Philippines Typhoon Hagupit RubyPH Dec 2014

Humanity Road activated its response for Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) on Thursday, December 4, 2014, in advance of landfall. From December 4 -10, 2014, Humanity Road’s virtual volunteer team was engaged in an online disaster response for Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby). The typhoon, initially classified as a Category 5 super typhoon on December 3, made landfall on December 6 in Eastern Samar, which is a province of the Philippines located in the eastern portion of the island of Samar. The typhoon swept through the same regions devastated by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) just over one year before in 2013.

10 Dec 6:00am Humanity Road published a special regional report for selected areas of the Philippines that are experiencing extensive impacts from Super Typhoon Ruby.

Also as of 9 Dec 3Pm: NDRRMC Situation Report 12 reports the Public Storm Warning Signal is now lifted. The report indicates 8 deaths and 151 injured. (source)

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Situation Report – (period covered:  Dec 4 – 10, 2014 )

Prepared by: Humanity Road  Twitter: @Humanityroad  Facebook: Humanity Road

Situation Overview

Significant Updates (Most Recent First)

10 December 2014


10 Dec 6am: Humanity Road Special Regional Report containing selected regions and municipalities within the Philippines with heavy impacts from the storm. (source)

9 Dec 3Pm: NDRRMC Situation Report 12 reports the Public Storm Warning Signal is now lifted. The report indicates 8 deaths and 151 injured. (source)

9 Dec Cebu Provincial Board declared entire province under a state of calamity. The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) reported that there were 12 local government units (LGUs)  badly hit by the typhoon”, that is, the very same towns still recovering from the devastation caused by November last year’s super-typhoon “Yolanda”. Specifically, these towns are Tabogon, Daanbantayan, Medellin, San Remigio, Santa Fe, Madridejos, Bantayan, San Francisco, Poro, Tudela, Pilar and the city of Bogo. (source)


Power outages continue in 20 provinces across 6 regions. In Camarines Sur power has been restored in San Fernando, Gainza, Camaligan, Pasaico, Pamplona, and Ragay. (source)


Department of Health Typhoon Ruby Bulletin No 3 calls for:  1) boil water for drinking and cooking, 2) practice good hand washing, 3) DOH is working to ensure evacuation centers are mother/child friendly, 4) sick children should be taken to health care facilities immediately to keep diseases from spreading in evacuation centers.  The report also gives guidelines for foreign medical teams that want to enter the country.  Only Type 2 teams with current partnerships with the government are being accepted. (source)

8 Dec: The Department of Health (DOH) will conduct immunizations to prevent the outbreak of diseases in evacuation centers. (source)


9 Dec: Globe Telecom will be extending its “Libreng Tawag” service, which has helped overseas Filipinos connect with family and friends back in the Philippines.

With the free calling service well-received by Filipinos overseas, Globe will continue the program in the said countries and territories until 11:59 p.m. EST on December 9 (12:59 p.m. on December 10-Manila time). (source)


Department of Education has created a new hashtag to find damage to schools:  @DepEd_PH: Help us assess school damage due to #RubyPH. Tweet us your photos using #SchoolPatrolPH.


10 Dec: DOST-PAGASA Synopsis: at 4:00 am today, Tropical Storm “RUBY” was estimated based on all available data at 370 km West of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro (13.7°N, 117.8°E), with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph. It is forecast to move West at 20 kph. Northeast monsoon affecting Northern Luzon. (source)

Previous Updates

09 December 2014


9 Dec:  5:00am Ruby has weakened into a tropical depression and is now heading towards Lubang Island. Expected fifth landfall over Lubang Island between 5 – 6 am today. TD “RUBY” and the Northeast Monsoon will cause rough to very rough sea conditions over the seaboards of Luzon. Fisherfolks and those using small sea craft are advised not to venture out over the said seaboards. Expected to Exit PAR: Wednesday evening.


