PHL to observe Earth Day as Paris Agreement takes effect

DAVAO CITY, Philippines–On April 22, the Philippines will celebrate Earth Day as the Paris Agreement on Climate Change enter into force for the country. It will be a historic day  for the country, “Earth Day will once again be historic for the Philippines as it will mark the commencement of the Paris Agreement’s legal force …

Are oarfish harbingers of earthquakes?

“Wild animals can be natural early detection systems for disasters. (That’s) another reason why we should value them.” – Dr. Theresa Mundita Lim, director of the Biodiversity Management Bureau *** Last April 17, on an early dawn, fishermen swimming off Purok Kiblis in Barangay Lomuyon of Kiamba, Sarangani Province were caught by surprised when they …

Filipinos urged to prepare always for impending earthquakes

“We never know when an earthquake will occur. But we should know what to do before, during and after the occurrence of such events. Regular safety drills should be done to familiarize citizens with safety and disaster preparedness measures.” Senator Loren Legarda, United Nations International Strategy Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) Global Champion for Resilience, issued that …