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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 »

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 »