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Mother drowns in Cebu; 40 houses destroyed in Negros as Queenie sweeps Visayas

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A mother in Cebu drowned while 40 houses were destroyed in Cauayan town in Negros Occidental as “Queenie” dumped heavy rains that spawned floods, and brought winds that whipped parts of the Visayas.

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

Surigao Sur villages, towns flooded due to ‘Queenie;’ dozens of families evacuated

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Several villages in neighboring Tandag City and the towns of Cagwwait, San Miguel and Tago in Surigao del Sur were struck by flash floods brought by heavy rains spawned by tropical depression “Queenie” on Wednesday night, causing several hours of power outages in these affected areas.

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

School loses pump, bulbs as evacuees leave

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RESIDENTS living within the 6-kilometer permanent danger zone of Mayon Volcano seek temporary shelter at Camalig North Central School in Camalig town, Albay province. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

Days after over a thousand evacuees along the extended danger zone of restive Mayon Volcano were sent home, officials of the just-vacated public elementary school here found that many of their classrooms had missing light bulbs.

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

2 lawmakers propose permanent evacuation sites

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Typhoon survivors continue to seek shelter inside the Redemptorist church, serving as an evacuation center which has been almost totally dependent on relief for nearly three weeks Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines.  Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, hit the country's eastern seaboard Nov. 8, leaving a wide swath of destruction.  (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Two party-list lawmakers are proposing the establishment of permanent evacuation sites for every two or three contiguous barangays nationwide to prevent any more catastrophes similar to what Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) left.

Posted: November 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

70 percent of Mayon evacuees to go home today

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About 70 percent of evacuees in Albay were to go home Tuesday after the Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office decided to “decamp” all the evacuees living outside the 6-kilometer permanent danger zone around Mayon Volcano.

Posted: November 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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