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Live blogging the fury of Mayon Volcano

Today, at 9:32 AM, Tuesday, January 23, Legazpi time, we start a live blogging event to document the fury and ferocious destruction of Mayon volcano on its environ and the local residents living in its vicinity. We are getting a live text feed direct from the city fronting the volcano. […]

14 Overseas Filipino workers die in Iraq’s Kurdistan high rise fire

[flexiblemap address=”Erbil, Kurdistan” region=”Iraq” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”340px” zoom=”12″ ] Fourteen overseas Filipinos died in a hotel fire in Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan region Friday, the Malacanang confirmed with a sad note, saying it is working with Iraqi authorities to bring home their remains. An update from the Department […]

Manila Black Nazarene procession claim lives of 2 devotees

Two devotees died while hundreds were treated for various ailments and injuries in Saturday’s Traslacion of the Black Nazarene in Manila. Citing reports, one of the fatality was a devotee who accompanied the float of the Black Nazarene in the initial part of the procession. The victim, a 27-year-old resident […]

Caritas Internationalis spends P3.2B for ‘Yolanda’ victims

An official of the National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA) of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said the Catholic charity group Caritas Internationalis has spent more than P3.2 billion in assistance of victims of super typhoon Yolanda for the last two years. Of the P3.2 billion allocated […]

Tacloban City commemorates 2nd year of Typhoon ‘Yolanda’

Two years today, after super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ ravaged mostly areas in the Eastern Visayas region, the people of Tacloban City and nearby towns will commemorate the event with a string of activities on Sunday, November 8, 2015. The city government of Tacloban urged survivors to join the Sunday commemoration of […]

PH looking at additional 1.3-MT rice imports

The Philippines has no bragging right about rice self sufficiency anytime now until some time next year. The government is looking to import an additional 300,000 metric tons (MT) of rice, bringing total rice shipments to 1.8 million MT during the first half of 2016, to ensure enough supply and […]

Report: US intelligence suggest Islamic State bomb cause Russian plane crash

Report: US intelligence suggest Islamic State bomb cause Russian plane crash U.S. cable news network CNN reported Wednesday that latest U.S. intelligence suggests the crash of a Russian passenger plane in Egypt was most likely caused by a bomb planted by the terror group Islamic State (IS) or its affiliate. […]

Nigeria funds potable water system for ‘Yolanda’ survivors

The Department of Social Welfare and Development and Nigerian Ambassador to the Philippines Buba Tekune led last Thursday the inauguration ceremony of the water supply project for calamity devastated-families relocated in the resettlement site of Ridgeview Park in Tacloban City, almost two years after Super Typhoon Yolanda leveled the area. […]

Russian Jetliner crashes in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula

Russian Jetliner crashes in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula Plane took off from Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport, Egypt for Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg  224 People on-board The bodies of at least 100 people recovered at the crash site of Russian Airbus A321 in Egypt, news wire reports said. Fatalities include 63 […]

Zamboanga City public market fire kills 15, injures 13

Fifteen people, including six children, perished while 13 others were injured in a fire that hit Zamboanga City’s old public market Saturday dawn. The fire razed 350 stalls, mostly used-clothing shops, and partially destroyed a three-story commercial building. Aan estimated worth of property damage was placed at P8 million according […]

DSWD chief denies accusation of campaigning for Malacanang bets

Malacanang on Wednesday defended Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman on the allegation that she was campaigning for the Liberal Party candidates instead of leading from the frontlines for the relief and recovery of those affected by typhoon ‘Lando.” Soliman chided the accusation of Vice President Jejomar Binay’s spokesperson that she was […]

Catholic Church, NASSA/ Caritas PH launch Typhoon Ruby solidarity appeal

MANILA, Dec. 7 — The Catholic Church, through its social action arm NASSA/Caritas Philippines, launched Saturday a Solidarity Appeal to 85 dioceses nationwide aimed at raising funds for the families affected by Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit). In the letter sent to all 85 bishops nationwide, NASSA/Caritas Philippine National Director […]

Failure: NASA’s Antares Rocket Explodes at Liftoff

The first launch failure for NASA’s commercial space companies happened with an explosion. Seconds after liftoff, Orbital Science’s Antares rocket exploded as it rose from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Virginia. The explosion appeared to come at the base of the rocket. The entire assembly then fell back […]

Mayon: DepEd delivers monoblock chairs, supplies for teachers

Monoblock chairs and school supplies for teachers were delivered by the education department over the weekend as confirmed Sunday by the agency’s Twitter account with accompanying post of photos. The school equipments were dropped off by trucks. In a related story, governor Joey Salceda and education officials distributed to teachers […]

Mayon: The mounting cost of keeping safe the evacuees

After the state volcanology institute Phivolcs raised alert level 3 pertaining to Mayon’s restiveness, the government starts piling millions of pesos in current and projected expenses beginning from the day residents were hauled from the affected areas to the evacuation sites in Albay. So now, governor Joey Salceda has announced […]

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Catholic Church, NASSA/ Caritas PH launch Typhoon Ruby solidarity appeal

MANILA, Dec. 7 — The Catholic Church, through its social action arm NASSA/Caritas Philippines, launched Saturday a Solidarity Appeal to 85 dioceses nationwide aimed at raising funds for the families affected by Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit). In the letter sent to all 85 bishops nationwide, NASSA/Caritas Philippine National Director […]

Mayon: DepEd delivers monoblock chairs, supplies for teachers

Monoblock chairs and school supplies for teachers were delivered by the education department over the weekend as confirmed Sunday by the agency’s Twitter account with accompanying post of photos. The school equipments were dropped off by trucks. In a related story, governor Joey Salceda and education officials distributed to teachers […]

Manila Black Nazarene procession claim lives of 2 devotees

Two devotees died while hundreds were treated for various ailments and injuries in Saturday’s Traslacion of the Black Nazarene in Manila. Citing reports, one of the fatality was a devotee who accompanied the float of the Black Nazarene in the initial part of the procession. The victim, a 27-year-old resident […]

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Bicol in power blackout after Typhoon Glenda

Officials of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said in a briefing that Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay and Sorsogon in Region 5; and Quezon, Laguna, Batangas, Cavite and Rizal in Region 4, Bataan in Region 3 were all cut off from the grid as of 8:00 P.M., […]

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Typhoon Glenda aftermath, death and injuries rise

MANILA, July 17 — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the number of deaths rose to 20 while 505,000 people were affected in Luzon and the Visayas due to strong winds, waves and rains spawned by Typhoon “Glenda”. In its report on Wednesday evening, NDRRMC said […]

PH looking at additional 1.3-MT rice imports

The Philippines has no bragging right about rice self sufficiency anytime now until some time next year. The government is looking to import an additional 300,000 metric tons (MT) of rice, bringing total rice shipments to 1.8 million MT during the first half of 2016, to ensure enough supply and […]

Update: Glenda death toll now 38, NDRRMC report more damages

A total of thirty eight persons were reported dead, ten were injured and eight are still missing in Regions 1, 2, 3, 4-b, 5, 7 and NCR as aftermath of Typhoon Glenda, according to the update by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. At 6:00 AM today, a […]

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