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27 Sep 2008 description

Tabuk City (27 September) -- The provincial government of Kalinga through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) received the P1,000,050.00 assistance from the national government for the construction of core shelter for the 15 families devastated during Typhoon Mina last year.

According to Espie Gamatero of the PSWDO Kalinga, the fund will be used for the foundation and basement to ensure that the shelters could withstand earthquakes and typhoons. Each family will receive P70,000.00 each in terms of construction materials.

07 Apr 2008 description

This report covers the period of 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2007 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In brief

Programme summary: The regional office made consistent efforts throughout 2006-2007 to understand the needs of Southeast Asian national societies and provide tailor-made support at country level. It consolidated regional network capacities and partnership relations, both within and outside the Movement, to this end.

26 Dec 2007 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Habitat for Humanity Philippines Foundation, Incorporated (HFHP) recently signed a memorandum of agreement for the construction of 495 core shelter units for families displaced by disasters in the Bicol region.

Under the agreement, DSWD will release some P34.6 million as its counterpart for the construction of the housing units. Total project cost is P42.075 million. The HFHP, on the other hand, will hire labor workforce among the beneficiaries to maximize their participation.

21 Dec 2007 description

This appeal seeks CHF 2,019,827 (USD 1.8 million or EUR 1.22 million) to fund the planned programmes to be implemented in 2008-2009. Click here for budget summary.

This amount will be supplemented by CHF 8.2 million from the core budget to give an overall budget of CHF 10,219,826 (USD 9.14 million or EUR 6.19 million).

19 Dec 2007 description

This appeal seeks CHF 6,811,539 (USD 6.09 million or EUR 4.13 million) to fund the planned programmes that are to be implemented in 2008-2009. The overall budget is CHF 8,923,817 (USD 7.98 million or EUR 5.4 million).

This appeal document briefly covers the main outcomes the programmes seek to achieve over the next two years.

06 Dec 2007 description

Description: Report on Flashflood Incident in Oriental Mindoro

Place of Disaster: Municipalities of Naujan and Victoria, Oriental Mindoro

Date and Time: Tuesday, December 04, 2007 01:00 AM

Summary :

- Three thousand eight hundred eight (3,808) families composed of 18,860 persons were displaced.

- Fifteen (15) families with 68 individuals sought temporary refuge at the Poblacion Day Care Center and National Food Building while others stay with their friends' and relatives' houses in the nearby area.

- Two (2) evacuation centers were opened to temporarily shelter …

04 Dec 2007 description

1. Situation Update

- Flooding occured in the municipalities of Naujan and Victoria in Oriental Mindoro due to continuous downpour of moderate rains for the past 4 days. The Naujan lake and its tributaries and the Magasawang Tubig River swelled.

- Twelve (12) barangays in Naujan were flooded due to the swelling of the Magasawang Tubig River. Roads in Barangays Ilgan, Nab-Iba 1 and 2, Pinagsabangan and Santiago are no longer passable to light vehicles due to high flood water.

02 Dec 2007 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

30 Nov 2007 description
  1. Overview

    - Several coastal barangays in Pangasinan, La Union, Ilocos Norte in Region I; Batangas in Region IV-A; Antique and Negros Occidental in Region VI; Negros Oriental in Region VII; Zamboanga City and Zamboanga del Norte in Region IX; Camiguin and Misamis Oriental in Region X; Sulu and Taw!-Tawi in ARMM were affected by big waves

    - With the reported simultaneous incidents, the NDCC OPCEN issued an NDCC Advisory advising all DCCs to take precautionary and response preparedness measures against big waves and disseminated PAGASA's Gale Warning No.

30 Nov 2007 description

Extract

1. Overview:

The impact of big waves/storm surge due to a strong northeast monsoon and southwesterly winds associated with the re-entry of T5 "Lando" into the PAR caused casualties, damages to houses, agriculture and infrastructure to the coastal barangays/municipalities/titles in 10 provinces in Regions I, IV-A, VI, VII, IX, X & ARMM.

30 Nov 2007 description

I. Overview

As of 4 PM, 28 November 2407, Tropical Depression "Lando" (Hagibis) has weakened into an active low pressure area (ALPA) and was estimated at 690 kms northeast of Virac, Catanduanes. Unless re-generation occurs this is the final bulletin on this weather disturbance.

