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4 dead as ‘Mario’ continues to move away from PAR

Children play with their cellphone, at an evacuation center after heavy monsoon rains spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong (local name Mario) flooded Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines and most parts of the metropolis, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. AP

As Tropical Storm “Mario” continues its upward path out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility, it has left four people dead in its wake, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Friday.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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 »

Possible storm surge prompts evacuation in Quezon

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Authorities on Tuesday started evacuating families living in the coastal municipalities of Quezon province amid possible storm surges due to Typhoon “Glenda” (international name: Rammasun).

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

Police regional offices gear up for ‘Glenda’

Police disaster response units brace for Typhoon Glenda (international name: Rammsun) PHOTO FROM PNP PIO

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has prepositioned its personnel and disaster equipment as typhoon ‘Glenda’ (international name: Rammasun) is expected to barrel through some parts of Luzon and Visayas on Tuesday.

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

2,600 plant workers lose jobs

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A Japanese company making computer parts shut down its last remaining plant in the Philippines, displacing about 2,600 workers in Batangas province.   Hoya Glass Disk Philippines cited a “slump” in profits as the reason for closing its plant at First Philippine Industrial Park in Tanauan City in Batangas, an official of the Department of […]

Posted: May 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »