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4 minors dead as heavy rain pummels Cebu areas

DANGER lurks everywhere for schoolchildren, like these pupils from Manipis Elementary School who walk several kilometers to reach home in the middle of a road construction that was suspended because of a landslide. TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS

At least four minors are dead at the height of a heavy downpour in this city and in a town in the province of Cebu on Monday.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Forensics is not just for crime solving

Forensic pathologist Raquel Fortun talks about the science of  handling and identifying dead bodies in mass disasters

“Think morbid,” renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Raquel Fortun told the students huddled in front of her as a monitor showed photos of dead bodies lining the road in the grim aftermath of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Tornado leaves 9 families homeless

pampanga map

A tornado ripped through the coast of Pampanga province on Friday, leaving nine families homeless and 10 others with damaged houses in Sitio Mindanao in Barangay (village) San Esteban in Macabebe town. All 19 families evacuated to the village’s chapel.

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

Flood drills are life savers


Since he was a child, Narcisa Velasco cannot recall a year when her village in Calasiao town in Pangasinan province was not submerged in flood waters.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Gazmin to troops: Be ready to help people during disasters

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. PHOTO from AFP Public Affairs Office

Commemorating the final day of the Disaster Preparedness Month, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin told the troops on Thursday to be always on alert to help the people during calamities.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »