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God was away when ‘Yolanda’ flattened Tacloban—Duterte

Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. FILE PHOTO

“I think God was somewhere else when the typhoon hit,” Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday night after a daylong visit to Tacloban where he saw the streets littered with dead people, and survivors foraging for food, three days after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international codename: Haiyan) barreled through the Visayas.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Davide: Cebu to remain under ‘state of calamity’

CEBU will remain under a “state of calamity.” Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III said this after visiting the northern towns of the province which were the hardest hit by supertyphoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan). Parts of Cebu were under storm signal number 4 when Yolanda passed through the country Friday and left a trail of [...]

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

State of calamity in Cebu province: 11 dead; churches, buildings suffer heavy damage


Cebuanos woke up yesterday to a powerful earthquake at 8:12 a.m. whose rumbles continued off and on till evening. The magnitude 7.2 quake caused the bell tower of the century-old Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño to collapse and destroyed several heritage coral stone churches in Cebu and Bohol, as well as damaged commercial buildings and [...]

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Ilocos Norte declared under state of calamity


Ilocos Norte officials on Sunday declared the province under a state of calamity after strong winds and heavy rain accompanying Typhoon “Odette” destroyed more than P22 million worth of crops, roads, bridges and dikes.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Marikina now under state of calamity

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Residents look at the swollen Marikina River in Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. Flooding caused by some of the Philippines' heaviest rains that submerged more than half the capital began receding Tuesday, but authorities evacuated thousands of residents along Manila's overflowing rivers and braced for more chaos in outlying provinces. AP

Marikina has been placed under a state of calamity on Wednesday following floods caused by storm-enhanced monsoon rains, the city government said in its Twitter account.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Pasay City declares state of calamity; 100 villages flooded

Members of the Philippine Coast personnel rescue residents who trapped from the flood water in Maricaban, Pasay City. Monsoon rains reinforced by a tropical storm flooded half the Philippine capital in just 24 hours, triggering landslides and killing at least eight people, officials said. At least 40,000 people sought shelter in government evacuation centres across the main island of Luzon and more than double that number moved to relatives' or friends' homes for safety as schools and government offices shut for a second day. PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD

Pasay City has been placed under a state of calamity following the heavy rains enhanced by tropical storm “Maring” that caused floods since Sunday.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Pateros placed under state of calamity


The municipality of Pateros was placed under a state of calamity after all of its 10 barangays (villages) have been submerged in floods.

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

30 tourists, guides rescued after being trapped in Sagada cave

A PLAN to build a new road leading to these burial sites was suspended amid protests. RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Heavy rain since Saturday flooded towns in several provinces in central and northern Luzon, prompting authorities to evacuate people, especially those living along waterways.

Posted: August 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Laguna placed under state of calamity

laguna map

Laguna province has been placed under a state of calamity Monday after tropical storm Maring brought heavy flooding and torrential rains to most parts of the province.

Posted: August 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Kamputhaw mulls state of calamity

The Barangay Council of Kamputhaw will hold an emergency session today to determine whether a declaration of a state of calamity is needed because of the fire that razed 10 houses in the barangay last Saturday evening.

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Aklan placed under state of calamity

The province of Aklan has been placed under a state of calamity due to flooding brought by Tropical Storm “Quinta.”

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in CDN - Visayas,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

State of calamity declared in 11 Capiz towns


A state of calamity has been declared in 11 towns of Capiz that suffered from flooding at the height of Typhoon “Quinta.”

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

State of calamity in Tacloban


More than two weeks after Tropical Storm “Ofel” hit this city, the council declared a state of calamity to allow the city government to use its calamity funds to help the families who suffered losses during the storm.

Posted: November 10th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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