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Hurricane Ingrid forms off Mexico

A man walks through a flooded street during heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Ingrid in the Gulf port city of Veracruz, Mexico, Friday Sept. 13., 2013. Mexican authorities rushed to evacuate neighborhoods located near riverbanks in eight Veracruz townships as Ingrid lashed the coast with heavy rains, threatening more damage in a state where landslides and flooding have killed dozens of people in recent weeks. AP

Ingrid became the second hurricane of the Atlantic storm season off Mexico on Saturday, while Tropical Storm Manuel threatened to cause flash floods and mudslides on the opposite side of the country.

Posted: September 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

3 suspected drowning victims found in Laguna


Three persons believed to have drowned at the height of flash flood triggered by heavy rains were found dead in Calamba City, Laguna before noon on Tuesday.

Posted: August 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

QC schools stink after giving shelter


Some Quezon City schools used as evacuation centers to shelter families fleeing flash floods earlier this week are in need of a thorough cleaning.

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Metro hell and high water: MMDA blames estero slums

It’s the beginning of chaos on CM Recto Avenue in Manila, where enterprising men place wooden planks on the pavement for pedestrians who wish to avoid the ankle-deep flood.  EDWIN BELLOSILLO

He strongly protested when the novelist Dan Brown described Metro Manila as the “gates of hell,” but there are really hellish places that even his own cleanup and flood-control teams can’t enter.

Posted: June 14th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Coast Guard puts all units on alert for low pressure area

Philippine Coast Guard

The Philippine Coast Guard has placed all its units in the Visayas and Mindanao under “full alert” as it also ordered them to brace for the heavy rains and possible flash floods that might result from the first weather disturbance to hit the country this year.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

After ‘Pablo,’ massive tree planting

GODOFREDO Singson and his children weed out their backyard agro-forestry project in Mt. Magdiwata in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur. CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN

With forest denudation identified as among the reasons for the devastation wrought by Typhoon “Pablo” in Mindanao, cooperatives on the island embarked on a massive tree-planting campaign last week.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Weather warning out for Mindanao

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 12a.m, 05 November 2012

The weather bureau on Sunday warned of possible flash floods and landslides in Mindanao, with the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) expected to bring moderate to heavy rains to the region.

Posted: November 5th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

5 missing, 400 families flee homes due to flashfloods in Sarangani town


At least five persons were reported missing while 400 families or 2,000 individuals were displaced when a flashflood hit two barangay (villages) in Malungon town in Sarangani Province on Saturday.

Posted: September 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Floods in Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat affect over 300 families – NDRRMC

Poblacion village, Kidapawan City

Torrential rain in Mindanao brought flash floods in Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat Monday night, the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council reported Tuesday.

Posted: June 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Metro Manila flash floods subside—MMDA


Flood waters have subsided and traffic movements have improved as of 10 p.m., hours after sudden heavy rains dumped on Metro Manila Thursday, a Metropolitan Manila Development Authority official said.

Posted: May 31st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Cloudy skies, rain in parts of PH due to LPA, northeast monsoon-Pagasa

MTSAT ENHANCED IR Satellite Image for 9 a.m, 10 February 2012

Parts of the county will experience rain showers and cloudy skies due to a low pressure area and a northeast monsoon, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Friday.

Posted: February 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pope prays for victims of ‘Sendong’

PRAYER POWER Pope Benedict XVI delivers the "Urbi et Orbi", blessing from the balcony of St. Peter's basilica at the Vatican on December 25, 2011. Pope Benedict XVI prayed for the victims of famine, floods and conflict around the world in his traditional Christmas message on December 25, following a deadly explosion near a church in Nigeria. AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI

Pope Benedict XVI on Christmas Day prayed for the victims of devastating floods in the Philippines and Thailand in his “Urbi et Orbi” (Latin for “To the City and to the World”) speech from the central loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Posted: December 26th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino vows aid as Philippine flood toll tops 1,000

Residents get relief goods from President Benigno Aquino III, left, during his visit Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, to flood-hit city of Iligan in southern Philippines. Aquino declared a state of national calamity and relief agencies rushed to help. AP/BULLIT MARQUEZ

Philippine President Benigno Aquino pledged aid Tuesday to communities hit by flash floods that walloped the south, as the official toll topped a thousand dead or missing.

Posted: December 20th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness
  3. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  4. Plunder complaint filed vs PNP chief, firearms office head over license delivery deal
  5. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  6. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  7. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  10. Boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Indonesia international school
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  10. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Ex-PBA player Bryan Gahol dies in road mishap


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