Thursday, January 23, 2020

Calamities & Disasters

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Calamities and disasters, responses - relief and rehabilitation, disaster risk reduction and management

Lockdown Mania: Why disaster refugees want to return to their homes ASAP

If I were on the ground with them (perhaps as a barangay captain or NGO supporter or community organizer), I would lead those who want to want to hold organized and well-planned visits to check/rescue/feed/retrieve what they left behind.

Benguet farmers, traders send veggies to Taal folks

Benguet vegetable farmers and traders donated tons of vegetables for the residents affected by the explosion of Taal volcano in Batangas.

Disastrous disaster capitalism

What this is, in simple terms, is disaster capitalism: the commodification of crisis in order to generate greater profits. What others would call “supply and demand” is actually sellers preying on fear, anxiety, and sometimes even safety in order to generate profit.

Severe flooding hits Cagayan, Isabela anew

Rains brought by the Northeast Monsoon and tail end of a cold front, caused severe flooding in 28 towns and three cities in Cagayan and Isabela provinces who are still recovering from the flood and damages from Typhoon Quiel last month.

Ilocos NGO decries harassment, red-tagging

Ilocos Center for Research, Empowerment, and Development, a non-government organization providing disaster response to communities in Ilocos, decried the harassment of its staff and partner organization by the Philippine National Police in Agoo, La Union.

Two Northern Luzon provinces in state of calamity

The provinces of Apayao and Cagayan in Northern Luzon were put under the state of calamity following the extreme flooding and landslides brought by Typhoon Quiel (international name ‘Nakri’) over the week.

Tornado, landslides hit Abra

The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) of Bucloc, Abra rescued six families on August 10 after a tornado destroyed their homes at Barangay Labaan in the afternoon.

Farmers hit by typhoon, drought ask for more assistance

Farmers belonging to the Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation (Stop Exploitation) are urging the provincial governments to provide more assistance for farmers and fisherfolk hit by Super Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) and drought.

VICTORY FOR FARMERS | Traders to waive debt interest during calamities

Farmers of Baggao town in Cagayan province successfully closed a deal with traders in the municipality to forego the interest of their debt during calamities and disasters.

Benguet farmers feel impact of dry spell

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL BAGUIO CITY — Farmers in Benguet province are suffering from the dry spell for more than a month now according to the...

Forests again ablaze in Benguet

Fires again destroyed forests in Benguet province last night, March 10, burning an estimated 15 hectares of mountain lands.

Spate of forest blaze alarms Cordillera fire bureau

Senior Supt. Maria Sofia Mendoza of the Bureau of Fire Protection Cordillera said the number of incidents recorded in the first two months this year is alarming given the El Nino warning of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA).



2019 TOP STORY | Stories of deaths that stole the headlines

Deaths of individuals that range from murder to freak accidents filled our pages last year. The deaths brought grief and anger, some of which influenced policies, events and institutions. Most of the incidents spurred calls for justice and reforms, and exposed the prevailing culture of impunity in the country.