Facebook disaster maps helped Red Cross in Taal response

Social media company Facebook made its disaster maps available to the Philippine Red Cross to support evacuation and relief operations for those affected by the recent eruption of Taal Volcano, it was learned yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarFeb 4th, 2020

MV/PRC Amazing Grace off to Catanduanes

The MV/PRC Amazing Grace, the country’s first and only humanitarian vessel which the Philippine Red Cross commissioned as an ambulance and disaster response ship, was scheduled to deliver much needed relief and assistance to Catanduanes yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 26th, 2020

Guian, Samar LGU to donate P100,000 worth of dried fish to typhoon ‘Rolly’ victims

TACLOBAN City – The municipality of Guiuan in Eastern Samar, where Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) made its first landfall in the early morning of November 8, 2013, is paying it forward for the generosity it received from all over the world by donating to the victims of Supertyphoon “Rolly.” PHOTO FROM MUNICIPALITY OF GUIAN, EASTERN SAMAR FACEBOOK PAGE/ MANILA BULLETIN At least P100,000 worth of dried fish will be donated by the local government of Guiuan to the Bicol region which is still reeling from “Rolly’s” destruction, and was again battered by Typhoon “Ulysses” on Wednesday. Mayor Annaliza Gonzales-Kwan said it is their way of repaying the love they have received during the aftermath of Haiyan. She recalled that the Bicol Emergency Response team was one of those that helped Guiuan after it was flattened by the strongest typhoon in history. Guiuan is known for its fish and seafood products and marine fisheries development center. After families in the path of the typhoon lost their boats, nets, and tools that are essential to earn a living, and badly affected coral reefs, the government, together with some non-governmental organizations poured in some aid to help the industry get back on its feet. Guiuan, and its neighboring islands which are protected seascape under the NIPAS Act of 1992, is under the management of the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB). With its abundance of fish and other produce, the municipality is supplying not only Eastern Samar but also other areas within and outside Eastern Visayas with its fishery products such as dried danggit and flying fish. .....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 12th, 2020

Disaster response lacking in anti-COVID-19 measures

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Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2020

PNP, Red Cross response teams mobilized

The Philippine National Police has activated the Disaster Incident Management Task Group to coordinate search and rescue operations in areas that would be hit by Typhoon Rolly......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

Nissan donates 3 Nissan Navara to Philippine Red Cross

NISSAN in the Philippines has donated three Nissan Navara units to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to assist the humanitarian organization’s disaster and crisis response operations. With a total value of P4.1 million, the Nissan Navara model was especially selected for this donation for crisis response because of the vehicle’s off-road capabilities, reliable load capacity […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 14th, 2020

Scarlet Snow and Dr. Vicki Belo send their love to the affected communities through Red Cross.

Dr. Vicki Belo and her daughter Scarlet Snow personally handed over their donation of Php .5 M to the Philippine Red Cross in support of the operations being conducted for the Taal Volcano eruption as well as other response activities to recent disasters. Dr. Belo even expressed her confidence to the organization as she said, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 31st, 2020

Unilever, PRC fuse capability

Philippine Red Cross (PRC) chairman Senator Richard Gordon met with Unilever Philippines Vice President for Sustainable Business and Communications Ed Sunico and Senior Manager for Sustainable Business Rondell Torres to discuss the PRC’s partnership with Unilever in disaster response. Unilever donated 1,000 hygiene kits containing body wash, shampoo and conditioner, deo-lotion sachets and fabric conditioner […] The post Unilever, PRC fuse capability appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2020

Private sector brings aid to communities around Taal

The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, made up of many of the largest corporations in the country, has released a list of private sector response efforts following the Taal Volcano eruption in Batangas last Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2020

Batangas placed under state of calamity as explosive Taal eruption looms

The declaration aims to sustain quick disaster response and recovery activities in the affected cities and towns......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2020

Metro Manila disaster council  on ‘blue alert’  

THE Metro Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MMDRRMC) is on “blue alert” as Taal volcano continues to spew heavy smoke and ash. Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Danilo Lim, concurrent head of the Metro Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MMDRRMC), ordered all disaster and emergency response units on standby for […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 13th, 2020

MMDA deploys resources to Batangas

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Monday sent its disaster and emergency response team to Talisay, Batangas to help residents affected by the explosion of Taal Volcano. Michael Salalima, concurrent chief of staff of the MMDA Office General Manager and Focal Person for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, said that three military trucks, two […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 13th, 2020

Ice Bucket Challenge co-creator Patrick Quinn dies at age 37

NEW YORK — Patrick Quinn, whose personal battle with ALS helped power the Ice Bucket Challenge fundraising campaign, died on Sunday at age 37, seven years after his diagnosis, supporters announced on Facebook. Quinn, who was born and grew up in Yonkers, New York, was co-founder of the campaign that raised more than $220 million for […] The post Ice Bucket Challenge co-creator Patrick Quinn dies at age 37 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2020

Vice president: Disaster response not a contest

Vice President Leni Robredo yesterday disputed allegations made by President Duterte about her disaster response efforts, stressing he was fed misinformation and that helping people in need is not a contest between government officials......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020

PDRF gets latest tech support from SAP Customer Experience Solutions, SGV & Co. for COVID-19 logistical operations, response

The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, one of the country’s major private sector vehicles and coordinators for disaster response improvement, has received technological support on COVID-19 logistics and response. SGV & Co., the Philippine member firm of EY Global,  developed the specific application in collaboration with SAP, which was donated to PDRF as support......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 18th, 2020

Groups call for better disaster response

Industry groups on Monday called for efficient disaster response and preparedness following the recent typhoons that affected thousands of Filipinos. In a statement, several industry groups stressed the need for better disaster preparedness after parts of Luzon were devastated by Super Typhoon “Rolly” and Typhoon “Ulysses,” displacing many Filipinos and causing damage to infrastructure and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 17th, 2020

NOLCOM assists in relief operations in Cagayan, Isabela

TARLAC CITY, Nov.16 (PIA) -- Armed Forces of the Philippines Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) has shifted Monday its disaster response efforts in the provinces of Cagayan and Isabela to relief opera.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 17th, 2020

Business groups press for efficient disaster response

Business groups on Monday rallied to an "urgent" call from the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) to press the government for efficient disaster response and preparedness program in face of calamities......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 17th, 2020

NDRRMF gets P10 billion augmentation fund for typhoon victims

The Department of Budget and Management has infused an additional P10 billion into the government’s disaster response fund, bringing the available funds for typhoon victims to over P11 billion......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 16th, 2020

Ilocos Sur PDRRMO deploys rapid response team to Cagayan province

VIGAN CITY, Nov. 15 (PIA) - - The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) in Ilocos Sur deployed at least 37 personnel to help with the search and rescue operations for th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 16th, 2020

National gov’t told to level up disaster response capabilities, be more empathic

MANILA, Philippines — Sorsogon Governor Francis Escudero on Sunday urged the national government to “step up to the plate” on its disaster response capabilities after Typhoon Ulysses ravaged many parts of Luzon. “Sorry, but the National Government should step up to the plate on disaster response and should show more empathy to the victims of […] The post National gov’t told to level up disaster response capabilities, be more empathic appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2020