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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 »

Queenie downs power in Cebu; fisherman missing

Cebu city map

A fisherman in a southern Cebu town was reported missing while a portion of Cebu City was without power due to winds spawned by tropical depression “Queenie.”

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

105 survivors, 2 killed in sunken ferry off Southern Leyte coast


Rescuers have saved 105 survivors and recovered two fatalities on board the inter-island ferry that is believed to have sunk late Saturday after encountering engine problems in bad weather in the central Philippines, officials said.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

2 Marinduque deaths hike ‘Glenda’ toll to 100


The official death toll from Typhoon “Glenda” has reached 100 after two more typhoon casualties were confirmed in Boac, Marinduque.

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

Pampanga OKs ordinance mandating forced evacuation


In the worst of disasters, the provincial government will compel residents to move out of harm’s way.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »