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Aquino: We could have acted faster on ‘Yolanda’

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

Four months after Super Typhoon Yolanda slammed into Eastern Visayas, killing more than 6,000 people, President Aquino acknowledged that the government’s post-disaster response could have been “faster.”

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ilocos farmers paid for crop losses due to 2 typhoons

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Farmers in Ilocos Norte whose farms were devastated by back-to-back typhoons last year have received compensation from the Department of Agrarian Reform as part of government’s crop insurance program, officials said Friday.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Developer in search of house design to withstand strong typhoons, quakes

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Property developer Ortigas & Co. challenged the country’s architecture students on Tuesday to design a house and school building that can withstand winds of up to 250 kilometers per hour and an intensity eight earthquake.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Diwalwal mine area residents seek permanent resettlement

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Mt. Diwalwal  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Fearing landslides, hundreds of residents in a community at the foot of gold-rich Mt. Diwalwal here have appealed to the government to allow them to permanently resettle in an area already designated as a minerals processing zone.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

QC adopts 3 Leyte towns for reconstruction after ‘Yolanda’

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A priest offers mass and donations for super typhoon 'Yolanda' victims  at Sto Nino de Leyte Shrine in Commonwealth, Quezon City . ROMY HOMILLADA

Bringing construction materials and carpentry tools along with relief and medical services, Quezon City employees aim to bring hope to three typhoon-ravaged areas in Leyte adopted recently by the locality.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

New surge of opposition vs Manila Bay reclamation

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OPPONENTS of reclamation projects want Manila Bay left as it is, unobstructed by potential danger zones in an age of intensifying typhoons and storm surges. JOAN BONDOC

A Manila councilor is calling on colleagues to oppose reclamation projects on the city’s portion of Manila Bay and restore the ban that lasted for 18 years before it was lifted in 2011.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

After ‘Yolanda,’ 3 Mindanao provinces brace for brewing storm

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Officials in Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental activated their disaster response systems as a developing new storm threatened Southeastern Mindanao.

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Intense rain to trigger lahar, mudflows along Mt. Mayon—Phivolcs

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Residents living near Mayon Volcano take a closer look at the lava in Barangay Mabinit, Legazpi City. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) warned thousands of villagers living along river channels surrounding the slopes of Mt. Mayon volcano of severe lahar flows and landslides due to heavy rains to be spawned by supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) that might hit Bicol on Friday.

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Yolanda is ‘most powerful typhoon for 2013’—weather experts

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MT Satellite image November 7, 2013, Thursday, 7:30 AM. Screengrab from http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/

“Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) is the “most powerful typhoon for 2013”, US meteorologists said Thursday, as they classified the supertyphoon as Category 5.

Posted: November 7th, 2013 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 »

Binay asks everyone to pray for quake victims

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Vice President Jejomar Binay

Vice President Jejomar Binay called for prayers for the victims of the earthquake in Bohol Tuesday morning that hit neighboring cities and provinces.

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

Tragedy’s use for pork brings rage

CALAMITY FORGOTTEN  The devastation of typhoon “Pepeng” in 2009 hurt Benguet province, where 208 people died. Many of these disasters took place in La Trinidad town, where landslides eroded at night, burying sleeping families. Residents here are now furious that thieves may have used their plight to steal from the Malampaya funds. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Benguet towns, which were devastated by typhoon “Pepeng” in 2009, were outraged that their plight was allegedly used by detained pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim-Napoles to access P900 million of the government’s share from the Malampaya gas project in Palawan.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

What’s making the floods worse in Manila?

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Lashed each year by typhoons and stuck with outdated drainage systems, the Philippine capital has been hit by ever-worsening floods. Population growth, inadequate infrastructure, corruption, deforestation and even trash build-up combine to exacerbate the impact. It’s a trend experts expect to continue.

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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