Duterte fires Office of Civil Defense official – Palace

Krissy Aguilar 05/22/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte had fired an official of the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) due to lack of trust and confidence, Malacañang said Friday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque identified the official as OCD…

Smart backs nationwide quake drill

04/27/2017

Smart Communications provided emergency communications support at the recent National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) in Cebu City. During the simulated 7.2-magnitude earthquake situation held at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command and Capitol Social Hall…

Capitol ready to extend aid to typhoon victims in Luzon

Morexette Erram, Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/26/2016

The Cebu provincial government is ready to extend relief assistance to storm-ravaged areas in Luzon, a Capitol official said. Baltazar Tribunalo Jr., head of the Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), said they are…

Africa taps PH app as early warning tool

PR 11/08/2016

BATINGAW, the disaster management mobile application launched in 2014 by the Office of Civil Defense-National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (OCD-NDRRMC) and Smart Communications, has been tapped as a tool for building resilience in the Horn…

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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