Statement of the Palace on Taal Volcano

The Palace is closely monitoring the situation of Taal Volcano. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has upgraded the Alert Status to Level 3, which means increasing the tendency towards an eruption. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has already given instructions to undertake measures necessary to place the people within the perimeter of Taal […]

Commercial building collapses in Padada, many shoppers feared trapped

A 3-storey commercial building in Padada, Davao del Sur collapsed after a 6.9 magnitude quake hit the province Sunday afternoon. Reports showed that commercial store South Green Trade collapsed while several people were shopping inside. Engr. Luke Cadoyas, Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer, disclosed that four injured people who were near the building when […]

IBC 2019 kicks off in Mati

The International Biodiversity Conference 2019 kicks off in the City of Mati as several international delegates arrived since Monday for the 3-day event. IBC 2019 will convene around the theme “Biodiversity for the People: From Ridge to Reefs”. Attendees are researchers, environmental managers, and other stakeholders who are taking strategic actions in mainstreaming opportunities to […]

Bong Go pushes for creation of Department of Disaster Resilience

Citing the vulnerability of the country to natural disasters, such as earthquakes and typhoons, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Monday, November 11, said that it is time for the establishment of a Department of Disaster Resilience to mitigate the consequences and take a more proactive approach to such calamities.  The proposed measure is currently […]