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2,000 families flee as floods, landslides hit S. Mindanao

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One person was hurt and more than 2,000 families have fled to safer grounds due to landslides and flooding spawned by a low pressure area in several areas in southern Mindanao, authorities on Sunday said.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

West Visayas wage increase stopped

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Workers in Western Visayas areas hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” will stop receiving a P10 increase in daily wages for at least six months after the region’s wage board heeded a petition by business groups to freeze wage levels to help businesses get back on their feet after the storm.

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

When soldiers come bearing gifts, not guns, in Tarlac

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A MAN chops off a fallen tree along the national highway in the boundary of  Tarlac and  Nueva Ecija due to heavy winds spawned by Typhoon ‘Santi.’  RICHARD A. REYES

Herminia Garote was born in La Paz town in Tarlac province 57 years ago. Her husband is a farmer who tills a small piece of land. Together, they have raised seven children and five grandchildren.

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Climate change payments seen

Delegates returning from last month’s United Nations climate change talks in Poland said a new deal has allowed the grant of compensation to survivors of disasters attributed to global warming.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Bohol plans for disaster-resilient houses

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A FOOTBRIDGE makes it possible for people to cross Abatan Bridge in Maribojoc town, Bohol province, after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit the province. LITO TECSON/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Two nongovernment organizations (NGOs)—Habitat for Humanity and Gawad Kalinga—have submitted their proposed designs for the residents rendered homeless by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake on Oct. 15 that damaged or destroyed Bohol province’s roads, bridges, schools and churches.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Beyond aid, understanding storm victims’ beliefs is key

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In an island community in Biri, Northern Samar, some residents refused to evacuate despite a typhoon warning because of a superstition that leaving their homes empty would drive good spirits away.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DBM to release P1.06B for rehab of areas damaged by ‘Pablo’

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Floodwater with logs and uprooted trees destroyed the Caraga Bridge in Caraga town, Davao Oriental province, on Sunday morning. The town is now isolated from its neighboring town of Manay in the south and Baganga town in the east. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Before Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” there was typhoon “Pablo” which killed more than one thousand people in Mindanao and left almost 90,000 homeless in December 2012.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Aquino no-show for ‘Pablo’ victims

DAVAO ORIENTAL Gov. Corazon Malanyaon in front of one of at least 50 houses that were supposed to be turned over by President Aquino to beneficiaries yesterday. NICO ALCONABA/INQUIRER MINDANAO

The houses had been painted yellow, the color associated with President Aquino. Some had been painted red and white, colors associated with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aftershocks continue to jolt Bohol

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Aftershocks continued to rattle Bohol, nearly two months after the powerful 7.2-magnitude quake devastated the province.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

WWF calls for building climate change-ready communities

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Let us build a climate change-ready community designed for tommorrow, a World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) executive said Thursday.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Valve wide open for local aid for typhoon survivors

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AT LEAST 1,000 families in the island-village of Hilantagaan in Bantayan, Cebu, receive sacks of relief from Casino Filipino Cebu, whose employees canceled their Christmas party to help storm survivors and were among the first to come to the aid of Bantayan. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

While international aid continues to pour in for survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” Filipinos in other parts of the country are doing their part to pitch in.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

No casualty but houses, jobs are lost

While there is no casualty here when Tropical Depression “Zoraida” dumped rain and excess water into the Canos River, at least 80 families lost their homes and 400 others lost livelihood when flooding swept through at least six villages.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

2 missing in Davao del Norte floods

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Two persons were reported missing after rivers, swollen by heavy rain dumped by Tropical Depression Zoraida, overflowed and flooded a number of communities in Davao del Norte province on Tuesday, officials said Wednesday.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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