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Typhoon evacuees in Visayas return to their homes to clean up

Evacuees stay inside a school as Typhoon Hagupit affects Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines' east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year. AP

Typhoon evacuees in the Visayas started returning to their homes on Monday even as thousands remained in evacuation centers needing food and other assistance.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

3 provinces count ‘Queenie’ damage

CHILDREN take comfort in each other after the abandoned truck they had been living in was washed away by floodwaters in Boljoon town, southern Cebu province, at the height of Tropical Storm “Queenie.” TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Residents and local officials of at least three provinces where Tropical Storm “Queenie” had passed are making an inventory of the damage left on farms, infrastructure and communities a day after the storm struck on its way out of Philippine territory.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Mother drowns in Cebu; 40 houses destroyed in Negros as Queenie sweeps Visayas


A mother in Cebu drowned while 40 houses were destroyed in Cauayan town in Negros Occidental as “Queenie” dumped heavy rains that spawned floods, and brought winds that whipped parts of the Visayas.

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

500 stranded in Western Visayas ports due to ‘Queenie’


At least 500 passengers have been stranded in ports in Western Visayas as of Thursday after the Coast Guard suspended travel of sea craft due to tropical depression “Queenie.”

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

Mall expansion brings 2,000 new jobs to Bacolod

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One of the country’s biggest retail and real estate developer has opened a P1.5-billion expansion of its mall here and has set its sights on two more big projects in the province of Negros Occidental.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »