Philippines

Philippines Mines and Geosciences Bureau

The Philippines Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), as steward of the country's mineral resources, is committed to the promotion of sustainable mineral resources development, aware of its contribution to national economic growth and countryside community development. It fully recognizes that the development of a responsive policy framework in partnership with stakeholders to govern mineral exploration, mining and investment decisions and an effective institutional structure, are fundamental requisites for the sustainable utilization of the country's mineral resources.

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Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) is a service institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) that is principally mandated to mitigate disasters that may arise from volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunami and other related geotectonic phenomena.

Read more: http://www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph/

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Philippines National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA)

The National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) surveys and maps the land and water resources of the Philippines. One of NAMRIA's major mandates is to provide both the public and private sectors with mapmaking services as well as geographic and resource information.

Read more: http://www.namria.gov.ph/

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Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

PAGASA is the Philippine national institution dedicated to provide flood and typhoon warnings, public weather forecasts and advisories, meteorological, astronomical, climatological, and other specialized information and services primarily for the protection of life and property and in support of economic, productivity and sustainable development. The government agency was created on December 8, 1972 by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 78 reorganizing the Philippine Weather Bureau into PAGASA.

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Philippines Office of Civil Defense

The National Civil Defense Administration (NCDA) was established on August 18, 1954 through Republic Act 1190 otherwise known as the Civil Defense Act of 1954.

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Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC)

The National

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The Philippines: New disaster operations centre launched

Satellite image of typhoon hitting the Philippines

The Information and Communications Technology Office of the Philippine Department of Science and Technology (DOST), together with the technology provider IBM launched the Intelligent Operations Centre (IOC) near Quezon City. The new facility is equipped with technology that will allow the Government to monitor and forecast weather, and thus be better prepared for disasters.

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Philippines: Sensors for Volcano and Earthquake Early Warning

Mayon Volcano in the Philippines in 2009

The Philippines is a country frequently affected by volcanic eruptions and seismic activities as it is located on the circum-Pacific seismic belt. Futuregov.asia now reported that the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has developed a wide-area

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Tropical cyclone season over the Atlantic and typhoon season over the Pacific in 2013

Typhoons in East Asia in 2013
Storms over the Atlantic 2013

The season over the Atlantic Ocean was considerably quieter than the typhoon season over the Western Pacific Ocean.

New maps posted on the NASA Earth observatory website show the tracks and intensity of the tropical storms in both basins this year.

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Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines

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Satellite data and maps for Typhoon Haiyan

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Typhoon Haiyan

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07/11/2013
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