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24 Oct 2007 description

Social Welfare and Development Secretary Esperanza I. Cabral said that the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to assist 187 families or 754 persons who are still staying inside evacuation centers.

As of October 23, three (3) evacuation centers remain open to provide temporary shelter to the family-evacuees. These are located in Gallanosa National High School which serves 134 families or 521 persons; Old Casa Building with 18 families or 70 persons; and Barangay Mapaso Barangay Hall with 35 families or 163 persons.

22 Oct 2007 description

1. Situation Overview

- Bulusan volcano's seismic network during the past 24 hours recorded nine (9) volcanic earthquakes.

18 Oct 2007 description

MANILA (PNA) -- President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has directed all concerned government agencies to work together to provide relief to families affected by mudslide in Irosin, Sorsogon.

In a chance interview before the start of the awarding for The Outstanding Women in Nation's Service (TOWNS) held in Malacanang, Social Welfare and Development Secretary Esperanza Cabral on Thursday said "ang directives ng ating Pangulo, lahat ng ahensya ng gobyerno kailangang kumilos para tulungan iyung mga nasalanta nung mudslide."

She said the DSWD is currently giving out rice, canned …

18 Oct 2007 description

1. Situation:

The continuous downpour of heavy rains last night along the Bulusan Volcano area mobilized the ash and loose deposits from the upper slopes and triggered mudflows (lahar) and flooding in Brgys. Cogon, Monbon and Mapaso all in Irosin, Sorsogon.

2. Effects

A total of 276 families/1,596 persons were evacuated to various designated evacuation centers.

16 Oct 2007 description
report Xinhua

MANILA, Oct 16, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- At least five villages were relocated on early Tuesday as heavy rains triggered volcanic mud flows along the restive Bulusan volcano in eastern Philippines.

"Lahar and boulders came down the mountain. There was some panic among the residents. Cars cannot pass through here in Monbon Bliss (in Monbon village). The highway has been affected, vehicles cannot move," local news network GMA-TV quoted Crispulo Diolata Jr, science research assistant of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), as saying.

16 Oct 2007 description

1. Situation:

- The continuous downpour of heavy rains last night along the Bulusan Volcano area mobilized the ash and loose deposits from the upper slopes and triggered mudflows (lahar) and flooding in Brgys. Cogon, Monbon, Patag and Mapaso all in Irosin, Sorsogon.

- As of reporting time, areas affected is now experiencing fair weather.

2. Effects

- A total of 123 families/533 persons were affected by the incident, out of which 51 families/209 persons were evacuated at the two (2) evacuation centers namely: Irosin Municipal Hall and Mapaso Brgy Hall.

15 Oct 2007 description

Part I: Operational Requirements and Shortfalls

Overview of the 2007 Programme of Work

As the end of 2007 nears, the number of people the World Food Programme is seeking to support has risen to 83 million. The amount of food assistance required to assist these people is valued at US$3.4 billion. Considering resources mobilized thus far in 2007, the current level of funding falls short by some US$653 million.

Additional resources amounting to approximately US$800 million are required before the end of 2007 to ensure uninterrupted food aid deliveries for ongoing activities.