 26 (PIA) --- The local government of Sta. Fe town evacuated 30 families in Sitio Dapdap, Brgy. Langub in Kinatarkan Island, Sta. Fe in Bantayan Island after a sinkhole appeared in the area.

According to Sta. Fe Mayor Jose Esgana, the sinkhole measures 40x40 feet and was discovered this morning.

Kinatarkan Island is an hour away by boat from the mainland town of Sta. Fe.

The 30 affected families have been evacuated to a safe area 300 to 500 meters away from the sinkhole within Brgy. Langub.

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Disaster response groups plant trees in San Roque watershed area

By: Elsha Marie B. Soriano

SAN MANUEL, Pangasinan July 27 (PIA) – Despite monsoon rains last Wednesday, disaster response groups in the province climbed the San Roque Watershed Area to plant seedlings in observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month.

Some 1,000 molave seedlings provided by the San Roque Power Corporation (SRPC) were planted by at least 120 personnel, employees and volunteers from member agencies and organizations of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

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Pagibig assures aid for Glenda victims in Bicol

By: Sally Atento-Altea

LEGAZPI CITY, July 28 (PIA) – Processing of calamity loans is ongoing for eligible members of Pag-ibig Fund in the Bicol region residing in provinces declared under state of calamity due to typhoon Glenda.

Maria Luisa Rivero, Pagibig Legazpi Marketing and Sales Division chief, assured the availability of funds and services to accommodate the increasing number of Pagibig members coming in their office to file their loan applications.

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DOLE provides emergency employment to ‘Glenda’ victims in Central Luzon

By: Carlo Lorenzo J. Datu

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, July 28 (PIA) -- Around 1,130 families in Central Luzon, who were displaced by typhoon ‘Glenda’ two weeks ago, currently benefit from the emergency employment given by Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

“Under our Tulong Panghanapbuhay para sa Ating Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD), the head or member of an affected family performs community works for 5 to 10 days in exchange for a minimum wage rate of P336 per day,” DOLE Regional Director Ana Dione explained.

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Helping Typhoon-Affected Families in the Philippines Return Home

Typhoon Rammasun—known in the Philippines as Typhoon Glenda—barreled across the Philippines’ Luzon Island in mid-July 2014, leaving 98 people dead and damaging or destroying more than 118,200 houses. When forecasters predicted that the storm would strike the coastal community of Casiguran in Sorsogon Province, the local disaster committee set out to notify residents, spreading the word using radios, phones, television messages, and printed warnings.

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Rebuilding storm-resilient shelters in Haiyan-stricken areas

Haiyan, the world’s most powerful typhoon to make landfall, not only destroyed lives and livelihoods but left millions of houses in central Philippines in ruins. More than eight months after the typhoon battered the country, rebuilding efforts are well underway. Helene Plennevaux heads the ICRC's sub-delegation in Guiuan. In this audio slide show she tells us how the ICRC and the Philippine Red Cross are building storm-resilient shelters for thousands of families along the southern coast of Samar Island.

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Typhoon Glenda Update: Broadening Response Networks in the Philippines

Direct Relief

In the wake of Typhoon Glenda (also known as Rammasun), which barreled through the Philippines last week, Direct Relief continues to strengthen its network of health partners throughout the island nation.

Nearly 100 were killed by the storm, with more than 300 injured and thousands of houses damaged, displacing more than 500,000 people, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

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Doctors send aid to Yolanda victims

By: Danilo E. Doguiles

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, July 25 (PIA) -- Members of the Philippine Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (PSOHNS) here recently handed to the Socksargen Federation of Fishing and Allied Industries, Inc (SFFAII) some P269,000 as financial aid to victims of typhoon Yolanda.

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Capiceños gear towards disaster preparedness

By: Jemin B. Guillermo

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, July 24 (PIA6) – Capiceños are becoming more alert, prepared and cautious to mitigate the impacts of disaster.

Capiz Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PhiVolcs) head Ramil Atando said that the people here have become more proactive against disaster such as fire, flood and earthquake.

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DSWD, LGUs to identify other needs of ‘Glenda’-affected families

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through its Field Offices, continues to coordinate with social workers of local government units (LGUs) for other appropriate services that need to be provided for the families affected by Typhoon Glenda.

As of 4 a.m. today, over 60,000 food packs have been distributed as augmentation support to resources of LGUs.

On top of this, 54,059 other food items and 28,332 non-food items were also provided.

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China, Taiwan, Philippines - Tropical cyclone MATMO (ECHO Daily Flash - 24 July 2014)

MATMO made landfall along the coastal area of Fuqing, near Putian (Fujian Province, China) in the morning of 23 July (UTC), as a Severe Tropical Storm (China Meteorological Administration - CMA); then it moved inland, over northern Fujian and Zhejiang provinces, weakening. On 24 July at 0.00 UTC it was a Tropical Storm and its center was located near Shangrao (Jiangxi province).

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NDRRMC Update SitRep No.03 Effects of Typhoon "HENRY" (MATMO)


  • a total of 152 families/ 683 persons were affected in 24 baranganya in 5 municipalities in the provinces of Occidental Mindoro - Region IV-B and Negros Occidental Region VI

  • Of the total number of the affected population, 10 families / 32 persons were affected in Brgy, Sablayan, Occidental Mindolo and were evacuated to Alag elementary school

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Cambodia + 9 others
Dengue Situation Update, 15 July 2014

Update on countries experiencing a large increase in Dengue cases

Southern Hemisphere

Pacific Islands

Currently there are reports of dengue cases occurring in the Pacific including New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Solomon Islands and Fiji.


No update available

French Polynesia

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OPAPP: DAP made reforms possible in conflict areas in Mindanao

From the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles said that people are feeling the consequences of “reforms that are now happening in most difficult areas,” such as conflict-affected and vulnerable communities.