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‘Ruby’ skirts Metro Manila

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Metal structures along Edsa in Guadalupe, Makati City, are stripped naked of their advertising signs for safety in preparation for Typhoon Ruby.  INQUIRER PHOTO/LYN RILLON

Millions of people in Metro Manila hunkered down Monday as Tropical Storm “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit) churned toward the southern tip of Luzon, just south of the capital, after hopscotching across islands in central Philippines over the weekend, leaving 21 people dead.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Mario’ toll: 10 dead, 7 hurt, thousands displaced


Tropical Storm “Mario” (international name: Fung-Wong) headed for Taiwan on Sunday, leaving 10 people dead, hundreds of millions of pesos in damage, and nearly 200,000 displaced in Luzon by massive flash floods.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Inday’ is gone, but rains linger


Although Tropical Storm “Inday” left Philippine territory on Thursday, its enhancement of the habagat, or the southwest monsoon, is expected to continue until the weekend, just as Tropical Cyclone Jose (International name: Halong) makes its appearance, the weather bureau said.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Weather bureau expects up to 4 storms next month

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The state weather bureau sees improving weather in the last few days of June but expects three to four tropical cyclones to hit the country in July.

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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 »