An average of 20 typhoons and dangerous storms arrive in the Philippines from the Pacific Ocean over the eastern seaboard yearly.
At the writing of this paper, the Taal Volcano is currently exhibiting signs of another eruption. The need for terrorism suppression and bomb analysis, search techniques and evacuation procedures are critical. In his Senate Resolution 1063, Senator Bam Aquino stressed the need to assess the impact of government’s actions to determine best practices and effective tools used in the disaster risk and reduction programs of local government units (LGUs). Welcome to Rappler, a social news network where stories inspire community engagement and digitally fuelled actions for social change.
Her main contention is on how the subject has the same hours as other mathematics and science subjects, when a 2008 law already mandates schools to teach environmental awareness at all levels. With the signing of the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, two years have been added to the basic education system of the Philippines. The 80-hour subject on disaster readiness and risk reduction will translate to 3 sessions a week, 1 hour per session, for a whole semester, according to Cayetano.
DepEd K to 12 coordinator Elvin Uy explained that it is a core subject under the STEM strand, but students in the general academic strand can also take it either as part of their specialized subjects or as an elective. Are currently hardened cost of silver would avert for months and finally a straightforward explanation for. The beginning of August 2012 has proved to be challenging especially to those affected by the floods brought about by the monsoon rains. Whether there’s an impending typhoon or not, it is better to save these hotlines in your phones or list them down in a directory where people in your house can easily access them.
Once the earthquake is over, we will have to live with the risk of fire, the potential lack of utilities and basic services, and the certainty of aftershocks.
Your community can do all of the above and more if it has been recognized by the National Weather Service as TsunamiReady. Identify the needs of household members and neighbors with special requirements or situations, such as use of a wheelchair, walking aids, special diets, or medication. Check with your city or county to see if there is a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in your area.
Find out if your home or business is at risk for earthquakes, tsunamis, and related hazards. Select a safe place outside of your home to meet your family or housemates after the shaking. Designate an out-of-area contact person who can be called by everyone in the household to relay information.
Keep copies of essential documents, such as identification, insurance policies, and financial records, in a secure, waterproof container, and keep with your disaster supplies kits. You may have to take additional steps, especially if someone has a disability or other access and functional needs. This website, the national government portal, is updated regularly with speeches, reports, statements, press releases, and documents from the Office of the President and other departments of the Philippine government. The Official Gazette print edition is published every Monday. Inquiries regarding publication in, subscription to, circulation, and claims may be forwarded to the National Printing Office. Learn the history of the Official Gazette and more about the Official Gazette print edition. The Philippines is a republic with a presidential form of government wherein power is equally divided among its three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial.
The Republic of the Philippines is a sovereign state in archipelagic Southeast Asia, with 7,107 islands spanning more than 300,000 square kilometers of territory.

The Philippines is a unitary presidential constitutional republic, with the President of the Philippines acting as both the head of state and the head of government. Check out The Philippines At A Glance for quick and easy access to information about the Philippine economy, poverty incidence, employment, infrastructure, education, healthcare, and the like, as well as some of the government’s most important programs.
The Office of the Presidential Spokesperson (OPS) forms part of the national government’s communications arm. Begun in 1936, the Messages of the President was meant to be the official, definitive compilation of presidential documents. The Messages of the President covers two series, corresponding to the constitutional standing of administrations since 1899.
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Based on the World Risk Index 2012, the Philippines is the third among 173 countries most vulnerable to disaster risk and natural hazards; we experience an average of 20 tropical cyclones each year and other climatic and extreme weather aberrations such as the El Nino phenomenon. To mitigate the effects of climate change and to ensure the effective implementation of disaster risk reduction, the government has put in place interventions to reverse environmental degradation and to improve the resiliency of local communities. Since its launch in July 2012, the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) project has been in the process of installing over 500 pieces of weather equipment composed of automated weather stations (AWS), automated rain gauges (ARG), and combinations of AWS-ARGs along the 18 major river basins in the country by end of July 2013. The combined amount of assistance from the government and non-government organizations for emergency relief assistance and rehabilitation—which includes financial assistance, food, medicine, housing, and livelihood—reached P15.21 billion, benefiting more than three million family-victims  who were in most need of support.
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All governmental and private entities responsible for large segments of the population  should be prepared for these fateful natural disasters and put into force mitigation techniques to reduce potential risk and loss of life. Bad weather, especially during typhoon season, poor maintenance, overloading of vessels -- especially during the Christmas season as families return to their villages for reunions -- and lax enforcement of regulations has brought many tragedies.
With the improved performance of government, private sector and non-government organizations in preparation for super typhoon Ruby, a lawmaker wants to institutionalize best practices and effective tools to ensure readiness for future calamities and disasters. The inquiry will look into the enhanced inter-agency coordination mechanisms of the national government and the pro-active response of LGUs and private sector on disaster preparedness and mitigation in the country.
MANILA, Philippines – Senator Pia Cayetano is asking the Department of Education (DepEd) to justify allocating 80 hours per semester on a disaster readiness and risk reduction subject under the academic track’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) strand.
Every senior high school student will take 15 core subjects with content and competencies common in any track, 7 other contextualized track subjects with competencies common in any track, and specialized subjects under their chosen track and strand. These comprehensive and timely seminars provide the kind of training needed to better-prepare administrators and first responders. These hotlines are based from the information released by the Presidential Communication Development and Strategic Planning Office. Before the next earthquake, get together with your family or housemates to plan now what each person will do before, during and after.
The TsunamiReady program sets guidelines for adequate tsunami readiness, including the ability to receive and send out tsunami warnings, designation of tsunami hazard zones and evacuation routes, and outreach programs that address both natural and official warnings.
Change the battery once a year, or when the alarm emits a "chirping" sound (low-battery signal). It proclaimed its independence from the Spanish Empire on June 12, 1898, following the culmination of the Philippine Revolution. The OPS Secretary and Undersecretary speak on behalf of the President and are the primary sources of information regarding current issues and concerns related to the President. The first series covers the existing, continuing constitutional succession of administrations from the Commonwealth to the present Fifth Republic. These disasters strain government funds, with an average of P15 billion in annual direct damages.

At the core of these interventions is the National Climate Change Action Plan and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Plan, which were established to systematically integrate the various disaster risk management and climate change adaptation activities, coordination, and financing mechanisms of the government. The equipment complements units—such as Doppler radars, surveillance cameras, tsunami detectors, and alerting siren—continuously being installed in various locations, to ensure effective location-specific forecasts seven days ahead (as opposed to the three-days-ahead forecast in the past) throughout the Philippines.
Recognizing the urgent need to ease flooding in these areas, the government has approved an initial P5-billion funding for high-impact flood control projects, which will provide immediate effects within 15 to 18 months of their implementation. The government has likewise allocated funding to the Metro Manila Development Authority to rehabilitate and upgrade 12 priority pumping stations, which will benefit a total of 804,662 people or roughly 161,000 families living in 361 barangays in three cities. Information, preparation and understanding of these massive natural disasters is critical for the effective reduction in loss of life and limb. As of latest count, Typhoon Ruby claimed 19 lives and damaged more than P3 billion worth of properties.
Alert level two is currently in effect for Taal, which lies only 30 miles south of the Philippine capital city of Manila.
With this, we at Club New You give you practical tips to help you and others in need during these critical times.
In addition to the shaking caused by earthquakes, other things can occur such as landslides, surface fault ruptures and liquefaction - all of which may cause injury or property damage. The Philippines was named after Prince Philip (later King Philip II) of Spain, by the Spanish explorer Ruy Lopez de Villalobos during his 1542-1546 expedition to the islands.
The second series covers the First and Second Republics, respectively, which are considered outside the existing framework of laws of the Philippines. Moreover, with Project NOAH’s website providing real-time reports, the government has improved at actively tapping into social network platforms to respond swiftly and effectively to its citizens, especially during times of emergency. We continue to strengthen and expand our social safety nets, especially for victims of natural disasters, so every Filipino can live safe and productive lives. Over 800 people were killed by the eruption, mostly by roofs collapsing under the weight of accumulated and saturated wet ash, a hazard that was largely exacerbated by the simultaneous arrival of Typhoon Yunya. NewsletterGet the latest buzz and stay up-to-date on the programs and activities of the Office of Sen.
Typhoon Yolanda, for its part, killed 6,092 people and damaged P36.62 billion worth of properties. In addition, some areas within California are vulnerable to tsunamis should an earthquake occur off the coast.
Filipino students cover their heads as they 'escape to a safer ground' during an earthquake preparedness drill at a community sitting on a fault-line in Quezon city, eastern Manila, Philippines, 19 March 2014. Aquino III authorized the revival of the series and the preparation of a complete series covering fifteen administrations. 80 hours of disaster risk," the chairperson of the committee on education, arts, and culture said.
On the open coast areas 100 feet or more in elevation and low areas more than two miles inland are safe. The first batch of students under the program will enter senior high school’s grade 11 in 2016, and grade 12 in 2017. While she feels an 80-hour subject on disaster risk is "not justified," she is not totally against it.

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