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Albay to evacuate 670,000 people due to ‘Ruby’


LEGAZPI CITY, Albay—The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in Albay has ordered the evacuation of nearly 130,000 families or 670,000 persons in the province starting Saturday morning.   Governor Joey Salceda, PDRRMC chairman, said most of the 128,217 families or 666,728 persons from 720 villages in the three cities and 15 municipalities of […]

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

Group behind Naia-3 bomb try a threat to public safety – NSC

NBI Director Vergilio Mendez  together with DOJ Secretary Leila Delima show seized evidence from the Ultra Rightist Group USAFE,  during a presscon held at the NBI. 

The head of the National Security Council said on Wednesday the group behind the aborted attempt to detonate explosives at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport was no threat to national security, but nevertheless posed a threat to public safety.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Typhoon ‘Glenda’ leaves 20 dead

POWER CONSUMERS’ CALVARY    An electric post is toppled at the height of Typhoon “Glenda” (international name: Rammasun) in Noveleta, Cavite province. The typhoon led to power outages affecting a total of 13.5 million people in Luzon, including Metro Manila, and the Visayas.  EDWIN BACASMAS

Typhoon “Glenda” dealt Metro Manila only a glancing blow of about three hours Wednesday, but it was enough to shut down the capital, leave the megacity a shambles and without power, and take at least 20 lives.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Employees ordered out of buildings as quake rocks Ilocos


Gov. Imee Marcos ordered employees at the provincial capitol and other government buildings here to move out of their offices as a precaution after a magnitude 5.3 earthquake shook the province on Monday afternoon.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DOH checking for new virus strain in measles outbreak

Children inflicted with measles queue up at the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Health is studying if the measles outbreak in many parts of the country is due to a new strain from abroad.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »