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23 Jul 2017 description

Voting 261-18, the House of Representatives and the Senate, in a Special Joint Session on Saturday, overwhelmingly approved President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial law in Mindanao until December 31, 2017.

The House and the Senate voted separately on Resolution of Both Houses 10 which called for the extension of martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus until the end of the year.

23 Jul 2017 description

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II. EFFECTS:

A. AFFECTED POPULATION

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 served in 20 evacuation centers. While, 1,954 families/7,426 persons are currently staying outside the ECs with either their family or friends:

23 Jul 2017 description

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo flew to Negros Island Region (NIR) on Monday this week to lead the distribution of the P5,000 Presidential Financial Assistance (5KPFA) to the survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Sagay City, Negros Occidental who have not received help from the government.

22 Jul 2017 description

II. EFFECTS:

A. AFFECTED POPULATION

  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 served in 20 evacuation centers. While, 1,954 families/7,426 persons are currently staying outside the ECs with either their family or friends:
21 Jul 2017 description

ILIGAN CITY, July 21 (PIA) -- More than 300 internally displaced persons (IDPs)have already availed of the Medical Assistance Program (MAP) of the Department of Health (DOH) which aims to ensure financial support to patients needing medical services.

As part of the government’s health program, these efforts are purposed to address the health issues of residents displace by Marawi clashes between the terrorist Maute group and the government forces. These recipients are those who needed admission at hospitals.

21 Jul 2017 description

Displacement

  • 45,157 DISPLACED PERSONS (9,394 FAMILIES)

  • 7,177 (1,555 FAMILIES) INSIDE EVACUATION CENTERS

  • 37,980 (7,839 FAMILIES) OUTSIDE EVACUATION CENTERS

  • 11 ACTIVE EVACUATION CENTERS

  • 21 HOST BARANGAYS

    • 8 WITH ECs
21 Jul 2017 description

MANILA, July 20 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to strengthen its coordination with other members of the ‘Task Force Bangon Marawi’ to intensify preparations for recovery and rehabilitation of Marawi City, where government forces continue to battle the Maute terror group.

21 Jul 2017 description

TAGUM CITY, July 20 -- Residents who were displaced by clashes between the government troops and armed militants in Marawi City received relief packs distributed by the Local Government of Tagum as they found refuge here in the city.

A total of 254 Marawi evacuees received the food bundles handed out by the city government in the recently conducted relief-distribution program spearheaded by the Values Enhancement Program Unit (VEPU) at the city’s Cultural Pavilion.

20 Jul 2017 description

At 4:03 PM on 6 July 2017, a magnitude-6.5 earthquake with 2-km depth of focus struck central Leyte between Jaro and Ormoc City (124.69°E, 11.11°N). Intensity VII on the Philippines' ten-point scale was felt and recorded in Ormoc City and Kananga, Leyte, while intensity VI was recorded in Jaro and Capoocan, and intensity V in Palo and Tacloban City. So far, nearly 1,000 aftershocks have been occurred, including several over 4.0 in magnitude and a 5.8-magnitude quake on 10 July. Three deaths and 448 injuries have been reported.

20 Jul 2017 description

July 19, 2017 Oliver T. Baccay

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 4 (PIA) - - The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) region 2 is installing 30 siren warning posts all over Cagayan Valley which is targeted to be completed before the year ends.

John Michael Taguiam, regional disaster action officer, said they have already installed six flood warning posts in this province, strategically stationed at the flood vulnerable towns of the province.

20 Jul 2017 description

Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Catalino S. Cuy is assuring victims of the 6.5 earthquake that hit Leyte and nearby provinces last July 6 that the government is rallying all its resources for their aid.

Cuy said that around two weeks after the earthquake, various agencies of the government are still on their toes to make certain that all of the immediate needs of the victims are provided for.

20 Jul 2017 description

Incident Date: 23 May 2017

INCIDENT BACKGROUND

Firefights broke out in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur on the afternoon of 23 May 2017 when members of the Maute Group (MG) ambushed a military vehicle that was reportedly on a mission to serve a warrant of arrest upon Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) leader Isnilon Hapilon, who was believed to be hiding in the area. The Maute group is a local armed group that has engaged in armed clashes with government troops since early 2016, and has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

19 Jul 2017 description
report ACTED

ACTED Philippines’ new project in Eastern Samar, through support received from UNICEF, is focused on faecal sludge management, not exactly the most common and glamorous project focus. However, Jan Spit, a consultant with WASTE (an NGO / Cooperative based in Holland) convinced ACTED Philippines’ team that ‘waste is beautiful’ during his mission to Philippines in June 2017.

Jan, a civil engineer specialized in waste and faecal sludge management

19 Jul 2017 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to carry out operations to assist the local government of Ormoc City, Leyte in its efforts to secure the safety of residents and minimize their fear of possible aftershocks. The goal of the LGU is to convince residents to leave their communities which are in within the area of the July 6 earthquake fault line.

Last week, around 180 affected families from high ground Barangay Ga-as were transferred to the gymnasium of Barangay Dolores to protect from possible strong aftershocks and possible landslides.

19 Jul 2017 description

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi assured on Tuesday that the rehabilitation of power facilities in Region 8 and Bohol damaged by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake last July 6 is continuing and is on schedule.

He said, that the “Build-back Better Principle” is being applied by industry participants to ensure that the facilities will be more “disaster-resilient.”

As of 8 am on Tuesday, the DOE consolidated report stated that Leyte and Samar received 94.5 megawatts (MW) of power.

The power distribution for the Leyte-Samar area are as follows:

19 Jul 2017 description

Summary

Situation Overview

A firefight ensued between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and lawless armed men last June 5, 2017 at around 10:30 AM in six (6) municipalities of Maguindanao: Shariff Saidona Mustapha, Shariff Aguak, Mamasapano, Datu Unsay, Datu Saudi Ampatuan and Datu Salibo.

Status of Internally Displaced Families/Persons

18 Jul 2017 description

Situation Overview

  • To date: o 101,013 families or 471,224 persons have been displaced by the armed conflict in Marawi, per accumulated data

o 87 Evacuation Centers (ECs) are currently open with 4,277 families or 23,339 persons o 85,312 home-based internally displaced families or 387,118 persons tracked in 340 barangays in 8 Regions: Regions VI, NIR, VII, X, XI, XII, CARAGA, and ARMM