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Albay model: Zero casualty

Residents watch a collapsed bridge in Batangas city, 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of Manila, Thursday, July 17, 2014. A portion of the bridge collapsed Wednesday at the onslaught of Typhoon Rammasun which battered central and northern Philippines leaving dozens of people dead, knocking out power in many areas and damaging agriculture and infrastructure. AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

Residents of Albay province in Bicol got down to work clearing typhoon debris on Thursday, but without any complaint. No one died as Typhoon “Glenda” came ashore late on Tuesday and swept across the province during the night.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Albay under state of calamity

Gov. Joey Salceda file photo

The province of Albay has been placed under state of calamity due to Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun).

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Hundreds of thousands flee from Philippine typhoon

Commuters wait for their ride home as the country braces for typhoon Rammasun (local name "Glenda") which is expected to hit Manila the next day after it hurled toward the northeastern Philippines Tuesday, July 15, 2014. AP

Haunted by last year’s devastating storm, hundreds of thousands of Filipinos fled from disaster-prone areas Tuesday in advance of another typhoon due to hit the northeast at nightfall before barreling across densely populated regions toward the capital.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Glenda’ now in Southern Quezon province


Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun) gained more strength as it crossed Ragay Gulf while on its way to Southern Quezon on Tuesday night.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

AFP set to face ‘Glenda’ challenges


With Typhoon “Glenda” laying down her fury in Albay, the Armed Forces of the Philippines are set to face the challenges that the Metro Manila-bound disturbance would bring.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »