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Relief, recovery work in full swing in Borongan


Relief and recovery work went on full throttle on Tuesday after the main roads connecting this city to the southern and northern towns were cleared of fallen trees and landslides triggered by Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit).

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Thousands evacuate as Calabarzon braces for ‘Ruby’

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Residents stay at an evacuation center as Typhoon Hagupit hits San Juan town, Batangas province, eastern Philippines on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit weakened into a storm Monday after it left at least three people dead and sent more than a million others into shelters, sparing the central Philippines the massive devastation that a monster storm inflicted on the region last year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Disaster and local government authorities on Monday implemented the preemptive evacuation of residents living around the Laguna Lake and those from landslide-prone areas as tropical storm ‘Ruby’ was expected to hit Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon).

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Coast Guard allows large interisland vessels to sail in 3 Cebu routes

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Noting improved sea conditions in some parts of the Visayas and northern Mindanao, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has allowed interisland vessels weighing over 250 gross tons to sail in at least three routes.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOE chief vows to restore power before Christmas

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ENERGY Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla has given assurance that power in the three Samar provinces, Leyte and Biliran will be restored before Christmas.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Ruby dumps rains in Marinduque; Boac River, Mogpog River swell

Residents walk past high waves brought about by strong winds as it pound the seawall, hours before Typhoon Hagupit passes near the city of Legazpi on December 7, 2014.  Typhoon Hagupit tore apart homes and sent waves crashing through coastal communities across the eastern Philippines, creating more misery for millions following a barrage of deadly disasters.      AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

BOAC, Marinduque, Philippines — The Boac River swelled and sea water rose amid heavy rains from tropical storm Ruby (Hagupit), raising fears of flash floods on Monday.   Ruby, which had turned from a typhoon into a tropical storm, made its third landfall in Torrijos town, shortly before noon Monday, dumping moderate to heavy rains […]

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