As Typhoon Ruby (international name Hagupit) heads out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) leaving behind a trail of destruction across southern Luzon and Visayas, Inquirer looks back at the aftermath of the strongest typhoon to hit the country in 2014. While Metro Manila was spared by the wrath of Ruby, many typhoon-weary provinces still reeling from Yolanda in 2013 found themselves bracing for another monster storm. These are the photos taken by photographers of the Philippine Daily Inquirer who went to the areas in the path of the storm.
By Shiena M. Barrameda
At least seven persons, including two children, were injured when Typhoon “Ruby” made its second landfall in Cataingan town in Masbate at 10 p.m. on Sunday before crossing to Aroroy town, the military reported Monday.
By Riza T. Olchondra
Power went out in several provinces in the Southern Tagalog region or Calabarzon, Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, and Western Visayas as Tropical Storm Ruby (international codename: Hagupit) slowly made its way through the Philippines.
By Frances Mangosing
The Bicol region and Samar provinces will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rains due to the tail-end of a cold front affecting Southern Luzon, the weather bureau said Monday.
A man wanted for kidnapping, car theft and other cases was arrested with his live-in partner after their car crashed into an electric post while trying to avoid a police checkpoint in Bohol on Friday.