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ILOILO CITY, Sep. 25 -- The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Senior Disaster Management Officials’ Forum (SDMOF) has adapted the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Framework introduced by the Philippines.
“We are pleased to announce that the 9th Senior Disaster Management Officials’ Forum has approved and has gotten the consensus of the approval of the APEC DRR or Disaster Risk Reduction Framework,” SDMOF Chair Alexander Pama said during a press briefing that followed the conclusion of the two-day meeting held at the Iloilo Convention Center here Wednesday.
MANILA, Aug. 15 -- Officials of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) called for “inclusive solidarity” in responding to disasters within and outside the region.
In the recently concluded three-day (August 11-13) roadshow dubbed “One ASEAN, One Response” held in Manila, officials highlighted the importance of ASEAN member states responding jointly when one faces calamity.
05 February 2015 - Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario and United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, ad interim Terence D. Jones signed on February 04 the Standard Administrative Arrangement between the Republic of the Philippines and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the management of the Philippines’ contribution to the Ebola Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF).
The Philippines is known to be highly vulnerable to natural hazards. The country is ranked third out of 173 countries in terms of vulnerability to disaster risks and is considered as among the most vulnerable to climate change impacts. The Philippines is geographically located in the Pacific Ring of Fire, characterized by an ocean encircling belt of active volcanoes and earthquake generators. It is also along the path of turbulent typhoons, resulting in an average of about 20 crossing the Philippine area of responsibility annually.
This document is the outcome of a technical review by the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Cluster (WASH Cluster) to draw out lessons learned from Tropical Storm Sendong (international name Washi) emergency response in the Philippines from December 2011 to June 2012. More than 200,000 individuals were displaced and approximately PhP1.34 billion (about US$32.6 million)1 in damages were estimated in Cagayan de Oro (CDO) and Iligan cities alone, as a result of the devastation brought about by Sendong which touched ground on midnight of 16 December 2012.
JAKARTA, March 29 (PIA) -- The United States Government and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) marked the launch of a three-year project to facilitate the trade of food commodities in Southeast Asia today at the ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta.
The project, Maximizing Agricultural Revenue through Knowledge, Enterprise Development, and Trade (MARKET), aims to improve food security for ASEAN Member States and contribute to ASEAN regional integration by enabling freer movement of food products and commodities, a release from the Asean said.