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‘Ruby’ packs peak winds of 350 kph

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BRACING FOR SUPERTYPHOON    President Aquino presides over a meeting of top Cabinet and government officials in Quezon City to evaluate the country’s preparedness in anticipation of Typhoon “Ruby,” which is expected to make landfall on Saturday. MALACAÑANG PHOTO BUREAU

“Let’s prepare for everything,” President Benigno Aquino III told a nationally televised meeting of disaster agency chiefs on Thursday as the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) in Hawaii upgraded Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit) into a supertyphoon.

Posted: December 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Southern Mindanao’s disaster response units readied for ‘Ruby’

davao region

Local disaster response and management authorities in Southern Mindanao have stepped up measures to protect lives and property as Typhoon “Ruby” (Hagupit) moved closer to the Philippines on Thursday.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Queenie’ kills two; to hit Palawan Friday night

Satellite Image-4:57 AM-November 28, 2014. SCREENGRAB from noah.dost.gov.ph

Tropical Depression “Queenie,” which on Thursday left two persons dead as it swept over the Visayas, is expected to make landfall again in Palawan before leaving the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Friday night.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Storm surge, other terms to be made simple

Screengrab from PAGASA website

President Benigno Aquino III has been among Pagasa’s most severe critics, often lecturing its forecasters publicly to use layman’s terms in its bulletins.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Disaster risk reduction is everybody’s business

Rescuers ferry stranded residents from their houses due to floods caused by Typhoon Ondoy along Ortigas in Cainta Rizal. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

There is a long history of cooperation and selflessness in the face of crisis and disasters. “Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan), Tropical Storm “Ondoy” (Ketsana), Tropical Depression “Pepeng” (Tarma), Typhoon “Pablo” (Bopha), just to name a few, brought massive destruction and death, and yet these times of crisis also brought out the best in people in the many ways they tried to ease the suffering.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »