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‘Glenda’ leaves 77 dead, P5B in damages to crops, property–NDRRMC

Firemen remove the branches from a fallen tree which fell on two cars at the onslaught of Typhoon Rammasun (locally known as Glenda) which battered Makati city, east of Manila, July 16, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

The death toll from typhoon Glenda (international name: Rammasun) has risen to 77, the National Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.

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

Albay model: Zero casualty

Residents watch a collapsed bridge in Batangas city, 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of Manila, Thursday, July 17, 2014. A portion of the bridge collapsed Wednesday at the onslaught of Typhoon Rammasun which battered central and northern Philippines leaving dozens of people dead, knocking out power in many areas and damaging agriculture and infrastructure. AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

Residents of Albay province in Bicol got down to work clearing typhoon debris on Thursday, but without any complaint. No one died as Typhoon “Glenda” came ashore late on Tuesday and swept across the province during the night.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Glenda death toll now 40

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

Few hours after the disaster mitigation council placed Typhoon “Glenda” (international name: Rammsun) death toll to 38, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) added two more fatalities on the list on Thursday.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

4 inmates killed in Quezon provincial jail riot


A riot lasting around 10 minutes broke out inside the Quezon provincial jail here on Wednesday, leaving at least four inmates dead and 16 others wounded, a jail official said.

Posted: May 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

NDRRMC: Dead in Holy Week accidents now 23

Police and rescuers inspect a passenger bus after it rammed into a cargo truck early Wednesday, April 16, 2014 along a highway at Libmanan township, Camarines Sur province, south of Manila, Philippines. Police said at least five passengers, including a child, were killed and 15 others were injured in the accident Wednesday which came as Filipinos flock to their hometowns for the Holy Week break. AP FILE PHOTO

At least 23 died while 99 were hurt in separate incidents ‎as the Holy Week draws to a close, the disaster mitigation council said Sunday.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »