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Aquino not acting yet on Lacson’s resignation


Malacañang said President Benigno Aquino III has not taken action, as of Monday, on Secretary Panfilo Lacson’s “irrevocable resignation” as the President’s point man on the rehabilitation of areas damaged by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) in 2013.

Posted: December 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

800,000 typhoon Ruby victims remain in evacuation centers

Filipino families seek refuge at a school used as an evacuation center as they prepare for Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines' east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year. AP/Aaron Favila

At least 800,000 people affected by Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: “Hagupit”) remain in evacuation centers three days after the typhoon exited the country, according to official reports.

Posted: December 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Roxas should be praised, not made fun of, for ‘Ruby’ response – LP

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II ought to be praised, not criticized for “risking life and limb” to reach areas hit by the Typhoon “Ruby” (Hagupit), the secretary general of the ruling Liberal Party said Tuesday.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Red alert up as PH braces for ‘Hagupit’

affected areas of typhoon ruby

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on Wednesday went on red alert status in preparation for Typhoon “Hagupit” (local name Ruby).

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Metro Manila after a 7.2 magnitude quake

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and partner agencies hold nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill on Friday.

What happens if a 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Metro Manila? In a scenario conceived by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, there will be chaos.

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »