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‘Domeng’ weakens; blue alert still up

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PAGASA Cyclone Update on Domeng, 4:40 PM, April 7/noah.dost.gov.ph

As Tropical Storm “Domeng” drew closer Monday to Philippine soil, alert levels were also up in preparation for the fourth weather disturbance to hit the country in 2014.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bicol, Northern Mindanao on blue alert as they brace for ‘Domeng’

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MT Satellite image April 7, 2014, 12:01 PM/pagasa.dost.gov.ph

As Tropical Storm “Domeng” (international name: Peipah) approaches, two regions are already on heightened alert for the impending weather disturbance.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

NDRRMC quake drill stresses importance of fast communication

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The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council held the 1st Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Drill on Wednesday. It simulated a 6.7 magnitude earthquake scenario. PHOTO FROM OFFICE OF CIVIL DEFENSE

What will happen if the Philippines was hit by a 6.7-magnitude earthquake? The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council held the 1st Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill on Wednesday, March 19. This was the first drill after the 7.2- magnitude earthquake in Bohol last year.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ death toll continues to rise 4 months after disaster

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‘YOLANDA’ SURVIVOR Melvin Castro sits in the rubble of his home in Tacloban City where 18 of his family members were killed. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

Over 120 days after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” wreaked havoc in the Visayas, more bodies were recovered as the death toll rose to 6,268.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

5 listed missing due to ‘Basyang’ rescued

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Stall owners on a bazaar at IT Park evacuates after their tent were blown by strong winds brought by typhoon Basyang. CDN FILE PHOTO

The five persons who were listed missing at the height Tropical Storm “Basyang” were rescued off Cebu, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Tuesday.

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

‘Agaton’ damage rises to P509.9M – NDRRMC

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AFP FILE PHOTO

Damage left by Tropical Depression “Agaton” increased further to over P500 million, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said on Monday.

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

CBCP exec urges Lacson to name those obstructing rehab projects

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Former Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

An official of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) challenged rehabilitation chief coordinator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson to name the politicians allegedly obstructing the government’s rehabilitation efforts in areas ravaged by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan).

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate to probe alleged graft in building of ‘substandard’ bunkhouses

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Senate is opening yet another inquiry into the aftermath of Super Typhoon “Yolanda’’ (Haiyan) this week, this time focusing on the alleged profiteering from the construction of “substandard” bunkhouses for survivors in eastern Visayas.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

LPA fatalities rise to 24 – NDRRMC

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BRIDGE WASHED AWAY.  Hundreds of commuters and vehicles are stranded following the collapse of the Lapayan-Napo Bridge, which used to link Zamboanga Peninsula to Iligan City and Northern Mindanao.  RICHEL V. UMEL/INQUIRER MINDANAO

With a low pressure area still lingering over Mindanao, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council has recorded 24 fatalities as of 6:00 a.m. Wednesday in the weather disturbance in the region.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Latest `Yolanda’ death toll hits 6,166

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Ten more bodies had been recovered from the rubble since Dec. 29, bringing the death toll from supertyphoon ‘‘Yolanda’’ to 6,166 as of Friday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported.

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

‘Yolanda’ death toll rises to 6,057; affected persons at 16M

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AP FILE PHOTO

More than a month after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) hit Eastern Visayas and nearby regions, authorities are still recovering more bodies, with the death toll reaching 6,057 on Sunday.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ death toll at 6,033—NDRRMC

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A typhoon survivor stands on rubbish in Tacloban, central Philippines on  Dec. 8, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

At least 24 bodies more were recovered as the death toll from Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) breached 6,000 on Friday.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DSWD considers alternative relief assistance

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Volunteers repack relief goods at the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Manila on Nov. 9, 2013, for victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda. Donations to the DSWD for the relief and rehabilitation Yolanda survivors from local and foreign sources stands at P817,262,574 as of March 9, 2014, according to the DSWD Updates on Typhoon Yolanda Disaster Relief and Early Rehabilitation Accomplishments and Continuing Plans.  AFP

A month after Supertyphoon ‘Yolanda’ (international name: Haiyan) struck the Philippines, the Department of Social Welfare and Development is checking out other alternatives to food assistance for affected residents after December 31.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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