VISCOM lauded for successful anti-insurgency campaign, disaster response

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Vice Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines applauds the significant accomplishments of the Visayas Command in its various campaigns. Now the challenge is how to sustain their gains…

Bongbong Marcos says ROTC could help bolster country’s disaster response

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 07/31/2022

MANILA, Philippines — After calling on Congress to pass a law mandating the implementation of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said that military training could help bolster the country’s disaster…

Cebu CDRRMO to focus on disaster prevention, mitigation in Rama’s first 100 days

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) plans to focus on disaster prevention and mitigation in the barangays as part of Mayor Rama’s goal for his first 100 days. Harold…

CCDRRMO taps frat, sorority members as emergency responders

Vhenna Marie Mantilla 03/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRRMO) launched Friday (March 4) the Barangayan, Bayanihan, Bolontarismo program together with the Cebu inter-fraternity and sorority response groups at the Plaza Independencia. The…

Southern Luzon provinces bear brunt of ‘Quinta’

The Inquirer Bureaus 10/28/2020

Oriental Mindoro province and Batangas City have been placed under a state of calamity while Occidental Mindoro, Batangas, and Marinduque provinces are expected to follow suit following the onslaught of Typhoon “Quinta” (international name: Molave) on wide…

ERUF paramedics upgrade rescue skills

PR 08/09/2017

EIGHT members of the Operations Group of the Emergency Rescue Unit Foundation Phil. Inc. (ERUF) recently arrived from a ten-day training in medical and rescue response in The Netherlands. This training was upon the invitation of Brandweer…

Stakeholders to join forces for efficient disaster response

03/02/2016

THE Asia-Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (A-PADM) held a Visayas-wide conference that was attended by business groups, members of the academe, civil society organizations and government agencies from the different regions of the Visayas last Feb. 23…

Unused disaster donations

Editorial 11/09/2015

The Commission on Audit’s (COA) disclosure that about P923 million in foreign and local cash donations given to the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) have been sitting idle in banks since last year is not only an…

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