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UPLB students take part in typhoon relief missions

A RESIDENT of Los Baños, Laguna province, looks at what is left of his house after strong winds brought by Typhoon “Glenda” on July 16 destroyed it. CLIFFORD NUÑEZ/CONTRIBUTOR

Weeks before the school opening, students from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) have been busy sorting and packing donated clothes, goods and other materials intended for the victims of Typhoon “Glenda” (international name: Rammasun), which wreaked havoc on several communities in Southern Luzon.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Landslide kills 2 in Rizal

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A three-year-old boy and his younger brother were buried under tons of earth after a landslide occurred in Rodriguez, Rizal, early Wednesday.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Phivolcs denies raising Taal alert level

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology denied reports spreading around communities in Batangas and in social media that the alert status over Taal volcano had been raised to the level of critical.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Glenda’ victims from 7 Laguna towns to get aid

DESPITE the flood, this couple from Bay town, Laguna province, have immediately replace their roof after Typhoon “Glenda” blew it away on July 17 with at least 150-kilometer-per-hour winds. LETI BONIOL

Storm victims in seven Laguna municipalities will receive P5,000 each as financial aid from the National Housing Authority (NHA) to help them start rebuilding their houses that were destroyed by Typhoon “Glenda” (international name: Rammasun).

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Laguna folk bracing for lingering brownouts


In a sign that the people of the province are bracing for a longer ordeal over lack of electricity, candles and flashlights have become highly priced commodities in this town and elsewhere in Laguna.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »