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11 Jun 2010 description

by MS Arguelles

Legazpi City (11 June) -- The Department of Environment and natural Resources (DENR) in Bicol was recently commissioned to develop a detailed geo-hazard maps to assist government planners and policy makers in identifying areas prone to natural hazards.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has contracted the DENR to produce a geo-hazard maps detailing hazard areas prone to flooding, landslides, sea level rising, storm surge, volcanic eruptions, lahars and mud flows and other disaster events.

Social Welfare Secretary Celia Capadocia Yangco in her …

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.

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


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


18 Jan 2010 description

(New York: 18 January 2010): The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, John Holmes, today allocated some US$100 million to boost humanitarian response in 14 neglected emergencies around the world, where people are suffering the effects of hunger, malnutrition, disease and conflict.

The funds were made available today from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

05 Jan 2010 description

I. Situation Overview

- On January 1, 2010, a landslide due to continuous heavy rains on December 31, 2009 to January 1, 2010 occurred in Valencia, Cagdianao, Province of Dinagat Islands.

- A total of 100 families / 925 persons were affected. Out of this, 20 families / 100 persons are currently housed at the barangay gymnasium.