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Palace: Aquino happy, but never satisfied, with preparations for Ruby

Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER file photo.

Known for being meticulous when it comes to details, President Benigno Aquino III is never satisfied with government performance but he is at least happy with the outcome of the preparations for Typhoon Ruby (international name: Hagupit), Malacañang said Saturday.

Posted: December 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace trumpets new ‘culture of disaster preparedness’


With many places reporting no casualties in the aftermath of Typhoon Ruby, Malacañang is hopeful that the Philippines has “evolved toward a culture of preparedness.”

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

Southern Metro execs brace for ‘Ruby’

Makati Mayor Junjun Binay: "We are not taking any chances. We need to be ready for any eventuality." Inquirer file photo.

Saying they were taking no chances, some local government units in southern Metro Manila have begun preparing for the passage of Typhoon Ruby (international name: Hagupit).

Posted: December 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

#InquirerSeven preparedness tips before a storm

preparedness tips for storms or typhoons

As Typhoon “Hagupit” threatens to hit the Philippines, particularly the Eastern Visayas and Mindanao region, an international nongovernment organization has warned people to prepare ahead of time.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Infographics,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

3 towns learn from landslide tragedy

MODESTO Manuguid, now 25 and with a family, is one of the four residents of Barangay Tignoan in Real town, Quezon province, who survived the collapse of Repador building after Typhoon “Winnie” struck in 2004. They endured 10 days without food under the rubble of concrete, steel and mud. REM ZAMORA

Ian Carlo Bungag still shows signs of nervousness and would not talk with visitors, according to his father. But Maria Tamares says she is no longer bothered by sleepless nights, especially during strong rains and storms.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »