Category Archives: Disaster & Preparedness

Tsunami Alert: How to Stay Safe

    In 2004, one of the deadliest tsunamis in world history hit the Indian Ocean.   It was a Sunday morning, right after Christmas Day, when a magnitude 9.1…

FACTS & FAQS ABOUT BER MONTHS

The most wonderful time of the year is approaching! Many of us are already busy planning for the holidays by organizing parties and shopping for gifts. But another thing Filipinos…

Rising from the Rubble: An Earthquake Survivor’s Story 

On July 16, 1990 at 4:26 PM, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck parts of Luzon particularly Regions 1, 2, 3, the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Southern Luzon and Metro Manila….

Rainy Day Hazards and Precautions

After the sweltering heat of the Hot and Dry Season, comes the season of rains— usually synonymous with the onslaught of diseases, as well as damage in agriculture and infrastructure….

6 FACTS & FAQS about Climate Change

On the first day of June 2017, United States President Donald Trump withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement, a global effort that aims to limit carbon emission. This decision has…

Media Takes Action on Climate Change

See previous article: Climate Action through Communication The two-day Media Summit on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) organized by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union held in Dhaka, Bangladesh concluded…

Climate Action through Communication

The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, in partnership with Bangladesh TV, gathered Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) advocates, climate and weather experts, and communication and media practitioners for the Third Climate Change and…

The Truth about Mysterious Sea Creatures and Earthquakes

They looked like beings from another world. Fish that’s almost ten times the average Filipino height.. An unidentified hairy carcass washed ashore. Such sea creatures are not only mysterious-looking, but…

What to Do When a Tornado Strikes

A tornado is a thin column of air extending from a thunderstorm cloud to or near the ground. Rotating counterclockwise at around 450 kilometers per hour or even faster, it…

A Week of Global Disasters

Disasters strike like thieves in the night, unpredictable and dangerous. In a span of six days, they’ve wreaked havoc in different parts of the world, including the Philippines.   Sinkhole…