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31 Jul 2018 description

Rudolph Ian Alama

DAVAO CITY July 27, (PIA)—Health authorities are raising alarm over health hazards brought by climate change.

According to Dr. Susan Pinedo-Mercado, presidential envoy on global health initiatives, the country is not ready to face extinct viruses.

There had been fears that extinct viruses frozen in ice caps will be released once these polar ice caps melt.

Mercado said that bacteria do not die when they are frozen unlike plants and animals.

14 Nov 2013 description
report Oxfam

The Philippines Government response

17 Jun 2013 description

By Leonard T. Pineda I

ILOILO CITY, June 15 (PIA6) -- The Office of Civil Defense-6 (OCD-6) launched its partnership program with the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines (PHAP) Cares Foundation in Calinog town here to prepare the public for disasters.

The project dubbed “Pagpakigbuylog sa Pagpangaman” seeks to strengthen the capacities of local disaster risk reduction and management council (LDRRMC) of the pilot area to reduce their risks to disasters by ensuring a community of healthy constituents.

30 Apr 2013 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012

28 Aug 2012 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2012 to 30 June 2012


23 Sep 2011 description
Executive Summary
Sector Reports

Tropical storm Ondoy (international name Ketsana) hit the Philippines on September 26, 2009, causing widespread flooding Tropical storm Ondoy was quickly followed by typhoon Pepeng (international name Parma). It initially brought powerful winds with gusts of up to 230 km/hr then an extended period of heavy rains, with cumulative rainfall amounts exceeding 1,000 mm in some areas. The resulting river floods have been estimated to have a return period of around 50 years, meaning that statistically speaking, such a rainfall event occurs on average once in every 50 years.

15 Jun 2011 description
report Mercy Relief

Mercy Relief and Filipino partners revive ecosystems for Zambales’s coastal communities with integrated livelihood, water sanitation, healthcare & ecotourism projects