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1 dead as hundreds flee false tsunami alert in Quezon

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A false tsunami alarm left one person dead and prompted hundreds of others to flee their homes in the Philippines, where natural disasters are frequent, a civil defense official said Wednesday.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Typhoon ‘Glenda’ at a glance

Fallen trees along Bonifacio Drive in Intramuros Manila after the strong winds brought  by Typhoon Glenda.  INQUIRER PHOTO/ JOAN BONDOC

Strongest typhoon to hit Metro Manila since “Milenyo” in 2006.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Typhoon ‘Glenda’ leaves 20 dead

POWER CONSUMERS’ CALVARY    An electric post is toppled at the height of Typhoon “Glenda” (international name: Rammasun) in Noveleta, Cavite province. The typhoon led to power outages affecting a total of 13.5 million people in Luzon, including Metro Manila, and the Visayas.  EDWIN BACASMAS

Typhoon “Glenda” dealt Metro Manila only a glancing blow of about three hours Wednesday, but it was enough to shut down the capital, leave the megacity a shambles and without power, and take at least 20 lives.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Metro Manila is world’s second riskiest capital to live in–poll

Rescuers ferry stranded residents from their houses due to floods caused by Typhoon Ondoy along Ortigas in Cainta Rizal. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Lying smack in the middle of a fault-line and a typhoon path, Manila is basically sitting on a ticking time bomb.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Tenants may not be ejected from coco farms in disaster areas—DAR

DAR Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes. PHOTO from www.dar.gov.ph

Coconut farmers unable to pay rent for their farms due to a natural calamity cannot be ejected from the land unless the ejectment is allowed by a court, the Department of Agrarian Reform said Wednesday.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »