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18 Jul 2019 description

A total of 4,215 core houses constructed through the Modified Core Shelter Assistance Project (MCSAP) by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Philippines, have already been turned over, as of June 25, 2019, to survivors of the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Bohol in 2013.

02 Mar 2017 description

A map visual/infographic highlighting the tracks of destructive tropical cyclones, historical strong earthquakes, location of active volcanoes, active faultlines and trenches.

26 Dec 2016 description

Key Messages

  • The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, with several earthquakes and around 20 tropical cyclones per year among other natural calamities.

  • In 2015, the European Commission made available a total of € 2.1 million in response to the decades-long armed conflict in the southernmost island of Mindanao, which has displaced more than 495 000 individuals since 2012.

16 Dec 2016 description

More than three years after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Central Visayas, the rehabilitation of damaged key government infrastructures under the Bohol Earthquake Assistance (BEA) project of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is almost complete.

31 Jul 2016 description

A magnitude 7.2-earthquake hit the island of Bohol in October 15, 2013. The quake is considered the deadliest earthquake in the Philippines in the last 23 years. After providing emergency relief aid and semi-permanent housing for the earthquake survivors, Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation continuously operates free medical care for them.

21 Mar 2016 description

A magnitude 7.2-earthquake hit the island of Bohol in October 15, 2013. The quake, which is considered the deadliest earthquake in the Philippines in the last 23 years, reported fatalities of 222 individuals. Eight were never found, while 976 others were injured. Some 74,000 homes were damaged or destroyed. Schools were also affected.

15 Jan 2016 description

OCHA delivers its mandate through…

COORDINATION

OCHA brings together people, tools and experience to save lives
OCHA helps Governments access tools and services that provide life-saving relief. We deploy rapid-response teams, and we work with partners to assess needs, take action, secure funds, produce reports and facilitate civil-military coordination.

ADVOCACY

29 Jul 2015 description

UN Backs Disaster Resilience Plans for Hotels in Asia and the Pacific

29 July 2015, GENEVA – The head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Margareta Wahlström, today announced a plan to develop and pilot disaster risk management standards for the hotel industry in Asia and the Pacific, home to 80% of the world’s disaster events.

20 Jul 2015 description

Summary

Central Visayas region of the Philippines was rocked by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, whose epicentre was in Bohol Province, on the morning of 15 October 2013. The quake, which was described as the strongest to hit the region in more than 20 years, left more than 220 people dead and displaced some 75,000 families (370,000 people) in Bohol alone. Significant destruction to infrastructure, including roads, bridges, flood control facilities, school buildings, hospitals and other public buildings was reported to reach Philippine peso (PHP) 2.2 billion.

15 Jul 2015 description

2012

Typhoon Bopha

Communications with Communities (CwC) was established as an inter-cluster communication support service and coordination mechanism. The information needs and preferred communication channels assessment was also conducted in partnership with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and other humanitarian media groups.

2013

Zamboanga Siege (September)

30 Jun 2015 description

Summary

Central Visayas region of the Philippines was rocked by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, whose epicentre was in Bohol Province, on the morning of 15 October 2013. The quake, which was described as the strongest to hit the region in more than 20 years, left more than 220 people dead and displaced some 75,000 families (370,000 people) in Bohol alone. Significant destruction to infrastructure, including roads, bridges, flood control facilities, school buildings, hospitals and other public buildings was reported to reach Philippine peso (PHP) 2.2 billion.

23 Apr 2015 description

MANILA, April 22 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III has approved the release of P2.259 billion in financial assistance to national government employees who were affected by Typhoon Yolanda and the Bohol earthquake, Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said on Wednesday.

19 Mar 2015 description

MANILA, March 19 -- The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released an initial P400 million to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for their Mangrove and Beach Forest Development Project (MBFDP) under the National Greening Program.

The amount, representing 40 percent of the total P1.0-billion funding requirement of the project as recommended by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRMMC), will be charged against the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program (RRP) under the FY 2014 General Appropriations Act (GAA).

09 Mar 2015 description

Husband and wife Pablito and Carmelita Taghap, 66 and 65 years old respectively, who live in Cahayag, Tubigon, Bohol were left homeless after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Central Visayas on October 15, 2013, totally damaged their house, along with the other homes and structures in their community. Without a place to go, the couple lived in a makeshift tent for a while, which made their situation very difficult especially when typhoon Yolanda struck Bohol the following month.

12 Jan 2015 description

Period covered:
1 October 2014 to 30 November 2014

Appeal target (current):
CHF 3,583,780

Appeal coverage:
The appeal is 87 percent covered.

Appeal history:

24 Nov 2014 description

General Overview

Natural disaster reports were regularly recorded in the ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADInet) www.adinet.ahacentre.org

Only significant disasters that satisfy the following criteria will be recorded in ADInet:

15 Oct 2014 description

On this day last year, 15 October 2013, a powerful earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter Scale shook the Philippines. The epicenter was located in the island province of Bohol in Central Visayas but was felt as far as Southern Mindanao. Less than a month later, Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) swept through central Visayas. Although it did not cause significant damage on the island of Bohol, it had a strong impact on the emergency response.