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28 Jun 2017 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) set up temporary tents to shelter internally displaced persons (IDPs) currently staying in Madrasa Campong in Pantar, Lanao del Norte since the Madrasa will be converted back to classrooms for students learning Arabic lessons after the observance of the Eid’l Fitr.

Similar tents are also being set up in all evacuation centers in Iligan City, Balo-i, and Pantao Ragat.

28 Jun 2017 description

By Gideon C. Corgue

PAGADIAN CITY, 27 June (PIA) -- The Pagadian City government thru the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Western Mindanao Region distributed 176 family food packs consisting of rice, noodles and canned goods to internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Marawi City at the Executive Function Hall here.

27 Jun 2017 description

BACOLOD CITY, June 24 (PIA6)—Five persons have died of dengue in Bacolod City from January 1 to June 10, 2017 with 376 cases, records from Bacolod City Health Office show.

On January of this year, two dengue victims died from Brgy. Sum-ag and Brgy. Singcang-Airport; one died on March from Brgy. Granada and two died on May from Brgy. Handumanan and Brgy. 14.

The mortality age range is from eight months to 82 years-old and the median age is 10 years-old.

26 Jun 2017 description

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 26 – A total of 44 public school teachers and personnel form Marawi City were among the first to receive Psychological First Aid (PFA) conducted by the Department of Education (DepEd) and its partners from June 20 - 22, 2017 at the National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP) Region 10 in Cagayan de Oro City.

25 Jun 2017 description

ILIGAN CITY/Mindanao Hour, June 24 (PIA) — The Department of Health (DOH) in Northern Mindanao has started distributing more than P776,000 worth of medicines donated by Mercury Drug Foundation, Inc (MDFI) for Marawi war victims who are now sheltered at various evacuation centers in Iligan City.

25 Jun 2017 description

ILIGAN CITY/Mindanao Hour, June 25 – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) reiterated its call for evacuees to register using the Disaster Assistance and Family Access Card (DAFAC) issued by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

“The evacuees should be registered, to have access to services and resources we are providing,” ARMM Executive Secretary Laisa Alamia said.

25 Jun 2017 description

MANILA, June 25 -- The second batch of relief assistance sourced from offices of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) have been turned over to the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) government for distribution to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Marawi City, Lanao Del Sur.

DPWH Undersecretary Emil K. Sadain turned over a total of 450 sacks of rice, 90 boxes of canned goods, and 69 boxes of coffee to ARMM Executive Secretary Laisa Alamia and DPWH-ARMM Secretary Don Loong on Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Cotabato City.

23 Jun 2017 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has completed the distribution of the Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) to families who had been affected by the 6.7-magnitude earthquake that hit Surigao City, Surigao Del Sur and other neighboring towns in February.

ESA is the assistance provided to disaster victims whose houses were totally or partially damaged as assessed by the DSWD. It may be released in cash or in the form of construction materials, depending on the situation favorable to the beneficiaries.

23 Jun 2017 description

As the lead disaster response agency and head of the Food and Non-Food (FNI) Cluster, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) earlier today convened a meeting at the Emergency Operations Center in Iligan City to discuss additional needs of Filipinos affected by the ongoing armed conflict in Marawi City. The results of the meeting will be raised during the Inter-Cluster Meeting of the National Response Cluster.

23 Jun 2017 description

Due to the prolonged effect of the ongoing siege in Marawi City, the National Response Cluster chaired by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), agreed during a meeting yesterday to look into a longer-term of assessment of the needs of affected citizens, specifically the requirements for the early recovery and rehabilitation of the city.

During the meeting, the cluster saw the need for a variety of arriving goods that will be provided for the refugees since a long period of assistance must be provided for the affected families.

23 Jun 2017 description

By Venus G. Villanueva

KALIBO, Aklan, 22 June (PIA6) -- Identified “Yolanda” beneficiaries from Aklan’s 8 municipalities are set to receive assistance from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through its Small Medium Enterprise Roving Academy or SMERA.

The beneficiaries will come from the towns of Kalibo, New Washington, Libacao, Batan, Altavas, Balete, Banga and Madalag, according to DTI-Aklan OIC Provincial Director Ma. Carmen Iturralde, who shared this information during the “DTI Meets the Media” activity here recently.

23 Jun 2017 description

By Elsa S. Subong

ILOILO CITY, 22 June (PIA)—The Iloilo City government is always on its toes in making the city climate change resilient through its disaster risk reduction and management programs. Donna Magno, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) head, said on top of the city’s disaster preparedness programs, are the initiatives to educate people to work as a community caring for each other.

21 Jun 2017 description

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in evacuation centers in Northern Mindanao are provided with child and women-friendly spaces to cater to their special needs.

21 Jun 2017 description

MARAWI CITY, June 21 -- The establishment of the Peace Corridor has been instrumental in providing much-needed humanitarian assistance to residents affected by the ongoing armed conflict in Marawi City and municipalities that straddle Lake Lanao.

This was revealed by Wendell Orbeso, head of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process’ (OPAPP) Cotabato Operations Office, which has Pbeen tasked to provide support to the GPH-MILF Peace Corridor initiative which began last June 4.

21 Jun 2017 description

MANILA, June 21 -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) provided relief assistance to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in various evacuation centers in Iligan City affected by the ongoing armed conflict between the government forces and extremist Maute group in Marawi City, Lanao Del Sur.

19 Jun 2017 description

Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo today said during a media interview that all agencies of the government as well as the private sector are closely working together to bring immediate assistance to families affected by the on-going armed conflict in Marawi City.

19 Jun 2017 description

MANILA, June 19 -- Malacañang on Sunday, June 18, welcomed the statement of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) that has been no incident of human rights abuses reported since President Rodrigo Duterte placed Mindanao under martial law last month.

“We welcome the remarks of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) that there have been no reports of human rights abuses and/or violations committed by authorities after the President placed the whole island of Mindanao under martial law," Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a statement.

19 Jun 2017 description

QUEZON CITY, June 18 -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is urging all local government units (LGUs) to take the necessary actions in preparation for La Nina that is now being closely monitored by the state weather bureau.

In its Seasonal Climate Outlook, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is now keeping watch on the development of La Nina as the tropical Pacific continues to exhibit cooler-than- average sea surface temperatures.

19 Jun 2017 description

QUEZON CITY, June 19 -- Be prepared.

Such was the message of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) conveyed to the public for the country's 2017 celebration of the annual Typhoon and Flood Awareness Week (TFAW) this month.

"Science-based information for safer nation against typhoon and flood" is the 2017 theme of TFAW that'll run from June 19 to 24.

15 Jun 2017 description

A. Situation Overview:

  • Since 04 May 2017, the Province of Maguindanao has experienced light to moderate rains due to local thunderstorms and weather systems affecting the region.

  • This has caused overflowing in the tributaries of Mindanao River Basin particularly Pulangi River, Mindanao River and Ligawasan March which resulted major flooding in several municipalities.