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Old Palo houses face another storm

Residents try to hitch hike along a road with destroyed coconut trees in Palo town, Leyte province, central Philippines, on November 13, 2013, days after super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the city.  Thousands of people jostled and begged for seats on scarce flights out of the ruined city of Tacloban, where putrefying corpses compounded a growing health menace after one of the strongest storms on record killed thousands.   AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Houses, some century-old, in Palo town, Leyte, survived the onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” but only to be threatened by demolition by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Cyclone in India kills 8 as typhoon hits Japan

India Cyclone

A powerful cyclone that slammed into India’s eastern seaboard weakened as it moved inland Monday, leaving at least eight dead in its wake. Rescue workers readied helicopters, aircraft and ships to carry out relief operations once daylight made clear the extent of damage.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Weathermen watch new storm named ‘Vongfong’


Just as Typhoon “Phanfone”, locally named “Neneng”, exited the Philippine area of responsibility Saturday morning, local weathermen began tracking a new tropical cyclone.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cost of Cebu City flood study: P68M

AN EATERY owner tries to remove floodwater from his place following heavy rain in Cebu City last week. 

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Central Visayas will spend P68 million on a study to find solutions to flooding in the city, a move prompted by one of the city’s worst floods last week.

Posted: September 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

‘Act of God’ coverage for cars up due to floods

Firemen remove the branches from a fallen tree which fell on two cars at the onslaught of Typhoon Rammasun (locally known as Glenda) which battered Makati city, east of Manila, July 16, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

As widespread flooding has virtually become the new normal when it rains, with or without a typhoon, more and more motorists are availing themselves of the so-called “Act of God” coverage for their vehicles, according to the Philippine Insurers and Reinsurers Association (Pira).

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »