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By Jerome Aning
For asking a Quezon City regional court to temporarily stop the Social Weather Stations and Pulse Asia from conducting senatorial preference surveys, a candidate now finds himself the subject of a P1.4-million countersuit from the two polling organizations.
By Frances Mangosing
Damages from the onslaught of typhoon Pablo (international name Bopha) is now at P24 billion, P16 billion from agriculture, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said
By Joey Gabieta
TACLOBAN CITY—At least P15 million worth of palay were destroyed when Tropical Storm “Ofel” hit Eastern Visayas on October 24, according to the Department of Agriculture (DA). Reports from the DA office in Eastern Visayas showed that Ofel destroyed 6,640 metric tons of palay grown by farmers in Leyte, Samar and Biliran. Leyte suffered the [...]
By Jamie Elona
MANILA, Philippines — The estimated damages in infrastructure and agriculture due to typhoons Pedring and Quiel has reached P15 billion, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said in its latest report Monday. The report stated that Pedring has caused P14.96 billion-worth of damages to infrastructure and agriculture in the National Capital Region, Cordillera [...]
By Frances Mangosing
The estimated cost of damage left by typhoons Pedring (international name: Nesat) and Quiel (international name: Nalgae) has already reached almost P10 billion, with P9.437 billion due to Pedring, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Wednesday.
By Matikas Santos
MANILA, Philippines- Estimated damages due to typhoon ‘Pedring’ has reached P8.8 billion according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). The agriculture sector suffered P7.554 billion in damages while damages to infrastructure have reached P1.249 billion, the NDRRMC said. Region III or Central Luzon (Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales) [...]
By Leila B. Salaverria
Typhoon “Quiel” is expected to exit the Philippines Sunday, after slamming already battered northern Luzon with torrential rains and howling winds.
By Norman Bordadora
There will be casualties despite adequate preparations and a zero-casualty policy in dealing with weather disturbances, Malacañang said Wednesday. Undersecretary Abigail Valte, President Benigno Aquino III’s deputy spokesperson, said what the government could do in instances such as the onslaught of Typhoon “Pedring” on Tuesday was to ensure the safety and security of Filipinos as [...]
LOS ANGELES, California – The head of a leading assessment firm estimated Monday that total damages from Hurricane Irene that swept across the eastern United States over the weekend could reach up to $7 billion. The storm, which has now moved into Canada as a post-tropical cyclone, could cost insurers between $1.5 billion and $3 [...]
By Riza T. Olchondra
Tropical Storm “Juaning” damaged an estimated P199.4 million worth of crops, mostly in the Bicol region, while the death toll climbed to 41 as of Friday. The Department of Agriculture reported that some 21,761 hectares of agriculture lands were affected in Central Luzon, Mimaropa (Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan), and Bicol regions [...]
By Katherine Evangelista
MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm “Juaning”(international codename: Nock-ten) left over P1 billion in damages in the Bicol Region alone, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Friday. In its latest situation report, the NDRRMC said that damage to infrastructure has reached P1.022 billion while damage to agriculture has reached P111 million in [...]
By Karen Boncocan
A fifteen-minute blaze last Monday, cost a provincial police station in Cagayan roughly P450,000, police reported on Wednesday.
By Christian V. Esguerra
Braving heavy rains trailing Tropical Storm “Falcon,” President Benigno Aquino III on Saturday rushed back from a provincial sortie to attend to flood victims in the cities of Marikina and Malabon. The President flew back to Metro Manila soon after inaugurating the renovated Godofredo Ramos Airport in Caticlan, Aklan. From the Villamor Air Base in [...]