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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 »

LPA not likely to become cyclone but will still bring rains to Visayas—Pagasa

Satellite Image-5:57 PM-November 11, 2014. SCREENGRAB from noah.dost.gov.ph

A low pressure area (LPA), which entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Tuesday, would not likely evolve into a cyclone but would still bring rains to parts of the Visayas on Thursday or Friday during its approach to the country’s landmass, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

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

Cold front to bring rain to Central, south Luzon

Satellite Image-October 19, 2014-3:01 PM. SCREENGRAB from noah.dost.gov.ph

The weather bureau has alerted residents of Central and Southern Luzon to moderate and heavy rains that could trigger flash floods and landslides with the tail-end of a cold front affecting the area.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Ompong’ intensifies but slows down

This image of Super Typhoon Vongfong using NASA’s Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), obtained October 8, 2014 courtesy of  NOAA / NASA / RAMMB / CIRA,  shows the storm illuminated by moonlight.    AFP PHOTO /  NOAA / NASA / RAMMB /CIRA  == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE / MANDATORY CREDIT:  "AFP PHOTO / HANDOUT /  NOAA / NASA / RAMMB / CIRA"/ NO MARKETING / NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS / NO A LA CARTE SALES / DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS ==

Super Typhoon “Ompong” (international name Vongfong) intensified further but slowed down on Wednesday afternoon.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Neneng’ leaves PH for Japan


Typhoon “Neneng” has left the Philippine Area of Responsibility and would now set its course for one East Asian Nation, the weather bureau said Saturday.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »