Asian Disaster Reduction Center(ADRC)
Disaster Information
TOP PAGEDisaster Information > Details of Disaster Information

Philippines (the): Flood: 2005/12/06 Country Information on DRR

Period 2005/12/06
Country or District Philippines (the)
Event Type Flood
Outline Two people were killed and nealy 50,000 were displaced by floods triggered by continueous monsoon rains in the Philippines.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2005/12/09
Affected: 192,946 (42,843 families)
In shelters: 6,995 (1,399 families)
Houses totally destroyed: 29
Houses partially damaged: 47

Related Links


Reuters AlertNet 2005/12/09
Philippine troops, on rubber boats and amphibious trucks, were rushing to six flooded areas south of Manila to evacuate nearly 120,000 people and supply food, medicine and blankets, disaster officials said on Friday.

OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2005/12/09
The United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office in Manila reports that extensive monsoon rains caused river swelling and landslides in the Regions IV and V. According to the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC/, the continuous heavy rains induced by northeast monsoon affected the provinces of Quezon and Oriental Mindoro (Region IV), Camarines Norte, Catanduanes and Albay (Region V) since 5 December 2005.

BBC News 2005/12/09
Two people were buried alive by a landslide in the Philippines and more than 100,000 have been affected after heavy rains caused flooding. The floods have burst dykes, forcing people in low lying areas to flee their homes in three provinces south of Manila.

Reuters AlertNet 2005/12/09
Floods triggered by heavy rains in the Philippines have killed two and affected more than 100,000 people, relief officials said on Thursday as they appealed for food, water and blankets.

Manila Times 2005/12/08
Heavy rains continued to pound three provinces on the eastern side of Luzon, the Office of the Civil said late Wednesday afternoon. Latest reports from OCD said that the number of affected people from the provinces of Quezon, Camarines Norte and Oriental Mindoro has already reached to 47,256. 2005/12/07
TWO people died while close to 50,000 people were forced to flee their homes as heavy monsoon rains triggered flooding in the northeast Philippines, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) said Wednesday.

Geographycal Data

ReliefWeb 2005/12/08
Philippines: Landslides and floods - Situation map