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Sierra Madre tribe to AFP, NPA: Leave us alone

AGTA VILLAGERS, in bright red ‘tapis’ and g-strings, march to the Supreme Court in Baguio City on April 17 to dramatize their objections to the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

A group of indigenous people living on a mountain range has become a battleground in the counterinsurgency campaign.

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Ruby’s heavy rains threaten Marinduque with flash floods


Flash floods threaten Marinduque as Boac River continued to swell and sea water rose amid heavy rains spawned by Typhoon “Ruby,” now weakened to the category of a tropical storm, the head of the provincial disaster coordinating council said Monday.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

With strong rains, Marinduque dams’ collapse feared


The abandoned mine dams of the former Marcopper Mining Corp. might collapse under the onslaught of Typhoon “Ruby.” This was the fear raised by the provincial disaster coordinator of Marinduque.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

52,000 in Mimaropa flee Ruby’s fury

Filipino families seek refuge at a school used as an evacuation center as they prepare for Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. AP

At least 52,092 persons from 12,670 families have been evacuated in the Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) region to escape Typhoon Ruby’s fury, according to the regional Office of Civil Defense (OCD).

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

16,000 in evacuation centers in Quezon

Project NOAH MTSAT image, December 7, 2014, 11.32 AM. Screengrab from http://noah.dost.gov.ph/

An estimated 16,000 people from four thousand families living along the coastal and low lying areas in Quezon have been evacuated as precautionary measure against the threat pose by approaching Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit).

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »