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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 »

1 dead, 1,000 families evacuated as ‘Glenda’ exits thru Central Luzon

The remains of Carles Ricky pump boat owned by Ricky Hentapa of Cales town in Iloilo province that capsized in barangay Kawit, Medellin town, 120-kilometers from Cebu City.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ Medellin LGU

Typhoon Glenda pounded Central Luzon on Wednesday, killing at least one person in Plaridel town in Bulacan province when strong winds uprooted a tree and and caused it to fall on the victim’s tent beside the Cagayan Valley Road in Barangay Tabang.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Cayetano: Make C. Luzon, Calabarzon next PH capitals

Metro Manila has been experiencing low economic growth despite huge infrastructure spending, so it is time for the national government to transform the Central Luzon and Calabarzon regions into the country’s next twin capitals, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano said here on Thursday.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ now new Central Luzon disaster model

CHILDREN play in a tent that has become their home in Tacloban City following the devastation left by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” Officials in Luzon believe that the scene can be repeated many times over elsewhere as Yolanda-type storms become the norm.  MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan), which devastated the Visayas in November last year, has become the model for the worst disaster that may hit Central Luzon, after Mt. Pinatubo’s 1991 eruptions brought the region down to its knees.

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

Miraculous image makes Gapan City top site for pilgrimage in Central Luzon

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A combination of religious attractions, some dating back to the 16th century, makes Gapan City the top pilgrimage site in Central Luzon.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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