8 Dec:  A total of 259,675 families (1,186,961persons) were affected.

  • A total of 226,605 families (1,034,464 persons) are currently being served inside and outside evacuations centers.
  • A total of 1,731 families (7,998 persons) were pre-emptively evacuated to 19 evacuation centers in Manila, Marikina, Navotas, Paranaque, Muntinlupa and Malabon in NCR. (source)


Dec 9 Landslide in Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindanao after heavy rains on Monday kills one. Puerto Galera Mayor Hubert Dolor said the victim was manning his store when a portion of the riprap collapsed and buried him.(source)

8 Dec:  Video of damage to homes in Dolores from Project Agos (source)

Typhoon Ruby Field Bulletin #7 indicates current priorities involve the distribution of supplies such as food and medical aid, as well as clearing operations to make roads passable. Areas which are inaccessible by road, such as isolated interior and island barangays, will be reached via Air Force chopper. DSWD is establishing supply hubs in Borongan and Catarman. Secretary Dinky Soliman has noted, the affected residents are continuing to exhibit a strong sense of self-recovery. (source)

If weather permits on Tuesday, December 9, Bicol RDRRMC officials are set to fly to Masbate, where Ruby made its 2nd landfall, to assess the damage. NDRRMC reports that a total of 8,111 hectares of farmlands are destroyed, with Camarines Sur and Albay incurring the most damage. (source)

MSF reports ‘situation normal’ at Leyte Provincial Hospital in Palo and all staff are back to work. MSF teams are doing damage assessment in Samar. Weather has improved in Tacloban and flooding only in areas close to the sea. (source)

ACTS World Relief is standing down from its deployment. (source)


  • As of 8 Dec, 17 provinces in 5 regions are experiencing power outages
  • Power is now restored in the affected areas in Romblon and in San Fernando, Gainza, Camaligan, Pasacao, Pamplona, and Ragay all in Camarines Sur
  • Network: Globe and Smart networks are currently down in some parts of Leyte and Eastern Samar. (source)


  • As of 8 Dec, Borongan Airport in Samar is closed.
  • Following airports are open:  Antique, Bacolod, Busuanga, Calbayog, Catarman, Caticlan, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Kalibo, Legazpi, Mactan, Marinduque, Masbate, Naga, Plaridel, Puerto Princesa, Roxas, San Jose, Tacloban, Tagbilaran, Virac. (source)


8 Dec:  A total of 1,953 passengers, 74 vessels, 429 rolling cargoes, and 4 motorbancas, are still stranded due to bad weather in the affected areas. (source)

08 December 2014


Effects of Typhoon Ruby will be felt in Metro Manila (Pop of 11,855,975) and it will peak between 8-10 pm on 8 Dec (Severe Weather Bulletin #17 )  Twelve Barangays are under landslide risk. (source)


6:00am – Evacuees in Tacloban City are going home. (source)

3:30am – The Naga River in Naga, Bicol Region has flooded and people are evacuating. (source)


2:45pm Borongan Airport unavailable this time due disabled aircraft on the runway. (source)

1:00am – Tacloban Airport has been designated as landing zone for relief operations.  @flyPAL has cancelled all Tacloban flights from Dec 7-14. (source)


8:00pm – UPDATE as of 8 PM: Stranded due to #RubyPH – 2,679 passengers, 40 vessels, 3 motor bancas and 522 rolling cargoes (source)

4:00am – 2,663 passengers, 94 vessels, 3 motor bancas and 644 rolling cargoes are stranded according to the Philippine Coast Guard. (source)

7 December 2014:

A total of 146,875 families (716,639 individuals) evacuated in Regions IV-A (Calabarzon), IV-B (Mimaropa), V (Bicol), VI Western Visayas), VII (Central Visayas), VIII (Eastern Visayas), and Caraga.


