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Quezon hardest-hit

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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’

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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 »

16 workers in Batangas sugar cane factory hurt over toxic chemical shower

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Sixteen workers inside a Batangas sugar cane factory were injured after a toxic chemical was poured accidentally into the water system that burned their skin.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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