NOAH head wins prestigious Plinius medal

In recognition of his achievement on research and development in natural hazards, DOST Project NOAH’s Dr. Mahar Lagmay was awarded the 2015 Plinius medal by the European Geosciences Union (EGU). “This is a very relevant award bestowed to us by the international community, which acknowledges the dedication of scientists who work on natural hazards. It’s a…

Priority, Capacity, Information (A three stage approach to implementing disaster risk reduction and management at the local level)

By Efrath Silver (Voluntary Service Overseas, European Union) Executive summary The Philippines has a comprehensive disaster risk reduction and management law since 2010 (RA 10121), has an extensive network of disaster risk reduction and management agencies and organisations, has the knowledge and skills available to make the country a safer place, where people can live…

Reported Storm Surge during Tropical Cyclone Glenda (Rammasun)

M. J. Gonzales1, J. B. L. Briones1 , J. Tablazon1, P. J. Lapidez1 , C. Mongaya1, M.T. F. Mungcal1, A. M. F. A. Lagmay1,2 1Department of Science and Technology, Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards 2National Institute of Geological Sciences, UP Diliman Abstract On 15 July 2014, Typhoon Glenda (international name Rammasun), the strongest typhoon to make landfall…