Benumbed and bedumbed

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 11/19/2020

The admonition/advice/plea is out. The words “resilient” and “resilience,” used to refer to the Filipinos’ indomitable spirit in the face of tragedies and calamities are, if possible, to be avoided. It is nobody’s decree, but may it…

Poe after Ulysses’ onslaught: Rebuilding and recovering no longer enough

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 11/16/2020

MANILA, Philippines — “Rebuilding and recovering is no longer enough, we need to be resilient,” Senator Grace Poe said Monday after Typhoon Ulysses battered Luzon provinces. “This will not be the last nor the worst calamity that…

Hurdles in building disaster- resilient homes tackled

Zena V. Magto 11/16/2018

CONSTRUCTION, finance, and disaster preparedness organizations are encouraged to work together to address the challenges of building quality, disaster-resilient homes. Jessan Catre, Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter country manager of the Terwilliger Center for Innovation in…

RESILIENT WARRIORS READY FOR S’FINALS

Jonas Rey N. Panerio 10/15/2018

Unbeknownst to many, the University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors have had a hellish season in the Cesafi men’s basketball tournament. Still, the Warriors find themselves with the opportunity to knock off the top seeded University of…

Emergency Responders Congress tackles disaster preparedness, resilient attitude for sustainable progress

Nestle L. Semilla 08/29/2018

  At least 700 local emergency responders coming from different municipalities and cities Cebu attended the 4th Emergency Responders Congress held at the Central Command Headquarters in Barangay Apas, Cebu City. The congress aims to equip local…

Building resilient communities

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 07/29/2018

Climate change is real. Our response to it should be a topnotch priority, especially as we are among the most vulnerable to its dire consequences. Building resilient communities is a goal that should be in the agenda…

Resilient Bohol: Its story of recovery

Victor Anthony V. Silva 06/26/2017

In just five years, the island province of Bohol has experienced all imaginable crises, starting with a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in 2013 and the recent attempt of the Abu Sayyaf Group to sow terror in one of its…

Storm-resilient rooms for Samar

Nestle L. Semilla 05/08/2017

BALIKATAN 2017 American and Filipino soldiers joined forces to build a large room that can serve as a classroom and shelter during disasters in Guiuan town in Eastern Samar, a region often hit by typhoons. The activity,…

OCD-7 set to build P36M disaster-resilient buildings in 2 Cebu areas

Izobelle T. Pulgo 02/20/2017

THE construction of two P36 million disaster resilient buildings in two areas in the province of Cebu is set to start this year. The Office of the Civil Defense Region 7 (OCD-7), which initiated the project, said…

Philippines slowing down on coal projects, targets more renewables

Marites Villamor Ilano 10/11/2015

The Philippines is slowing down on approving coal-fired power plant projects and pushing the development of renewable sources to achieve a balanced energy mix by 2030. Energy Undersecretary Loreta G. Ayson said the target is to have…

Welcoming strangers

12/10/2014

“Modawat gyud mi bisag kinsa, bahala na ug maghuot mi diri, mag sardinas basta kahibaw mi nga safety sila,” (We will accept anyone even if  if we’re packed here like sardines, for as long as we’re all…

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