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Taguig village to realtor: End floods

BAYBREEZE Executive Village during the 2012 flood that took months to recede INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Tired of seeing their community go underwater for months during the rainy season, residents of a Taguig City subdivision are pressing a longtime complaint against a major land developer, saying it should “make up for its shortcomings” and address recurring floods in the area.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Cost of Cebu City flood study: P68M

AN EATERY owner tries to remove floodwater from his place following heavy rain in Cebu City last week. 

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Central Visayas will spend P68 million on a study to find solutions to flooding in the city, a move prompted by one of the city’s worst floods last week.

Posted: September 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

‘Mario’ leaves 1 dead, P70 M in damage in Ilocos Norte; 2 missing in Zambales

Fallen Trees in Ilocos Norte due to strong winds as tropical storm "Mario" slammed the entire province on Saturday.

Photo Credit: Joemar Tolentino

Residents of Ilocos Norte province endured more than 16 hours of intense rain and heavy gusts accompanying Tropical Storm “Mario” from Friday to Saturday, but the province recorded only one storm-related fatality.

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

P20M in relief goods given to families displaced by storm Mario

Residents continue to be housed in evacuation centers Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 in Marikina city east of Manila, Philippines. AP

The Department of Social Welfare and Development has distributed P20 million in relief assistance to areas hit by tropical storm Mario.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Act of God’ coverage for cars up due to floods

Firemen remove the branches from a fallen tree which fell on two cars at the onslaught of Typhoon Rammasun (locally known as Glenda) which battered Makati city, east of Manila, July 16, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

As widespread flooding has virtually become the new normal when it rains, with or without a typhoon, more and more motorists are availing themselves of the so-called “Act of God” coverage for their vehicles, according to the Philippine Insurers and Reinsurers Association (Pira).

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »