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Philippines - Expert Mission

Dates: 
Fri, 09/07/2010
Advisory Mission Facts
Main Hazards: 
Flood
Main Hazards: 
Severe Storm
Mission details
<p>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.</p>
Host Institution: 
National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council
Mission Expert: 
Shirish Ravan, UN-SPIDER
Mission Profile: 
<p>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).</p>
Mission Outcome: 
<p>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 space-based information 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.</p>

Crowdsourcing community responds to Philippine floods

Google's Crisis Response Team launched a resource page for the emergency management of floods in Manila, Philippines.

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Fri, 10/08/2012 - 08:58

Philippines

National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC)

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

latitude: 
16.5951
longitude: 
120.313

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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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 10/01/2012 - 15:01
latitude: 
12.8797
longitude: 
121.774

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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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 10/01/2012 - 14:54
latitude: 
12.8797
longitude: 
121.774

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.

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Publishing Date: 
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 preparedness, President Benigno Aquino III said Friday.

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Tue, 12/04/2011 - 14:28
latitude: 
14.5833
longitude: 
120.967

UN-SPIDER Newsletter September 2010

Issue Date: 
Mon, 04/10/2010

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