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21 Jan 2017 description

A total of P6,415,628.36 worth of relief assistance was provided by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to affected families of the cold front in Regions NIR, VII, VII, X, and CARAGA.

The said amount is part of the augmentation support of the Department to the affected Local Government Units (LGUs) which has provided P866,850.54 worth of relief assistance.

To date, there are 58,334 families or 276,860 persons in 482 barangays in the aforementioned regions affected by the tail end of the cold front.

20 Jan 2017 description

DATU MONTAWAL, Maguindanao, Jan. 20 (PNA) -- At least 22,000 families have been affected by floods in Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur following torrential rains brought about by inclement weather in Mindanao, disaster officials said Friday.

Myrna Jocelyn Henry, speaking for Humanitarian Emergency Action and Response Team (HEART) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), said the floods have affected 16,145 families in eight municipalities of Lanao del Sur and more than 8,000 families in two Maguindanao flood-prone towns.

20 Jan 2017 description

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, January 19 (PIA) - - Some 2,882 families or 13,709 individuals from five barangays in Kapalong were affected by flooding as waters in Libuganon River spilled out this early morning due to incessant rains since Wednesday (January 18) night.

The identified barangays are Pag-asa, Florida, Mabantao, Maniki and Sua-on.

Municipal disaster risk reduction and management officer Gaspar Balinggao noted that among those affected, some 170 families are being evacuated in the Kapalong Municipal Gymnasium.

19 Jan 2017 description

Backing-up President Duterte’s ‘no relocation, no demolition’ policy, Secretary Ismael ‘Mike’ D. Sueno assured that the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will continue to provide assistance to the transfer of informal settler families (ISFs) living in danger and high-risk areas, such as waterways in Metro Manila, to decent, safe and affordable in- or near-city socialized housing sites.

16 Jan 2017 description

By Ana-Liza S. Macatangay

NAGA CITY, Jan. 15 (PIA)—“I am thankful to all of you for the big help you have extended to us. Our house was totally destroyed and our things were all soaked in water. Now, we can put something to shelter us.”

These were the simple words of Margie San Juan, a mother of 5 from Zone 2, Minalabac town whose house was demolished by typhoon “Nina” (international name: Nock-ten) before 2016 ended.

16 Jan 2017 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

a. Oceanic and atmospheric indicators had reached weak La Nina levels in October 2016 (PAGASA termed as borderline La Nina), but this was not sustained. However, La Nina-like conditions continue, as impacts have been seen in some flood- and landslide-prone areas in the country. It is likely that ENSO-neutral conditions will prevail in December-January-February 2017 season.

16 Jan 2017 description

MAKATI CITY, Jan. 16 (PIA) -- The Makati City Council has approved the release of P15-million as financial assistance to 27 local government units (LGUs) directly affected by Typhoon Nina in the provinces of Quezon, Albay, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, and Marinduque.

Mayor Abby Binay had initiated the move as an expression of sympathy and support for the typhoon victims of the said LGUs, all of which are sister-localities of the city.

13 Jan 2017 description

Legazpi City, Albay – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through its Field Office (FO) V has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Education (DepEd) in the Bicol Region and Educo, a non-government organization (NGO) based here, for the provision of food assistance to the volunteers of DepEd’s Emergency Brigada Eskwela who will help in the repair and rehabilitation of schools that were damaged by Typhoon Nina.

12 Jan 2017 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is set to release P513,722,930 anytime soon as an initial funding for its Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) for households whose houses were partially and totally damaged by Typhoon Nina.

The typhoon displaced thousands of families and damaged houses in CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Bicol, and Eastern Visayas regions when it hit the country on December 24-27, 2016.

12 Jan 2017 description

MANILA, Jan. 12 - Department of Health - MIMAROPA Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo recently visited municipalities in the provinces of Marinduque and Oriental Mindoro and delivered financial assistance and medicine supply to areas affected by the recent Typhoon Nina.

11 Jan 2017 description

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo lauded the prompt disaster operations made by the local government units (LGUs) during the onslaught of Tropical Depression Auring, which has weakened into a low pressure area (LPA) yesterday after bringing heavy rains over the Northeastern Mindanao and Western Visayas provinces over the weekend.

10 Jan 2017 description

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, January 10 (PIA) - - Some 22 households from Purok Tumana, Brgy. Pagasa in Kapalong are being evacuated in the municipal gymnasium as Liboganon River overflows this morning. Kapalong Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Gaspar Balinggao said in an interview that as of 1:00PM, the water level of Liboganon River reached to 6.2 meters while the spilling point is only at 5.9 meters. Balinggao stressed that pre-emptive evacuation were done earlier this morning since they noticed that every 45 minutes, the water level notches up by 0.1 meter.

09 Jan 2017 description

1. SITUATION OVERVIEW

07 January 2017

The Low Pressure Area (LPA) east of Mindanao has developed into a Tropical Depression (TD) and was named ''AURING".

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No.1 is hoisted in Agussan del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Island Province

08 January 2017

09 Jan 2017 description

The Field offices of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) along the path of Tropical Depression Auring are now on alert status to monitor the occurrence of this first weather disturbance in the country this year.

09 Jan 2017 description

1. SITUATION OVERVIEW

07 January 2017

The Low Pressure Area (LPA) east of Mindanao has developed into a Tropical Depression (TD) and was named ''AURING".

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No.1 is hoisted in Agussan del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Island Province

08 January 2017

08 Jan 2017 description

1. SITUATION OVERVIEW

07 January 2017

The Low Pressure Area (LPA) east of Mindanao has developed into a Tropical Depression (TD) and was named ''AURING".

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No.1 is hoisted in Agussan del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Island Province

06 Jan 2017 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to strengthen its coordination with local government units (LGUs) in assessing the needs of families affected by Typhoon Nina to ensure that they will regain their normal functioning the soonest time possible.

05 Jan 2017 description

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 6 - The province of Marinduque received P6.3 million worth of agricultural assistance from the Department of Agriculture (DA) for the rehabilitation program for both agriculture and fishery industries badly damaged by typhoon Nina.

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol led the distribution of equipment to almost 500 affected farmers and fisherfolk during the stakeholders’ consultation in Boac, Marinduque on January 5, 2017.

“I am amazed by the resilience of the Marinduque people,” Piñol said.

04 Jan 2017 description

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 5 - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has begun to process its Emergency Shelter Cash Assistance Project (ESCAP) for Typhoon Nina-affected families in Regions CALABARZON, MIMAROPA,​ ​ ​and Bicol.

Under the directive of DSWD Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo, teams have already begun to assess and validate the total number of partially and totally damaged houses in the affected regions to determine the amount needed for the target beneficiaries.

04 Jan 2017 description

MANILA, Jan. 5 - In line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to provide victims of Typhoon Yolanda a conducive and permanent resettlement area, Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said that water tanks and jetmatic pumps have been installed in all resettlement sites of Yolanda victims.

“As promised, all resettlement sites are now provided with water. The Tacloban North Resettlement Site is now equipped with 67 units of 5 cubic meter and 70 units of 2 cubic meter stainless water tanks,” Villar said.