Philippines

Philippines produces 3D hazard map for floods

View of a 3D map of flood-prone Cagayan de Oro

In the context of its climate change adaptation efforts, the Philippine government has begun producing 3D flood

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Thu, 26/09/2013 - 10:20

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8

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Thu, 09/26/2013

UNOCHA: Philippines increasingly using technologies for disasters

The Philippines is increasingly relying on technology in its preparedness and re

“Along with other countries in the region, the Philippines is increasingly relying on technology in its

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Fri, 06/09/2013 - 08:45

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6

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Philippine Conference stresses importance of GIS for disaster risk reduction

The recently- conducted GIS 8 Network 6th Conference and 14th Regional Assembly underscored the benefits of optimizing the use of geospatial information in support to disaster risk reduction and management. Held on November 15-16, 2012 at the Leyte Park Resort Hotel, the conference which was hosted by the Department of Agriculture Region 8, centered on the theme “GIS in Aid for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management.”

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Tue, 27/11/2012 - 08:38

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Tue, 11/27/2012

Philippines - Expert Mission

The Philippines, like other countries in the Pacific Rim, are exposed to a variety of hazards including floods, storm surges and strong winds associated with tropical cyclones, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and landslides. The severity of tropical storm Ketsana prompted the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) to request technical support from UN-SPIDER and the activation of the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters.

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Fri, 09/07/2010

Host Institution: 

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

Mission Expert: 

Shirish Ravan, UN-SPIDER

Mission Profile: 

On 9 July 2010, UN-SPIDER conducted an expert mission to the Philippines to conduct meetings with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and other government agencies. The mission included a meeting with government agencies that are members of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) including the Office of Civil Defense, PAGASA, the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), the Mines Bureau and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).

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The mission allowed UN-SPIDER to establish closer links with its National Focal Point NRRMC and with other government agencies within the Philippines. The mission allowed these agencies to become aware of the mission of UN-SPIDER, the type of Technical Advisory Support that it can provide to the Philippines and on the usefulness of in case of disaster-risk reduction and emergency response. The meeting allowed participants to discuss the usefulness of space-based information during the 2009 typhoon season (Ketsana, Parma, Lupit and Mirinae), potential applications in the upcoming typhoon season as well as lessons learned, and existing mechanisms such as the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters and Sentinel Asia that have been established by the space community to support countries facing the impacts of major disasters. The mission also allowed UN-SPIDER to become aware of on-going efforts in the Philippines in the areas of disaster-risk reduction and emergency response.

Crowdsourcing community responds to Philippine floods

Google's Crisis Response Team launched a resource page for the

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Fri, 10/08/2012 - 08:58

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Fri, 08/10/2012

Philippines

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National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC)

Contact Person
Mr Glenn J. Rabonza
Tel: +632 911-5061 to 64 ext. 10
Email: dopcen [at] ndcc.gov.ph

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Disaster management center up in forum

The Philippines will seek assistance in setting up a disaster management center at next week’s forum of lawmakers in the region in Japan, a senator said yesterday.

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Tue, 10/01/2012 - 15:01

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13

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Shared images to help Philippines make disaster plans

While some countries have shipped relief supplies for the victims of Tropical Storm “Sendong,” others are sharing valuable satellite data on the devastated areas in Mindanao.

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Tue, 10/01/2012 - 14:54

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13

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NASA satellite sees Tropical Depression 06W near the Philippines

The sixth western Pacific tropical cyclone (06W) of 2011 has developed near the Philippines and the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite saw some heavy rainfall in the storm. Tropical Depression 06W was dropping the heaviest rain over the open waters of the Western North Pacific Ocean on June 17 as the storm continues to move toward China.

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Mon, 20/06/2011 - 16:32

Philippines to Make 3D Map to Boost Disaster Preparedness

Manila - The Philippines plans to come up with a three-dimensional map of the country in order to boost disaster

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Tue, 12/04/2011 - 14:28

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15

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121

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