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UN, Red Cross cite PH progress in reducing risk


The Philippines, along with Vietnam and New Zealand, has been cited as “positive examples of progress” in disaster risk reduction and management by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the UN Development Program.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Tacloban Declaration’ on disaster preparedness drawn up

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario. FILE PHOTO

In the end, the message was clear: Everyone has a stake in building more resilient communities, and the world must act now so that lives would be spared from the “new normal” of mega-disasters.

Posted: June 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH to host int’l post-‘Yolanda’ meet

‘YOLANDA’ SURVIVOR Melvin Castro sits in the rubble of his home in Tacloban City where 18 of his family members were killed.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Top leaders, experts and officials of disaster risk reduction and management agencies from Asia and Europe are meeting in the Philippines next week in a conference that is meant to draw lessons from Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) on how the world can prepare for future mega-disasters.

Posted: May 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH can learn from Japan about disaster preparedness


As the Philippines starts to rise from the devastation wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” it could benefit from adopting certain practices of one of Japan’s prefectures where preparing for disasters is a constant endeavor involving the government and residents.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

EU envoy promotes disaster preparedness in Camarines Sur

EU Ambassador Guy Ledoux   FILE PHOTO

The European Union (EU) envoy to the Philippines visited Camarines Sur on Tuesday to promote the importance of disaster preparedness.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »