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(Look) Typhoon Ompong Destroys a Corn Farm in Cagayan Valley

This how a natural disaster wreaks havoc on the country's agriculture sector

Super typhoon Ompong, also known internationally as Typhoon Mangkhut, is the strongest to hit the Philippines this year. Before it made landfall, Ompong was said to be moving at a speed of up to 325 kilometers per hour or 200 mph.The super ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | September 18, 2018 10:00:00
News and Events

This is How Much Natural Disasters Cost PH in Terms of Damages and Deaths

A Brussels-based research center has kept count over the past decades

The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. Located along the Pacific Ring of Fire, the country is susceptible to frequent earthquakes and even volcanic eruptions.In addition, the Philippines is also geographically located along the typhoon belt in ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | September 17, 2018 02:00:00
News and Events

Can Startups Play a Role in Times of Natural Disasters?

Three startups win funding for innovative ideas addressing calamity-related issues

 Innovations for the disaster-prone Southeast Asian region took center stage at the Startups to the Resque, a pitching competition by public-private partnership QBO Philippines together with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF). The competition aimed ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 25, 2017 12:00:00
Technology

Disaster-proof your business

Naturally occurring disasters may happen unexpectedly and inevitably. Small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) now have a reliable option to secure their important information and files by using the cloud technology.

by James Humarang  | September 29, 2014 05:00:00
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