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By Carmel Loise Matus
Two nongovernment organizations (NGOs)—Habitat for Humanity and Gawad Kalinga—have submitted their proposed designs for the residents rendered homeless by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake on Oct. 15 that damaged or destroyed Bohol province’s roads, bridges, schools and churches.
By Tina G. Santos
As food supplies have not reached other survivors in less known towns that also suffered the brunt of “supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name Haiyan), health officials on Wednesday reiterated their warning to the people not to eat meat from carcasses of animals that died in the typhoon and meat products that have been submerged in floodwater.
By Charlie Señase
The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) now hosts 26 automated weather stations that can help forecast storms so that more lives could be saved from the impact of extreme weather disturbances, a ranking regional official said.
The port city of Olbia in Sardinia held a day of mourning Wednesday and prepared to bury its dead after flash floods left 16 people on the island dead.
Rare heavy downpours triggered flash floods in the Saudi capital on Sunday forcing schools and universities to close and prompting calls by the authorities for citizens to remain indoors.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
The Department of Public Works and Highways has acknowledged it received nearly P5 billion in Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) funds, which the agency said went to at least 15 high-impact flood control projects under its ambitious Flood Management Master Plan for Metro Manila and surrounding areas in Central Luzon and Southern Tagalog.
A month after this town in Bulacan province was submerged by 10-foot high floodwaters spawned by heavy rain dumped by Typhoon “Santi,” another flash flood hit 14 villages here on Sunday night following heavy rain.
By Judy Quiros
Floods and dirty surroundings were among the causes for the surge in dengue cases here during the first 10 months of the year, a Department of Health official in Southern Mindanao said Monday.
By Marlon Ramos
Using fallen trees, these government troopers have found a way to help residents of Zamboanga City and Bohol province rise from the recent man-made and natural calamities that devastated their communities.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
Three people were killed and over 200,000 others from 507 villages (barangay) were affected in the aftermath of typhoon “Vinta” (international name Krosa) that pummeled northern Luzon, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Sunday.
After suffering record-level flooding last month that eventually led to an outbreak of leptospirosis, this city wants to break another record—in street dancing, this time.
By Gabriel Cardinoza
Every time it rains hard for days in Pangasinan province, Board Member Danilo Uy would grab his mobile phone and send a text message to Tom Valdez, vice president for corporate social responsibility of San Roque Power Corp. in San Manuel town.
An overpowering stench greets anyone who approaches the open dump in Barangay (village) New Cabalan here, which residents have blamed for the leptospirosis outbreak that has claimed 11 lives and infected more than 500 people in the city.