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18 Jan 2019 description

“There is a need to intensify the advocacy against human trafficking, especially in Mindanao, since the region has now become prone to natural calamities and poverty incidence is still high.”

This was the message of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Undersecretary Luzviminda C. Ilagan as she raised the need for community information regarding trafficking during the observance of International Day Against Trafficking (IDAT) held in December in Tagum City, Davao Del Norte. The event’s theme was “Karapatan ng Kabataan Pangalagaan, Human Trafficking ay Labanan”.

09 Nov 2018 description


• Nearly 12,000 households require transitional shelter support in Marawi City
• More than 320,000 IDPs return to areas of origin in Marawi
• UN increases humanitarian funding appeal by $44.2 million


19 Oct 2018 description

By Jelly Musico

MANILA -- Malacañang on Thursday said the decision whether to extend martial law in Mindanao would depend on the recommendations of the security cluster.

“That will depend on the recommendation of the military. The President always heeds the advice or recommendation of the military and other police forces there, because they are the ones who are knowledgeable on the conditions existing there,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a Palace press briefing.

09 Oct 2018 description

Five years have passed since the damaging 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake had hit the Province of Bohol in October 15, 2013. It is thus imperative to know what have been learned from this event, and what has been done in those years to rebuild all that is considered as the province’s legacy.

29 Aug 2018 description

By Shaine Mae R. Nagtalon

OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, August 10 (PIA)--Provincial Governor Herminia Ramiro of Misamis Occidental called local officials to activate Bantay Dengue Brigades or “dengue warriors” in their respective barangays.

This, after the Department of Health (DOH)-10 revealed the rising number of dengue cases in the province, during the Dengue Awareness Caravan dubbed, "Misamis Occidental Giyera Batok Dengue" on August 9.

02 Aug 2018 description


Located along the typhoon belt and the Ring of Fire in the Pacific, the Philippines is highly exposed to various natural disasters, including typhoons, flooding, landslides, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. These events often result in significant losses of lives and livelihoods whilst causing many people to lose their homes. Armed conflict between the government and armed groups in the southernmost island of Mindanao also contributes to the displacement of families and further increases humanitarian needs.

25 Jul 2018 description

Lady Jean Kabagani

MARAWI CITY, July 19 (PIA TFBM ICCC) -- About 45 pediatric patients were treated with conditions such as cleft lips and palates, closure and creation colostomy, inguinal hernia, congenital pediatric surgery and other afflictions.

Marawi kids aged one to 18 years undergone major and minor surgeries after passing surgical screening.

20 Jul 2018 description

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, July 19 (PIA)--Sixty families displaced by Marawi siege officially received the keys to their transitory houses at the Angat Buhay Village in Barangay Sagonsongan, this city on July 17.

Vice President Leni Robredo led the turnover ceremony along with Marawi Mayor Majul Usman Gandamra, Xavier University- Ateneo de Cagayan president Fr. Roberto C. Yap SJ, and Metro Stonerich Corporation (contractor) Chief Operating Officer Eliseo Aurellado, and other partners of the housing project for internally-displaced people (IDP).

29 Jun 2018 description


  • Armed clashes in June displace more than 14,000 people

  • USAID partners provide emergency food, shelter, and WASH assistance

  • USAID/OFDA contributes additional $3 million to support conflict-affected IDPs and returnees


18 Jun 2018 description

By Jerome Carlo R. Paunan

MANILA, June 17 -- The man who oversees the national government's public information infrastructure said efforts are underway to digitize information of those forced to flee their homes after the conflict in Marawi.

03 May 2018 description


• Nearly 159,200 people return to Marawi, while 305,600 people remain displaced
• Typhoon Tembin generates additional displacement, humanitarian need
• USAID provides $8.5 million to support conflict-affected IDPs and returnees


21 Apr 2018 description

This is the final report on Typhoon Paolo (international name: Lan) which entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 15 October 2017. It has affected weather systems in Visayas and Mindanao bringing moderate to heavy rains resulting to flashfloods and landslides, and strong to gale force winds generating big waves. It left PAR on 21 October 2017.

Status of Affected Families / Persons

33,463 families or 161,975 persons were affected in 159 barangays (see Table 1).

Status of Displaced Families / Persons

07 Apr 2018 description

Situation Overview

This is the final report on the monitored Tropical Depression and was named “Urduja” (international name: Kai-tak). Which occurred on 12 December 2017 and exited Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 19 December 2017.

Source: NDRRMC

Status of Affected Families / Persons

There were 435,220 families or 1,852,900 persons affected in 2,524 barangays in Regions V, VI, VII, VIII, MIMAROPA and CARAGA (see Table 1; details in Annex A).

21 Mar 2018 description

Situation Overview

On 22 December 2017, the monitored Low Pressure Area east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur has developed into a Severe Tropical Storm and was named “Vinta” (international name: Tembin). It exited Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 24 December 2017.

Status of Affected Families / Persons

184,278 families or 871,757 persons are affected in 1,215 barangays in Regions MIMAROPA, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, CARAGA, and ARMM (see Table 1; details in Annex A).

20 Mar 2018 description

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved from the Disaster Relief Fund a grant of $1.196 million to the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, China (ADRA China) for providing relief to cyclone victims in the Philippines.

16 Mar 2018 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On March 15, Ambassador Koji Haneda attended the Ceremonial Handover of Japanese Construction Heavy Machineries and the Signing Ceremony of the Exchange of Notes with the UN-Habitat for Marawi Rehabilitation in Marawi City. From the Philippine side, Executive Secretary Medialdea, Secretary Villar of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Secretary Diokno of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Assistant Secretary Castro from Bangon Marawi, Vice Governor Alont Adiong of Lanao del Sur, and Mayor Gandamra of Marawi City joined the ceremony.

08 Mar 2018 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has earmarked a total of P132,534,291.25 for the continuous provision of livelihood assistance in the first half of 2018 to the displaced residents of Marawi City who are staying in evacuation centers and home-based communities.

The amount was obligated in 2017 by DSWD Field Offices (FOs) X and XII using the Department’s Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) fund under the government’s 2017 General Appropriations Act. FOs X and XII are the Department’s field offices that have been responding to the Marawi crisis.

06 Mar 2018 description


A. Chronological of Events and Eruption Notifications from 13 January to: 05 March 2018 (TAB A)

B. Current Situation

06 March 2018

05 Mar 2018 description

I am pleased to announce a new partnership between the Australian Government and the World Health Organisation.

05 Mar 2018 description


A. Chronological of Events and Eruption Notifications from 13 January to: 03 March 2018 (TAB A)

B. Current Situation

05 March 2018