PH Rescue and Emergency Hotlines

For emergency assistance these are the hotlines to remember, you may call, SMS (text) or tweet.

Philippines Government Agencies
Safety Information
Disaster Preparedness

Emergency Hotlines

National Disaster and Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) hotlines
Trunklines: 911-5061 to 65
Operations Center: (02)911-1406, (02)912-2665, (02)912-5668,(02) 911-1873

NDRRMC hotlines for Luzon
Office of Civil Defense – National Capital Region: (02) 421-1918/ (02) 913-2786
Office of Civil Defense – Region I: (072) 607-6528
Office of Civil Defense – Region IV-A: (049) 531-7266
NDRRMC Region IV-B: (043) 723-4248
NDRRMC – Cordillera Administrative Region: (074) 304-2256, (074) 619-0986, (074) 444-5298, (074) 619-0986

Office of the Civil Defense regional office telephone directory
Region I: (072) 607-6528, (072) 700-4747
Region II: (078) 304-1630, (078) 304-1631
Region III: (045) 455-1526, (045) 455-0033
Region IV-A: (049) 834-4344, (049) 531-7266, TF (049)531-7279
Region IV-B: (043) 723-4248, (043) 702-9361
Region V: (052) 742-1176
+63917-574-7880 (Globe)
+63928-505-3861 (Smart)
Region VI: (033) 336-9353, (033) 337-6671, (033) 509-7319
Region VII: (032) 416-5025, (032) 253-6162, (032) 253-8730
+63917-947-5666 (Globe)
+63949-471-0009 (Smart)
Region VIII: +63917-700-1121 (Globe)
+63915-762-2368 (Globe)
Region IX: (062) 911-1631, (062) 925-0458, (062) 9913450
Region X: (088) 857-3907, (088) 857-3988 (Telefax)
Region XI: (082) 233-0295, (082) 233-0611 (Telefax)
Region XII: (083) 552-9759, (083) 553-2994, (083) 301-2994
+63917-628-3720 (Globe)
+63920-976-4001 (Smart)
CAR: (074) 3042256, (074) 6190986, (074) 4445298
CARAGA: (085) 342-8753
National Capital Region: (02) 913-2786 or (02) 421-1918

Philippine National Police (PNP) hotline patrol
Hotline: 117 Police Assistance (including fire and ambulance assistance)
Text hotline: 0917-847-5757

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Disaster Preparedness: What To Do During and After Earthquake

Philippines Government Agencies
Safety Information

PHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology) and OCD (Office of Civil Defense) has launched Valley Fault System Atlas (VFS Atlas) and has previously warned people from affected areas about possible impending activity from the West Valley Fault. Earthquakes cannot be predicted, we encouraged the public to be a step ahead in anticipating the disaster, be prepared to learn on what should you do if an earthquake occurs.

What to do in an earthquake
For earthquake emergency assistance these are the hotlines to remember:
National Disaster and Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) hotlines: Trunklines: 911-5061 to 65; Operations Center: (02)911-1406, (02)912-2665, (02)912-5668,(02) 911-187
PHIVOLCS Trunkline: (02) 426-1468 to 79, local 124/125 (Seismology)
Red Cross Hotline: 143, (02) 527-0000, (02) 527-8385 to 95; Disaster Management Office: 134 (Staff), 132 (Manager), 133 (Radio Room)
Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Hotline: 136
Complete List of Hotline are available here

For earthquake information, visit PHILVOC’s website at


What should I do if an earthquake occurs

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Textbooks Full of Misinformation (for SY AY 2015-2016?)
DepEd textbook errors
Gearing towards K-12 education system, are we really ready for K-12?

Philippine Education
Vibal Group,
DepEd K-12 Curriculum Planners

A tenth Grade textbook shows Harry Potter as a novel from the United States as suggested from Chapter Lessons. These textbooks goes through strict (?) copy writing, editing, and consultation (was it) and was approved for printing and distribution by the Department of Education (DepEd) or Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

I believe the people who handles topic creation and researches have attained proper educational degrees, with credibility on their belts they should have checked and rechecked the contents of the textbooks therefore to manifest the power of social responsibility. Hand in hand they work in progression from textbook writers to copy editors, fact checkers to proof readers to publishers. Heck! I’m a parent and I’ve read textbooks errors continually while teachers do make corrections; student’s as well comprehend the mistakes which in a way sharpens the kids’ critical thinking. But what’s bothersome, is when there are teachers or curriculum planners for instance with lower common sense (honestly some exist), those who are not keen in details. Poor students the love for learning instantly fades. DepEd and CHED, our concern is how could you teach the Filipino children nationwide with multiple textbook errors? You were paid to the job have the sense of responsibility, if you’re not qualified then throw away your masteral and Phd degrees. It all boils down with corruption from the education budget since the textbook bidding process involves  large amount money, again most of the percentage of this so called budget came from the people’s taxes, technically we have the right to question.

