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UN panel: 8 reasons to worry about global warming

This Oct. 20, 2011 file photo, shows an aerial view of an expressway where residents changed it to their parking in Pathum Thani province, central Thailand. A United Nations panel of scientists has drafted a list of eight “key risks” about climate change that’s easy to understand and illustrates the issues that have the greatest potential to cause harm to the planet. AP

If you have already read “12 Pieces of Practical Advice from Housecats,” now you can move on to “8 Reasons to Worry about Global Warming.”

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pagasa issues rainfall warning in Eastern Visayas

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image  1:00 p.m., 11 January 2014

The state weather bureau on Saturday morning issued a yellow rainfall warning in the provinces of Southern Leyte, Leyte and Bohol.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Camanava’s worst fear: ‘Yolanda’ plus high tide


The Camanava (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela) area, historically the most flood-prone in the metropolis, preempted the onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” by evacuating at least 66 families late Friday from sites vulnerable not only to storm surges but also to rising tides.   “The worst case scenario we are preparing for involves a storm surge and [...]

Posted: November 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Death toll from Visayas, Mindanao floods rises to 20


The death toll from flooding that hit the Visayas and Mindanao earlier this week has risen to 20, according to the national disaster agency.

Posted: October 12th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Flooding worsens woes of conflict-stricken Zamboanga residents

Flooding affects Zamboanga conflict evacuees at the Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Grandstand. Photo courtesy of Sarah Lizette

One person died, another was missing while hundreds of families were either displaced or rendered homeless after flooding caused by nonstop heavy rains since Friday hit the city, according to local authorities.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

MMDA: Create bureau to monitor Metro drainage system


The chair of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has pitched another idea to solve the worsening flooding problem in the metropolis, this time by creating a new department that will be in charge of managing the capital’s drainage system.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

SC buses to bring bar takers to UST in case of flooding

Even if the weather takes a turn for the worse on Sunday and the next three Sundays after that, this year’s bar examinees will not have to worry about getting to the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) in the flood-prone area of España Boulevard in Manila.

Posted: October 3rd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

China says 75 missing in typhoon; Vietnam prepares


Tens of thousands of people were being evacuated from high-risk areas in central Vietnam on Monday as a typhoon that sank at least two Chinese fishing ships neared the coast.

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

QC subdivisions told to build water retention ponds to minimize floods

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista FILE PHOTO

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista has encouraged private subdivisions to set up retention ponds in their areas to minimize flooding as these will help prevent waterways from spilling over during a heavy downpour.

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Heard on Radyo Inquirer 990AM: QC administrator on city flooding

“The local government of Quezon City has identified the areas which are perennially prone to flooding and is continuously trying to find ways [to solve the problem]. Families affected by Sunday’s floods were also given relief assistance by the local government.”—Dr. Victor Endriga, Quezon City administrator, on the actions taken by the city government on floods that hit at least five areas in the city

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Yellow rain alert up; parts of Metro flooded

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Several areas in Metro Manila were flooded Sunday due to torrential rains whipped up by south west monsoon as super typhoon “Odette” (international name Usagi) left the country.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Flooding alert up in Laguna as rains cause rivers to swell

A Filipino resident has her umbrella blown up by strong winds as she rides a float outside their flooded community along the skirts of the of the swollen Laguna lake in Laguna. AP FILE PHOTO

The city government of Biñan in Laguna issued flood warnings at noon Saturday as authorities noted that rivers that empty into Laguna de Bay had been swollen by heavy rain over the last several hours.

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

Let’s plan to stop flooding, says Paje

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The number of rivers and creeks in Metro Manila has dropped from more than 600 in the 1950s to barely 200 today due to the construction of buildings and other structures on waterways, making the metropolis prone to heavy flooding.

Posted: September 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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