11:00pm – PAGASA-DOST Severe Weather Bulletin #16

6:00pm – NDRRMC Severe Weather Bulletin #15

At 4:00 PM today, the eye of Typhoon “RUBY” was located based on all available data at 20km West of Masbate City, Masbate or in the vicinity of Aroroy, Masbate (124°N,123.4°E). Expected third landfall Sibuyan Island between 2-4AM tomorrow and it will be associated with strong winds, storm surge and heavy to torrential rainfall. PAGASA-DOST Severe Weather Bulletin #17

7 Dec: Ruby made its second landfall in Cataingan, Masbate on the morning of 12/07/2014. 


5:00pm – NDRRMC Flood Advisory Update

6:00pm – NDRRMC Situation Report 8

3:00pm – Typhoon Ruby Field Bulletin #5

5:00am – PAGASA -DOST Weather Bulletin #13 


7:17pm – A third death due to complications of pregnancy is reported by InterAKSYON news.

6:00pm – NDRRMC Situation Report 8 – reports 2 deaths due to hypothermia in Iloilo.

4:00pm – GMA Network reports on locations that have issued State of Calamity that The Office of Civil Defense in Bicol had also sought the declaration of a state of calamity for all provinces in the region due to the threat of Typhoon Ruby. The following regions, provinces and towns have issued a ‘State of Calamity’.

Region V Bicol – Province of Masbate – entire Province

Region V Bicol – Province of Catanduanes – entire Province

Region V Bicol – Province of Camarines Sur – entire Province

Region V Bicol – Province of Albay – entire Province

Region VI Western Visayas – Province of Capiz – Town of Pilar

Region VI Western Visayas – Province of Alkan (source)

Region VIII Eastern Visayas – Province Eastern Samar – Town of Dolores

3:00pm – Typhoon Ruby Field Bulletin #5 from @GovPH published and reports that as of 1 pm today, the Frontline Team is making its way to Dolores, Eastern Samar, from Borongan. The team is also clearing the road of felled trees and downed lines. Dolores is 65 kilometers away from Borongan. So far along the road of Borongan and San Julian, there are a few reported injuries but no reported deaths. Secretary Roxas was able to speak to San Julian Mayor Ezekiel Fritz Aseo and the mayor confirmed that there are no reported deaths in his town.

10:00am – Bantayan Island officials report shortage of food rations due to more evacuees. (source)

9:00am – Photos of severe flooding in Lope de Vaga, Northern Samar. (source)


1:30am – MSF France operating theater at provincial hospital in Tacloban has been damaged. (source)

7 Dec:  RELIEF

2:00pm – 413,152 Food Packs are available at DSWD NROC & Field Offices. (source)

1:00pm – DSWD asking for volunteers to help with packing supplies.  Repacking centers are open in Capiz, Aklan, Antique, and Neg Occ. (source) and also at the National Resource Operations Center (NROC) in Pasay City evac. (source)


7 Dec – A total of 146,875 families (716,639 individuals) evacuated in Regions IV-A (Calabarzon), IV-B (Mimaropa), V (Bicol), VI Western Visayas), VII (Central Visayas), VIII (Eastern Visayas), and Caraga.

12:19pm – MMDA has divided Metro Manila into 4 quadrants as part of preparations for RubyPH according to threat levels. (source)

4:00am – 04,658 families have evacuated. 1,758 evac centers are serving 132,072 families. (source)

12:10pm – NDRRMC indicates that 716 639 have been forced to evacuate. (source)

8:30am – Consolacion, Cebu – After force evac, 8 evac centers here now w/ 300+ families & still counting. (source)

6:10am – 790 families evacuated from Liloan, Cebu. Emergency personnel on standby. (source)


6:00pm – NDRRMC published Situation Report 8 – which reports total of 11 provinces in the following regions are experiencing power outages. Region IV-A (Quezon), Region 5 (Albay, Catanduanes, Masbate, Sorsogon, Camarines Sur, Region VI (Iloilo), Region VIII (Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte). In addition Globe and SMART network outages are reported in some parts of Leyte and Eastern Samar.

12:00 noon [As of 1200H] – SMART reports that Network services of Smart and Sun continue to operate in most of the areas affected by Typhoon Ruby, except for areas in the provinces of Eastern Samar and Northern Samar that had borne the brunt of the strong winds generated by the storm and have also been affected by extensive power outages.

