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‘Yolanda’ exposes chinks in gov’t armor against disasters


Supertyphoon “Yolanda” has exposed yet another chink in the government’s armor against disasters.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Disaster agency bars media

Eduardo del Rosario. FILE PHOTO

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has restricted the media from covering its daily interagency meetings on the “Yolanda” disaster response efforts.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PNoy names new disaster manager

President Benigno Aquino III has officially tapped Eduardo del Rosario to replace Benito Ramos, the media-savvy head of the Office of Civil Defense and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Failed launch elates execs; ‘jueteng’ bettors happy


Palace officials, diplomats and those handling and managing disasters were relieved that North Korea’s long-range rocket had exploded and broken into pieces in the air. In a town up north, “jueteng” bettors laughed their way to the bank.

Posted: April 14th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Evacuation pushed in areas on N. Korean rocket’s path

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Better to overact than to not have acted enough is how National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) executive director Benito Ramos wants to approach preparations for North Korea’s rocket launch this week.

Posted: April 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Floods in Visayas, Mindanao affect over 50,000—NDRRMC


More than 50,000 people throughout 12 provinces in Visayas and Mindanao were affected by rains and flooding coming from a low pressure area (LPA), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Wednesday morning.

Posted: December 28th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

4 students drown in swollen Iloilo river; 1 missing


Four schoolchildren drowned and a fifth person was reported missing as they crossed a swollen river amid heavy rain brought by brewing Tropical Storm “Ramon,” the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Tuesday.

Posted: October 12th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

After Typhoon Pedring, here comes Quiel—Pagasa


The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Wednesday said they will not lower its red alert status even as typhoon Pedring (international name: NESAT) continued to move away from the country since another storm was expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

Posted: September 28th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2 killed as ‘Kabayan’ skirts PH


Typhoon “Kabayan” has claimed the lives of two fishermen although the approaching weather disturbance which is moving northward toward Japan is not expected to hit land in the Philippines. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the bodies of the two fishermen earlier reported missing in Hagonoy, Bulacan, were recovered on Sunday. [...]

Posted: August 1st, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Storm toll: 27 dead, 31 missing

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PAGASA-DOST MTSAT-EIR Satellite Image for 4 a.m., 28 July 2011

Veering from the path projected by the weather bureau, Tropical Storm “Juaning” dumped heavy rains that caused major flooding and landslides in large areas in Luzon, killing at least 27 people, mostly in the Bicol region.

Posted: July 28th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Juaning’ toll rises to 27 dead, 28 missing, says NDRRMC

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. Philippine National Police remove fallen trees on Wednesday which were toppled at the onslaught of a slow-moving storm “Juaning” in Legazpi City, Albay. AP

At least 25 people have died, mostly in the Bicol region, including a family of five whose house was buried in a landslide in Camarines Norte, as Tropical Storm “Juaning” continued to slam into Luzon Wednesday, the Office of Civil Defense in Region V (Bicol) said.

Posted: July 27th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

8 fishermen confirmed missing in Samar


Eight fishermen were confirmed missing in Samar and Catanduanes due to tropical storm “Juaning,” the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Tuesday.

Posted: July 26th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino leads ‘war vs water hyacinths’

THE GRAND GREEN RIVER.  President Aquino standing on the Delta Bridge points to a section of the Rio Grande de Mindanao river carpeted with water hyacinths during his inspection of the flooded areas in Maguindanao on Wednesday. About 20 hectares clogged by water lilies had to be cleared often by hand. Two and a half hectares remain to be cleared. Trailing the President is the Presidential Security Group commander, Col. Ramon Chito Mateo Dizon.  MALACAÑANG PHOTO

After surveying the devastation from the air, President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday checked on disaster relief efforts in Cotabato City and vowed more aid for ravaged communities in their “war versus water hyacinths,” a green menace being blamed for one of the worst floods in Mindanao in recent years. Mr. Aquino conducted an aerial [...]

Posted: June 23rd, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness
  3. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  4. Plunder complaint filed vs PNP chief, firearms office head over license delivery deal
  5. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  6. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  7. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  10. Boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Indonesia international school
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  10. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Ex-PBA player Bryan Gahol dies in road mishap


  • Napoles tags over 100 officials in pork scam – Lacson
  • Vitangcol to sue Czech envoy
  • Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  • 43 out of 414 Etihad passengers yet to be found, tested for MERS-CoV – Palace
  • Sandigan junks Marcos family claim to Paoay property
  • Sports

  • Caguioa blasts ‘no heart, soft’ Ginebra on Twitter
  • San Mig Coffee grinds out win over Alaska to force decider
  • UP nips St. Benilde; Adamson blasts RTU in Filoil women’s caging
  • Kevin Garnett responds to Raptors’ GM F word
  • Albert Pujols hits 500th HR of major league career
  • Lifestyle

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  • Haneda International Airport: A destination on its own
  • Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment
  • Kim Atienza: At home with art and design
  • Life lessons I want to teach my son
  • Entertainment

  • Bollywood Oscars, film stars come to Florida
  • Ex-Fox exec denies allegations in sex abuse suit
  • Kris Aquino backtracks, says Herbert Bautista and her are ‘best friends’
  • Summer preview: Chris Pratt enters a new ‘Galaxy’
  • Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in US
  • Business

  • SM to rebuild Tacloban hospital
  • PSEi slips after 4-day rally
  • Toyota sells 2.58 million vehicles, outselling GM
  • McDonald’s 1Q profit slips as US sales decline
  • SEC approves SM’s P15B retail bond offer
  • Technology

  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

  • One-dimensional diplomacy: A cost-benefit analysis of Manila’s security deal with Washington
  • No ordinary illness
  • Reforest mountains with fire trees and their kind
  • Day of the Earth
  • When will Chinese firm deliver new coaches?
  • Global Nation

  • 19 Ukrainians, Russians, Filipinas rescued in bar raid
  • Filipinos coming home from Mideast must obtain MERS clearance – DOH
  • US Secret Service in Manila ahead of Obama visit
  • Palace thanks Estrada for successful HK mission
  • Hong Kong accepts PH apology; sanctions also lifted
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