DOST 12 deploys 86 early warning devices in SOCCSKSARGEN Region (PIA)

By D.E. Doguiles (PIA 12 with report from DOST 12) This article was originally published by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) on November 23, 2016. KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Nov. 23 (PIA) — Since 2012, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has deployed 86 hydro-meteorological (hydromet) devices in the SOCCSKSARGEN Region These consist of 56 automated rain…

DOST encourages use of science-based tools in disaster management (PIA)

By Andrew Doga-ong This article was originally published by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) on October 06, 2016. BONTOC, Mountain Province, Oct.6 (DOST) – – Disaster managers of the various local government units (LGU) here are advised to use science-based tools to enhance their disaster prevention and mitigation programs. DOST personnel gave the recommendation after conducting a Training…

Project NOAH DRRM Workshop Series this August 17

Last July 31, Project NOAH had the first session of its Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Workshop Series. Participants from various LGUs and other disaster-related organizations gathered in UP Diliman to learn how to use the various Project NOAH tools in disaster risk reduction and management. This August 17, 2015 (1:00 PM to 5:00…

Project NOAH DRRM Workshop Series this July 31

Project NOAH will be having the first session of its Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Workshop Series this July 31, 2015 (1:00 PM to 5:00 PM). Held at the National Institute of Geological Sciences in UP Diliman, the training workshop will focus on learning how to use the hazard assessment tools developed by DOST…

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…

One month after Yolanda: What we need to do (Rappler)

I have no roof but I have a window of hope. Photo by Mahar Lagmay BY DEAN TONY LA VIÑA AND DR KRISTOFFER BERSE One month since Yolanda (Haiyan) made a deadly landfall across the Visayas, support from ordinary citizens, civil society organizations, and the international community continues to pour, complementing efforts of the national government.…