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AFP goes to ‘rescue mode’ once disaster strikes

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With their top brass one climate change advocate, the Armed Forces of the Philippines is set to go on “disaster response mode” once a calamity strikes.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Fears over fresh eruption cancel Japan volcano search

An aerial view shows volcanic smoke and fume raising from craters of Mount Ontake, central Japan, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. AP

Rescue operations on a Japanese volcano were called off for the day Tuesday because of fears there could be a fresh eruption, officials said, with at least 24 bodies still on the mountain.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Rescuers rush to save people as Japan volcano erupts

In this photo taken by an anonymous climber and was offered to Kyodo News, climbers descend Mt. Ontake to flee as the volcanic mountain erupts in central Japan, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. With a sound likened to thunder, the 3,067-meter (10,062-foot) mountain spewed large white plumes high into the sky, sending people fleeing, covering surrounding areas in ash, with more than 250 people stuck on the slopes for hours, many taking refuge in mountain lodges that dot the way up. AP Photo/Kyodo News

Rescuers rushed Sunday to help dozens of hikers stranded on an erupting volcano in central Japan with six people believed to be buried under ash and dozens injured.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

MMDA acquires rescue ambulances, truck for quick response during calamities


The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority unveiled on Wednesday new vehicles that it said would help boost its rescue efforts, adding that more equipment were supposed to arrive but were “possibly” delayed because of the port congestion.

Posted: September 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

‘Mario’ aftermath: Gov’t brings relief to Ilocos, to restore power in 4 days


Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II on Monday met with officials of Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur provinces, areas placed under states of calamity, following the onslaught of Tropical Storm “Mario” (international name: Fung-Wong), to discuss government efforts to help typhoon victims.

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