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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


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

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

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 »