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Quezon hardest-hit

Unisan, one of Quezon province’ seaside municipalities, is among those hardest hit by Typhoon Glenda. What used to be the concrete-and-metal covered basketball court at the center of the poblacion is now reduced to skeletal frame-like wreckage. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Jalex Darca Larong

Disaster officials on Friday considered Quezon as the worst-hit by Typhoon “Glenda” (international name: Rammasun) in Calabarzon, with at least 10 persons killed and 75 others injured in the province that remained without power four days after the typhoon hit the region.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

More families in Bicol evacuated as ‘Glenda’ nears


Around 60,000 families in the Bicol region left their homes as typhoon “Glenda” gains strength and was last spotted in Albay Gulf , the weather bureau said Tuesday afternoon.

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

Bicol braces for typhoon after 8-year lull

Storm clouds hover above Mt. Isarog in Camarines Sur on Monday, a day before tropical storm Glenda was expected to make landfall in Bicol region. Photo by Juan Escandor, Inquirer Southern Luzon

Eight years after Super Typhoon “Reming” killed about 1,000 people in a destructive strike across Bicol and nearby provinces, Bicolanos on Monday braced for another howler called “Glenda.”

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

29-km defense line to protect Bicol from CSI


Anticipating the possible entry to Bicol province of coconut scale insects (CSI) that have continued to attack coconut farms in neighboring Southern Tagalog, the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) has put up a 29-kilometer defense line in the region’s border.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Coast Guard units on heightened alert for ‘Glenda’


The Philippine Coast Guard headquarters in Manila has placed on “heightened alert” all PCG units in Bicol, Southern Tagalog and the National Capital Region, which are expected to be in the path of Tropical Storm “Glenda” (international name: Rammasun).

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »