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Broken water main floods UCLA; people rescued

UCLA Flooding

A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet (nine meters) into the air, forcing the rescue of people trapped in underground parking garages and covering some of the best-known parts of campus in water, including the school’s famed basketball arena.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

MMDA calls on villages to use sandbags vs flooding


After proving that the sandbagging technique was effective during Typhoon Glenda, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chair Francis Tolentino encouraged the different barangays (villages) in Metro Manila to practice the flood-control method.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Makati Mayor Binay: Flooding still a problem

Flood on Buendia Avenue, Makati, taken on Aug. 19, 2013. INQUIRER.net PHOTO BY MATIKAS SANTOS

After several major streets and intersections in Makati City became impassable due to floods caused by heavy downpours last week, Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay reiterated his call for the national government to intensify its unclogging and drainage improvement operations.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Aquino OKs P123-B Laguna Lake road dike, 2 other PPP projects

laguna de bay

Finally, the much-awaited expressway dike project that would mitigate flooding in coastal communities along Laguna Lake has been green-lighted for implementation.

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

Coast Guard looks to students for help with rescue, cleanup

Personnel from the ComVal Emergency Response Team evacuate residents who were trapped in the flooding of Compostela Valley province in Mindanao in January this year. College students and the youth are a big help in times of disaster. AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) wants college students to be its force multiplier in search and rescue (SAR) missions, particularly during heavy flooding.

Posted: June 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »