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School loses pump, bulbs as evacuees leave

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

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

Mayon evacuees

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 »

Mayon evacuees from extended danger zone given go-signal to return home

Mayon evacuees

Some Mayon evacuees may go home starting Tuesday, a report from the local disaster regional office in Albay said.

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

1,700 Manobos flee homes in Surigao del Sur due to killings, arson

Lianga, Surigao del Sur map

More than 1,700 Manobo residents fled their homes in Lianga, Surigao del Sur, after their communities were hit by a series of killings, gun attacks and school-and-house burning.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »