What does a world champion boxer have to do with saving lives in a disaster? (World Bank)

By Yann Kerblat, Alanna Simpson This article was originally published in World Bank blog on April 20, 2015. World Champion boxer Manny Pacquiao is a living icon in the Philippines, his legendary battles are well known and brought him considerable fame. This fame and recognition is being used by the Philippine government (through Project NOAH) to save lives and…

UP disaster scientist wins top European geosciences award (Rappler)

Europe’s premier geosciences union recognizes Dr Alfredo Mahar Lagmay for his outstanding work on volcanic hazards, earthquakes, typhoons, landslides, and floods By Voltaire Tupaz This article was originally published in Rappler.com on April 16, 2015.   MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Europe’s premier geosciences union awarded its Plinius Medal to one of the Philippine’s leading disaster…

Project NOAH exec receives recognition (Philippine Star)

By Janvic Mateo This article was originally published in the Philippine Star and news.yahoo.com on April 19, 2015. Project NOAH executive director and University of the Philippines professor Mahar Lagmay recently received recognition from the European Geosciences Union (EGU) for his work in disaster risk reduction and mitigation in the Philippines. Lagmay was conferred the prestigious 2015…

Life work (Manila Standard Today)

By Manila Standard Today This article was originally published in Manila Standard Today on April 19, 2015.   A Filipino scientist this week received top distinction from Europe’s premier geosciences bureau. Dr. Alfredo Mahar Lagmay, who heads the government’s Project NOAH — Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards — was given the Plinius Medal by the European Geosciences…

Typhoon Chedeng (Maysak) Storm Surge Advisory

UPDATED April 04, 8 PM PST By DOST Project NOAH, PAGASA Storm Surge Component Storm surge advisories by DOST-Project NOAH are now lifted. Tropical Cyclone Chedeng has been downgraded from Typhoon to a Tropical Storm category (as per PAGASA 5 pm weather bulletin). Please continue to monitor storm surge updates on Chedeng through PAGASA bulletins.   Please…