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Powerful cyclone hits Australia

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A cyclone packing winds of up to 230 kilometers (140 miles) an hour hit northern Australia late Friday before weakening to a category two storm as it moved down the coast.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

15 hurt as powerful cyclone brushes France’s Reunion island

A cyclonic swell sweeps a pier on January 2, 2014, in Saint-Gilles, in the French La Reunion overseas island. The Indian Ocean island was placed on red-alert Thursday, due to the Bejisa hurricane with gusts between 120 and 150 km per hour and may even exceed 200 km per hour on the reliefs exposed.  AFP PHOTO RICHARD BOUHET

A cyclone packing winds of 150 kilometers (93 miles) per hour brushed by the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion Thursday, injuring 15 people, damaging houses and disrupting power supplies.

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Diwalwal mine area residents seek permanent resettlement

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Mt. Diwalwal  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Fearing landslides, hundreds of residents in a community at the foot of gold-rich Mt. Diwalwal here have appealed to the government to allow them to permanently resettle in an area already designated as a minerals processing zone.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

500 volunteers from Mindanao to help in relief, rehabilitation ops

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A boy looks at the roots of a fallen acacia tree in front of Mabolo church in Cebu after typhoon Yolanda. CDN FILE PHOTO

Some 500 volunteers from various Mindanao areas—including doctors, nurses, psychosocial therapists – set-off from here for areas devastated by “supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) on Thursday.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Binay says he didn’t want his name on relief goods, blames supporter

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Vice President Jejomar Binay is seeing a conspiracy behind the negative posts on social media deriding him as an “epal,” or one who is constantly trying to draw attention to himself.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Agusan Sur cancels Christmas party, gives aid to Yolanda victims

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The government has so far released P19.405 billion for the rehabilitation of “Yolanda”-stricken areas, according to administration ally and Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone, whose own province was one of those devastated by the super typhoon. AP FILE PHOTO

Workers at the provincial government here will forego the traditional Christmas party celebration this December after Gov. Adolph Edward Plaza decided to cancel it anew.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t warns people in disaster-hit areas not to eat meat from carcasses

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This picture taken on November 16, 2013 shows typhoon victims sitting around a table inside their partially damaged house at night in Tanauan on the outskirts of Tacloban. AFP FILE PHOTO

As food supplies have not reached other survivors in less known towns that also suffered the brunt of “supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name Haiyan), health officials on Wednesday reiterated their warning to the people not to eat meat from carcasses of animals that died in the typhoon and meat products that have been submerged in floodwater.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Maranao Muslims offer aid to ‘Yolanda’ survivors

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Lanao del Sur Assemblywoman Samira Gutoc-Tomawis (far left in a shiny fuschia upper garment) sharing stories with her constituents. FACEBOOK PHOTO

Poverty did not deter Maranao Muslims in Marawi City to pitch in for the “piso-piso” fund drive, which was intended to collect as much cash for the benefit of supertyphoon Yolanda victims in Samar and Leyte.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Disaster body lacks satellite phones, others in case of another ‘Yolanda’

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Sen. Loren Legarda.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) has exposed yet another chink in the government’s armor against disasters.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Navotas fishermen deliver aid to ‘Yolanda’ survivors

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The government has so far released P19.405 billion for the rehabilitation of “Yolanda”-stricken areas, according to administration ally and Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone, whose own province was one of those devastated by the super typhoon. AP FILE PHOTO

For the first time since he became a fishing boat skipper, 48-year-old Lorenzo Umali went out to sea not to catch but to release.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

MMDA lifts number coding, truck ban for ‘Yolanda’ aid

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Food trucks wait in a long line of vehicles carrying relief to Samar and Leyte provinces. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

To speed up the delivery of relief supplies from Metro Manila to the typhoon-battered Visayas region, trucks going to and from “Yolanda” relief centers have been exempted from number coding and the truck ban.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Seaman who survived ‘Yolanda’ recalls experience

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A young seaman from Davao who survived inside the MV Gayle cargo ship at the height of the typhoon, recounted how the waves, several times bigger than their ship, had battered them at the height of Yolanda.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Militant lawmakers urge gov’t to seek debt relief for Yolanda rehabilitation

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Bayan Muna Representatives Neri Colmenares (left ) and Carlos Zarate. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Militant lawmakers said Malacañang should apply for a debt relief, saying the money saved from debt servicing would mean a lot in the relief and rehabilitation efforts in disaster-hit areas including the provinces recently ravaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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