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27 Feb 2017 description

Improvements in forecasting tropical cyclones and reducing associated hazards to life and property are being discussed at the annual meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)/World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Typhoon Committee.

The Typhoon Committee session in Yokohama, Japan, will examine the 2016 season with a view to strengthening operational effectiveness and disaster risk reduction in 2017 and beyond.

27 Feb 2017 description
  • 132.3 M required for 2017
  • 4.9 M contributions received, representing 4% of requirements
  • 127.4 M funding gap for South East Asia

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27 Feb 2017 description

QUEZON CITY, Feb. 27 - At its 1325th meeting on February 23, 2017, the University of the Philippines Board of Regents approved the adoption of Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) by UP upon the termination of its administration by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on February 28.

26 Feb 2017 description

Elsa S. Subong

ILOILO CITY, 24 Feb (PIA)—Fourteen towns in the region are set to undergo vulnerability and risk assessment, according to the DENR-Mines and Geosciences Bureau-6.

These municipalities are Cabatuan, Guimbal, Tigbauan, Miagao, New Lucena and Mina in Iloilo; Banga, Batan and New Washington in Aklan; Belison in Antique; Panit-an, Dao and Roxas City in Capiz.

MGB Regional Director Engr. Leo Van Juguan, said that the VRA is a continuing program of the MGB in line with the geohazard assessment and mapping program of the government.

24 Feb 2017 description

Date: 24 February 2017, 8:00 AM

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

At 10:03 PM on 10 February 2017, Friday, a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.7 shook the island of Mindanao. The epicenter is located 16 km offshore northwest of Surigao City, Surigao Strait with a depth of 10 km. The earthquake was generated by the movement of Surigao segment of the Philippine Fault. Small-magnitude earthquakes followed afterwards, and as of 6:00 AM of 21 February 2017, 227 aftershocks have been recorded by the PHIVOLCS seismic monitoring network.

24 Feb 2017 description

QUEZON CITY, Feb. 24 - National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) members convene to discuss plans and preparations for a magnitude 7.2 earthquake on Thursdays at the NDRRMC Conference Room, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

23 Feb 2017 description

Raising an alert to the START Network about the crisis sparked by typhoon Nock-ten, which struck the Philippines on 25th December 2016, ACTED and other INGOs enabled the quick release of a START Fund* to respond to the emergency within 45 days. ACTED joined the START Network in May 2016: the emergency response to typhoon Nock-ten is the first operation implemented with funding from the START Network.

Providing Shelter kits to address urgent needs of vulnerable families

23 Feb 2017 description

Three powerful typhoons ploughed across the northern Philippines in October and December 2016, striking at the heart of the most important agricultural region of the country. Typhoon Sarika struck prime rice growing areas in mid-October 2016, causing widespread flooding and wind-related crop damage. It was followed several days later by Super Typhoon Haima, which stuck further north. Finally, Super Typhoon Nock-Ten ravaged the minor producing region of Bicol southeast of the capital, Manila, on Christmas day.

22 Feb 2017 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

At 10:03 PM on 10 February 2017, Friday, a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.7 shook the island of Mindanao. The epicenter is located 16 km offshore northwest of Surigao City, Surigao Strait with a depth of 10 km. The earthquake was generated by the movement of Surigao segment of the Philippine Fault. Small-magnitude earthquakes followed afterwards, and as of 6:00 AM of 21 February 2017, 227 aftershocks have been recorded by the PHIVOLCS seismic monitoring network.

22 Feb 2017 description

President Rodrigo Duterte’s election in the Philippines was hailed as an unprecedented opportunity to resolve protracted conflicts in the country’s Mindanao region. Yet setbacks in writing the Bangsamoro Basic Law, which would provide greater autonomy to the region, and the potential establishment of an Islamic State (ISIS) province could prove stubborn obstacles for the popular leader.

22 Feb 2017 description
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‘Politics of demonization’ breeding division and fear

21 Feb 2017 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

At 10:03 PM on 10 February 2017, Friday, a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.7 shook the island of Mindanao, The epicenter is located 16 km offshore northwest of Surigao City, Surigao Strait with a depth of 10 km. The earthquake was generated by the movement of Surigao segment of the Philippine Fault. Small-magnitude earthquakes followed afterwards, and as of 6:00 AM of 21 February 2017, 227 aftershocks have been recorded by the PHIVOLCS seismic monitoring network.

21 Feb 2017 description

Lead Author
Aaron Opdyke
PhD Candidate | Construction Engineering and Management
USAID/OFDA Humanitarian Shelter and Settlements Fellow
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
University of Colorado Boulder

Foreword

21 Feb 2017 description

INCIDENT BACKGROUND

On 12 February 2017, an armed encounter between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and New People’s Army (NPA) occurred in the remote areas of Barangay Langtud, Laak municipality, Compostela Valley province. The firefight lasted for almost three hours. Around 1,532 families were affected in Barangays Bollucan, Langtud, Macopa and Poblacion. According to interviews with some IDPs, one house was destroyed during the incident and an undetermined number of other houses were partly damaged by explosions.

21 Feb 2017 description

The Mindanao Displacement Dashboard is a monthly publication of the Protection Cluster in Mindanao, Philippines, which is co-led by UNHCR with the Department of Social Welfare and Development. This publication aims to provide an overview of the protection environment of displacement incidents in Mindanao for each month. Displacement incidents were collected with the support of Protection Cluster members in Mindanao.

21 Feb 2017 description

Carlo Lorenzo J. Datu

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Feb.21 (PIA) -- Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) recently convened select members of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) to craft the Regional Disaster Preparedness Plan (RDPP).

21 Feb 2017 description

Disaster relief and response agencies, including the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), are continuously monitoring the possible impacts of the new tail-end of a cold front currently battering CARAGA and Davao Region.

According to the issued bulletin of state weather bureau PAGASA, the weather disturbance which was initially observed last February 15, has already weakened but will continue to bring light to moderate rains and thunderstorms in the two regions.

20 Feb 2017 description

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) provides without letup relief assistance for and psychosocial support to the victims of the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that hit Surigao City on Feb. 10.

20 Feb 2017 description

Marcelo B. Lihgawon

ASIPULO, Ifugao, Feb. 20 (PIA) - - Residents affected by the armed conflict at barangay Namal, this municipality are back in their homes after spending some nights in government facilities that served as evacuation centers.

A total of 98 families consisting of 398 individuals returned to their respective homes on February 17 after government troops ensured their safety. The families also received assorted goods from government and non-government organizations and kind-hearted individuals.