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Thousands still in evacuation center 11 months after Zamboanga siege

A young evacuee, one of the thousands affected by the stand-off between Philippine government forces and Muslim rebels, shelters from the scorching heat as others queue up for food distribution at an evacuation centre inside a sports complex in Zamboanga, on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on September 20, 2013. Philippine security forces killed eight Muslim rebels on September 20 as they hunted the remnants of a guerrilla force hiding in homes of the major city and believed to be holding hostages.      AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

Eleven months after Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) forces tried to occupy the city, the residents displaced by the conflict still do not know if government has a clear housing plan for them.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bush fire destroys 6,000 hectares of forest, grasslands

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At least 2,000 families were being evacuated on Sunday, after their homes were threatened by a bush fire that has so far razed over 6,000 hectares of forest and grasslands in Rapu-Rapu, Albay.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

200 families flee flood in Zamboanga City village

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Around 200 families were forced to leave their homes in the village of Sangali at around 5 p.m. Thursday as floodwater had been rising due to heavy rain.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Marikina orders residents in low-lying areas to evacuate amid threats of flood–report

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Marikina City ordered a preemptive evacuation of residents threatened by floods coming from the Marikina River, according to a radio report Wednesday.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

90 families in Pasay City evacuated

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At least 90 families were evacuated to safer grounds in Pasay City, hours before Typhoon Glenda (international name: Rammasun) was to hit Metro Manila.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »