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Handa Pilipinas: DOST Showcases innovative products on disaster preparedness, response

March 09, 2020
Late last year, several earthquake incidents were recorded in different areas in Mindanao, while at the start of 2020, Taal Volcano woke up from slumber and erupted after 43 years. On an average, the ...

Media introduced to #BidaAngHanda: Talk on quake preparedness

March 05, 2020
Office of Civil Defense-Capacity Building and Training Service Director Susana Juangco and PHIVOLCS Geologist Jeffrey Perez sharing some light moments with members of media. (PIA NCR) (DOST) QUEZ ...

Philippines scientists seek declaration of ‘climate emergency’

February 26, 2020
MANILA, Philippines — Filipino scientists are calling for the declaration of a “climate emergency” to highlight the urgency of the need for action to address the threats of the climate crisis. A tech ...

Phivolcs records more volcanic quakes, higher plumes in Taal

February 12, 2020
MANILA--Slight increase in volcanic earthquakes and in the height of plume emission have been observed in Taal in the past 24 hours, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) ...

Copernicus space program to boost Earth observation projects in PHL

February 11, 2020
Dr. Peter Zeil (left) of the EU-DOST Copernicus Project and Dr. Renato Solidum, DOST undersecretary for Disaster Risk Reduction-Climate Change Adaptation, at the second national conference, dubbed ...

DOST-7, Larena ink MOA for MDRRMO project

February 10, 2020
MOA Signing for the MDRRMO project under the DOST's Grant-in-Aid (GIA) pogram with (seated, L-R) LGU Larena MDRRMO Designate Clifford Quilicot, LGU Larena Municipal Mayor Dean Villa, Provincial Scie ...

Pushback against disaster department as officials back NDRRMC set-up

January 30, 2020
PHILSTAR RESOURCE PERSONS told a Senate committee that they support the current disaster coordination set-up as legislators heard evidence Wednesday on a measure proposing to create a Department ...

‘Unpredictable disasters require greater preparedness’

January 27, 2020
MANILA, Philippines — Unpredictable disasters like the ongoing eruption of Taal Volcano demand unity of command and greater preparation, according to a lawmaker in pushing for his pet bill. Such scen ...

Davao City’s earthquake faults too far for stress transfer

December 20, 2019
Phivolcs OIC Renato Solidum explains to the media the series of quakes that hit the region. DAVAO CITY (PIA) - The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said that the Da ...

Rising soon: Siquijor synoptic weather station

December 09, 2019
DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña (middle) leads the installation of the time capsule at the groundbreaking ceremony of the DoST-PAGASA Synoptic Station in Barangay Caipilan in Siquijor. DoST-ST ...

House panels OK Department of Disaster Resilience bill

November 21, 2019
The House Committees on Government Reorganization and Disaster Management on Wednesday approved the measure seeking to create the proposed Department of Disaster Resilience (DDR). During its joint me ...

Bagyong Ramon, tutumbukin ang Babuyan Islands

November 20, 2019
Patuloy na lumalapit ng Babuyan Islands ang Typhoon Ramon. Huling namataan ang bagyo sa layong 120 kilometers silangan ng Aparri, Cagayan. Napanatili nito ang lakas ng hanging nasa 120 kilometers ...

UN to fund Duterte’s Climate Change project

November 18, 2019
Albay Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda has lauded the United Nation Green Climate Fund’s (UN-GCF) $10-million grant for President Rodrigo Duterte’s Climate Change Project proposal to which the UN body will pro ...

Philippine at higher risk to climate change — UN agencies

November 15, 2019
MANILA,Philippines — Three United Nations agencies have categorized the Philippines to be at a higher risk to weather events spawned by climate change. In separate reports, the World Meteorological O ...

Expert dispels rumors of man-made causes behind Mindanao tremors

November 12, 2019
Dr. Mahar Lagmay, geologist and executive director of the country’s primary disaster risk reduction and management program Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards), dispelled spec ...

Phivolcs integration into DDR urged

November 08, 2019
MANILA, Philippines — Serious concerns arising from the recent earthquakes and continuing aftershocks in Mindanao warrant the full integration of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology ...

Web Application nga sarang ma-detect ang lokasyon sang fault kag iban nga earthquake hazards, ginpakigbahin sang DOST

October 21, 2019
KORONADAL CITY – Gin-awhag ni Department of Science and Technology o DOST Undersecretary Renato Solidum ang mga pumuluyo nga mangin preparado anuman nga oras ilabi na sa isla sang Mindanao makaligad a ...

DPWH seeks WB technical assistance for ‘Big One’

September 13, 2019
MANILA, Philippines — Officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) met recently with representatives of its development partner World Bank (WB) to discuss new financial and technica ...

Phivolcs launches app on natural hazards, risk assessment

July 17, 2019
DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña MANILA-- Banking on a vision to become the central source of information for accurate and efficient hazards assessment in the country, the Department of Science a ...

DOST harnesses technology apps to upgrade hazard, risk assessment ‘in a click of a button’

July 05, 2019
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) will launch on July 16 “HazardHunterPH,” a mobile application that will help the user identify the various geological hazards in the P ...

Phivolcs to launch 4 disaster mitigation apps

July 03, 2019
MANILA--The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology will soon launch four applications (apps) in relation to disaster risk reduction and mitigation.In an interview with the Philippine New ...

Another monsoon break tempers ailing Angat Dam's inflow

July 03, 2019
MANILA Metro Manila’s main water source, the Angat Dam, may still gain some water this week despite the continued scantiness of rain in the course of another monsoon break. Previous rains flowing o ...

Duterte OKs DOST-developed tech that locates hazards in PH

July 03, 2019
DOST-DEVELOPED TECH. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 39th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on Monday (July 1, 2019). Duterte approved the Department of Science and Technology ...

Fault markers indicate where quake may hit

July 02, 2019
DAVAO CITY, June 30 (PIA) National agencies and the city government of Davao initiated Sunday (June 23) the “Walk the Fault” activity marking the sites traversed by earthquake faults Lacson and Dacu ...

LGUs in W. Visayas urged to utilize DOST weather system

June 26, 2019
WEATHER WATCH.The Department of Science and Technology in Western Visayas (DOST 6) urges the local government units to utilize its web-based monitoring system 'Bantay Panahon' for real-time weather ...

MMSU lauds Balik Scientist interventions on its climate-change resiliency program

June 24, 2019
The Ilocos region is vulnerable to the effects of climate change, such as drought. To be resilient to the situation, the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) started its food-water-renewable energy ...

DOST-PhiVolcs urges public awareness to prepare for 'The Big One'

June 20, 2019
The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-PHIVOLCS) reminds the public that active faults that have not generated any historical surface-ruptu ...

PAGASA to parents: Brace your kids for rainy season

May 31, 2019
BORONGAN CITY, May 30 (PIA) —The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) in Eastern Samar has warned parents to prepare their children for the rainy season ...

DOST-PAGASA inaugurates Flood Forecasting and Warning System in CamSur

May 03, 2019
PILI, Camarines Sur, May 1 (PIA) – After almost 4 decades, the public finally witnessed the inauguration and blessing of the rehabilitated Bicol River Basin Flood Forecasting and Warning System (FFW ...

Phivolcs chief: Ground motion data crucial in building, infra design

April 26, 2019
Metro Davao Site Response Atlas would play an important role in the design and construction of buildings and other infrastructure. DAVAO CITY (PIA) – Data on ground motion characteristics plays a c ...



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