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NDDRMC Update Sitrep No. 13 re Monitoring Activities on the Alert Status of Mayon Volcano

Alert Level 3 is still in effect as of 8:00 AM, 29 September 2014, which means that magma is at the crater and that hazardous eruption is possible within weeks. Mayon Volcano’s seismic network recorded two (2) volcanic earthquakes and four (4) rockfall events during the past 24-hour observation period.

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Philippines Receives Different Kind of Humanitarian Assistance in Japan

29 September 2014 – Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manuel M. Lopez expressed his sincere appreciation for an unusual donation to the Philippines at a ceremony held at the former Philippine Embassy Building in Nampeidai, Shibuya on September 17. Nine tons of emergency provisions were donated by the Chiyoda City Government in Tokyo for distribution by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the Philippines in October 2014.

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Reconstruction Assistance on Yolanda: Implementation for Results

Since typhoon Yolanda struck the Visayas region in November 2013, national government agencies, local government units, communities, the private sector, and the international community have been working together to meet immediate post-disaster needs.

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Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (23 - 29 Sep 2014)

JAPAN

Mount Ontake erupted on 27 Sep, spewing large plumes of ash and gas high into the sky and blanketing the surrounding area in ash. More than 500 rescue workers have been mobilised including the local police, fire department and the Japanese Self-Defense Force.

As of 29 Sep there are four confirmed deaths with a further 27 feared to be dead and 37 injured. According to authorities, similar small scale explosions may occur in future. However, there are no indications of a large scale eruption.

4 dead

27 missing

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NDRRMC Update SitRep No. 15 re Effects of Tropical Storm MARIO (Fung-Wong)

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

The Low Pressure Area (LPA) east of Visayas has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named "Mario" on 17 September 2014 and exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 22 September 2014.

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NDDRMC Update Sitrep No. 12 re Monitoring Activities on the Alert Status of Mayon Volcano

Alert Level 3 is still in effect as of 8:00 AM, 27 September 2014, which means that magma is at the crater and that hazardous eruption is possible within weeks. Mayon Volcano’s seismic network recorded two (2) volcanic earthquakes and four (4) rockfall events during the past 24-hour observation period.

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Help continues to pour in for storm victims in Ilocos Norte

By: Freddie G. Lazaro

LAOAG CITY, September 28 - The Department of Social Welfare and Development said typhoon victims in the province will continue receiving relief packs as more affected families continue to trickle in.

Marcelo Nicomedes Castillo, DSWD director for Ilocos, at least P 4.6 million worth of assistance equivalent to 13,630 family food packs have been dispatched to Region 1.

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Rotarians donate rice for typhoon victims in Dagupan

By: Venus H. Sarmiento

DAGUPAN CITY, Sept 28 (PIA) - The city government here received 15 sacks of rice donated by the six Rotary Clubs in Cluster 2B in Dagupan for distribution to storm victims.

Dr. Edwin Aguirre, the city district calamity and disaster chair for Area 2, said the sacks of rice will be distributed to almost 250 families in Dagupan who were severely affected by typhoons “Luis” and “Mario.”

The distribution of donations was also conducted in the storm-affectyed towns of Calasiao and Sta. Barbara.

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Phivolcs enhances monitoring network for Philippine’s active volcanoes

SORSOGON CITY, Sept. 29 (PIA) – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) in its bid to enhance the monitoring network of Mt. Bulusan, will be holding a three-day series of seminar-workshops in the direct impact and highly susceptible municipalities to volcanic eruption in Sorsogon.

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DepEd assures continued delivery of basic ed in Albay

MANILA, Sept. 29 -- The Department of Education (DepEd) will be downloading over P23 Million in funds to procure 15,000 chairs and immediately construct 300 temporary learning spaces (TLS) for schools used as evacuation centers (ECs) to ensure continued delivery of basic education services to around 52,800 affected learners in Albay.

