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Evacuation order issued for Manila Bay folk

IN PREPARATION for Typhoon “Ruby,” MMDA crews remove tarpaulin billboards on Edsa, including one for the January 2015 visit of Pope Francis (left), as a safety precaution.

The Manila city government on Saturday ordered the preemptive evacuation of residents in the shantytowns facing Manila Bay, regardless of whether or not Typhoon Ruby makes a direct hit on the capital.

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Preemptive evacuation of Manila coastal areas ordered

Contributed photo by Joel Butuyan

The Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office has ordered a preemptive evacuation of residents of the capital’s coastal barangays by Monday morning, regardless of whether the National Capital Region is to be directly hit by Typhoon Ruby (international name: Hagupit), because of the possibility of a storm surge on Manila Bay.

Posted: December 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Storm-tossed vessel on Manila Bay alarms Coast Guard

A cargo vessel found to have been used for arms smuggling five years ago has again become a cause for concern.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Woe to Obando: Green group assails CA ruling on landfill


An environmental watchdog denounced a recent Court of Appeals (CA) ruling favoring the operation of a landfill in Obando, Bulacan province, which faces Manila Bay and is near the Malabon and Navotas areas.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

12 crewmen hurt as big waves sink ship in Manila

‘LUIS’ DID THIS  Typhoon “Luis” hit the northern portion of the country, but its powerful winds whipped places as far south as Manila, roiling Manila Bay and capsizing MV Super Shuttle Ro-Ro 7 from its moorings on Sunday night. Twelve crew members of the vessel were hurt.  NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

The strong winds and big waves brought by Typhoon “Luis” on Sunday night battered the MV Super Shuttle Ro-Ro 7 anchored outside the Manila Bay breakwater, forcing its 15 crew members to abandon the cargo vessel.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »