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‘Mario’ hits northern Luzon; mass evacuations reported

Trapped residents are rescued to safety after heavy monsoon rains spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong flooded Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines, and most parts of the metropolis Friday, Sept 19, 2014 AP

Tropical storm “Mario” (international name: Fung-Wong) hit land at the northern tip of Cagayan province on Friday but, unlike other places, disaster response and local government officials in the Cagayan Valley region did not report any widespread flooding or mass evacuations despite the heavy rains dumped by the storm.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Marikina River now at critical level, immediate evacuation enforced

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Amid the heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm “Mario,” the Marikina government raised early Friday alert level four, or the critical level, over the Marikina River, prompting residents in the area to evacuate immediately.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Classes in Metro Manila, 16 provinces suspended in all levels Friday–MMDA chairman

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Metro Manila Development Authority Chairman Francis Tolentino announced over the radio that classes in all levels in both public and private schools in Metro Manila and 16 provinces are suspended on Friday.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Albay folk facing double trouble: eruption, rains

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BUSINESS AS USUAL Life goes on for residents of Barangay Mabinit, Legazpi City, which is
in danger of pyroclastic flow with the raising of Mayon Volcano’s alert level to 3. Mabinit has
been identified as one of the villages belonging to the 8- to 10-kilometer extended danger
zone in the city. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

Residents of Albay province living near Mayon Volcano are facing a double whammy—the threat of a major eruption and rains brought by Tropical Storm “Mario” (international name: Fung-Wong) and enhanced by the southwest monsoon.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Floods hit Cebu

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Floods hit several areas here and in Cebu province, prompting education and local officials to suspend on Thursday classes in all levels in the wake of incessant rains spawned by Tropical Storm “Mario.”

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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