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09 Jul 2010 description

More than 600 families, who were left homeless when typhoons Ketsana, Parma and Mirinae lashed the Philippines in late 2009, now have roofs over their heads thanks to assistance from the Philippine Red Cross, supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

The 630 families - 30 in La Union, 560 in Laguna and 40 in Pangasinan provinces of Philippines' largest island, Luzon - are among the first to finish building their own transitional shelters after receiving building materials from the Red Cross.

30 Jun 2010 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June

In Brief

Programme purpose: The disaster management programme focuses on strengthening disaster response and preparedness capacities of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) at the institutional level as well as disaster preparedness, mitigation and risk reduction at the community level; this is in line with IFRC's first strategic aim - save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disaster and crises.

03 Jun 2010 description

MANILA, 3 June 2010 (IRIN) - Eight months after successive storms and typhoons brought misery and death to the Philippines, people evacuated from areas prone to flooding have returned to rebuild shoddy structures that could again put their lives in danger as the country prepares for this year's storm season.

Around Manila, destroyed shanties along spillways, tributaries and the country's largest lake have re-emerged largely because people have nowhere else to go.

10 May 2010 description

World rice prices dropped during 2010

Bangkok - FAO's estimate of global rice paddy production in 2009 now stands at 680 million tones, 1 percent below the 2008 outstanding harvest, with much of the reduction being on account of Asia, where crops were impaired by erratic monsoon rains and the resurgence of El Niño conditions.

26 Mar 2010 description

MANILA, 26 March 2010 (IRIN) - Filipino authorities say the country has learned tough lessons in disaster risk management after the deadly storms last year, but warn that a "culture of disaster" still prevails.

Officials say the government has been working diligently to relocate thousands of families before this year's typhoon season but raising awareness about disaster prevention and appropriating sufficient funds to head off potential problems remain major challenges.

According to the government's Strategic National Action Plan, prepared with UN experts and …

16 Mar 2010 description
report Government of Japan

Japanese Ambassador Makoto Ka ts ura and Sibonga Municipal Mayor Lionel Echavez Bacaltos signed the grant contract for "The Project for Construction and Renovation of Classrooms at Manatad Elementary School" at the Embassy of Japan on March 16, 2010. The project, amounting to US$ 92,934 (approximately 4.2 million pesos), is funded through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects ( GGP ).

In the Municipality of Sibonga, Cebu, there are 22 public elementary schools, which are managed by the Department of Education and supported by the Municipal Government.

15 Mar 2010 description
report Government of Japan

Japanese Ambassador Makoto Katsura and Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alberto Romulo signed and exchanged notes for two (2) ODA loans and three (3) grant aid projects on March 15, 2010 at the Department of Foreign Affairs.

The signing and exchanging of notes officially marked the appropriation of approximately 23.1 billion yen (approximately 11.8 billion pesos) for the two (2) loans, namely, the Development Policy Support Program 3 (DPSP3) and the Emergency Budget Support Japanese ODA Loan.

22 Feb 2010 description

Republic of the Philippines

CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES

FOURTEENTH CONGRESS

Third Regular Session

REPUBLIC ACT NO. ____

AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE PHILIPPINE DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, PROVIDING FOR THE NATIONAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK AND INSTITUTIONALIZING THE NATIONAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT PLAN, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

SECTION 1. Title.

21 Jan 2010 description

DATE: 21 January 2010 12:00 NN

Source: OCDRC lV-B and DSWD

l. Incident Profile

- Heavy rains in the mountain area last January 17, 2010 resulted to the overflowing of riverbanks along Bucayao River and Mag-asawang Tubig

- Said weather disturbance triggered flooding in the Municipalities of Naujan and Baco oriental Mindoro which resulted to the following effects;

20 Jan 2010 description

The AAI team and partners have been hard at work since arriving in Los Banos. AAI has been delivering outreach clinics and to date has delivered clinics in both the municipality of Pila and Bay, located in the Laguna district.

The team has been out doing field assessments in the Laguna district to assess the need for outreach clinics and to assess the existing health systems in each area. While some areas have recovered tremendously since water levels have receded and their homes have been rebuilt, many communities still remain affected.

19 Jan 2010 description

DSWD Disaster Response Operations Monitoring & Information Center

Type of Disaster : Flashflood

Description : Report on the Flashflood incident in Oriental Mindoro

Place of Disaster : Province of Oriental Mindoro

Date and Time : Monday, January 18, 2010 01:00 AM

Summary :

19 Jan 2010 description

I. Incident Profile
- Heavy rains in the mountain area last January 17, 2010 resulted to the overflowing of riverbanks along Bucayao River and Mag-asawang Tubig
- Said weather disturbance triggered flooding in the Municipalities of Naujan and Baco Oriental Mindoro which resulted to the following effects:

18 Jan 2010 description

DATE: 18 January 2010, 5:00 PM

Source: OCDRC CARAGA

I. Incident Profile

- Continuous heavy rains was experienced in CARAGA Region from January 14-17, 2010 due to the prevailing Low Pressure Area (LPA) affecting Eastern Mindanao starting January 16, 2010.

- Said weather disturbance triggered flooding and landslides in the provinces of Agusan del Nore, Agusan del Sur, Surigaa del Norte Dinagat Island which resulted to the following effects:

II. Effects

A.

31 Dec 2009 description

This report covers the period 1 July to 31 December 2009.

In brief

Programme summary:

The 2009-2010 appeal is in support of the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) plan. The national society's plan focuses on organizational development with the primary purpose of increasing the PNRC and local community ("barangay") capacity to address the most urgent situations of vulnerability by maximizing the highly potential resources that PNRC has: its volunteers.

30 Dec 2009 description

In Calamba City, in the Philippines' Laguna province, 300 families are still living on school grounds that were converted into an evacuation centre during typhoon Ketsana. That was in the beginning of October. The families received food and relief goods from the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC), but what they want most, is to be able to go home.

Jelita Ajes has been living at the evacuation centre with her husband, children and grandchildren for almost three months now. "We came here just as Ketsana arrived and have been living here ever since.