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Chilean president Bachelet visits quake zone

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Chilean President Michelle Bachelet visited Arica on Wednesday, one of the cities closest to the epicenter of the earthquake that struck the north of the country on Tuesday night.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Another powerful earthquake rocks northern Chile

Locals gather on the street following a tsunami alert after a powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit off Chile's Pacific coast, on April 1, 2014 in Antofagasta. AFP FILE PHOTO

A powerful earthquake measuring 7.8 rocked northern Chile late Wednesday, the day after a deadly 8.2 jolt in the same region, authorities said.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Indonesia says could be hit by small tsunami from Chile quake

Locals gather on the street following a tsunami alert after a powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit off Chile's Pacific coast, on April 1, 2014 in Antofagasta. A tsunami warning has been issued for Chile, Peru and Ecuador, US officials said. The quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometers (six miles), 83 kilometers from Iquique on Chile's northern coast, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. AFP

Indonesia warned Wednesday that it could be hit by a small tsunami generated by an 8.2-magnitude earthquake that struck off Chile’s Pacific coast, and told residents to stay away from beaches.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

After ‘Yolanda,’ PH expands crop insurance

A typhoon survivor stands on rubbish in Tacloban, central Philippines on  Dec. 8, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

The aftermath of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) in the Philippines has added urgency to finding a solution to a longstanding problem: less than 10 percent of farmers have crop insurance, and while its advantages are widely understood, few can afford it.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

NDRRMC quake drill stresses importance of fast communication

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The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council held the 1st Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Drill on Wednesday. It simulated a 6.7 magnitude earthquake scenario. PHOTO FROM OFFICE OF CIVIL DEFENSE

What will happen if the Philippines was hit by a 6.7-magnitude earthquake? The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council held the 1st Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill on Wednesday, March 19. This was the first drill after the 7.2- magnitude earthquake in Bohol last year.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ death toll continues to rise 4 months after disaster

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‘YOLANDA’ SURVIVOR Melvin Castro sits in the rubble of his home in Tacloban City where 18 of his family members were killed. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

Over 120 days after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” wreaked havoc in the Visayas, more bodies were recovered as the death toll rose to 6,268.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tacloban continues getting help from UN, other groups

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Over three months since this city was pummeled by Super Typhoon “Yolanda,” it continues to get assistance from the United Nations and other international aid groups.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

248 out of 250 bunkhouses for ‘Yolanda’ survivors finished

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Bunkhouses. FILE PHOTO

Better late than never. Of the 250 bunkhouses the government promised to put up for survivors of supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) in Eastern Visayas, 248 have risen in storm-ravaged areas in the provinces of Leyte, Eastern Samar and Western Samar.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Corpses still being found in Tacloban 4 months after ‘Yolanda’

RESIDENTS of the village of Sagkahan in Tacloban City view the destruction left by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” on their community. FILE PHOTO

Bodies are still being found under the wreckage almost four months after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” ravaged the Philippines as survivors struggle to rebuild their lives, officials said Thursday.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Forest fires in Eastern Samar put out—report

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Forest fires that scorched at least five towns for a week in Eastern Samar have finally been put out, a radio report said Tuesday.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aquino arrives in Bohol to check on calamity rehabilitation

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President Benigno Aquino III. AFP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino arrived at the airport here, on Monday, at around 4 p.m. on board the presidential plane.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aquino to ‘Pablo’ survivors: Use spirit of Edsa to rise from calamity

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President Benigno S. Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A day before the 28th Edsa People Power Anniversary, President Benigno Aquino arrived to this typhoon-devastated town, calling on a crowd of a thousand to use the spirit of Edsa to recover from the calamity.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Nolcom gearing up for new enemy: ‘Yolanda’-like disasters

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This aerial photo taken on November 17, 2013, shows the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Yolanda near the coastal town of Tanauan, Leyte. AP FILE PHOTO

Military troops in northern Luzon are preparing not for war, but for future disasters similar to Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan).

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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