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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

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.

20 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 18 February 2017, 210 aftershocks have been recorded by the PHIVOLCS seismic monitoring network.

19 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 18 February 2017, 210 aftershocks have been recorded by the PHIVOLCS seismic monitoring network.

19 Feb 2017 description

Fulfilling one of its declared missions to assist Filipinos affected by incidents of armed conflict, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through its Field Office in the Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR) has provided assistance to civilians whose safety were endangered when the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) overran a suspected New People’s Army (NPA) camp in Sitio Pinugao, Barangay Namal, Asipulo, Ifugao, during an encounter on February 12.

18 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 18 February 2017, 210 aftershocks have been recorded by the PHIVOLCS seismic monitoring network.

17 Feb 2017 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)- Field Office Caraga reported that as of 3pm today, all 54 barangays in Surigao City that have been affected by the 6.7-magnitude earthquake already received relief assistance.

Likewise, repacking of relief goods at the City Social Welfare and Development Office is on-going to ensure that additional food requirements of survivors will be addressed.

17 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 17 February 2017, 205 aftershocks have been recorded by the PHIVOLCS seismic monitoring network.

17 Feb 2017 description

QUEZON CITY, Feb. 16 - To show that the Social Security System (SSS) cares for its members and pensioners, the pension fund distributed relief goods to 1,000 families from four barangays in Bicol- Magurang, Alnay, Basud and Gabon- which were affected by typhoon Nina last February 11, 2017.

17 Feb 2017 description

PASIG CITY, Feb.17 – Prior to the 6.7-magnitude earthquake that hit the province of Surigao del Norte, Education Leonor Briones has met with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) officials to reconstitute the joint Technical Working Group (TWG) on the Basic Education Facilities.

16 Feb 2017 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) gave updates on its relief efforts in Surigao. DSWD Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo said that the Field Office in Caraga continues its efforts to assist residents affected by last Friday’s earthquake and the aftershocks which continue to hit the region three days later.

16 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 4:00 PM of 11 February 2017, 101 aftershocks have been recorded by the PHIVOLCS seismic monitoring network.

15 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 4:00 PM of 11 February 2017, 101 aftershocks have been recorded by the PHIVOLCS seismic monitoring network.

15 Feb 2017 description

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 15 (PIA) - lnsurance Commissioner Dennis B. Funa has activated Tuesday the Disaster Response Mechanism to expedite quick insurance claims for the speedy recovery of the residents of Surigao.

Last February 10, a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Surigao City killing at least six and injuring hundreds.

The quake left over 1,400 houses damaged in 54 barangays across Caraga, displacing over 5,170 people. lnitial estimates placed damage at over P140 million.

14 Feb 2017 description

14 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 4:00 PM of 11 February 2017, 101 aftershocks have been recorded by the PHIVOLCS seismic monitoring network.

14 Feb 2017 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through its Disaster Response Assistance and Management Bureau (DReAMB) drafted an action plan, dubbed as​, ‘Oplan Linog,’ to strengthen resource augmentation and technical assistance to its field office (FO) in the CARAGA region to aid survivors of the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that hit Surigao City.

14 Feb 2017 description

“There was never an order to delay the release of relief goods to the people and to wait for Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s arrival before the distribution can begin. The relief operations in Surigao last weekend was not the first of the DSWD under my watch or under the Duterte administration – we never want those who need help to wait for it. Our call in the DSWD is ‘maagap at mapagkalingang serbisyo’ which translates to ‘prompt and compassionate service’. We strive to live by this as much as we can.”

13 Feb 2017 description

QUEZON CITY, Feb. 14 - Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo flew to Surigao City on Sunday to make sure that the 1,685 families or 8,425 individuals who have been affected by the 6.7-magnitude earthquake that hit the city and other towns on February 10 are being provided with relief aid that they need.

These families are currently staying in open areas near their homes with some children staying with their relatives or friends.

13 Feb 2017 description

MANILA, Feb. 14 - Communications Secretary Martin Andanar welcomed the decision of the NPA to declare a unilateral ceasefire in the earthquake-stricken areas.

"We are glad that the NPA heeded the call of the military for a ceasefire in earthquake-affected areas. We welcome their declaration and hope they do not renege on it as they have previously done," Secretary Andanar said in an official statement.