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Heavy rains feared as ‘Luis’ bears down on Luzon, Visayas


Luzon and Visayas are bracing for heavy rains brought on by a tropical cyclone that had intensified into a tropical storm, which is expected to make landfall in either Isabela or Cagayan province Sunday night.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Disaster body lacks satellite phones, others in case of another ‘Yolanda’

Sen. Loren Legarda.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) has exposed yet another chink in the government’s armor against disasters.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Central Visayas quake death toll rises to 213

President Aquino is set to visit Bohol, which was rocked by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake last month and which he had already visited twice since. AP FILE Photo

Seven more bodies were found in the rubble following a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Central Visayas last week, the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council said.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace bares job vacancies


Applicants, anyone? President Benigno Aquino III is looking for qualified officials to fill up vacancies in his administration less than a month before the start of the campaign period.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Gov’t sets aside P42M for speedy relief operations during typhoon Pablo

Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman FILE PHOTO

The government has set aside some P42 million in standby fund and relief goods for provinces in the path of typhoon “Pablo’’ in Visayas and Mindanao, Malacañang officials said on Monday.

Posted: December 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »