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Ruby dumps rains in Marinduque; Boac River, Mogpog River swell

Residents walk past high waves brought about by strong winds as it pound the seawall, hours before Typhoon Hagupit passes near the city of Legazpi on December 7, 2014.  Typhoon Hagupit tore apart homes and sent waves crashing through coastal communities across the eastern Philippines, creating more misery for millions following a barrage of deadly disasters.      AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

BOAC, Marinduque, Philippines — The Boac River swelled and sea water rose amid heavy rains from tropical storm Ruby (Hagupit), raising fears of flash floods on Monday.   Ruby, which had turned from a typhoon into a tropical storm, made its third landfall in Torrijos town, shortly before noon Monday, dumping moderate to heavy rains […]

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Campaign on to save ‘cleanest’ river in PH


The Cantingas River, which meanders to its headwaters on Mt. Guiting-guiting, supplies 90 percent of Sibuyan Island’s electricity, showing the rest of the world how a small island-community benefits from renewable energy.

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

COA, groups audit CCT, bunkhouses

Bunkhouses constructed in Barangay (village) Sagkahan, Tacloban City, for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Six teams from the Commission on Audit (COA), together with civil society groups, have conducted an audit of the implementation of the government’s cash-for-work program and the construction of bunk houses in Eastern Visayas, the region hardest hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” last year.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

‘Princess of the Stars’ victims to appeal SC ruling that cleared Sulpicio of liability

MV Princess of the Stars FILE PHOTO

All is not lost for the families of the victims of the MV Princess of the Stars tragedy who vowed to appeal a Supreme Court ruling that cleared the owner of the Sulpicio Lines Inc. of criminal liability over the death of about 800 passengers and crew.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Cobrador takes shot at tourism

TUCKED away in the island village of Cobrador in Romblon province is Tinagong Dagat, a pool of saltwater surrounded by rocks. COBRADOR, ROMBLON, PHILIPPINES/CONTRIBUTOR

How Cobrador Island in Romblon province got its name wasn’t clear, but the villagers wouldn’t mind the question often asked of them. “No, there is no jueteng here,” they would answer.

Posted: May 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »