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DPWH explains delayed flood-control project in Manila

TRAFFIC PROBLEM TODAY, FLOOD SOLUTION TOMORROW.  The  P560-million “floodwater interceptor project” of the DPWH on Blumentritt, Manila, is designed to hold rainwater coming all the way from Quezon City and divert it to a Tondo creek and then to Manila Bay.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) acknowledged Monday that its P560-million Blumentritt floodwater interceptor project in Manila had been congesting traffic in the area for the past eight months, but that it would offer a big relief to the city once completed later this year.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Cut off by floods, British village becomes an island

Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, steps off a boat with the help of police as he arrives at the flood-hit village of Muchelney in Somerset, southwestern England, on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Britain's Prince Charles visited flood-hit villages that have been cut off from the world by the wettest January for more than a century.  AFP

It has been nearly five weeks since the tiny village of Muchelney, which means “great island” in Old English, became marooned by the floods caused by record rainfall in Britain.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Thousands evacuated in Tacloban as storm approaches


Over 2,000 families living in tent cities here were evacuated Friday by the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council as Tropical Storm Basyang approached less than three months after Supertyphoon Yolanda devastated the region.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mindanao folks get respite from rain; death toll at 45

RESCUERS use motorized boats to rescue children trapped in the middle of a flooded rice field in M’lang, North Cotabato. INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO

People in flood- and landslide-stricken areas of Mindanao got a respite from nearly two weeks of foul weather on Wednesday when a low pressure area that had intensified into a depression and weakened back to a low pressure area finally dissipated, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Classes suspended as LPA triggers rains, floods


Tropical depression “Agaton” may have weakened into a low pressure area (LPA), but heavy rains continue to pound and flood the country, resulting in the suspension of classes and sea travel.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

1 dead, hundreds evacuated in flood-hit France

A man watches an overturned car near the Maravenne river on Jan. 19, 2014, in Londe-les-Maures after floods struck southeastern France. One man died Sunday and more than 150 people had to be airlifted to safety.  AFP

One man died Sunday and more than 150 people had to be airlifted to safety after floods struck southeastern France, local authorities said.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Thousands flee more floods in Mindanao


Thousands of people are fleeing rising floodwaters in a fresh round of evacuations in the southern Philippines, officials said Friday as the death toll from a week of bad weather rose to 34.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Poorest survivors of Yolanda get cash aid but want jobs most of all


Two months after supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) ravaged Eastern Visayas, the beneficiaries of “poorest of the poor” Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) who survived the typhoon are still unsure on how to start a new life without definite source of living.

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

Death toll from torrential rain in Brazil rises to 16


The death toll from torrential weekend rain in northeastern Brazil has risen from 11 to 16, local authorities said Tuesday.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

At least 11 dead after heavy rains in northeast Brazil


At least 11 people died and six were still missing after torrential rains lashed in Brazil’s northeastern Bahia state, a Civil Defense official said Monday.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Floods hit Legazpi, Daraga in Albay


Flooding swept through a number of low-lying areas in this city and the neighboring town of Daraga as heavy rains poured on the province almost the whole day on Saturday, the Albay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Marikina’s 100 CCTVs for both crime, flood watch

The Marikina City government has begun installing 100 closed-circuit television cameras (CCTVs) on major roads and other strategic locations, hoping they would be useful for both police operations and flood monitoring.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Aquino forms task force to rebuild Tacloban, other places

President Benigno Aquino lll.  AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III has formed a Cabinet-level task force led by Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla, a former Leyte governor, to accelerate relief efforts and begin the rehabilitation fo Tacloban City and other places battered by supertyphoon “Yolanda”.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | 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. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  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. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


  • Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  • Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  • Palace prepared to charge its allies
  • 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  • PNP chief on plunder raps: ‘Amateurish’
  • Sports

  • Mixers trim Aces, force do-or-die tiff
  • Donaire junks Garcia as coach, taps father
  • ’Bye Ginebra: No heavy heart this time
  • UAAP board tackles new rules
  • Baguio climb to decide Le Tour de Filipinas
  • Lifestyle

  • Entering the monkhood a rite of passage
  • Haneda International Airport: A destination on its own
  • Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment
  • Kim Atienza: At home with art and design
  • Life lessons I want to teach my son
  • Entertainment

  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Practical Phytos plans his future
  • In love … with acting
  • From prison to the peak of success
  • ‘Asedillo’ location thrives
  • Business

  • Philippine Airlines to stop shipment of shark fins
  • PH banks not ready for Asean integration
  • Stocks down on profit-taking
  • Banks allowed to use ‘cloud’
  • SMIC to issue P15-B bonds
  • Technology

  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
  • Obama arrives in Tokyo, first stop of 4-nation tour
  • Believe it or not: Filipinos love US more than Yanks
  • PH, HK end bitter row; sanctions lifted
  • Marketplace