Philippines: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2015
About 800 people remain displaced in South Cotobato and Sultan Kudarat, in the southern Philippines, due to floods caused by heavy rains over 24-25 June. Over 1,900 hectares of agricultural farms have been damaged. The Province of Sultan Kudarat declared a state of calamity. The heavy rainfall is also seriously affecting the more than 30,000 people still displaced since the outbreak of fighting in February 2015 in Maguindanao. (ECHO Daily Flash of 27 Jun 2015)
In July, the southwest monsoon brought moderate to occasionally heavy rains over Luzon and Visayas especially over the western sections and triggered the occurrence of flooding in several areas in Regions I, III, and NCR. Subsequentely, landslide incidents were reported in Regions III, NCR, and CAR as the Southwest Monsoon continued to be experienced in Ilocos, Cordillera, Benguet, Zambales, Bataan, Pangasinan, Metro Manila, Cagayan Valley, and Central Luzon. A total of 9,055 families (42,500 people) were affected in Regions III, IV-A, NCR, and CAR. (Govt. Philippines, 19 Jul 2015)
In late August, Typhoon Goni killed 27 people in the Philippines, with 24 reported injured. A total of 5,742 houses were damaged in Regions I, II, III, IV-A, IV-B and CAR. (Govt. Philippines, 30 Aug 2015)
In October, Typhoon Koppu (locally known as "Lando") made landfall in the northern Philippines, killing 22 and displacing thousands (AFP, 20 Oct 2015) See the separate Typhoon Koppu - Oct 2015 page on related reports.
IDMC has signed a join expert statement on internally displaced persons to present at the High Level Meeting to Address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants (19 September 2016).
EXPERT STATEMENT ON INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS June 28, 2016
11 février 2016 – L'année 2015, la plus chaude jamais enregistrée, confirme que les catastrophes liées aux conditions météorologiques et climatiques dominent désormais les tendances des catastrophes induites par les aléas naturels, selon une nouvelle analyse présentée jeudi par le Bureau des Nations Unies pour la réduction des risques de catastrophe (UNISDR).
Les cinq pays les plus touchés par les catastrophes en 2015 ont été la Chine (26), les États-Unis (22), l'Inde (19), les Philippines (15) et l'Indonésie (11), précise cette analyse.
11 February 2016, GENEVA – The hottest year on record, 2015, has confirmed that weather and climate-related disasters now dominate disaster trends linked to natural hazards, according to a new analysis presented today.
The top five most disaster-hit countries in 2015 were China (26), USA (22), India (19), Philippines (15) and Indonesia (11).
PASAY CITY, Oct. 8 -- The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) is offering an enhanced emergency loan to active members and old-age pensioners affected by calamities in the provinces of Ilocos Norte and Isabela; municipalities of Baganga, Tarragona, and Manay in Davao Oriental; and Datu Piang in Maguindanao.
As ‘Kabayan’ moved out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to coordinate with the local government units and Provincial Action Teams (PAT) validating and assessing the families with reported totally and partially damaged houses. A total of ₱2,234,464.00 worth of relief assistance were provided where ₱54,000.00 was given by DSWD, and ₱2,180,464.00 was given by the LGUs of Region III as of 5 October 2015, 2PM.
Heavy rain and strong winds occured in Pagadian city, in Zamboanga del Sur province in Zamboanga Peninsula region (western Mindanao) over 21-23 September causing floods and landslides.
As of 23 September the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reports over 1 600 people affected and over 300 homes damaged due to floods as well as one person dead due to landslides.
CARLITO C. DAR
BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 21 (PIA) - - The relocation of around 170 families and rehabilitation of barangayTamac, Villaviciosa in Abra which were badly affected by typhoon Ineng are the focus of the Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, in partnership with the provincial government of Abra and the concerned local government units and disaster risk reduction management councils.
Susan C. Aro
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Sept. 4 (PIA) - - Calamity fund for the victims of typhoon Ineng in the province is already available
Governor Nestor Fongwan announced this on Thursday during the turn-over of seeds and rice assistance as agri-rehab to farmers affected by typhoon Egay and monsoon rains in July.
Following the declaration of the province under the state of calamity, financial assistance for those affected by typhoon Ineng is available and will be charged under the calamity funds, said Fongwan.