Alvin Yapan, an assistant professor from Ateneo de Manila University posted in his facebook his anguish over the stupidity of these brand new textbooks ‪#‎SuspendK12now‬ ‪#‎SeryosoKaDepEd‬ ‪#‎HarryPotter‬
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Suppose American literature
Harry Potter novel series is written by British author J.K. Rowling
Thor and Loki came from Norse mythology, or Scandinavian mythology (hope it’s not based on Marvel). Iceland is from Nordic countries.

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Managing Summer Acne with Proactiv

7 Tips to Cope with Summer Acne by Proactiv
Simple Three R’s (Step System to Acne-Free Skin)


Proactiv Solution Philippines
Health Talk
Mind and Body
Brand Management
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With an overload of summer activities – vacations everywhere, out of town adventures; the heat brings out the worst in your skin. Not everyone has the same skin types, there are those who suffer acne and its complications even with slightest change in the weather. The sweltering temperature can cause sweating, which when mixed with excessive oil, dirt and bacteria on skin will clog pores and lead to breakouts. Despite your overactive oil glands going on overdrive this summer, you can still have fun in the sun with your most potent anti-pimple ally: Proactiv Solution, the leading anti-acne treatment product. It is safe and effective for almost everyone, and it can help prevent facial blemishes from becoming a larger skin problem, in the long run it will keep your skin healthy and acne-free.

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7 Tips on how to achieve acne-free, summer ready skin

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I Wish My Mother Knew: Elementary Students Message for Mother’s Day


Influenced by Teacher Kyle’s #IWishMyTeacherKnew lesson plan, Colorado teacher, Kyle Schwartz handed out Post-it notes and asked her third graders to complete the sentence, “I wish my teacher knew … ” she posted some of her student’s message on her twitter account and gathered the attention of many as to how they can relate with the children’s emotional baggage.

#IWishMyMotherKnew mimics the same emotional content that the children wanted to deliver direct to their mothers, CNN’s Kelly Wallace invited a group of second graders to spend time at the community garden in Manhattan, the West Side Community Garden, which has over 12,000 tulips on display.

“So, as we looked ahead to Mother’s Day, we thought, “What if we ask kids to finish the sentence: I wish my mother knew … ?” and recorded their responses. What do they wish their mom knew about how they feel about her?” (-Wallace)

#IWishMyMotherKnew complete responses from 24 adorable boys and girls

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Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight on May 2, 2015 (Manila time: May 3 morning)
at MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas

Philippine Sports

Everyone knows the Pacquiao-Mayweather deal closed entirely with huge amount of moolah, win or lose Mayweather brings home what every sports man called success that made him the world’s highest-paid athlete. Pacquiao on the other hand, agreed to a second second billing in promotional materials and a lower percentage of the payout so as to push with the final negotiations. Mayweather vs Pacquiao will be the most expensive pay-per-view boxing match in the history. Not to mention the revenues from international broadcast sales, closed-circuit broadcasts at bar and sponsorships. Also merchandise sales may reach up to $1 million.

Filipinos are eagerly waiting for the 12-round Fight of the Century, but some are not too keen in watching Manny Pacquiao “Warrior of GOD” vs Floyd “Money” Mayweather hype.
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Poster by Solar Sports

Why I am not watching the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight by Atty. Saguisag

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Philippine Science High School Now Accepting Applicants for Grade 8-9
Application for Lateral Admission

Philippine Education

Announcement from the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Science High School System (DOST-PSHS System) is now accepting applicants for Grades 8 and 9.

Applicants who finished Grade 7 or Grade 8 this school year may now apply for admission to Grade 8 or Grade 9, respectively. Application is now open for interested pupils who finished Grade 7 or Grade 8 in School Year 2014-2015. The deadline for submission of application is on April 28, 2015. The date of examination is on May 12, 2015.

Criteria for Eligibility:

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Buy Proactiv Kit and get a discount on Wen Cleansing Conditioner 350ml

After your rigid summer activities comes sun damage hair and skin, what better way to renew both hair and skin (particularly acne-prone skin) to switch on a trusted brand Proactiv Solution. This season the company offers a new exclusive bundle promo available online at Buy Proactiv Kit and get Php250 up to Php400 discount on Wen Cleansing Conditioner 350ml. The bundle promo is valid until May 15, 2015 only.

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In case Wen Cleansing Conditioner sounds new to you, here’s my product review last year of May, click on Product Review: Wen Cleansing Conditioner (Introducing Wen Cleansing Conditioner “The end of ordinary shampoo”).

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