12:14am – The National Grid Corporation have indicated that 25 transmission lines and power facilities and power facilities have been affected

10:08am – Sibonga Island: power outage

8:37am – Tablas Island: power outage

9:22am – Borongan, E. Samar: communication down

9:15am – Gumaca, Quezon, Sorsogon: power outages.

7:30am – Leyte and Eastern Samar: some areas report loss of cellphone signal. (source)

7:30am – Quezon, Iloilo, N. Samar, E. Samar, Samar, Leyte, and S. Leyte:  power outages. (source)

Albay Province, Legazpi – no electricity, evacuation centers have no electricity, some hotels using generators. (source)

2:00am – Leyte, Cebu – emergency outage in some areas due to tripping of NGCP’s Leyte-Cebu submarine cable.  No restoration time available. (source)


9:08pm – A video report by Volataire Tupaz for Rappler does show that roads in the province Leyte are impassable because to river swells causing flooding in the town of Dagami. Local farmers declared floodwaters have reached as high as 8 feet, brought by the mountain rivers Sawahon, Binahaan, and Hiabangan. The report shows the province is still vulnerable to typhoon after Yolanda came. (source)

2:30pm – Major General Jet Velarmino, commander of the 8th Infantry Battalion, told Rappler on Sunday that the road blocked by a landslide in Jiabong town, on the western side of Samar, was cleared at around 2:30 pm on Sunday, which would pave the way for the arrival of relief goods, medicine, and medical teams to Borongan in Eastern Samar on Monday, December 8. (source)

8:00am – Among the major roads that are not passable as of 8 am on Sunday:

SAMAR:  Calbayog Catarman via Lope De Vega Road (due to uprooted trees

NORTHERN SAMAR:  Catarman-Allen Road due to fallen electric posts

Catarman-Calbayog Road due to floods

EASTERN SAMAR:  Junction Taft-Oras-San Policarpio-Arteche Road due to voluminous debris


9:44am – Masbate is closed.

8:30am – The following airports still closed: Tacloban, Naga, Calbayog and Legazpi. (source)


12:00 noon – Stranded due to #RubyPH – 2,206 passengers, 92 vessels, 4 motor bancas and 793 rolling cargoes. (source)

6:00am – Coast Guard update on stranded passengers, vessels, rolling cargoes and motor banca.  

National Capital Region – Central Luzon – 340 passengers and 2 vessels

Palawan – 30 passengers and 11 vessels

Northern Mindanao – 217 passengers, 11 vessels and 8 rolling cargoes

Bicol – 362 passengers, 32 vessels, 2 motor bancas and 58 rolling cargoes

Eastern Visayas – 392 passengers, 1 vessel and 76 rolling cargoes

Southern Tagalog – 603 passengers and 325 rolling cargoes

Western Visayas – 515 passengers, 32 vessels, 1 motor banca and 222 rolling cargoes

A total of 2,459 passengers, 89 vessels, 3 motor bancas and 689 rolling cargoes. (source)

06 December 2014


9:15pm – Typhoon #RubyPH made landfall over Dolores, Eastern Samar at 9:15 p.m., December 6, 2014. (source)

11:00am – PAGASA expects Ruby to be of landfall early Sunday morning, with treats of strong winds, storm surge (up to 4.5 meters) and heavy intense rain. Though it has slightly weakened, maximum sustained winds can reach up to 185 kph and gustiness of up to 220 kph. Parts of Eastern Visayas have experienced power outages. About 50,000 have fled in anticipation of the oncoming storm.


