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Monsoon rains affect Palawan in ‘Glenda’’s wake

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In the midst of the onslaught of Typhoon “Glenda,” southwest monsoon rains or “Habagat” is affecting Palawan on Wednesday, the country’s weather bureau said.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Floods force thousands to flee in Indonesia

Indonesians wade through floodwaters in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Flooding caused by monsoon rains have forced thousands of people to flee their homes in Indonesia's capital. AP/Achmad Ibrahim

Monsoon rains and rising rivers have forced thousands of people to flee their flooded homes in Indonesia’s capital.

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Senate open to funding of antiflood projects

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The senate is open to passing a supplemental budget to finance projects aimed at addressing massive flooding brought by stronger-than-usual monsoon rains.

Posted: August 15th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

So what’s in a name? ‘Habagat’ or ‘Hagibis’?

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How do we call the “storm” with no name? Habagat 2012? Even President Benigno Aquino III’s deputy spokesperson, Abigail Valte, was stumped on how to call the powerful monsoon rains that triggered massive flooding and cut a wide swath of destruction in the capital and parts of central and southern Luzon.

Posted: August 12th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »