PEACETALK: The Omnipresence of Malacañang

PEACETALK: The Omnipresence of Malacañang

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews / 17 Dec) – I have always wondered why the federal form of government was not adopted in the 1935 Constitution. The Constitutional Convention, elec ...

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NGO coalition to mobilize networks for disaster response

NGO coalition to mobilize networks for disaster response

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 December) – A major coalition of NGOs in the country will be mobilizing its networks to strengthen coordination among agencies in times of disasters. “It ...

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Numbered graves for Pablo’s and Sendong’s unidentified dead;  Still no DNA match results two, three years later

Numbered graves for Pablo’s and Sendong’s unidentified dead; Still no DNA match results two, three years later

NEW BATAAN, Compostela Valley (MindaNews / 02 November) -- Sila man tung wala nailhan” (They were the ones who were not identified), a man on a motorbike told his companion shortl ...

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Community empowerment key to disaster preparedness – official

Community empowerment key to disaster preparedness – official

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/22 October) – Empowering communities, not high-tech gadgets, will make them better prepared for disasters, an official said. Liza Mazo, regional director of ...

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SouthCot launches disaster management training program for barangays

SouthCot launches disaster management training program for barangays

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/14 July) -- South Cotabato has launched an intensive training program on disaster mitigation and preparedness for its barangay disaster action teams ...

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Zamboanga City activates disaster management office

Zamboanga City activates disaster management office

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 3 July) – Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar has issued an administrative order creating the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO ...

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DENR-IX to reorganize regional task force on climate change

DENR-IX to reorganize regional task force on climate change

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/30 May) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is set to reorganize Regional Task Force on Climate Change. Arleigh Adorable, DENR R ...

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Mindanao state universities and colleges to offer DRMM and climate change courses

Mindanao state universities and colleges to offer DRMM and climate change courses

DAVAO CITY (May 30, 2014) – Mindanao’s state universities and colleges are stepping up efforts in making the island-region and its people more adaptable to climate change by integ ...

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PH unprepared for major disasters – Phivolcs

PH unprepared for major disasters – Phivolcs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 May) – The country is not prepared for disasters of the magnitude brought by typhoons Yolanda and Sendong and the earthquakes that hit Bohol and ...

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LGUs in Region 12 urged to adopt disaster management tools

LGUs in Region 12 urged to adopt disaster management tools

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 May) -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is pushing for the full adoption by local government units (LGUs) in Region 12 of various ...

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‘Merge science, local knowledge in disaster preparedness’

‘Merge science, local knowledge in disaster preparedness’

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/21 May)– People will be more safer and resilient if science and local knowledge and wisdom on risk resilience and adaptation will be fused, Fr. Pedro Wa ...

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OCD-12 wants broad disaster management contingency plan

OCD-12 wants broad disaster management contingency plan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 January) -- The Office of Civil Defense in Region 12 is pushing for the development of a comprehensive contingency plan that will effectively add ...

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Inclusion of disaster management in school curriculum pushed

Inclusion of disaster management in school curriculum pushed

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 Dec.) – Lessons on disaster management and first-aid lessons should be included in the Department of Education’s (DepEd) basic integrated educati ...

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