Maria Teresa B. Benas
BANGUED, Abra -- Damages wrought by Typhoon Ineng had left the province of Abra under state of calamity.
Damage reports validated by the various member-agencies of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) reached a total of P667,000,500.97 worth of infrastructures and agriculture including houses that were totally and partially damaged by Ineng. Of the 27 municipalities, 16 have been severely affected.
BAYOMBONG, Nueva VizcayaAugust 28 (PIA) – The recent typhoon that hit Northern Luzon has brought damages to the town of Kayapa, prompting barangay officials to seek assistance from the provincial and municipal local governments.
Barangay Kabayo alone has already suffered damages from typhoon ‘Ineng’ such as closed roads due to landslides, swept roofing panels of school buildings and houses, damaged hanging bridges and agricultural crops.
From the Armed Forces of the Philippines
Two Philippine Air Force helicopters performed relief operations at Brgy Tarmac, Villaviciosa, Abra. Twenty (20) sacks of assorted relief goods were transported to the area which was isolated from the town poblacion due to massive landslide.
Residents of the area who needed immediate medical attention were evacuated to Bangued PNP Provincial Headquarters for proper treatment. Two adults and four children were airlifted from the affected area.
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Aug. 27 (PIA) -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas assured all out support of the national government in the rehabilitation efforts of local government units affected by the recent typhoon Ineng.
“Ang buong pamahaalan national ninyo ay nakatutok sa mga problema ninyo para sa ganun lalong madaling panahon ay mapanumbalik ang kondisyon ng buhay, asahan niyo an gaming kooperasyon sa bagay nay an,” Roxas declared during the Provincial Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Council meeting and briefing at the Benguet Capitol on Wednesday.
The government, through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and local government units (LGUs), is exhausting all means to reach all those affected by Typhoon ‘Ineng’ which devastated Regions I, II, and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
As of 26 August 2015, 2PM, a total of ₱12,743,583.05 worth relief of assistance has been provided where ₱11,499,195.80 came from DSWD and ₱1,244,193.25 came from the LGUs.
LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte, Aug. 27, 2015 (PIA) - - (UPDATE) The estimated worth of damages to agriculture and infrastructures caused by Typhoon Ineng in Ilocos Norte has ballooned to P1.8- billion.
As of August 27, the report from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management and Resiliency Council (PDRRMRC) showed that the cost of damage to infrastructures was Php1, 719, 588, 373.74 while damage to agriculture and fishery was posted at Php89, 907,579.06.
By Hler Gudjonsson and Kate Marshall, IFRC
As it tracked northwest across the Pacific into East Asia, Typhoon Goni has left a trail of destruction in its wake.
From the Department of Social Welfare and Development
The DSWD, along with the affected local government units, continues to assist those affected by “Ineng” in the Ilocos Norte Region.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) sent today 13,600 family food packs to Ilocos Norte, which was heavily battered by Typhoon Ineng.
Two Philippine Navy Ships, BRP Batac and BRP Ivatan, left Sangley Point in Cavite City at around 6:00 a.m. today to deliver food packs to Currimao, Ilocos Norte.
CHERRY JOY D. GARMA
LAOAG CITY, Aug. 25 (PIA) – (UPDATE) The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management and Resiliency Council (PDRRMRC) in Ilocos Norte has recorded a total of Php623.9 million in damages brought by Typhoon Ineng (international name Goni) including damages on infrastructure, livestock, property and agriculture.
Convoy of Hope is responding after Typhoon Goni hit the Philippines province of Ilocos Norte on Sunday. Convoy of Hope’s pre-positioned supplies in Manila will provide immediate relief to people in the affected areas.
As Typhoon Ineng continues to weaken and moves out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the Field Offices of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Regions I, II, and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) continue to assist local government units (LGUs) in relief distribution to affected families.
Despite not making landfall, Typhoon Goni caused torrential rains over Luzon and the Batanes islands. 12 862 people were evacuated. 10 people have been reported dead, three persons are missing and seven have been injured.
With current sustained winds of 140 km/h Typhoon Goni is expected to leave the Philippines Area of Responsibility Sunday night/Monday morning, heading towards northern Japan.