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Stunning but scary: Typhoon Ompong as seen from space

Seasoned weather observers have called it a "beast" of a cyclone with a large diameter enough to cover the major island of Luzon and a portion of central Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarSep 14th, 2018

The story behind NDRRMC’s Intelligent Operations Center

The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council’s Intelligent Operations Center is being praised and admired by Filipinos after photos of it were shared on social media during the aftermath of Typhoon “Ompong.” Some compared the facilities to that of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Mission Control Center.   Mukhang NASA diba? Ito ang […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

CRDRRMC Lays Out P17.93B Rehab Plan for 2018 Typhoon Damages

National Economic Development Authority –Cordillera Regional Director Milagros Rimando presented to the Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council(CDRRC) a P17.93 Billion-worth of Recovery and Rehabilitation Plan for the losses and damages the region incurred during the onslaught of typhoons Ompong and Rosita last year. Presented in the CRDRRMC full council meeting on Monday […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019

Open hearts

Last year, about a month after Typhoon Ompong hit and devastated large swaths of Northern Luzon, Kaisa Para sa Kaunlaran – an organization of Tsinoys committed to national development – spearheaded several relief missions to Benguet province, targeting isolated and hard-to-reach municipalities for their distribution of aid and relief goods......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 5th, 2019

PHOTO | THE ORDER STANDS

Small scale miners and their families continue to experience budget shortage for their daily needs as their livelihood remains in limbo after Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu ordered the blanket closure of small-scale mining sites across the Cordillera Region after the tragic landslide in Ucab, Itogon during Typhoon Ompong......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Australia provides emergency assistance to farmers affected by typhoon Mangkhut

CAGAYAN – The Australian Government has provided P23-million (AUD600,000) to assist 2,000 farming families in Cagayan Province, in the most affected areas by Typhoon Ompong. “Australia is a good friend and neighbor, and we are committed to helping families affected by Typhoon Ompong,” said Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely. “We are supporting farmers […] The post Australia provides emergency assistance to farmers affected by typhoon Mangkhut appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Makati to donate P22.75M to areas hit by ‘Ompong’

MANILA, Philippines --- Makati Mayor Abby Binay on Wednesday said the city government would offer P22.75 million worth of financial aid to cities and provinces devastated by Typhoon "Ompong," internationally known as Mangkhut, last September. Binay said the city council passed City Ordinance No. 2018-102 allocating the amount to support the rehabilitation programs of the areas affected by the typhoon. "We would like to help out fellow local government units with their efforts to recover from the severe damage inflicted by Ompong. We hope our donations can somehow alleviate the plight of the victims," Binay said. Under the ordinance, P8.25 million was earmarked for selected p...Keep on reading: Makati to donate P22.75M to areas hit by ‘Ompong’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

‘Win-win partners’

Let’s see… the Chinese will be buying more coconuts and frozen fruits from the Philippines, providing more support for infrastructure projects, and donating 10,000 tons of rice to victims of Typhoon Ompong. What’s not to like in these deals?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Benguet schools need relocation, rehabilitation

Officials of the Department of Education-Benguet said that two public schools in Itogon town need urgent relocation while 36 others need immediate rehabilitation work after Typhoon Ompong ravaged Luzon in September......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsNov 18th, 2018

Ucab folk struggle to survive

After Typhoon Ompong, news on the tragic landslide, the relief and assistance from government and private institutions and the DENR's closure order field the the airwaves. Two months after the disaster, the people of Itogon continue to face the hardships brought not only by Ompong but by the national government's lack of comprehensive action to resolve the people's safety and economic wellbeing. These are some of their day-to-day struggles to survive that remain unknown to the public......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsNov 18th, 2018

Ompong’s Wrath

Each time strong typhoon and passes, farmers tilling the lands on the banks of the Abra River lose their crops and land because of flooding. When Typhoon Ompong struck Ilocos Sur, among those hardest hit is the upland town of Quirino. While farmers in the coastal areas lost their harvest, farmers from Brgys. Patungcaleo, Namitpit and a number from Legleg lost both their crops and farms when Abra River overflowed. But “Ompong” is not the sole culprit, man-made conditions like large-scale mining and government neglect are contributory to this problem. Watch and listen to their stories......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

578 Ompong victims in Kalinga get PRC cash aid

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Nov. 12 (PIA) -- Five hundred seventy eight families in the province who were among those still reeling from the effects of typhoon 'Ompong', received P3, 500 cash aid each.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

578 Ompong victims in Kalinga get PRC cash aid

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Nov. 12 (PIA) -- Five hundred seventy eight families in the province who were among those still reeling from the effects of typhoon 'Ompong', received P3, 500 cash aid each.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

USOK: Small Scale Miners’ Livelihood in Peril

On September 17, Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu issued a ban on pocket mining in the Cordillera. The directive is Cimatu’s response after a massive landslide hit the mining town of Itogon at the height of Typhoon Ompong. More than a month after, thousands of families continue to look for alternative livelihood, with some already burried in debts. Small scale miners explain why the uplanned DENR order to close their operations is not fair and worst than the disaster brought by Typhoon Ompong......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

SSS accepts calamity loan applications of Ompong victims in Tarlac

TARLAC CITY, Nov 9 (PIA) -- Social Security System (SSS) Tarlac Branch continues to accept calamity loan application of members and pensioners that were affected by typhoon "Ompong."Tarlac B.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

SSS accepts calamity loan applications of Ompong victims in Tarlac

TARLAC CITY, Nov 9 (PIA) -- Social Security System (SSS) Tarlac Branch continues to accept calamity loan application of members and pensioners that were affected by typhoon "Ompong."Tarlac B.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

SSS-Tabuk accepting calamity loan applications

TABUK CITY, Kalinga, Oct. 29 (PIA) --The Social Security System (SSS)- Tabuk Service Office is now accepting calamity loan application to members affected by typhoon 'Ompong'.Charity Sacki o.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

RDC conducts economic forum for Itogon

ITOGON, Benguet, Oct .31(PIA) -- In continuing efforts to help individuals and families to recover from the effects of Typhoon Ompong, the Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC) Sectoral Com.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

SSS-Tabuk accepting calamity loan applications

TABUK CITY, Kalinga, Oct. 29 (PIA) --The Social Security System (SSS)- Tabuk Service Office is now accepting calamity loan application to members affected by typhoon 'Ompong'.Charity Sacki o.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

RDC conducts economic forum for Itogon

ITOGON, Benguet, Oct .31(PIA) — In continuing efforts to help individuals and families to recover from the effects of Typhoon Ompong, the Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC) Sectoral Com Source link link: RDC conducts economic forum for Itogon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

RDC conducts economic forum for Itogon

ITOGON, Benguet, Oct .31(PIA) -- In continuing efforts to help individuals and families to recover from the effects of Typhoon Ompong, the Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC) Sectoral Com.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018