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Phivolcs: Strong quake may leave 700 dead in Navotas

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Aside from the constant floods and storm surges that regularly inundate Navotas City during the rainy season, the city is also at risk of being hit by earthquakes and tsunamis, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Rains forecast for Bicol, Eastern Visayas Friday

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MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 8 a.m., 06 December 2013

Light to moderate rains and thunderstorms are forecast in Bicol and typhoon-battered Eastern Visayas due to the tail-end of a cold front, the state weather bureau said Friday.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Drilon vs Cayetano in Senate

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago sees in her crystal ball the fight for the Senate presidency of the 16th Congress turning into a toss-up between Sen. Franklin Drilon of the Liberal Party and Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano of the Nacionalista Party.

Posted: May 20th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

My fearless forecasts

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Now that the elections are over and the counting has started, I can make my fearless forecasts in hotly contested areas where my friends are running.

Posted: May 14th, 2013 in On Target | Read More »

Aquino ups domestic tourism target to 56.1M

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PROPERTY TYCOON AND THE PRESIDENT  Megaworld Corp. chairman Andrew Tan briefs President Aquino on the Mactan Newtown at the launch of the property firm’s project in Cebu. The real estate tycoon shows the President the Mactan Newtown scale model during the grand launch at the Mactan Newtown Rotonda in Mactan, Lapu-lapu City, on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. MALACAÑANG PHOTO BUREAU

President Aquino has raised the domestic tourism target for 2016 to 56.1 million travelers from the original target of 35.5 million.

Posted: February 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rains feared in merger of ‘Igme,’ ‘Julian’

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 4:32 a.m., 24 August 2012

Departing Typhoon “Igme” may just stage a comeback, pulled back into the Philippine area of responsibility by incoming Typhoon “Julian,” thereby triggering the Fujiwhara effect, or the interaction between two storms, the weather bureau said Thursday.

Posted: August 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sunny weekend—Pagasa

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Expect a sunny weekend, the state weather bureau said Friday. Based on the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration’s (Pagasa) five-day weather outlook, a weak southwest monsoon will affect the whole country in the next five days.

Posted: August 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

More floods, landslides loom

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FOOD RELIEF  Days of nonstop monsoon rains that flooded many communities in Metro Manila last week have also displaced the common “maya” from their usual food sources. At the back of a house at Filinvest subdivision in Cainta, Rizal, three of the birds, also called Eurasian tree sparrow, seem to be enjoying the sunlight and leftover food. AUGUST DELA CRUZ

Brace yourselves for more rains and flash floods. The low pressure area spotted east of northern Luzon has developed into a tropical depression, and it is called “Helen,” the weather bureau said Sunday.

Posted: August 13th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Accurate forecasts seen with Doppler radar system

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The new PAGASA-DOST Weather Radar Station inaugurated by Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III in Barangay Buenavista, Bato, Catanduanes. LYN RILLON

President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday inaugurated a state-of-the-art radar system here that science officials had tested and found to provide information on rainfall intensity with a 95-percent accuracy.

Posted: May 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Tokyo mega-quake would kill over 9,000—simulation

More than 9,600 people would die with nearly 150,000 injured if a mega-quake struck Tokyo, a disaster that would also level large parts of the Japanese capital, a government projection said Wednesday.

Posted: April 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pagasa warns of slides, floods in Bicol, Visayas

MTSAT ENHANCED IR Satellite Image for  5:00 am, March 22, 2012

The weather bureau on Wednesday warned people of widespread rain over the Bicol Region and Western Visayas, which may bring landslides and flashfloods, as a low pressure area churns off Puerto Princesa City in Palawan.

Posted: March 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

MILF rebels see peace pact by March

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Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO

The rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said a peace agreement to end over four decades of rebellion in Mindanao could be reached by March this year if the autonomy formula the government will offer will respond to the Bangsamoro right to self-determination.

Posted: January 8th, 2012 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Forecasting 2012

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This year is going to be better than last year. That is the refrain we hear from many people today or read from the papers. Is this a forecast that is based on solid data on past trends and correct anticipation of the myriad of forces that will be at play this year or just an opinion that is based merely on hope?

Posted: January 4th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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