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‘Agaton’ may morph back into a storm, says Pagasa

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MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 2 a.m., 22 January 2014

From low pressure area (LPA) to tropical depression to LPA—to tropical depression again? Or even stronger?

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

1,000 more families in Compostela Valley flee from floods

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The number of evacuees in Compostela Valley swelled on Monday, as over a thousand families more headed to evacuation centers due to floods spawned by Tropical Depression Agaton.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Agaton’ may linger over Mindanao until Wednesday

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In this picture taken on January 14, 2014, residents camp next to a bridge destroyed by flooding brought about by heavy rains in Davao Oriental province, on the southern island of Mindanao. AFP FILE PHOTO

With tropical depression “Agaton” continuing to move sluggishly across Mindanao, the weather bureau said that the cyclone could linger over the southern part of the country until Wednesday and hoisted on Sunday the public storm warning signal (PSWS) No. 1 over six provinces in the Caraga and Davao regions.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Duterte suspends Monday classes in Davao City due to Agaton

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In this picture taken on January 14, 2014, residents camp next to a bridge destroyed by flooding brought about by heavy rains in Davao Oriental province, on the southern island of Mindanao. AFP FILE PHOTO

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has called off classes in preschool, elementary and high school levels in both public and private schools, scheduled for Monday (Jan. 20), due to the Tropical Depression Agaton.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Davao Norte, Compostela Valley execs step up disaster response

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Rescuers from the Comval Emergency Response Team continue their rescue operation following the flooding of Compostela Valley and nearby provinces in southern Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Local authorities in Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley have stepped up their disaster readiness as rain clouds hovered these areas amid the threat posed by Tropical Depression Agaton.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Boat trips to 2 Samal Islands canceled by PCG due to Agaton

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Island Garden City of Samal DENNIS JAY SANTOS

The Philippine Coast Guard has canceled all boat trips from this city to Talicud and Kaputian Islands in the Island Garden City of Samal, following the 1 p.m. advisory by the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), putting Davao del Sur and Davao City under storm signal number one because of tropical depression Agaton.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Agaton winds lash out Surigao del Norte, Dinagat; 8,000 in evacuation centers

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Rescuers from the Comval Emergency Response Team evacuate residents who were trapped in flooding of Compostela Valley and nearby provinces in southern Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Moderate to strong wind continued to lash out Surigao del Norte and Dinagat provinces on Sunday afternoon, since tropical depression “Agaton” began its onslaught Saturday evening.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

26 automated weather stations turned over to ARMM provinces

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The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) now hosts 26 automated weather stations that can help forecast storms so that more lives could be saved from the impact of extreme weather disturbances, a ranking regional official said.

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

Daughter’s last words: ‘Ma, just let go… Save yourself’

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SO YOUNG.  A man brings his lifeless 6-year-old daughter to the morgue at the downtown area in Tacloban City, one of the fatalities in the storm surge whipped up by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”  NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

High school teacher Bernadette Tenegra, 44, would never forget the last words of her daughter. “Ma, just let go. Save yourself,” said the girl, whose body was pierced by wooden splinters from houses crushed by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Days after Yolanda’s wrath, looting erupts in Tacloban City

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Leyte province residents queue for relief goods outside the totally damaged Tacloban airport, where many died after a storm surge spawned by Supertyphoon ‘Yolanda’ inundated the airport and nearby villages. JULIANNE LOVE DE JESUS/INQUIRER.net

In only a matter of days after Yolanda’s wrath, this place has become a no man’s land. Chaos reigned in the economic hub of Eastern Visayas on Days 2 and 3 of the colossal destruction from the “supertyphoon” (international name Haiyan), which cut off the city from the rest of the country with power out and communications virtually impossible.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ leaves over 100 dead in Tacloban City

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TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION A general shot shows houses destroyed by the strong winds caused by Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City. AFP

Rescuers in Tacloban City in Leyte counted at least 100 dead and many more injured Saturday a day after one of the most powerful typhoons on record ripped through the central Philippine province, wiping away buildings and leveling seaside homes in massive storm surges, then headed for Vietnam.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Help on its way to worst-hit areas affected by Typhoon ‘Yolanda’

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The first C-130 plane bound for Tacloban City left Villamor Air Base on Saturday morning to ferry rescue personnel and relief goods. Photo by Maj Angelo Guzman

In the aftermath of Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan), government rescue teams have started with their relief efforts to hardest-hit areas.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CPP mobilizes NPA, allied groups to prepare for ‘Yolanda’

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The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has prepared all its allied forces along the storm path of supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) to help ensure the safety of civilians.

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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