By Ben O. de Vera
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).
By Niña P. Calleja
A cargo vessel found to have been used for arms smuggling four years ago has again become a cause for concern.
Tropical Storm Mario whipped up strong winds and dumped heavy rains on provinces in northern Luzon from Friday night through Saturday, triggering flashfloods in parts of the Ilocos region but leaving no casualties in the region as of Saturday afternoon.
Thousands of people displaced by floods triggered by Tropical Storm “Mari” (international name: Fung-Wong) returned to their mud-caked homes in Metro Manila Saturday, as the death toll from the disaster rose to five, officials said.
By Marc Jayson Cayabyab
Metro Manila and nearby areas will remain under red rainfall warning alert for the next few hours Friday due to torrential rains whipped up by Topical Storm “Mario,” the state weather bureau said.