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Philippines: OCD-CAR Sets “Rescue MARCH” on July 16


Baguio City: The Office of Civil Defense in partnership with the city government of Baguio will spearhead a unified march activity on July 16 to promote camarederie and brotherhood among Cordillera rescue and emergency response groups and to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1990 killer earthquake that hit Baguio City and other provinces.\r\nDubbed as “Rescue M.A.R.C.H. (Mass Assembly for Rescue and Care for Humanity)”, it will be among the highlights of the observance of July as National Disaster Consciousness Month, OCD Cordillera Regional Director Andrew Alex Uy said. Through Rescue MARCH, we aim to promote better public
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Philippines: DOH Allots P37M for Health Facilities in Mt. Province


Bontoc, Mountain Province: In continuing efforts to help improve health services in the province, the Department of Health has allotted 37,002,902.00 under its Health Facilities Enhancement Program(HFEP).\r\nProvincial Health Team leader Judith Dao-as during the Provincial Health Board meeting held last June 23 reported that the amount of  P10 Million  is appropriated for the Bontoc General Hospital for  the rehabilitation of the emergency room, OB-GYNE building and other areas, and for the improvement of the water supply system. It aims to upgrade priority rural health centers and barangay health stations to provide Basic Emer
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Philippines: Incentives for Disaster Preparedness among APEC SMEs Introduced


Iloilo City: Financial incentives designed to spur emergency preparedness among businesses in the Asia-Pacific as the risk of shocks to trade and growth rises in the world’s most natural disaster hit region have been introduced in the ongoing 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).\r\nThe APEC Emergency Preparedness Working Group said in a press statement following a public-private sector meeting in Bangkok, Thailand that disaster management officials from APEC member-economies have voiced support for the financial incentives designed to promote business continuity planning
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Philippines: Philippines Trials Disaster Information System


The Philippine government’s Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and the state-run broadcasting company, People’s Television Network (PTV), have built a disaster information system that will enable the provision of disaster-related information through the use of terrestrial digital broadcasting. Aiming to mitigate typhoon damage, the field trial utilized PTV’s broadcasting network to send information from a cloud-based disaster information system built by NEC Corporation, to those who could access approximately 30 televisions installed in around 20 government agencies.\r\nThe OCD is now proceeding with plans for full-scale introduc
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Philippines: Cordillera DRRMC Pushes for Creativity, Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction


Baguio City: Bringing in creativity and innovations in lessening the risks and to ensure minimal if not zero casualty during disaster is important.\r\nCordillera Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Chair and Office of Civil Defense Director  Andrew Alex Uy,  stressed  this in a kapihan media forum here  on July 1  the launching  the  National Disaster Consciousness Month. Uy emphasized the need to think outside the box, wherein aside from the conventional method there is a need to bring in improvements, creativity and innovations in disaster prevention and disaster preparedness as it could spell a
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