PH72 is your tool for emergency preparedness. You’ll find information about what to do in an emergency, simple steps to get connected, and useful guides to help you get prepared. Share PH72 with a friend—and help your loved ones and your home and community get prepared.
In a serious emergency, public services will be impacted, so a basic rule of thumb is for people to be able to take care of each other for 72 hours before help arrives. That’s just three days—think of it as a long weekend—or nine meals.
In the event of an emergency, we all turn to our existing tools and networks—many of which are digital. Think about your connections and the online communities you’re already a part of, so you can share updates and information when something happens.
Make sure your phone is always charged and has sufficient load to make calls and texts. It is best to have a reliable alternate power supply such as a powerbank for good measure.
In an emergency:
Contact your family and friends and make sure to let them know that you are ok.
Create a Facebook group with your inner circle so you can easily send messages, share supplies, and make a plan together. Like PH72 on Facebook.
In an emergency:
Post your status to Facebook to let friends and family know you are ok.
Scan personal documents like your driver’s license, passport, and birth certificate. Save digital copies in the cloud through Google Drive or Dropbox.
In an emergency:
Access your documents remotely in case you can’t get home. Know that there is a safe copy in the cloud.
[or any preferred cloud storage service]
To get even better prepared as a household, neighborhood, or
community, connect with these organizations.
HazardHunterPH is the country’s one-stop shop for hazard assessment.
Find out if a location is prone to seismic, volcanic, or hydrometeorologic hazards. Generate hazard assessment reports.
See which critical facilities and areas in the Philippines are prone to different hazards.
All hazard information used for assessment has been generated by government agencies.
Know more about HazardHunterPH
The Office of Civil Defense (OCD), as the implementing arm of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, shall have the primary mission of administering a comprehensive national civil defense and disaster risk reduction and management program by providing leadership in the continuous development of strategic and systematic approaches as well as measures to reduce the vulnerabilities and risks to hazards and manage the consequences of disasters.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) established a permanent presence in the Philippines in 1982, although the organization had been active in the country since 1959. The ICRC delegation in Manila currently focuses its humanitarian response on isolated areas of the country suffering from the often chronic consequences of long-running armed conflicts.
UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Our mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.
Emergencies are opportunities to come together and support those around you. What items would you’d like to share? Sharing a drink, singing songs, or sharing a meal are even more meaningful in the days after an emergency than before.
First, make an emergency plan with your inner circle of friends, relatives, or immediate family. That way, you will each know what to do in an emergency.
Use the simple forms in this pdf to make a plan with a few people close to you, so you all know what to do in the event of an emergency. Print a copy for yourself, and email or print copies for the people in your group. Stick your copy on the fridge – or somewhere else you won’t forget.
PH72 is always thinking about innovative new tools to help Filipinos plan ahead – including a mobile app that would help you find and communicate with your loved ones in the event of a crisis. A few details are listed below. Would you like a tool like this? Interested in collaborating with PH72 to make this real?
Geo-track your loved ones relative to your location, to quickly establish a meetup spot.
Send emergency group texts, with your location attached, to your inner circle of friends.
Find nearby shelter, food and community shelters.
It is important to be aware of your mental health during times of emergency. People of all ages deal with stress and emergencies in different ways. Use these infographics as guides to help identify what you can do to improve your well-being and support those around you.
Print our Emergency Guide to learn a few easy steps to keep your cool when the earth shakes. Print Full Guide
Duck under a strong table or desk. Cover your head and neck with your arms against an interior wall. Stay away from windows.
Keep calm and carry on. Keeping your wits about you will ensure that you make safe choices for yourself and those around you.
Shelter in place–whether you’re in a car, in bed, or in a public place. Do not try to run out of the building during strong shaking, hold tight until the shaking stops. If you’re outdoors, steer clear of wires or falling objects.
If you leave home, leave a sign telling friends and family your location. Digitally savvy? Send a tweet or Facebook update telling everyone know that you’re ok.
Listen to the radio for important information and instructions. Remember that aftershocks, which generally follow large quakes, can be large enough to cause damage in their own right.
In an emergency, this site will go into Crisis Mode and will provide a live stream of official updates as well as crowdsourced reports.