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Update on Yolanda Damages: Death count increases to 3,637 with 12,501 injured and 1,186 missing

17 Nov , 2013  

As of 6:00 PM, November 16, there are now 3,637 individuals reported as dead, 12,501 injured and 1,186 missing. A total of 2,104,037 families or 9,815,895 persons were affected in 9,699 barangays in 44 provinces, 539 municipalites and 56 cities of Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, Western Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Caraga and Davao […]

Green, Headlines, Road to Raw Foods

Golden Rice poses risk to environment, human health – Greenpeace

14 Nov , 2013  

Behind its proponents’ hype that it is a high-tech, quick-fix solution to Vitamin A deficiency, the genetically engineered (GE) “Golden Rice” is environmentally irresponsible, poses risks to human health and could compromise food, nutrition and financial security, Greenpeace International has declared. Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organization that acts to protect and conserve the […]

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Headlines, News

Tacloban city now open for land traffic via San Juanico and Bicol

11 Nov , 2013  

After being hit hard by Super Typhoon ‘Yolanda’ (Haiyan), Tacloban City is now accessible by land, a Malacañang official said Sunday. Secretary to the Cabinet Jose Rene Almendras said at a media briefing in Roxas City in Capiz that Tacloban City can now be reached via the San Juanico Bridge through southern Luzon. “I hope […]

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Disaster, Headlines, News

Albay dispatches humanitarian team for Eastern Visayas provinces

10 Nov , 2013  

Team Albay is sending another humaitarian team, this time, to Eastern Visayan provinces ravaged by typhoon Yolanda. The group is composed of 179 highly spirited volunteers, from the Office of Civil Defense 5. They left Legazpi city at about 8:40 p.m. Saturday, in a convoy of 14 vehicles bound for Leyte and Samar. A predeparture […]

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Headlines, Nation, Science

NASA Sees Super-Typhoon Yolanda maintain strength crossing central Philippines

9 Nov , 2013  

Super Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the eastern Philippines as the strongest tropical cyclone of the year, and on Nov. 8, is exiting the country and moving into the West Philippine sea. NASA’s Aqua satellite captured visible and infrared data of Haiyan after it made landfall near Leyte, identifying the extent of its power. The U.S. […]

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Headlines, News

Power blackout caused by blocking of transmission system from Luzon to Visayas

9 Nov , 2013  

Power blackout caused by blocking of transmission system from Luzon to Visayas. Flow of power from Luzon going to the Visayas has been stopped after a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system has been blocked, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) reported Friday. The grid operator, however, did not elaborate on the cause […]

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Typhoon Yolanda makes 5th landfall in Panay Island, Bicol provinces still affected

8 Nov , 2013  

Typhoon Yolanda makes 5th landfall in Panay Island, Bicol provinces still affected. The howler slightly accelerated and made its fifth landfall in Concepcion, Iloilo on Friday noon, the state weather bureau said. In a press briefing in PAGASA, Weather Forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said the first landfall was around 4:40 a.m. over Guiuan, Eastern Samar, the […]

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Typhoon Yolanda makes fourth landfall in Bantayan, Cebu; cuts power in Sorsogon, other provinces

8 Nov , 2013  

Typhoon ‘Yolanda’ makes fourth landfall in Bantayan, Cebu; cuts power in several provinces. The state weather bureau on Friday said typhoon Yolanda has made its fourth landfall over the island of Bantayan in the province of Cebu at 10:40 A.M. PAGASA also said that red warning signal was issued at 10 a.m., over the northern […]

Headlines, News

Super Typhoon Yolanda ravages many provinces; Stormy weather prevails over Philippines

8 Nov , 2013  

Super Typhoon Yolanda ravages many provinces; Stormy weather prevails over Philippines. Stormy weather will prevail in most parts of the country as typhoon “Yolanda” has made landfall in Samar on Friday morning, according to PAGASA. PAGASA weather forecaster Gener Quitlong said typhoon Yolanda made landfall over Guiuan, Eastern Samar around 4:40 a.m. placing 22 provinces […]

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Headlines, News, Weather Stories

Signal No. 3 on Masbate; No. 2 on Sorsogon, Albay and Burias; No. 1 on CamNorte, CamSur, Catanduanes as Typhoon Yolanda barrels through the islands

7 Nov , 2013  

Signal No. 3 on Masbate; No. 2 on Sorsogon, Albay and Burias; No. 1 on CamNorte, CamSur, Catanduanes as Typhoon Yolanda barrels through the islands Signal 4 on Samar, Samar, Leyte, S. Leyte, Biliran; Signal 3 on N. Samar, Masbate, N. Cebu, Bantayan, Siargao, Dinagat, as Typhoon Yolanda barrels through the islands. At least five […]

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Masbate, Sorsogon now on Typhoon signal 2; CamSur, CamNorte, Albay and Catanduanes on signal 1 as Typhoon Yolanda nears landfall

7 Nov , 2013  

Signal No.3 up on 6 Visayas, Mindanao provinces as Typhoon Yolanda threatens Eastern Visayas. At least six provinces in Visayas and Mindanao are now under public storm warning Signal No.3 as Typhoon Yolanda maintains strength and continues to threaten Eastern Visayas, according to Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration. Public storm warning Signal No.1 […]

Headlines, News

Southern Bicol provinces prepare for landfall of Typhoon Yolanda

7 Nov , 2013  

The southern Bicol provinces of Sorsogon, Masbate and Albay are getting ready for typhoon Yolanda. The howler is expected to bring heavy rains that could cause widespread flooding in the areas. In the thick of preparations for the coming typhoon, the Department of Education- Bicol regional office has readied schools that will be used as […]

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Magtang barangay officials of Tinambac town butchers giant leatherback sea turtle

31 Oct , 2013  

Previously featured here were news items about a giant leatherback sea turtle which laid eggs at Legazpi coastlines and local government agency urges non-disturbance of turtles released by Saipan. Both items lean more on conservation and preservation of the critically endangered specie, which according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, is “two […]

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Bicol Customs fall short of collection target in past three quarters of 2013

17 Oct , 2013  

The regional office of the Bureau of Customs in Bicol disclosed on Monday it was short of P17.4 million in its collection target of P135.2 million during the past three quarters of this year. The agency attributed the shortfall due to the decrease in import duties paid by companies operating in the region. BOC Bicol […]

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Headlines, Science

Replay!!!: New international space station crew lifts off Baikonur Cosmodrome on Wednesday

25 Sep , 2013  

Missed the lift-off? Below is the replay. New international space station crew lifts off Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhztan on Wednesday, September 25. It will be Expedition 37-38. Hopkins and Ryazanskiy are flight engineers, and Kotov commands the Soyuz spacecraft, which will rendezvous with the space station and dock after four orbits of Earth. Docking to […]

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Bicol News Now, Headlines, News

When a push become a shove into identifying and funding government projects, what matters most?

3 Sep , 2013  

When a push become a shove into identifying and funding government projects, what matters most? Before the onset of the official campaign period of the midterm elections, the second engineering district office of the Department of Public Works and Highways in Camarines Sur started a road project in Calabanga. A sign posted on the side […]

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Headlines, In Motion, News

Bicol Headline News with Ginger August 17, 2013 Edition

17 Aug , 2013  

Rush Transcript: Cbanga360 News and Public Affairs’ Bicol Headline News with Ginger, August 17, 2013 edition. Lupi Camarines Sur was listed among the beneficiaries of the P900 million Malampaya fund, supposedly given to farmer-beneficiaries under the Department of Agrarian Reform. The fund is part of the alleged, P10 billion government money including the Priority Development […]

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