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Storm threatens Eastern Visayas

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Residents of the Visayas and Mindanao woke up to a wet and windy Christmas Tuesday as a new storm emerged in the Pacific and threatened to deal a double whammy to a country still reeling from Typhoon “Pablo.”

Posted: December 26th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Samar folk defy order to leave tsunami zone

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Coastal areas of the Philippines where tsunami warning is up. Issued by the Office of Civil Defense as of 9:10 p.m. Friday.

Families returned to their quake-devastated homes in Eastern Samar Sunday, ignoring government warnings to relocate away from danger zones.

Posted: September 3rd, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

‘Helen’ hits land, whips northern Luzon; 6 dead

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FLOOD INSPECTION President Aquino inspects the Binondo flood control pumping station on Wednesday as government seeks ways to mitigate flooding in the metropolis. The Metro Manila Development Authority operates and manages 51 pumping stations, 21 large pumping stations, 10 small pumping stations and 20 relief pumping stations. Malacañang Photo

Tropical Storm “Helen” crossed Isabela province at dawn on Wednesday, dumping heavy rains and whipping strong winds that toppled trees, especially in the coastal villages facing the Pacific Ocean. At least six fatalities were reported.

Posted: August 16th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

‘Gener’ toll rises to 26; new LPA seen

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STORMY WATERS  Children frolic in the surf near the seawall in Navotas City on Thursday as floodwaters brought on by Typhoon “Gener” continue to swamp the coastal city. The typhoon has left the country and is now headed to China after battering Taiwan.  NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Storm signals have gone down, except in Batanes province, but don’t leave home without an umbrella or raincoat just yet.

Posted: August 3rd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Gener’ exits Philippines Thursday, leaves 14 people dead

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Flood waters submerge Roxas Blvd. as government workers walk the stretch unclogging the drainage Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 in Manila, Philippines. The slow-moving Typhoon Gener (International Name:Typhoon Saola) killed at least 12 people and displaced 154,000 in the Philippines. (AP Photo/Pat Roque)

Typhoon “Gener” blew slowly out of the Philippines Wednesday, leaving 14 people dead, 4,600 others in evacuation centers, and P2.1 million in damage to infrastructure.

Posted: August 2nd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Gener’ moving out as new LPA looms

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Typhoon “Gener” is forecast to leave the Philippine territory by Thursday, but expect gloomy weather in Luzon, including Metro Manila, the weather bureau said on Tuesday.

Posted: August 1st, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Pagasa: We didn’t get it wrong

Science and Technology Secretary Mario Montejo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Science and Technology on Tuesday said that the weather bureau had duly observed the short-lived low pressure area (LPA) that struck Metro Manila and neighboring provinces on Sunday night and disseminated information about it.

Posted: August 1st, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Metro | Read More »

To avoid blame, disaster czar warns drivers

Ducking the expected blame for any road and sea mishaps during the Holy Week, Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Administrator Benito Ramos has warned public transport operators and drivers, as well as resort owners, to step up safety measures for the hundreds of thousands of people expected to trek to the provinces next week.

Posted: March 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

3 virtual ghost towns as terrified residents refuse to go home

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Earthquake site in La Libertad INQUIRER PHOTO/ ALANAH TORRALBA

Tayasan, Jimalalud and La Libertad have turned into virtual ghost towns as people refuse to go back to their homes in the coastal villages, shaken by continued aftershocks four days after a strong earthquake struck the province.

Posted: February 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Community relocations to start next year–DSWD

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Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman. FILE PHOTO

Beginning next year, the government will start moving whole communities, mostly in the eastern coast of northern Luzon, to safer areas.

Posted: December 30th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Bayug is no longer an island’

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SILENT WISH Children pray at an evacuation center in Cagayan de Oro City during a healing session aimed at helping them come to grips with the devastation caused by Tropical Storm “Sendong.” AFP

Flanked by the sea to the west and the river to the east, the settlers of Bayug Island knew that it was only a matter of time before the waters around them reclaimed the land.

Posted: December 23rd, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Compassion flows from calamity-scarred areas

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The local government of Ormoc, Leyte, where flash floods killed more than 5,000 people two decades ago, has joined the growing list of humanitarian donors for the victims of Tropical Storm “Sendong.”

Posted: December 23rd, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Metrobank, Toyota give P5 million for ‘Sendong’ victims

The Metrobank Group and Toyota Motors Phils., through their foundations, have allocated a P5-million calamity assistance fund for the victims of Tropical Storm “Sendong.”

Posted: December 23rd, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

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