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IN PHOTOS: Wrath of Typhoon Ruby

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As Typhoon Ruby (international name Hagupit) heads out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) leaving behind a trail of destruction across southern Luzon and Visayas, Inquirer looks back at the aftermath of the strongest typhoon to hit the country in 2014. While Metro Manila was spared by the wrath of Ruby, many typhoon-weary provinces still reeling from Yolanda in 2013 found themselves bracing for another monster storm. These are the photos taken by photographers of the Philippine Daily Inquirer who went to the areas in the path of the storm.

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Typhoon evacuees in Visayas return to their homes to clean up

Evacuees stay inside a school as Typhoon Hagupit affects Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines' east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year. AP

Typhoon evacuees in the Visayas started returning to their homes on Monday even as thousands remained in evacuation centers needing food and other assistance.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Ruby’ disrupts power services in S. Luzon, Visayas

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Power went out in several provinces in the Southern Tagalog region or Calabarzon, Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, and Western Visayas as Tropical Storm Ruby (international codename: Hagupit) slowly made its way through the Philippines.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

No major damage as Ruby weakens

Residents walk past high waves brought about by strong winds as it pound the seawall, hours before Typhoon Hagupit passes near the city of Legazpi on December 7, 2014.  Typhoon Hagupit tore apart homes and sent waves crashing through coastal communities across the eastern Philippines, creating more misery for millions following a barrage of deadly disasters.      AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) knocked out power in entire coastal provinces, mowed down trees and sent more than 650,000 people into shelters before it weakened Sunday, sparing the central Philippines a repetition of unprecedented devastation by last year’s storm.

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Elderly woman drowns, 1,000 houses damaged in Samar

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Strong winds and rain from Typhoon Hagupit pound an empty port in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines' east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year. AP/Aaron Favila

An elderly woman reportedly drowned in Catarman town, Northern Samar where at least 1,000 houses were damaged by storm surges spawned by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit).

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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