Category Archives: Disaster & Preparedness

RISING TIDES: The burden of Hagonoeños

Hagonoy in Bulacan, known for its thriving fishing industry, is the 8th richest town in Bulacan, according to the Commssion on Audit (2010). But this municipality has been making waves…

Understanding hurricanes and typhoons

  Known as one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. the philippine is at risk for almost all types of natural hazards. while earthquakes and volcanic eruptions remain…

The Connection between Volcanoes and Climate Change

The increasing volcanic activities in the Pacific Ring of Fire have sparked speculations and concerns that a catastrophic disaster is coming. Based on the website Volcano Discovery, almost three dozen…

Beating the Heat: Lessons Learned from December California Wildfire

Within hours, a natural phenomenon can already reduce a beautiful mountainscape into a blazing inferno. Earlier this month, extreme fire conditions broke out in different parts of Southern California. The…

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

Because our country is vulnerable to the effects of extreme tropical cyclones, preparedness should be our priority. Here are some of rainy season-related hazards and the smart ways to avoid…

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…