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Bicycle sales rise in post-Ondoy Marikina—city official


The number of bicycles sold after tropical storm “Ondoy” in 2009 was reported to have increased “abruptly” in flood-prone Marikina, prompting a high-ranking city official to say that the residents’ experiences during the storm made them change their view of the bicycle as a recreational tool.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

‘Ondoy’ survivor drops birthday treat to help victims of ‘Yolanda’


To celebrate her 44th birthday on Monday, Jinkee Aid had scheduled an out-of-town trip.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Forecaster says Mindanao should learn to prepare for extreme weather


Just as Metro Manila residents are learning to brace themselves for storms, it’s time now for residents of Mindanao to follow suit, a top weather forecaster said.

Posted: September 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Timeline of Philippines’ worst typhoon disasters since 2009

Residents evacuate themselves and their belongings from their houses inside Provident Village in Marikina City as Typhoon Ondoy brought heavy rains in Metro Manila on Sept. 26, 2009.      INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The following is a timeline of Philippines’ worst typhoon disasters

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

`Ondoy-like’ floods swamp two Kalibo villages

Strong winds brought by typhoon Quinta in Cansaga bridge, Mandaue City. CDN /TONEE DESPOJO

At least two barangays (villages) in Kalibo City, Aklan, were completely submerged under water by “Ondoy-like” floods, the city mayor said Thursday.

Posted: December 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Tree planting marks 3rd ‘Ondoy’ anniversary; ‘emotional scar still there’


Hundreds of eco-warriors planted trees at the Marikina watershed to fortify Metro Manila’s last line of defense against floods and ensure that there would be no repeat of the destruction wrought by Tropical Storm “Ondoy” exactly three years ago on Wednesday.

Posted: September 27th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Rain and sunshine


Heavy rain drenched Metro Manila with more than half of a month’s volume of water in just 24 hours starting Sunday. This deluge caused massive flooding in the capital with almost 50 percent of the city underwater, affecting nearby provinces as well.

Posted: August 12th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Laguna de Bay nears ‘Ondoy’ water level

laguna de bay

Even with Thursday’s fair weather, a swollen Laguna de Bay rose to within 15 centimeters of its 2009 water level when Tropical Storm “Ondoy” brought devastating floods to towns around the lake in Laguna.

Posted: August 10th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Lessons from ‘Ondoy’


Government and nongovernment rescuers were prepared when the floods came Tuesday and, as a result, only a few lives were lost.

Posted: August 8th, 2012 in On Target | Read More »

‘Worse than Ondoy’

Yesterday’s torrential rains spawned by the southwest monsoon have surpassed the amount of rainfall during tropical storm Ondoy (international name Ketsana) in 2009 which inundated a half of Metro Manila and nearby areas.

Posted: August 8th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

‘This is definitely Ondoy Part 2’—Valenzuela City mayor

A man assists an elderly woman as they wade along a flooded emergency room at a hospital in Valenzuela city, north of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday July 31, 2012. AP FILE PHOTO

Valenzuela City Mayor Sherwin Gatchalian said Tuesday’s rains proved to be a disaster for his constituents

Posted: August 7th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

River-cruising Aquino pleased with flood control works

CRUISING President Aquino takes a speedboat from Malacañang to inspect the  progress of the Pasig-Marikina River Channel Improvement Project. Its two phases are 87.99% complete. These included dredging and widening operations. This project is part of the P13-B flood control master plan that will take 3 years to complete. MALACAÑANG PHOTO BUREAU

Stretches of the Pasig and Marikina rivers are now wider and deeper—hopefully enough to prevent a repeat of the 2009 “Ondoy” tragedy.

Posted: June 23rd, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Taguig rescue team gets new lifeboats, sonar gadget


The Taguig Rescue Unit looks forward to fewer tasks that have to be done mano-a-mano, thanks to the new set of state-of-the-art equipment the city government acquired on Tuesday.

Posted: April 25th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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