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It’s wet year-round, but who’s complaining?

People call it “apon ti tudu” (rain’s nest), as if it’s a bad thing. But if the unpredictable rain is the reason for the lush forest cover and an abundant supply of water, words will never hurt Santa Praxedes town in Cagayan province. On the contrary, with the cascades that dot the town, any resident can only manage a smile whenever they hear that.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Forest fires in Eastern Samar put out—report

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Forest fires that scorched at least five towns for a week in Eastern Samar have finally been put out, a radio report said Tuesday.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Northeast monsoon to continue bringing isolated rain

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Pagasa satellite image as of 05:00 pm, Tuesday, February 18, 2014

No tropical cyclone is expected in the country this week, but cold winds from the northeast will bring cloudy skies and isolated light rains to Luzon and the Visayas, state forecasters said.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Butuan mayor appeals for aid

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AFP FILE PHOTO

Butuan Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr. has appealed for more aid following widespread destruction left by nearly two weeks of rain caused by a lingering low pressure area.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Agaton’ may morph back into a storm, says Pagasa

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MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 2 a.m., 22 January 2014

From low pressure area (LPA) to tropical depression to LPA—to tropical depression again? Or even stronger?

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

6,000 more flee Agusan floods, landslides; 26 deaths recorded, say local execs

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The rains here may not be as heavy as the past days, but landslides and flashfloods caused by a swelling Agusan River sent thousands more fleeing for safety.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

1,000 more families in Compostela Valley flee from floods

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The number of evacuees in Compostela Valley swelled on Monday, as over a thousand families more headed to evacuation centers due to floods spawned by Tropical Depression Agaton.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Floods hit 54 villages in Capiz; boats prohibited from going out at sea

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Continuous rains since Monday triggered flashfloods in Capiz province submerging rice fields and rendering roads impassable.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

4 Tagum fishermen drift at sea for 3 days after being swept away by flood

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Twenty-nine-year-old fisherman Marvin Borganio was happily harvesting bamboo along the Liboganon River in Barangay (village) Busaon in Tagum City with fellow fishermen Rolan Gasipong, 25; Jomar Romuteho, 23; and Kenneth Bordanio, 14, who volunteered to help, on Jan. 10, when water suddenly rose and swept them away into the open sea.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Rains stop in Mindanao; death toll hits 23

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Residents ride a boat as they paddle along a flooded village brought about by heavy rains in the outskirts of Butuan City, Agusan del sur province, in southern island of Mindanao on January 13, 2014. Twenty-two people have been killed and nearly 200,000 others evacuated from floods and landslides that hit a southern Philippine region still recovering from a deadly 2012 typhoon, the government said January 14. AFP PHOTO/Erwin Mascarinas

The sun finally shone Wednesday on many areas in Mindanao, including the Davao provinces, after days of heavy rain induced by a low pressure area, landslides, and floods that have left more than 20 people dead.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

2,500 stranded at Sorsogon port due to lack of RoRo vessels

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Close to 2,500 passengers and more than a hundred vehicles were marooned since Monday evening at the Matnog port in Sorsogon while another four-kilometer queue of vehicles were waiting to get to the port amid a shortage of roll-on-roll-off vessels to bring them across to the port of Allen in Samar.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

LPA-induced rains in parts of PH to continue through Wednesday—Pagasa

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MT Satellite image January 14, 2014, 7:32 a.m. Screengrab from http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/

The state weather bureau said that the low pressure area (LPA) hovering over Butuan City as of early Tuesday showed no indications of intensifying into a tropical depression, although it will cause moderate to heavy rains in parts of the country.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rain-spawned landslides kill 6 in Mindanao

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At least six persons have been reported killed and six reported missing as floods and landslides struck many communities in Compostela Valley and other parts of northeast Mindanao over the weekend.

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

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