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Coast Guard allows large interisland vessels to sail in 3 Cebu routes

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Noting improved sea conditions in some parts of the Visayas and northern Mindanao, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has allowed interisland vessels weighing over 250 gross tons to sail in at least three routes.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2,500 sea travelers stranded, says Coast Guard

PERILOUS WATERS  Waves churned by approaching Typhoon “Ruby” swamp and sink a small boat at Sula Port that the  Olmeda family from Barangay Mataas, Bacacay, Albay, boarded on Friday. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The Philippine Coast Guard said that as of 8 a.m. Sunday, a total of 2,508 sea travelers have been stranded due to Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit).

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

1,600 stranded as Ruby stops air, sea travel

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Tons of garbage from the sea are brought to the boulevard by big waves caused by Typhoon Ruby's strong winds in Legazpi City on Saturday.
INQUIRER PHOTO/MICHAEL B. JAUCIAN/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

More than 1,600 travelers were stranded at several ports across the country on Saturday after the Philippine Coast Guard suspended sea travel to and from certain areas in Bicol, the Visayas and Mindanao due to Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit).

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Hundreds stranded in ports amid ‘Ruby’ threat

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MATNOG, Sorsogon— Around one thousand passengers have been stranded in different ports in the country as of Saturday morning due to typhoon “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit). The Philippine Coast Guard in an advisory said 952 passengers have been stranded as of 4 a.m. Saturday. The Coast Guard said 40 vessels, 115 cargo vehicles onboard roll […]

Posted: December 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Typhoon ‘Ruby: Families open homes to neighbors

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REFUGE IN THE HOUSE OF GOD   A child uses  a pew  as a makeshift bed inside the  Redemptorist Church in Tacloban City where residents evacuated  ahead of the landfall of Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit)  in the Visayas. The typhoon threatens to whip up storm surges in the disaster-weary central Philippines that, a year ago, was flattened by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” RAFFY LERMA

The two-story house of Rufino Garado in Guiuan town, Eastern Samar province, has yet to be fully repaired after it was damaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) last year. But he opened his home in Barangay 9-A to at least 20 families whose houses are made of light materials and can be destroyed by Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit).

Posted: December 6th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

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