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Tornado leaves 9 families homeless

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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

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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

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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 »

Nearly 150 feared trapped in landslide in India

A mudslide is seen in Malin village in Pune district the western Indian state of Maharashtra on July 30, 2014. A major landslide struck a village in western India following heavy monsoon rains, leaving 150 people feared trapped, a rescue official said. The landslide submerged Malin village in Pune district of Maharashtra state, said Alok Avasthy, regional commandant at the National Disaster Response Force. "Civil authorities say around 42 to 50 houses are affected. 150 people are feared trapped. We have sent two teams," Avasthy told AFP. AFP PHOTO/STR

An Indian official says that more than 150 people are feared buried under a landslide that hit a village in western India following torrential rains.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

UPLB students take part in typhoon relief missions

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A RESIDENT of Los Baños, Laguna province, looks at what is left of his house after strong winds brought by Typhoon “Glenda” on July 16 destroyed it. CLIFFORD NUÑEZ/CONTRIBUTOR

Weeks before the school opening, students from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) have been busy sorting and packing donated clothes, goods and other materials intended for the victims of Typhoon “Glenda” (international name: Rammasun), which wreaked havoc on several communities in Southern Luzon.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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