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PH Red Cross sends relief caravan to areas devastated by Ruby

Philippine Red Cross Chairman Dick Gordon. INQUIRER file photo.

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has sent a “humanitarian relief caravan” to the communities battered by typhoon Ruby (international name: Hagupit)

PRC Chairman Richard Gordon in statement said the caravan would augment field operations in the Visayas to continue to assist the recovery of areas devastated by Ruby.

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

Relief supplies rushed to ‘Ruby’ victims

Residents rest Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 in an evacuation center at suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines after fleeing their homes in anticipation of typhoon Hagupit which was forecast to have hit Manila overnight after lashing central Philippines Sunday. AP

Authorities and aid agencies rushed relief supplies on Wednesday to hundreds of thousands of people displaced by Tropical Storm “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit), as survivors sifted through debris to rebuild their lives.

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Relief, recovery work in full swing in Borongan


Relief and recovery work went on full throttle on Tuesday after the main roads connecting this city to the southern and northern towns were cleared of fallen trees and landslides triggered by Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit).

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Roxas should be praised, not made fun of, for ‘Ruby’ response – LP

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II ought to be praised, not criticized for “risking life and limb” to reach areas hit by the Typhoon “Ruby” (Hagupit), the secretary general of the ruling Liberal Party said Tuesday.

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

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 »