(UPDATE) Number of stranded ship passengers rises

October 3, 2009 4:35 pm· Comments Off on (UPDATE) Number of stranded ship passengers rises 

MANILA, Oct. 3 –The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said on Saturday afternoon that the number of stranded passengers rose to 1,783 after Negros Navigation (NN) decided to defer the departure of one of its vessel from Bacolod City due to strong winds and waves.

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New topographic map for Mindanao up

October 3, 2009 4:35 pm· Comments Off on New topographic map for Mindanao up 

By Teofilo P. Garcia

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Oct. 3 –The Mindanao Economic Development Council (MEDCo) and the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) are jointly spearheading efforts to seek funding support for the proposed Topographic Mapping for Peace and Development in Mindanao.

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Govt okays P977.3-M fund for Albay Pantawid Pamilya Program

October 3, 2009 4:35 pm· Comments Off on Govt okays P977.3-M fund for Albay Pantawid Pamilya Program 

By Mike dela Rama

LEGAZPI CITY, Oct. 3 – The government has approved the P977.245-million fund for the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) that hopes to benefit close to one million poor Albayanos.

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Thousands of evacuees in Bicol return home

October 3, 2009 4:35 pm· 1 Comment 

By Mar S. Arguelles

LEGAZPI CITY, Oct. 3 – Some 24,319 families heaved in various holding areas in four Bicol provinces were allowed to return home after the weather agency lowered its storm warning signal to normal, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Bicol said today.

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Phil. Coast Guard conducts search and retrieval operation for missing member

October 3, 2009 4:35 pm· Comments Off on Phil. Coast Guard conducts search and retrieval operation for missing member 

By Ernie B. Esconde

BALANGA City, Bataan, Oct. 3 — The Philippine Coast Guard on Friday dispatched one of its rescue ships in the South China Sea along Bagac, Bataan to conduct search and retrieval operations for a member who has been missing since last Saturday night (Sept. 26).

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Fishing boat capsized off Cadiz shore in Negros

October 3, 2009 4:35 pm· Comments Off on Fishing boat capsized off Cadiz shore in Negros 

ILOILO CITY. Oct. 3 – A motorized fishing vessel sunk off the waters of Cadiz City after big waves hit it while being chased by a patrol boat of Cadiz City Bantay Dagat for illegally fishing.

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San Roque Dam in Pangasinan assures it won't release water yet

October 3, 2009 4:35 pm· Comments Off on San Roque Dam in Pangasinan assures it won't release water yet 

By Leonardo V. Micua

DAGUPAN CITY, Oct. 3 —The people of Pangasinan need not worry as the San Roque Multipurpose Project (SRMP) in San Manuel town has no plan yet of opening any of its gates even if typhoon “Peping” is already ravaging northeastern Luzon.

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Heavy rains spawned by typhoon 'Pepeng' inundate Botolan anew

October 3, 2009 4:35 pm· Comments Off on Heavy rains spawned by typhoon 'Pepeng' inundate Botolan anew 

BOTOLAN, Zambales, Oct. 3 — Heavy rains generated by typhoon "Peping" battered this province Saturday, causing local rivers to overflow and flood anew low-lying areas of this municipality.

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186 families in Pangasinan forced to evacuate due to typhoon 'Pepeng'

October 3, 2009 4:35 pm· Comments Off on 186 families in Pangasinan forced to evacuate due to typhoon 'Pepeng' 

By Leonardo V. Micua

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Oct. 3 –At least 186 families living along coastal and low-lying areas were evacuated as Pangasinan was battered by typhoon “Pepeng” which triggered intermittent but heavy downpour.

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Flood forces 117 families to evacuate in Negros town

October 3, 2009 4:35 pm· Comments Off on Flood forces 117 families to evacuate in Negros town 

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 3 -More than a hundred of families coming from the two barangays in Isabela, Negros Occidental have evacuated to higher ground due to floods spawned by Pepeng’s heavy rain which reportedly made its landfall in Cagayan Valley barely this afternoon.

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