As of 3:00 pm Dec 6, 288 families in evacuation centers in Naga, Cebu. (source)

As of 6:00 pm Dec 5, 442 families in evacuation centers in Almeria, Briliran. (source)


4:00pm – Philippine Coast Guard reports as of 4:00 pm: Stranded due to #RubyPH – 2,163 passengers, 80 vessels, 434 rolling cargoes, 4 motor bancas, 6 cancelled trips. (source)


3:30pm – whole coverage area of Biliran Electric Cooperative (BILECO) experiencing total power outage. (source)

Calbayog, Samar – reports of power outage

Borongan, Eastern Samar – reports of only SAT phones working

Tacloban, Leyte – reports of power outage

Capiz (many areas) – reports of power outages

Lucena, Quezon – reports of power outage

Catarman, Northern Samar – reports of power outage, Globe faltering, SMART stable

Sambag 1, Cebu City – reports of power outage

Tacloban – reports of power outage

Daanbantayan, Northern Cebu – reports of power outage


NDRRMC Report #6, 6 Dec 2014, 6:00pm: 

Video from All Hands Volunteers DART assessment team in Tacloban.  Severe flooding in and around parts of the city, trees and roofs have fallen on the roads and there is damage to wooden structures. (source)


1:00pm – CAAP Update, Following airports closed due Typhoon  #RubyPH: Calbayog Naga Legazpi Tacloban. (source)

05 December 2014

5 Dec – The Philippine Amateur Radio Association has activated its Ham Emergency Radio Operations to meet communication contingencies of incoming Super Typhoon HAGUPIT. We urge amateur radio operators to monitor but keep clear 7.095 MHz +/- of non-emergency traffic until we have stood down our operations. 

5 Dec – Updated Storm Warnings from PAGASA: Warning #8 (winds 195 kph – 230 kph) for the following provinces in Luzon: Albay, Sorsogon, Ticao Island, Masbate, and the following provinces in Visayas: Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Northern Cebu, including Cebu City, Bantayan Island, and Camotes Island. (source)  

04 December 2014

4 Dec – DOH declares Code Blue alert for all government hospitals in affected regions

4 Dec – Official list of localities susceptible to flooding from NOAH

4 Dec – Official list of localities that may experience storm surge from NOAH

4 Dec – Official list of localities susceptible to landslides from NOAH


During the afternoon of November 29, 2014, a tropical disturbance formed just to the south of the Federated States of Micronesia. The system was upgraded to a tropical storm on December 1. The storm continued to move towards the west-northwest and strengthen, and became Typhoon Hagupit* on December 2 and Super Typhoon Hagupit on December 3. Its maximum sustained wind speed was 149 mph. On December 4, the Philippine Government began evacuations of areas most at risk.

On December 5, Hagupit was approximately 200 miles east of the Eastern Samar province. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has identified 47 of the country’s 81 provinces as “high risk” from Hagupit and warns that some of the islands may experience storm surges at least one-story high.

As of December 8, the typhoon had made two landfalls in the Philippines and is expected to make its third landfall in Manila and the Mindoro provinces within the next 24 hours. (Hagupit made its first landfall late Saturday night in eastern Samar, and made a second landfall Sunday in the city of Cataingan on the island of Masbate.) As of 5:00 am on Monday, Hagupit had maximum sustained winds of 74 mph near the center and gusts of up to 93 mph. Residents in low-lying and mountainous areas are being advised of the potential for flash floods and landslides and coastal residents are advised of the potential for storm surges of up to 10 feet. (Source)

The Philippines have their own naming system for tropical cyclones, and refer to the storm locally as “Ruby.” The name Hagupit in Tagalog means ‘Lash’ and may be used more often by the local population.