DepEd in a statement said that as of Sept 26, 77 schools are affected by the declaration of Alert Level 3 for Mt. Mayon. 38 of the schools in the Permanent Danger Zone have been closed and the remaining 39 are being used as evacuation centers.

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ERC to build 10 schools in Philippine Typhoon-ravaged areas

MANILA: Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has signed three memorandums of understanding with the Philippine government whereby the U.A.E.'s humanitarian major will build ten schools destroyed by typhoon Haiyan in two provinces of the Philippines in November last year.

ERC says the new agreements represent the first stage of ERC's development efforts in the Philippine areas ravaged by the tropical cyclone, and follow its 2013 emergency relief operation to help the affected population.

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Philippine Muslim rebels start difficult disarming process

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KUALA LUMPUR, September 28, 2014 (AFP) - The difficult process of disarming Philippine Muslim rebels after a decades-long insurgency has started, negotiators said Sunday, with the decommissioning of a first batch of firearms expected before year-end.

Philippine government and Muslim rebel negotiators started meeting in Malaysia on Saturday to discuss the disarmament process, key to ending the insurgency in the country's south and sealing a peace deal.

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GPH, MILF formalize normalization bodies

KUALA LUMPUR – As Congress tackles the Bangsamoro bill for swift passage into law, the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panels met Saturday in the Malaysian capital to discuss and formalize the bodies and mechanisms that will roll out the normalization process.

"The normalization process will be implemented simultaneously with the political process," GPH chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer said at the start of the three-day special meeting that is expected to end on Monday, Sept. 29.

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Governance at Work: Empowering Communities in North Cotabato

Cotabato, Philippines –“How is good governance related to achieving a world without hunger?" the recurring question of the population in North Cotabato province.

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Haiyan-hit areas declared as first ‘Zero Open Defecation’ in Leyte

Western Leyte, Philippines (27 September 2014) – Today 7 Haiyan-hit villages across 3 municipalities around Ormoc, Philippines have been declared as first in the entire Leyte province to eradicate defecation in public– a practice known to cause contamination of water sources and diarrheal diseases.

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NDDRMC Update Sitrep No. 11 re Monitoring Activities on the Alert Status of Mayon Volcano

Alert Level 3 is in effect as of 8:00 AM, 27 September 2014, which means that magma is at the crater and that hazardous eruption is possible within weeks. Mayon Volcano’s seismic network recorded eleven (11) volcanic earthquakes and four (4) rockfall events during the past 24-hour observation period.

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NDRRMC Update SitRep No. 14 re Effects of Tropical Storm MARIO (Fung-Wong)

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

The Low Pressure Area (LPA) east of Visayas has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named "Mario" on 17 September 2014 and exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 22 September 2014.

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Salesian Missionaries Receive Praise from World Bank for Rebuilding Efforts after Typhoon Haiyan

(MissionNewswire) Less than a year after Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Typhoon Yolanda, devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, Salesian missionaries working in the region are noting steady progress in community rehabilitation and rebuilding.

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UN-Habitat Trains over 300 on Disaster-Resilient Construction

Manila 25 September 2014— As part of capacity building component and campaign for sustainable self-recovery among the populations affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in the Philippines) which struck last November , UN-Habitat has just conducted a series of trainings on disaster-resilient shelter construction for craftsmen in Roxas City and the municipalities of Panay and Pontevedra in Capiz Province. The scale of the devastation spawned by Typhoon Haiyan left hundreds of thousands ill-equipped to rehabilitate their homes.

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Responding to flooding in Manila and Luzon, Philippines

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Direct Relief

Following Tropical Storm Fung-Wong (known as Mario in the Philippines), which brought heavy rains and severe flooding to low-lying areas of the northern Philippine Islands, Direct Relief has reached out to local officials as they assess medical needs.

More than one million people have been affected across 27 provinces, with nearly 130,000 people seeking shelter at 324 evacuation centers. At least 11 people have been killed and 425 houses destroyed, reports the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.