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Ruby dumps rains in Marinduque; Boac River, Mogpog River swell

Residents walk past high waves brought about by strong winds as it pound the seawall, hours before Typhoon Hagupit passes near the city of Legazpi on December 7, 2014.  Typhoon Hagupit tore apart homes and sent waves crashing through coastal communities across the eastern Philippines, creating more misery for millions following a barrage of deadly disasters.      AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

BOAC, Marinduque, Philippines — The Boac River swelled and sea water rose amid heavy rains from tropical storm Ruby (Hagupit), raising fears of flash floods on Monday.   Ruby, which had turned from a typhoon into a tropical storm, made its third landfall in Torrijos town, shortly before noon Monday, dumping moderate to heavy rains […]

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

140 preserved hawksbill turtles found in Palawan

The Philippine Navy in Palawan province announced on Sunday it had recovered 140 pieces of chemically preserved marine turtles hidden and buried in the shores of a coastal village in Balabac town awaiting shipment to the turtle black market trade.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

UN probes claim Palawan’s Underground River deteriorating


A report claiming that Palawan province’s main tourist draw, the Underground River, is deteriorating has prompted an investigation by the UN body that granted it the status of a World Heritage Site.

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

Missing Taiwanese woman tourist feared dead

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Authorities looking for a missing Taiwanese tourist believed to have drowned while swimming at a public beach here have given up hope of finding the victim alive and have switched their efforts from rescue to “search and recovery.”

Posted: December 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Queenie’ kills two; to hit Palawan Friday night

Satellite Image-4:57 AM-November 28, 2014. SCREENGRAB from noah.dost.gov.ph

Tropical Depression “Queenie,” which on Thursday left two persons dead as it swept over the Visayas, is expected to make landfall again in Palawan before leaving the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Friday night.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »