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North Cotabato town under state of calamity following quakes

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Local officials have declared the entire municipality of Makilala under a state of calamity in the wake of a series of earthquakes Saturday and Sunday that destroyed or damaged dozens of homes.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Manila council passes students’ safety ordinance


Students studying in Manila can soon count on their schools to give them shelter if they end up stranded due to floods, heavy rain or other calamities as part of an ordinance aimed at keeping them safe from accidents or criminals.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Quezon folk urge use of levy for storm repair

LINEMEN from Albay Power and Energy Corp. work on power lines damaged by Typhoon “Glenda.” MARK ALVIC ESPALANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

Catholic Church leaders, a provincial executive and farmers in Quezon appealed to President Aquino to release portions of the P72-billion coconut levy fund to help rehabilitate areas devastated by Typhoon “Glenda.”

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Glenda’ destroyed 28 houses during onslaught – OCD

Zero visibility along Roxas Bloulevard as strong winds brought by Typhoon Glenda hits Metro Manila.  JOAN BONDOC

A week after ravaging the Philippines, Typhoon “Glenda” has reportedly destroyed 28 houses during its onslaught in the country, the Office for Civil Defense said Thursday.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Typhoon ‘Glenda’ leaves 20 dead

POWER CONSUMERS’ CALVARY    An electric post is toppled at the height of Typhoon “Glenda” (international name: Rammasun) in Noveleta, Cavite province. The typhoon led to power outages affecting a total of 13.5 million people in Luzon, including Metro Manila, and the Visayas.  EDWIN BACASMAS

Typhoon “Glenda” dealt Metro Manila only a glancing blow of about three hours Wednesday, but it was enough to shut down the capital, leave the megacity a shambles and without power, and take at least 20 lives.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »