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‘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 »

PH Navy dispatches teams to rescue flood-stricken Metro Manila, Cavite residents

Commuters stuck in flood have no choice but to avail of pedicabs. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Clive Linssen

Augmenting the rescue efforts in Metro Manila and Cavite, the Philippine Navy has dispatched teams to save residents in the affected areas where Tropical Storm “Mario” laid some flooding.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Navy rescues passengers of capsized boat in Cebu

Members of the Philippine Navy in Cebu rescues passengers of a capsized motorized boat off the coasts of Cebu Friday evening. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Navy

Quick to respond to the situation, the Philippine Navy has rescued passengers of a capsized boat off the coast of Cebu on Friday, a Navy official said.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Coast Guard teams continue search for 3 missing in ferry sinking

In this Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 photo released by the Philippine National Red Cross Surigao Del Norte Chapter, a survivor from the ferry M/V Maharlika II that sank after encountering steering problems, is pushed on a wheelchair after arriving at the Lipata Port Terminal in Surigao city, central Philippines. AP

Search and rescue teams fielded by the Philippine Coast Guard have continued looking for three missing passengers of the roll-on, roll-off ferry MV Maharlika Dos (also identified as MV Maharlika 2 and MV Maharlika II in reports), which sank early Saturday night in the waters between Southern Leyte and Surigao del Norte, according to the PCG spokesperson.

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

COA blames patronage politics

Soldiers unload sacks of rice and other necessities at an evacuation center in Legazpi City, Albay, in anticipation of typhoon Rammasun on July 15, 2014. According to the Commission on Audit, in the DILG’s 2013 preparedness assessment report, “it was evident that coordination between and among LGUs, national government agencies, civil society organizations and the private sector left much to be desired.”  AP

The Commission on Audit (COA) has blamed “patronage politics” for the government’s failure to provide protection and relief from disasters to poor Filipinos in the country’s high-risk zones.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »