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‘Ruby’ damages roads in Bicol and Eastern Visayas


Sections of at least 15 national roads in Bicol and Eastern Visayas regions have been closed to traffic while parts of 10 other thoroughfares were “hardly passable,” especially to light vehicles, due to floods and landslides, as well as trees and electric posts brought down by Typhoon “Ruby.”

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

4 Bicol provinces without power as Masbate braces for Ruby’s second landfall

Filipino residents use plastic sheets to protect them from rains and strong winds brought by Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines' east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Four provinces in Bicol have been without power supply since Saturday as authorities implemented emergency blackouts against the possibility of damage to power lines by strong winds that Typhoon Ruby might inflict as it makes its way from Eastern Samar to Masbate Sunday.

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

Masbate braces for storm surges as Ruby enters Bicol


Government officials in Masbate province continue to prepare their residents for the possibility of storm surges in at least nine towns as typhoon Ruby continues to move westward from its first landfall in Dolores, Eastern Samar.

Posted: December 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Hundreds stranded in Bicol ports as ‘Ruby’ comes closer

Satellite Image-1:32 PM-December 4, Thursday. SCREENGRAB from noah,dost.gov.ph

LEGAZPI CITY, Albay–Almost a thousand passengers were stranded in Bicol ports after the Philippine Coast Guard prohibited interisland travel within the region as well as to and from the Visayas as Typhoon “Ruby” came closer to land Friday.   Captain Mardjorie Panesa, public affairs officer of Philippine Army’s 9th Infantry Division based in Pili, Camarines […]

Posted: December 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Storm ‘Queenie’ to landfall over Surigao del Sur; Signal no. 1 still up

mtsat nov 26 2014 1130am

Tropical depression Queenie is expected to make landfall over Surigao del Sur Wednesday afternoon, the state weather bureau said.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »