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Families need to have a disaster bag now, officials urge

ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 10 (PIA) - Nobody can predict disasters and calamities, but having a disaster go-bag can spell survival, officials here advocate.While local governments, offices and com.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsJul 11th, 2019

Families need to have a disaster bag now, officials urge

ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 10 (PIA) - Nobody can predict disasters and calamities, but having a disaster go-bag can spell survival, officials here advocate.While local governments, offices and com.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 11th, 2019

Falcon leaves 3 dead

Heavy rains spawned by Tropical Storm Falcon left three people dead in Cagayan Valley and Negros Occidental, disaster officials reported yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 18th, 2019

Press rights group in secret Riyadh mission to urge journalists release

PARIS, France – French press freedom group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) confidentially met top Saudi officials in Riyadh to press for the release of journalists after the murder of dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi , it revealed Wednesday, July 10. The RSF delegation went to Riyadh in late April and urged Saudi ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2019

ASEAN, NDRRMC open emergency satellite warehouse for reg l response

ASEAN beefs up its regional disaster response capability as officials on Monday launched newest emergency satellite warehouse in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.(L-R) Ec.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2019

SK, student leaders in La Union learn about DRRM

SAN JUAN, La Union, June 11 (PIA) -- Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials and student leaders in the province of La Union learned about disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) on Tuesday, June.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 11th, 2019

SK, student leaders in La Union learn about DRRM

SAN JUAN, La Union, June 11 (PIA) -- Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials and student leaders in the province of La Union learned about disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) on Tuesday, June.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 11th, 2019

Cordillera MSME development and disaster resilience pushed

#NegosyongMatatag. DTI officials, guests, forum speakers and participants show their commitment in pushing for diaster resilient MSME sector in Cordillera. (CCD/PIA CAR)BAGU.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2019

Cordillera MSME development and disaster resilience pushed

#NegosyongMatatag. DTI officials, guests, forum speakers and participants show their commitment in pushing for diaster resilient MSME sector in Cordillera. (CCD/PIA CAR)BAGU.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2019

Mambaling fire destroys 84 houses, displaces 446 persons

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An afternoon fire on May 31 razed at least 84 houses and displaced 119 families or 446 persons in Sitio Puntod, Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City. Wesley Yñigo, Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CCDRRMO) operations chief, told CDN Digital in a phone interview on May 31 that these were the […] The post Mambaling fire destroys 84 houses, displaces 446 persons appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 1st, 2019

Officials to examine ‘oil spill’ in Arevalo

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo ILOILO CITY Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office head Donna Magno said they will seek the help of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and oil companies in examining the alleged oil spill in Barangay Sto. Niño Sur, Arevalo on Saturday. “Ipa-check kag ipaexamine naton ang sample sa DOST and sa mga oil companies para mabal-an naton if oil spill gidman […] The post Officials to examine ‘oil spill’ in Arevalo appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 20th, 2019

