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Typhoon ‘Glenda’ leaves 20 dead

POWER CONSUMERS’ CALVARY    An electric post is toppled at the height of Typhoon “Glenda” (international name: Rammasun) in Noveleta, Cavite province. The typhoon led to power outages affecting a total of 13.5 million people in Luzon, including Metro Manila, and the Visayas.  EDWIN BACASMAS

Typhoon “Glenda” dealt Metro Manila only a glancing blow of about three hours Wednesday, but it was enough to shut down the capital, leave the megacity a shambles and without power, and take at least 20 lives.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

7 areas placed under state of calamity

Motorists speed past fallen trees along a highway as Typhoon Rammasun barrels across Manila on July 16, 2014. Typhoon Rammasun shut down the Philippine capital on July 16 as authorities said the first major storm of the country's brutal rainy season claimed at least one life and forced hundreds of thousands to evacuate. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Due to the devastation wrought by Typhoon Glenda, the Philippine Information Agency reported that the following areas in Southern Luzon and Metro Manila have been place under a state of calamity:

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Storm surges swell evacuees in Southern Luzon

Storm surges proved more persuasive than local officials in convincing families across southern Luzon to leave their homes for the relative safety of evacuation centers.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Polls usher in changes in south Luzon

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The race is over for top posts in local elections in Palawan and in mayoral races in Los Baños town and Lucena City where prominent names such as Mitra, Genuino and Talaga got trounced.

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

Polls usher in changes in south Luzon

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The race is over for top posts in local elections in Palawan and in mayoral races in Los Baños town and Lucena City where prominent names such as Mitra, Genuino and Talaga got trounced. In Palawan, businessman Jose C. Alvarez (Nationalist People’s Coalition) is the new governor. He beat incumbent Governor Abraham Kahlil Mitra (Liberal [...]

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

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