Typhoon in Philippines – Sendong continues to move toward the Visayas

By Mary Judaline Flores Partlow The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) of Negros Oriental is now gearing up to respond to any eventuality as tropical storm Sendong continues to move toward the Visayas and is expected to cut across the southern part of Negros beginning today through Saturday. Sendong is expected to make [...]

Sendong Typhoon Hits Davao, Philippines

The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (RDRRMC) in this province has been placed on alert pursuant to the order of Gov. Rodolfo del Rosario to monitor the situation, especially in flood prone areas. The governor issued the order at 3 p.m. Friday, as the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) placed the [...]

Japan Helps Camiguin Island

Top officials in Camiguin province on Monday expressed their heartfelt gratitude to President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and the government of Japan for the realization of the province’s flood system project. The local officials also thanked Public Works and Highways Secretary Victor Domingo and Major Flood Control and Drainage Projects Cluster ll head Director Philip F. [...]

How to Control Flood in Camiguin Philippines

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will start constructing a P495-million Flood Disaster Mitigation project at Barangay Hubangon, Mahinog town, this province next month. The project covers the construction of two Sabo dams along Pontod river and the reconstruction of damaged Hubangon bridge, all in the municipality of Mahinog. This flood disaster mitigation [...]

Hubangon and Pontod River in Camiguin Island

Ground was broken on Thursday for Camiguin Island’s flood disaster mitigation project by Misamis Oriental Governor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo, assisted by the Minister for Economic Affairs of the Japanese Embassy in Manila Tomochika Uyama. The project is funded by the government of Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) grant aid amounting to Yen 1.013 billion (approximately [...]