 National Links

Regional and Local Links

The Archipelagic Republic of the Philippines Websites:

Government of the Philippines:

Website@govph, Facebook

Typhoon Ruby webpage

Philippines Social Media Directory

Undersecretary Manuel L. Quezon 


Department of Health:

Website/, @officialdohgov

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Dost Pagasa)

Website, @dost_pagasa

Department of Transportation & Communications (DOTC):

Website, @DOTCPhilippines

Philippine Coast Guard:

Website, @PhilCoastGuard1

TeamAFP (#PH armed forces)

Philippine Navy

Website@PN_Speak , FaceBook 

Philippine Information Agency:

Website, @PIAalerts

Department of Social Welfare & Development (DSWD):

Website, @dswdserves, @dinkysunflower

Project NOAH: Website

Google Crisis Response


Regional & Provincial Philippine Websites:

Mimaropa Region & Provincial Governments:

Romblon Provincial Government: Website,   Facebook

Calabarzon (Region IV-A) Provincial Governments:

Quezon Provincial Government:


Bicol (Region V) Provincial Governments:

Albay Provincial Government:


Camarines Norte Provincial Government: Website

Catanduanes Provincial Government:


Masbate Provincial Government:


Sorsogon Provincial Government:


Western Visayas (Region VI) Provincial Governments:

Aklan Provincial Government: Website

Antique Provincial Government: Facebook

Capiz Provincial Government: Website

Guimaras Provincial Government: Website

Iloilo Provincial Government: Website

Negros Occidental Provincial Government: Website

Central Visayas (Region VII) Provincial Governments: @PIACentralViz

Bohol Provincial Government:

Website, @PIABOHOL ,Facebook

Cebu Provincial Government

WebsiteFacebook, @cebugovph, @PIA_Cebu

Negros Oriental Provincial Government: Website

Siquijor Oriental Provincial Government: Website, @PiaSiquijor

Eastern Visayas (Region VIII) Provincial Governments:  @pia_ev

Biliran Provincial Government:


Eastern Samar Provincial Government 

Leyte Provincial Government:

Website, @govogingmercado

Northern Samar Provincial Government

Samar Provincial Government:


Southern Leyte Provincial Government: Website

Caraga (Region XIII) Provincial Governments:

Dinagat Islands: Website

** The Philippines have 17 regions serving as administrative divisions to help organize the 80 provinces.


Emergency Numbers

Status of Communication Networks

5 Dec – The Philippine Amateur Radio Association has activated its Ham Emergency Radio Operations to help with communication contingencies of Typhoon Hagupit. Amateur radio operators are urged to monitor but keep clear 7.095 MHz +/- of non-emergency traffic until we have stood down our operations. 

Communications Companies & Contact Information

Smart Communications (mobile, internet) Website

Globe Telecom & Touch Mobile (fixed, mobile, internet) Website

Sun Cellular (mobile) Website

Philippine Long Distance Telecom Co (PLDT) (fixed, mobile, sat) Website

Bayan Telecommunications Website

Digitel Telecommunications Philippines (fixed, mobile): Tel: (02) 635-5813; 635-5821

Emergency Phone Numbers (life & death, search & rescue)

List of emergency numbers

National Emergency Tel Number: 117 or Text PNP to 2920

Tweet: #rescuePH

Typhoon Ruby Response Cluster:

Hotlines (landlines): 911-1230, 911-1292, 911-1183, 911-1178, 911-1173

Hotlines (mobile): 0928-258-8676, 0928-258-8691


Facebook@RubyResponse, #RubyResponse

Philippine Coast Guard:  (02) 527-3877, (02) 527-8481, 0917-724-3682 (globe), 0917-PCG-DOTC (globe)

Philippine National Police (PNP) Hotline Patrol – Tel: 117 or send TXT PNP to 2920

Bureau of Fire Protection (NCR) – Tel: (02) 729-5166, (020) 410-6254, (02) 431-8859, (02) 407-1230

Non-Emergency Assistance Hotlines

National Disaster and Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Tel: (02) 911-1406, (02) 912-2665, (02) 912-5668

Regional NDRRMC Offices phone numbers

Pagasa_dost additional info and queries              (02) 927-1335 and (02) 927-2877

Philippine Atmospheric, Geospatial and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) – Tel: (02) 433-8526

Metro Manila Development Authority Metrobase (MMDA) Tel: 136

Philippine National Red Cross- Tel: 143, (02) 911-1876

Department of Public Works & Highways (DPWH) Hotline: 165-02

Other Philippine Government Hotlines

Reunification / Missing People

Google Person Finder: Website

Philippine Red Cross Person Finder:  