Against backdrop of controversy, Red Sox honored by Trump

By Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump honored the World Series champion Boston Red Sox — well, some of them — at the White House on Thursday, but made no mention of the controversy that shadowed the visit. The team's manager, Alex Cora, did not attend the ceremony after citing his frustration with the administration's efforts to help his native Puerto Rico recover from a devastating hurricane. And nearly a dozen members of the team, all players of color, skipped the opportunity to shake Trump's hand. Meanwhile, every white player on the team — as well as outfielder J.D. Martinez, who is of Cuban descent — attended. The Red Sox repeatedly denied that there was any sort of racial divide caused by the White House visit, which has been transformed from moment of celebratory ritual to hyper-politicized event under Trump. And there was no sign of discord during the rained-upon ceremony on the White House South Lawn. The U.S. Marine Corps band played versions of "Dirty Water" and "Sweet Caroline," two unofficial Red Sox anthems. A derogatory shout about the Red Sox rival, the New Yankees, was heard. Trump was presented with a Red Sox jersey with No. 18 on the back. The day was not without mishaps: The White House first incorrectly labeled the team as the "Red Socks" on its website and then later, in an email, dubbed them the champions of something called the "World Cup Series." But Trump himself stuck to the correct script, honoring the team's dominant run to the title. "Frankly, they were unstoppable. I watched," said Trump, who noted that the squad had now won more World Series titles than any other franchise this century. He laughed when Martinez teased him for being a Yankees fan. The president was accompanied by two of the team's stars, Martinez and pitcher Chris Sale, from the Oval Office and joined the rest of the team assembled under the South Portico. The team's third base coach, Carlos Febles, who is from the Dominican Republic, stood two rows behind the president. And dozens of administration officials and members of government, many of whom hail from the six New England states, stood on the lawn to cheer. Tom Werner, the team's chairman, downplayed the no-shows, saying that it was each player's personal decision whether to attend. "We don't see it as a racial divide," he said after the team received a post-ceremony tour of the Lincoln Bedroom. "I think, to the extent that we can, baseball is apolitical." A championship team's coach rarely, if ever, misses the White House visit, a tradition that began in earnest in 1924 when then-President Calvin Coolidge invited the Washington Senators. Cora had considered attending Thursday's White House event to call attention to the plight of those in Puerto Rico, where Hurricane Maria is estimated to have caused nearly 3,000 deaths. But in the end, he opted not to go. "Unfortunately, we are still struggling, still fighting," Cora said in a statement. "Some people still lack basic necessities, others remain without electricity and many homes and schools are in pretty bad shape almost a year and a half after Hurricane Maria struck. I've used my voice on many occasions so that Puerto Ricans are not forgotten, and my absence is no different. As such, at this moment, I don't feel comfortable celebrating in the White House." Before the visit, Trump defended his stance on Puerto Rico, falsely asserting once again that the territory received $91 billion in hurricane relief money, which he claimed was "the largest amount of money ever given to any state." In fact, Congress has allocated Puerto Rico just a fraction of that figure. The White House has said Trump's $91 billion estimate includes about $50 billion in speculated future disaster disbursements that could span decades, along with $41 billion already approved. Actual aid to Puerto Rico has flowed more slowly from federal coffers, with about $11 billion given so far. Hurricane Katrina in 2005 cost the U.S government more than $120 billion — the bulk of it going to Louisiana. Trump nonetheless told reporters, "the people of Puerto Rico should really like President Trump." Those around the Red Sox locker room stressed that a player's decision to attend was a personal choice and not, in many cases, political. "Politically, it didn't matter who was in the White House. If I have an opportunity to go to the White House and meet the president, I'm going to go," relief pitcher Heath Hembree said Wednesday. "Nobody tried to persuade me. They have their reasons why not to go." For some players, it may be their only chance for a White House invite. It also reflects a larger trend across baseball: A number of players hail from Trump-friendly states like Texas and Florida, while the sport has also seen a surge in Latino players and a decline in African Americans. Having also won World Series titles in 2004, 2007 and 2013, the Red Sox — who also visited wounded veterans at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Thursday — have been honored at the White House under both Republican and Democratic presidents. But the events have taken on sharp political overtones since Trump took office. When the New England Patriots visited in 2017, Trump's first year in office, far fewer players attended than when the franchise won a title under President Barack Obama. After several players on the Philadelphia Eagles and Golden State Warriors publicly declared that they would skip White House ceremonies, Trump disinvited the teams. Trump has also instituted a new tradition for the ceremonies, scrapping gourmet meals in favor of offering plates of fast food to the athletes. The Red Sox were not at the White House for a meal, Werner said. Moreover, the optics of the Red Sox visit are certain to receive additional scrutiny due to the history of racially charged moments for both the team and the city it calls home. The Red Sox, infamously, held a failed tryout for Jackie Robinson before he broke the sport's color barrier. They were the last team in the major leagues to integrate. And an Elks Club in the team's former spring training home of Winter Haven, Florida, invited only white players to events, a practice that stopped only in the 1980s, when black players complained ___ Associated Press writers Kevin Freking in Washington, Jimmy Golen in Boston and David Ginsburg in Baltimore contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 10th, 2019

