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Metro Manila after a 7.2 magnitude quake

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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 »

Volcanic activities slow down on Mt. Mayon; eruption threat stays

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LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines—Volcanic activities have slowed down on Mt. Mayon but the possibility of a hazardous eruption remained, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).   Despite earlier fears that Tropical Storm “Mario” would loosen lahar flow from the volcano, an official from the Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office (Apsemo) […]

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

4 dead as ‘Mario’ continues to move away from PAR

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Children play with their cellphone, at an evacuation center after heavy monsoon rains spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong (local name Mario) flooded Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines and most parts of the metropolis, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. AP

As Tropical Storm “Mario” continues its upward path out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility, it has left four people dead in its wake, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Friday.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

QC child first reported fatality of ‘Mario’

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Trapped residents are rescued by volunteers after continued heavy monsoon rains spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong (local name Mario) flooded Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines and most parts of  the metropolis Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Heavy rains due to a storm and the seasonal monsoon caused widespread flooding Friday in the Philippine capital and nearby provinces, shutting down schools and government offices. Local authorities reported thousands were evacuated early Friday from severely inundated communities, some under rapid-flowing flood waters more than neck high.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

A two-year old child in Quezon City was the first fatality of the continuous rains spawned by Tropical Storm “Mario.”

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

NDRRMC uses quick response fund for operations, says Pama

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OCD Director Alexander Pama. FILE PHOTO

Clearing the muddled waters, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on Wednesday said they have helped the victims of Super Typhoon “Yolanda,” though not in the way the Commission on Audit perceived.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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