As of 10 AM, 28 November 2007, Tropical Depression "Mina" (Mitag) has dissipated over the Philippine Sea. However, the remnants of this system will be closely monitored for possible re-generation.

II.

29 Nov 2007 description

I. Overview

- As of 4 PM, 28 November 2007, Tropical Depression "Lando" (Hagibis) has weakened into an active low pressure area (ALPA) and was estimated at 690 krns northeast of Virac, Catanduanes. Unless re-generation occurs this is the final bulletin on this weather disturbance.

- As of 10 AM, 28 November 2007, Tropical Depression "Mina" (Mitag) has dissipated over the Philippine Sea. However, the remnants of this system will be closely monitored for possible re-generation.

II.

29 Nov 2007 description

MANILA, 29 November 2007 (IRIN) - With the devastation of last year's Typhoon Reming (international code name: Durian) still fresh in their minds, the people of Bicol Region, central Philippines, quickly headed for evacuation centres last week when word came that another potential super typhoon was headed their way.

"Since Reming, life has never been the same. Whenever it rains here, I cannot sleep. Rain brings anxiety to me and, I guess, to all the people here," Dr Joy Marbella, a resident of Daraga, Albay Province, in Bicol told IRIN.

28 Nov 2007 description

I. Overview

- Several coastal barangays in Jolo, Sulu; Pangasinan; La Union; Misamis Oriental and Zamboanga City were affected by big waves.

- With the reported simultaneous incidents, the NDCC OPCEN issued an NDCC Advisory advising all DCCs to take precautionary and response preparedness measures against big waves and disseminated PAGASA's Gale Warning No. 83 and 84 to all concerned. PAGASA Gale Warning No.

28 Nov 2007 description

By Manny Mogato

CAMP DARAPANAN, Philippines, Nov 28 (Reuters) - The Philippines' largest Islamic separatist group is willing to reconcile with a rival group once Manila sets up an ancestral homeland for Muslims, a rebel leader said on Wednesday.

Muslim rebels have been fighting for self-determination in the south of the mainly Roman Catholic state since the late 1960s in a conflict that has killed 120,000 people, displaced 2 million and stunted growth in the resource-rich region of Mindanao.

28 Nov 2007 description

I. Overview

- Tropical Depression "Lando" (Hagibis) has crossed the Blcol Region and moved towards the Philippine Sea with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center. It is forecasted to move east northeast at 24 kph. PSWS No. 1 is now hoisted in Polillo Island, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay and Catanduanes

- Meanwhile, Tropical Depression "Mina" (Mitag) has continued moving southeast and expected to merge with Tropical Depression " Lando".

28 Nov 2007 description

MANILA, Nov 28 (Reuters) - The death toll from Typhoon Mitag climbed to 19 on Wednesday after more people were drowned by flooding in the northern Philippines, disaster officials said.

Mitag, which ripped through the archipelago earlier this week, weakened to a tropical depression and has bypassed Taiwan en route back to the Pacific Ocean.

Four people drowned in Cagayan and Isabela provinces, where swollen rivers blocked roads and bridges while another three were killed in the western island of Palawan.

At least 12 people had previously been reported killed in drownings, …

28 Nov 2007 description

III. Overview

- Several coastal barangays in Jolo, Sulu, Pangasinan, La Union, Misamis Oriental, and Zamboanga City were affected by big waves.

- With the reported simultaneous incidents, the NDCC OPCEN issued an NDCC Advisory advising all DCCs to take precautionary and response preparedness measures against big waves and cause the dissemination of PAGASA's Gale Warning No. 83 to all concerned.

27 Nov 2007 description

Manila_(dpa) _ The death toll in two typhoons that battered a large part of the Philippines has risen to 22, the Office of Civil Defence said Wednesday.

Fourteen people were also reported missing after typhoons Mitag and Hagibis swept through 19 eastern, northern and western provinces.

Both typhoons have weakened to tropical depressions as they moved out of the country, the weather bureau said.

The victims included three people who drowned when the motorboat they were riding in capsized off Batangas province, just south of Manila, late Tuesday.

The coast guard said six people …