Tel: +63 2 – 527000 (hotline)

Email: Website



Status of Hospitals:

Hospital prepositioning information:

Dec 6 ‏Knee-High flood at some roads of V&G Subd., Tacloban City including Talipapa area and RTR Hospital (source)

Hospital Locations:

DOH Hospitals: 

Wikipedia List of hospitals in the Philippines: 

US Embassy List of Hospitals & Medical Facilities:


Map of evacuation centers:

Map of Evacuation Centers in Central Visayas: 

Evacuation Centers in Tacloban: 

Evacuation Centres in Naga, Cebu (Graphic):

Updates on Evacuations in Biliran:

Red Cross

Vulnerable Populations

Offices & Contact Information

G/F PRC Building, Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila


Tel: 143 (02) 911-1876

Trunkline: 527-0000

Hotline: 143

Philippine Red Cross and ICRC website to reunite family members separated by Ruby

Organizations offering help, rides, etc. to vulnerable populations

HelpAge International – setting up helpdesks in evacuation centers; Website , @helpage 

Oxfam Sa Pilipinas; Blog@oxfamph

Americares supports medical supplies


SavetheChildrenUK – in Philippines preparing emergency kits


SaveTheChildrenPH – in Philippines




Maps/Situational Awareness

Airports (where to find info & status)

* The Philippines have 11 International Airports:

Civil Aviation Authority

Tel: (02) 879-9112, 879-9110


Philippine Airlines:


Cebu Pacific Air


Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA)


Text hotline: 0917-8396242 (TEXNAIA)

Terminals 1, 2, and 4: 877-1109 local 2444

Terminal 3: 877-7888 local 8046

Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) Trunkline: (045) 499-1468

Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIAA)

Operations: (032) 340-2486 local 1560

Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB)

(02) 542-5234

Airport Status:
4 AM, Dec 7:  List of cancelled flights: 

6 PM, Dec 06: A total of 92 domestic flights have been canceled. Airports were closed in Laga, Legazpi, Albay, Tacloban, Leyte, Calbayog, Samar, and Masbate

Maritime / Ports

Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA)

Enforcement Office: 524-9126

Call and Text hotline: 0917-SUMBONG (7862664)


Philippine National Railways (PNR):

Control Division: (02) 319-0044

Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA):

Pasay- 63 (2) 853-0041 to 60

Santolan- 63 (2) 647-3479 to 91

Metro Rail Transit (DOTC-MRT3):

Control Center: (02) 920-6683, (02) 924-0054

Trunkline: (02) 929-5347


Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH): Tel: (02) 304-3713

Department of Transportation & Communications (DOTC):

Tel: 7890 or 0918-8848484, Website@DOTCPhilippines

Office for Transportation Security (OTS)

Tel: (02) 853-5249, 0915-315-5377

Manila Traffic Hotline

Front desk: (02)527-3087

Traffic Investigation: (02)527-3088

Trunkline: (02)527-3065

South Luzon Expressway – Tel: 0908-8807539

Skyway System:

Hotlines: Hotlines:(02)7767777; 09175398762; 09998860893; 09328546980, Website@SkywaySOMCO

North Luzon Expressway (NLEX)

Tel: (0920) 96-SCTEX (72839),

Hotline (02) 35000,


The US Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center

Latest PAGASA Forecast as of Dec 4, 11:00pm from NOAH:

Rappler Map:

Google Crisis Map 


Google Blog Post (summary of below tools):

Google Person Finder

Google Latest Public Alerts:

Power & Gas


Companies & Contact Information


National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) – operates nation’s power grid: Website

National Power Corp (NAPOCOR) Website

Luzon Region:

Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) – (metro Manila & mega Manila region)

Emergency hotlines: 16211 or 631-1111

SMS (Smart): 0920-9716211

SMS (Globe): 0917-5516211

SMS (SUN): 0925-7716211


Visayas Region:

