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Thousands evacuate as Calabarzon braces for ‘Ruby’

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Residents stay at an evacuation center as Typhoon Hagupit hits San Juan town, Batangas province, eastern Philippines on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit weakened into a storm Monday after it left at least three people dead and sent more than a million others into shelters, sparing the central Philippines the massive devastation that a monster storm inflicted on the region last year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Disaster and local government authorities on Monday implemented the preemptive evacuation of residents living around the Laguna Lake and those from landslide-prone areas as tropical storm ‘Ruby’ was expected to hit Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon).

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

16,000 in evacuation centers in Quezon

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Project NOAH MTSAT image, December 7, 2014, 11.32 AM. Screengrab from http://noah.dost.gov.ph/

An estimated 16,000 people from four thousand families living along the coastal and low lying areas in Quezon have been evacuated as precautionary measure against the threat pose by approaching Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit).

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

3 towns learn from landslide tragedy

MODESTO Manuguid, now 25 and with a family, is one of the four residents of Barangay Tignoan in Real town, Quezon province, who survived the collapse of Repador building after Typhoon “Winnie” struck in 2004. They endured 10 days without food under the rubble of concrete, steel and mud. REM ZAMORA

Ian Carlo Bungag still shows signs of nervousness and would not talk with visitors, according to his father. But Maria Tamares says she is no longer bothered by sleepless nights, especially during strong rains and storms.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Aquino admin slammed for ‘apathetic’ stance on Maguindanao massacre

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Filipinos light candles on a slogan bearing images of victims of a massacre that killed 58 people, including 32 journalists, as they mark its 5th anniversary with a candle lighting event at the historic EDSA Shrine in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. AP

Journalists in Quezon and Albay commemorated the Maguindanao massacre on Monday with protests and candle-lighting ceremonies, assailing the Aquino administration’s seeming apathy to the quest for justice of families of the 58 victims.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Quezon police warn vs emerging fund scam in Lucena

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A SUPPOSED passbook of the D. Abes Infinity Abundance Marketing DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

Amid the cries of thousands of investors here who, only last week, lost millions of pesos to an investment racket, another get-rich-quick scheme here has been attracting investors, prompting authorities to launch a scam awareness campaign.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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