Typhoon Vongfong (locally known as Ambo), the first typhoon to hit the Philippines this year, continues to intensify and is expected to remain within the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) until Monday, May 18, 2020. As of May 14, 2020 2 PM, Vongfong has made landfall in the provinces of Northern and Eastern Samar. Vongfong […]
It was a few minutes before lunchtime and Jamerah was busy preparing for that afternoon’s order of ube barbeque (similar to bananaque) she would be selling to her neighbors at the Boganga Relocation site. This is where her family of five found home after having moved around thrice after the Marawi Siege.
On the afternoon of January 12, 2020, the Taal Volcano located in the province of Batangas (Region IV-A, Luzon Island), had a steam driven explosion. It has since been in a period of unrest, resulting to 75 volcanic earthquakes with intensities ranging from Intensity II – IV within the vicinity of the volcano as of […]
According to the World Risk Index 2018, the Philippines is among the most vulnerable countries to the impact of natural disasters and climate change worldwide. Each year, around 30 typhoons affect the country, leaving the multiple sectors – women, children, persons with disabilities, and the elderly, among others – to suffer the consequences. CARE Philippines, […]
A dengue epidemic has been declared in the Philippines after recording more than 600 deaths and over 146,000 cases in 2019 alone – a 98% increase from the previous year. According to the World Health Organization, dengue is one of the fastest-spreading mosquito-borne diseases in the world and has increased 30-fold in the past 50 […]