Nat Re donates for development of earthquake alert mobile application

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April 4, 2019—The National Reinsurance Corporation of the Philippines (Nat Re) donates USD 5,800 to support the development of the earthquake alert mobile application of the ASEAN Insurance Council’s (AIC) Catastrophe and Risk Management in ASEAN (CARMA).

CARMA, initiated by the ASEAN Natural Disasters Research Works Sharing (ANDREWS) Committee and managed by Catalytics Pte Ltd, is an online portal for sharing disaster risk management information in the region. It allows organizations and individuals to share and access data and research papers, and register for projects related to natural perils and/or catastrophes for free. It also sends to subscribers on a weekly or monthly basis e-mail newsletters containing new articles, research papers, and/or projects related to their chosen topics.

In 2017, CARMA expanded its range of services by sending earthquake alerts to its subscribers via e-mail and providing them exclusive access to weather forecasts including data on rainfall, temperature, wind, and mean sea level pressure.

The mobile application version of CARMA will send earthquake alerts via smart phone in real time. Such a feature will immediately send notifications to the app’s various users, prompting them to mobilize and get their stakeholders to safety.

CARMA mobile app from Nat Re on Vimeo.

“We are glad to support in any way that we can initiatives that help increase disaster resilience in the Philippines and the region,” says Nat Re President/CEO Allan Santos. “The CARMA application, a tangible output of the work of the ASEAN Insurance Council, is something we are proud to be a part of given its relevance to the general public and not just insurers. This technology can truly save lives, making it a gamechanger in our industry.”


Nat Re’s contribution to the development of the CARMA mobile app is part of its corporate social responsibility program which is focused on boosting communities’ resilience to disasters and promoting environment sustainability.