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‘Basyang’ unleashes floods, landslides in Southern Leyte

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The province of Southern Leyte was declared under a state of calamity Saturday after a flash flood destroyed at least 20 houses in this city and landslides triggered by continuous heavy rain brought by Tropical Depression Basyang blocked a number of roads in the province, Governor Roger Mercado said.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

1 drowns in Davao City flash flood

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At least one person drowned in a flash flood that swamped parts of Davao City following heavy rain Friday evening, authorities said.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

SLEX flash flood ‘extraordinary’ – toll board

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The Toll Regulatory Board said the Monday morning flash flood at the South Luzon Expressway, which left many stranded, was “extraordinary” and beyond their control.

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Flash flood, slide warnings up in Mindanao

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The state weather bureau on Saturday warned of flash floods and landslides in a wide area in Mindanao due to heavy rains and thunderstorms spawned by a low-pressure area east of Davao City.

Posted: June 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Flash flood swamps 2 towns in Davao del Norte

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One person was killed while trying to help neighbors as hundreds of terrified villagers fled to safer ground as flash flood swamped two towns in Davao del Norte early Thursday, officials said.

Posted: February 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Where we fell … we will rise again’

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Army Pfc. Albert Fuyonan should have been celebrating his wedding at a church in Tagum City in Davao del Norte on Saturday instead of being confined in a hospital.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

43 dead, 25 injured in Compostela Valley as ‘Pablo’ sweeps Mindanao

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At least 43 people died and 25 others injured as Typhoon “Pablo” (international name: Bopha) slammed into the mining province of Compostela Valley Tuesday, the military said.

Posted: December 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Pagasa: Confined rainfall caused flashflood

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There was no typhoon in the area but there was “confined rainfall” and thick clouds over northern Cebu when a flash flood hit Liloan town’s Mulao river, where a boy drowned, the Mactan office of the state weather bureau Pagasa said.

Posted: May 27th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Flash floods, landslides threaten Luzon area says Pagasa

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Northern and Central Luzon will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms as the tail-end of a cold front continues to prevail over the region, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Friday.

Posted: March 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Largest CSR: 5,000 homes for ‘Sendong’ victims

Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp. on Wednesday unveiled the single largest corporate social responsibility project in the country for victims of Tropical Storm “Sendong.”

Posted: January 19th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Rodel, 80 other CDO pupils ‘absent’

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STUDY IN GRIEF Survivor Angel Bontilao is consoled by a classmate. RICHEL UMEL / INQUIRER MINDANAO

It would not have mattered to Rodel Gabato if they had rung the school bell all day Tuesday. He would not have shown up, anyway.

Posted: January 4th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Like tsunami, floods + deadly debris

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BEFORE AND AFTER VIEWS Satellite and aerial shots of a bend of the Cagayan de Oro River which suffered the brunt of the deadly flash flood triggered by “Sendong”  early dawn of Dec. 17.

Like a rampaging tsunami, but with more destructive debris that tore up everything in its path. This was how a University of the Philippines geologist described the flash floods that hit Iligan City at the height of Tropical Storm “Sendong” which left more than 400 dead in the city alone. Alfredo Mahar Lagmay explained that [...]

Posted: December 31st, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Death toll from Mindanao flash floods tops 1,000

A stray dog approaches a carcass of water buffalo Tuesday amidst debris of mostly logs which were washed ashore by the onslaught of Tropical storm Sendong last Friday in Iligan City. AP/Bullit Marquez

The official death toll from last week’s massive flash flooding in two Mindanao cities topped 1,000 on Wednesday as authorities said they lost count of how many more were missing in one of the worst calamities to hit the southern coastal region.

Posted: December 21st, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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