On 23 September 2023 (Saturday), two Low Pressure Areas inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility brought about scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in the country, including Metro Manila. With the continuous heavy rainfall during the day, some barangays and roads in Quezon City were submerged in flood waters. In a pioneering effort by the QC Local Government to improve urban disaster management, IoT-based sensors were utilized to monitor real-time ground conditions.
The Incident The oil tanker MT Princess Empress carrying 800,000 liters of industrial fuel started sinking offshore of Naujan, Oriental Mindoro on the 28th of February at 4:16 AM. The 20 men aboard were rescued soon after but by March 1, 2023 the ship was declared fully submerged following aerial and seaborne survey (NDRRMC SitRep […]
AUGUST 23, 2023 – In a display of innovation and commitment to bolstering resilience, the UP Resilience Institute (UPRI) proudly joined the esteemed lineup of institutions at SIBOL (Science and Innovation Budding Opportunities for Leverage) 2023, the nexus where new ideas converged to shape the future of Buildings, Utilities, Infrastructure, Logistics, and Transportation (BUILT). Hosted […]
The Metro Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MMDRRMC) organized a planning workshop in relation to the enhancement, finalization, and publication of the Metro Manila Contingency Plan for Earthquakes, also known as the “Oplan Metro Yakal Plus.” In line with this, they had reconstituted a Technical Working Group (TWG) for the crafting of […]
On 15 January, Cesca Llanes of UPRI talked about disaster preparedness and volcanic hazards to graduating BS Community Nutrition students from the UP College of Home Economics. The talk was part of a weeklong orientation for the students’ internship in their FN 176 Practicum class. Initially to be deployed in one of the communities […]