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After storm, a low-cost housing redesign

THEY are among the thousands of people relocated at the National Housing Authority Southville 7 in Calauan, Laguna province, when Tropical Storm “Ondoy” struck in 2009. Recently, Typhoon “Glenda” made a direct hit on the site.  AL BENAVENTE/CONTRIBUTOR

Pregnant for seven months, 21-year-old Cristina Rubinas opened a tiny store—actually, a wooden table with plastic jars of candies, a few packs of crackers, and cheap junk food—in front her family’s temporary shelter.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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 »