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Magnitude 5.5 quake jolts Eastern Visayas—Phivolcs

Eastern Samar Quake

A magnitude 5.5 tectonic quake rocked parts of Eastern Visayas with aftershocks expected, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Sunday morning.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

NGOs build ‘better houses’ in E. Samar

The remains of a house destroyed by Typhoon “Ruby” in Dolores town in Eastern Samar province  RAFFY LERMA

International humanitarian groups stationed in Eastern Visayas since the aftermath of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) have extended their operations to the northern municipalities of Eastern Samar province in response to the damage wrought by Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit).

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

800,000 typhoon Ruby victims remain in evacuation centers

Filipino families seek refuge at a school used as an evacuation center as they prepare for Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines' east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year. AP/Aaron Favila

At least 800,000 people affected by Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: “Hagupit”) remain in evacuation centers three days after the typhoon exited the country, according to official reports.

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

ILO allots $1.5M for Ruby victims

A Filipino man carries a dirty plastic sheet from his house after strong waves from Typhoon Ruby battered a coastal village in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014.  AP

Some 800,000 workers have been affected by typhoon “Ruby,” (international name: Hagupit), with their source of livelihood damaged or disrupted overnight, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO).

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

‘Ruby’ damages roads in Bicol and Eastern Visayas


Sections of at least 15 national roads in Bicol and Eastern Visayas regions have been closed to traffic while parts of 10 other thoroughfares were “hardly passable,” especially to light vehicles, due to floods and landslides, as well as trees and electric posts brought down by Typhoon “Ruby.”

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »