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The deadliest natural disasters in the Philippines

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A deadly earthquake in the central Philippines on Tuesday highlighted the Southeast Asian archipelago’s vulnerability to natural disasters.

Posted: October 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Maring’ may turn into typhoon before heading to Taiwan — Pagasa


Tropical storm “Maring” (international name Trami) may still intensify into a typhoon before it leaves the country’s area of responsibility on Thursday morning and heads for Taiwan, according to the country’s weather bureau.

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

‘Quinta’ leaves 9 dead


Tropical Storm “Quinta” left at least nine people dead and four missing in a sweep across the Visayan and Bicol regions that sent flash floods rampaging in the lowlands and tens of thousands fleeing to safer grounds.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Quinta’ does little damage

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Tropical storm “Quinta” cut across the Visayas on Wednesday, triggering scattered floods and landslides, but mercifully losing steam before it could wreak havoc on the country still recovering from a lethal typhoon that struck three weeks ago.

Posted: December 27th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Classes suspended in Cam Sur due to ‘Pedring’

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Classes in the elementary and high school levels in Naga City and the rest of Camarines Sur were ordered suspended Monday by Gov. Luis Raymund “LRay” Villafuerte after storm signal number 2 was hoisted over the province due to tropical storm Pedring.

Posted: September 26th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Pedring’ heads for north Luzon

PAGASA Track as of 8 p.m., 25 September 2011

Tropical Storm “Pedring” swept toward Luzon Sunday, prompting officials to warn residents of massive flooding and landslides and order the evacuation of thousands in danger zones. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Pedring (international name: Nesat) was likely to pack more wallop before it strikes either Isabela or Aurora Monday night. [...]

Posted: September 26th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Nation | Read More »

‘Juaning’ death toll rises to 41


Tropical Storm “Juaning” damaged an estimated P199.4 million worth of crops, mostly in the Bicol region, while the death toll climbed to 41 as of Friday. The Department of Agriculture reported that some 21,761 hectares of agriculture lands were affected in Central Luzon, Mimaropa (Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan), and Bicol regions [...]

Posted: July 30th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rains to weaken in Cebu after ‘Juaning’ exit

THE rains in Cebu would subside within the week following the departure of Tropical Storm Juaning from the country, the Mactan office of the state weather bureau Pagasa said yesterday. Pagasa weather analyst Alex Padin said Cebu will continue to experience rain showers and thunderstorms with heavy winds. But this won’t be as heavy as [...]

Posted: July 28th, 2011 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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  3. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  4. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  5. Massive infra spending set
  6. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  7. South Korea president shouted down by distraught parents
  8. Passengers denied chance to escape sinking South Korea ferry
  9. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  10. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  4. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  7. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  8. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
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  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
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  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  5. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
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