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Ghost of ‘Sendong’ haunts Cagayan de Oro

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‘Sendong’ survivors rebuild their lives in resettlement sites in Cagayan de Oro City in this December 2013 file photo. The ghost of Tropical Storm “Sendong” haunts this city more than two years after it struck, keeping residents alert to the possibility of another tragedy.  CAI PANLILIO/INQUIRER MINDANAO

The ghost of Tropical Storm Sendong haunts this city more than two years after it struck, keeping residents alert to the possibility of another tragedy.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Sendong’ survivors back to danger zones

‘Sendong’ survivors rebuild their lives in resettlement sites in Cagayan de Oro City in this December 2013 file photo. The ghost of Tropical Storm “Sendong” haunts this city more than two years after it struck, keeping residents alert to the possibility of another tragedy.  CAI PANLILIO/INQUIRER MINDANAO

Two years after the devastation of Tropical Storm “Sendong,” Saturnino Zambrano is back in Sitio Cala-Cala in Barangay (village) Macasandig, which has been declared a danger zone by the city government.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Forecaster says Mindanao should learn to prepare for extreme weather

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Just as Metro Manila residents are learning to brace themselves for storms, it’s time now for residents of Mindanao to follow suit, a top weather forecaster said.

Posted: September 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Activist: Climate change impact already hitting us

MORE frequent and more intense storms are the direct impact of climate change.

Posted: June 19th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Survivors of ‘Sendong’ reject Emano

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PEOPLE power goes to work in Cagayan de Oro City. Supporters of Oscar Moreno celebrate a victory that means an end to a mayoral reign that has left the city helpless at the height of one of the worst disasters that it faced. PHOTO BY JB DEVEZA/INQUIRER MINDANAO

A staunch supporter of outgoing Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Emano, Inday Acdal always made sure his campaign posters were plastered outside her house during election season. That, however, changed after she lost some of her neighbors and her entire home during the Tropical Storm “Sendong” tragedy on Dec. 17, 2011.

Posted: May 18th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Survivors of ‘Sendong’ reject Emano

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PEOPLE power goes to work in Cagayan de Oro City. Supporters of Oscar Moreno  celebrate a victory that means an end to a mayoral reign that has left the city helpless at the height of one of the worst disasters that it faced.

A staunch supporter of outgoing Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Emano, Inday Acdal always made sure his campaign posters were plastered outside her house during election season.  That, however, changed after she lost some of her neighbors and her entire home during the Tropical Storm “Sendong” tragedy on Dec. 17, 2011. “It took a Sendong for me [...]

Posted: May 18th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Green groups blame palm plantations

FLOODS like this in Davao City on Jan. 20 have been uncommon in Mindanao in the past. Environmentalists are pointing to a growing list of factors, including the massive expansion of palm oil plantations in Mindanao’s vast land. DENNIS JAY SANTOS/INQUIRER MINDANAO

Palm oil plantations in Mindanao have been added to a growing list of factors to blame for some of the worst cases of flooding that struck the island and for disasters of magnitudes unknown to the island in the past, like the storms “Sendong” and “Pablo.”

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Journalists still grieving over lives lost to storm ‘Sendong’

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One year on, remembrance still brought tears to the eyes of journalists who chronicled the tragedy spawned by tropical storm ‘Sendong’ on Dec. 16 and 17 in 2011.

Posted: December 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Life not normal year after storm

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CHILDREN survivors of the 2011 Tropical Storm “Sendong” tragedy in Cagayan de Oro have learned to cope with despair over the past year. Life, however, has not returned to normal for many others. Most of the children have struggled hard to overcome their trauma by continuing their education and participating in psychosocial activities. CAI PANLILIO/INQUIRER MINDANAO

Mary Rose Dumaguit, 12, lost her mother and 8-month-old sister when floodwaters destroyed their house in Sitio (sub-village) Cala-Cala in Barangay (village) Macasandig when Tropical Storm “Sendong” struck a year ago today. Like many children, who lost not only family members but also their homes, her life has never been the same since then.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

‘Bopha’ may inflict more damage than ‘Sendong’

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The weather disturbance approaching the Philippines could become a supertyphoon, much stronger than last year’s Tropical Storm Sendong which ravaged the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan, and is eerily moving in the same direction, Pagasa Administrator Nathaniel Servando said Saturday.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Defective housing units of Habitat in Cagayan de Oro City fixed

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Nonprofit housing organization Habitat for Humanity on Wednesday said it has addressed issues on the quality of houses it built for victims of Tropical Storm Sendong in Cagayan de Oro City.

Posted: August 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

NHA to investigate substandard housing units for Sendong victims

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Vice President Jejomar Binay INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The National Housing Authority (NHA) will investigate reports that housing units in Cagayan de Oro City built for victims of Tropical Storm Sendong were substandard in quality, Vice President Jejomar Binay said Friday.

Posted: August 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Sendong’ survivors wonder whether they’ll survive quake with rickety resettlement homes

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“We have survived Sendong but can we survive a quake?” Yehlen Ocampo said as she surveyed the house her family was given recently under a government relocation program for victims of the flash floods unleashed by Tropical Storm Sendong on Cagayan de Oro City in December 2011.

Posted: August 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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