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800,000 typhoon Ruby victims remain in evacuation centers

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Filipino families seek refuge at a school used as an evacuation center as they prepare for Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines Saturday, Dec. 6, 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/Aaron Favila

At least 800,000 people affected by Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: “Hagupit”) remain in evacuation centers three days after the typhoon exited the country, according to official reports.

Posted: December 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Evacuees go home as Ruby weakens some more

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Evacuees in the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) and Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) regions began returning to their homes Tuesday as cyclone “Ruby” weakened further to the category of a tropical depression.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Thousands evacuate as Calabarzon braces for ‘Ruby’

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Residents stay at an evacuation center as Typhoon Hagupit hits San Juan town, Batangas province, eastern Philippines on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit weakened into a storm Monday after it left at least three people dead and sent more than a million others into shelters, sparing the central Philippines the massive devastation that a monster storm inflicted on the region last year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Disaster and local government authorities on Monday implemented the preemptive evacuation of residents living around the Laguna Lake and those from landslide-prone areas as tropical storm ‘Ruby’ was expected to hit Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon).

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Typhoon ‘Ruby’ scenario: Gov’t hospital staff expected to work like scuba divers

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When Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit) hits the Philippines, state-run hospitals are expected to work like scuba divers, health officials say.

Posted: December 6th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Calabarzon ‘one-stop shop’ for gov’t rises

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A P2.5-billion facility, billed as a “one-stop shop” center of different regional government branches in Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon provinces), is now finished.

Posted: December 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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