Visayan Electric Co. – (metro-Cebu, Mandaue, Talisay, Naga):  Website, @VECO_Cebu, Facebook

Companies & Contact Information

Manila Water – metro Manila, Rizal Province

Hotline:  1627


Philippines Water Districts Directory




#RubyPH #Hagupuit #Ruby #Philippines #typhoon #ASEAN #walangpasok #BePreparedPH #VIIRS #TY201422

#RoadAlert – reports impassable roads

#RubyResponse – ask for assistance

#StaysafePH – preparedness

#ReliefPH – aid & relief coordination

#RescuePH – need rescue

#Safenow – I have been rescued

#FloodPH – reports flooding

#TracingPH – reports missing people

#Walangpasok – report no classes

#WhereToGo – establishments open to supply emergency goods

#NoWater – reports on water shoratage

#StormSurgePH – storm surge alerts

#NoPower – reports on power outage

#TsunamiPH – reports on tsunami incidents

Top 10 Hastags correlated to the event can be found here

Twitter Accounts of Interest





































Facebook Accounts of Interest

Ruby Response Cluster

Typhoon #Hagupit Info & Photos

#CebuMustBeReady – Status Update

Government of Cebu

Visayan Electric Company 

Tanod Baybayin Ng Pilipinas (Philippine Coast Guard Official)

Pictures and Videos

Traditional Media and blogs

(updated 7 Dec)

7 Dec

Dagbani, Leyte

Catbalogan City, Samar

Tacloban photos

Masbate photos

6 Dec

Calbayog, Samar

5 Dec

Dec 5 Tacloban University Evac Centre 

4 Dec 

Dec 4 Tacloban Catholic Church Evac Centre


BBC Asia


Philippine Star

The Freeman

GMA News

Cebu Daily News

Pamahaw Espesyal (regional morning news, northern Mindanao)

TKO Northern Mindanao (regional news)


DZBB Radio Website@dzbb 

Animals in Disaster

Urgent Needs & Relief

Animal Emergencies:

PETA’s rescue line: 0999 888 PETA (7382) – for emergency situation and if animal’s life in danger. (source)


PVet office issues order for livestock owners to secure animals from drowning as with #QuenniePH #RubyPH #mediangbayan

Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)


Directory of Animal Shelters


Directory of Veterinarians

Office of the Provincial Veterinarian (PVet) and Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) by province:


OPV Aklan Provincial Government: 

Dr. Ma. Cyrosa Leen Mabel C. Siñel (036) 268-9058/262-5303

Mr. William B. Castillo (036) 268-5423

OPV Albay Provincial Government: Facebook

OPV Bohol Provincial Government:

Website Twitter FaceBook

Office of the Provincial Agriculturalist  

OPV Camarines Norte Provincial Government: 

Mr. Ronaldo Diezmo (054) 571-2825

OPV Capiz Provincial Government:

Dr. Leonil P. Abordo (036) 621-4160

Mrs. Sylvia Dela Cruz (036) 621-0932

Cebu Provincial Government Contact Directory: Website

OPV Eastern Samar Provincial Government:

Anita R. Taran (055)251-3112/356-1455

OPV Iloilo Provincial Government: 

Dr. Silvino R. Teodosio, JR.  (source)

Volunteers Needed:

7 Dec: Cebu – Interested volunteers to repack goods, proceed to the Cebu International Convention Center or call Jo Belontindos at 09391748342 (source).

7 Dec: Repacking centers are open in Capiz, Aklan, Antique, and Neg Occ. (source)

7 Dec: Volunteers needed to repack relief supplies, National Resource Operations Center (NROC), Chapel Road, Pasay City.  Interested volunteers are strongly advised to contact Prescilla Nitafan at 09084215334 or Marlyn Cumba at 09173149206 for scheduling of shifts.  NROC is open 24 hours but discourages walk-in volunteers to prevent overcrowding at the warehouse.  Volunteers should bring their own food for their shift. (source).

Volunteers Reporting

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