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‘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 »

Storm-tossed vessel alarms Coast Guard

Philippine Coast Guard

A cargo vessel found to have been used for arms smuggling four years ago has again become a cause for concern.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

‘Mario’ unleashes fury up north as it moves away from PH


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.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Metro Manila picks up pieces as storm drenches north

Residents continue to be housed in evacuation centers Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 in Marikina city east of Manila, Philippines. AP

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.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Metro, nearby areas still under ‘red’ rainfall alert


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.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Infographics,Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »