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DPWH: Sorry, floods to recur till all 100 projects finished

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Commuters make their way through a flooded street after heavy monsoon rains spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong (local name Mario) flooded Manila and most parts of the metropolis Friday, Sept 19, 2014 in the Philippines.  AP

The flash floods that shut down Metropolitan Manila and nearby provinces on Friday will keep recurring until the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) can finish clearing the waterways, upgrading the pumping stations and unclogging the roadside drains in the National Capital Region, the government said.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Student electrocuted by live wire near UST gate

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One student was killed while another was seriously injured after they came into contact with a live wire along España Avenue in Manila.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Oops… with students complaining, UP Diliman flipflops, cancels classes

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MANILA, Philippines – While many colleges and universities in Metro Manila canceled classes for Saturday, September 20, the University of the Philippines Diliman initially wanted its classes to resume as Tropical Storm “Mario” veers away from the country. The state university’s Facebook post quoted Chancellor Michael Tan as saying classes will resume because tropical storm […]

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

‘Mario’ leaves 2 dead – NDRRMC

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Commuters make their way through a flooded street after heavy monsoon rains spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong (local name Mario) flooded Manila and most parts of the metropolis Friday, Sept 19, 2014 in the Philippines. AP

MANILA, Philippines – An elderly woman from Rizal was the second confirmed casualty from Tropical Storm “Mario.’ According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), the 69-year-old woman from Rodriguez, Rizal died due to head injuries. She was the second casualty of Mario after a 2-year-old girl in Bagong Silang, Quezon City […]

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Mario’ slightly weakens; signal No. 2 still up in Cagayan, 4 areas

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Tropical Storm “Mario” has slightly weakened as it traversed the northern tip of Luzon and continues on its way to Taiwan, the state weather bureau said in its afternoon weather bulletin Friday.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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