Max’s Group forges partnership with POC for 2020 Olympics

Filipino athletes hoping to represent the country in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics got a huge shot in the arm after the Philippine Olympic Committee inked a partnership with Max’s Group, Inc. (MGI). MGI, the flagbearer of Filipino cuisine both in local and international scene, is investing a total of P10.5 million as support to Team Philippines’ cause in the quadrennial meet set to begin July next year. “Together with POC we will make sure that our hardworking athletes will have the backing that they need,” said MGI president and chief executive officer Robert Trota on Thursday during the formal partnership launch at Max’s Kabisera in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. The investment is projected to help the athletes including 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalist weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, Southeast Asian Games triathlon gold medalist Nikko Huelgas and Melbourne Cup Gymnastics winner Carlos Yulo as well as coaches and officials. The seed fund will also cover the POC operations, catering for POC-related events. MGI will also grant a P3 million incentive for athletes who will bring home gold medals. “I’m happy that we forged a partnership with this Filipino institution,” said POC president Ricky Vargas. “What’s different with the Max’s Group Inc., is they are committed from end to end. They will support the athletes, the athletes’ journey and their families.” The campaign #AllInForGold will have MGI brands such as Max’s Restaurant, Max’s Corner Bakery, Pancake House, Yellow Cab Pizza, Krispy Kreme, Jamba Juice, Teriyaki Boy, Dencio’s and Sizzlin’ Steak roll out product innovations, food bundles and marketing campaigns unique to each brand, to help raise funds for the participating athletes.                  MGI will also send three pairs of customers to Tokyo to watch and experience the 2020 Olympics......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2019

Floods in Indonesia kill dozens, thousands displaced

BENGKULU, Indonesia (UPDATED) – Floods sparked by torrential rains have killed nearly 40 in Indonesia with a dozen more still missing, officials said Monday, April 29, marking the latest calamity for a disaster-prone nation. Landslides and floods are common  during the monsoon season between October and April, when rains lash the vast Southeast Asian ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 29th, 2019

‘Rido’ forced villagers in Lake Sebu to flee homes

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 23 Apr) – Some 50 families from three remote communities in Lake Sebu town in South Cotabato have evacuated due to a conflict involving warring clans in the neighboring municipality of Palimbang in Sultan Kudarat. Milagros Lorca, head of the South Cotabato-Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), said […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 28th, 2019

HNU impresses DND, OCD during Q1 NSED

The evacuation was quick, orderly and things worked like clockwork, but there is never really one good drill that could be rated perfect until disaster arrives and there is zero casualty. Thus hints Department of National Defense (DND) Major Aristotle Antonio who, along with other DND officials and the Office of the Civil Defense in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsApr 28th, 2019

Families trapped in Maguindanao, North Cot flood rescued

DATU MONTAWAL, Maguindanao (MindaNews/21 January) &'8212;  Army rescue teams and local government disaster response workers rescued several families trapped by floodwaters in two separate incidents in Maguindanao and North Cotabato Friday and Saturday. The ARMM Humanitarian Emergency Action Response Team(ARMM-HEART) and 6th Army Division rescue team rescued at 3 a.m. Saturday 13 families in Sitio [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Nearly 2,000 famlies displaced by flood in Kabacan  

KABACAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews/21 January) &'8212; Nearly 2,000 families have sought refuge on higher ground due to flooding since Thursday, the local disaster office reported. David Don Saure, head of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Office, disclosed that in their initial validation, at least 1,923 families  from five low-lying barangays were displaced when the nearby [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

94 families displaced by flood in Sarangani town

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/20 January) &'8212; At least 94 families in two riverside communities in nearby Alabel town in Sarangani Province were temporarily displaced after a major river swelled on Thursday night following hours of heavy rains. Ariston Lim, operations head of the Alabel Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, said Friday floodwaters from [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Did your disaster officials perform well during Typhoon Nina?

Did your disaster officials perform well during Typhoon Nina?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2016

Christmas houses

Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi, along with Gawad Kalinga and Manulife executives and local officials, turn over houses to 12 families last Dec. 20 at Manulife Village in Putatan, Muntinlupa. The local government partners with the private sector and civil.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 26th, 2016