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27 Mar 2017 description

QUEZON CITY, March 27 -- As the lead agency in the national government's disaster response, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to strengthen its preparations for the ‘Big One’, referring to the predicted 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Metro Manila to be generated by the West Valley Fault.

24 Mar 2017 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), under instructions from President Rodrigo R. Duterte, continues to provide support and technical assistance to local government units to hasten the implementation of the Presidential Financial Assistance (5KPFA) for the Typhoon “Yolanda”-affected households with damaged houses in Regions VI, NIR, VII and VIII.

24 Mar 2017 description

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, March 21 -- Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), in partnership with the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP), tapped Xavier University Psychology Department to take the lead in organizing a team of volunteer experts from Cagayan de Oro City who would be sent to Surigao del Norte to provide psychosocial support to the survivors who are in the “state of shock” after the disaster.

21 Mar 2017 description

Following the continuing skirmishes between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the New People’s Army (NPA) in Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) vows to continue to monitor the situation of the 93 families displaced by the armed conflict. The families have now returned to their homes, but their security is still under threat.

14 Mar 2017 description

QUEZON CITY, March 15 - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has expressed support to the continuation of the formal peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) as a result of the back channel talks between the two panels.

14 Mar 2017 description

Miriam P. Aquino

SAN FERNANDO CITY, March 14 (PIA) - National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) executive director and Civil Defense administrator Undersecretary Ricardo B. Jalad urged the members of media in La Union to help them advocate the “culture of preparedness” to the communities as the whole nation aims for resiliency from disasters in any form.

14 Mar 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 8:00 AM of 07 March 2017, 292 aftershocks have been recorded by the PHIVOLCS seismic monitoring network.

13 Mar 2017 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is preparing provisions for Filipinos affected by military operations against the New People’s Army (NPA) in Compostela Valley. According to reports from civil society organizations Exodus for Justice and Peace (EJP) and Hugpong sa mga Mag-uuma sa Mabini Compostela Vallley (HUMABIN), various residents and peasant organizations in the communities have been appealing for assistance because their communities were aerial bombed.

12 Mar 2017 description

A. Situation Overview:

09 March 2017

The Tail-End of a Cold Front brought cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over Mindanao. Residents in these areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

10 March 2017

The effect of Tail-End of a Cold Front has weakened. However, Eastern Visayas and the Provinces of Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Island will continue to have cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms.

B. Effects:

10 Mar 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 8:00 AM of 07 March 2017, 292 aftershocks have been recorded by the PHIVOLCS seismic monitoring network.

08 Mar 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 8:00 AM of 07 March 2017, 292 aftershocks have been recorded by the PHIVOLCS seismic monitoring network.

07 Mar 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.

05 Mar 2017 description

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, March 5 (PNA) -- Field units of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) with their local government counterparts in Surigao Del Norte are now conducting rapid damage assessment and needs analysis (RDNA) following the magnitude 5.9 earthquake that struck Surigao City Sunday morning.

04 Mar 2017 description

MANILA, March 5 - President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is once again open to the resumption of the peace talks with the CPP-NPA-NDF.

The President said this in an interview at Camp Edilberto Evangelista Chapel when he visited the wake of two soldiers who were killed in action in an encounter with NPA rebels on February 27 and 28 at Misamis Oriental.

03 Mar 2017 description

Around 213 Typhoon Yolanda survivors received their P5,000 financial assistance from the Office of the President today. The cash assistance was distributed by Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Field Office VIII.

DSWD OIC-Undersecretary for Operations-Protective Services, Hope V. Hervilla, witnessed the distribution on behalf of DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo.

03 Mar 2017 description

CLARK, PAMPANGA – The Philippine Government’s Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), together with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), has conducted a simulation exercise from 27 February to 3 March 2017 to practice emergency logistics response during disasters.

02 Mar 2017 description

DILIMAN, QUEZON CITY, March 2 — Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Rafael Mariano directed its land use planning and conversion team and the DAR in Central and Eastern Visayas to prioritize applications for land conversion necessary for the construction of resettlement areas for those affected by super typhoon Yolanda.

01 Mar 2017 description

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo and Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana led yesterday the signing of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 10821 or the ‘Children’s Emergency Relief and Protection Act’ – a law considered as the first and only in the world that protects children during emergencies and disaster situations.

01 Mar 2017 description

Around 213 Typhoon Yolanda survivors received their P5,000 financial assistance from the Office of the President today. The cash assistance was distributed by Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Field Office VIII.

DSWD OIC-Undersecretary for Operations-Protective Services, Hope V. Hervilla, witnessed the distribution on behalf of DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo.

28 Feb 2017 description

QUEZON CITY, Feb. 28 - Following the recent disasters that struck the country last year and the first months of 2017, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo reiterated the standing need for all national and local government offices to provide adequate and timely response  and ensure the safety of civilians, especially children who are particularly vulnerable during calamities and emergency situations.