(Update) 39 Metro Manila roads impassable due to floods

August 7, 2012 10:04 pm· Comments Off on (Update) 39 Metro Manila roads impassable due to floods 

MANILA, Aug. 7 –At least 39 roads in Metro Manila remained impassable due to floods brought about by heavy rains triggered by southwest monsoon, the Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said Tuesday. Read more

Ombudsman allows use of seized rubber boats for relief operations

August 7, 2012 10:04 pm· Comments Off on Ombudsman allows use of seized rubber boats for relief operations 

MANILA, Aug. 7 — Upon President Benigno S. Aquino III’s request, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has allowed the use of 75 rubber boats for relief efforts being conducted by the government on victims affected by floods due to heavy rains brought about by South-west monsoon.

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Aquino coordinates gov't efforts for effective disaster response due to heavy downpour

August 7, 2012 10:04 pm· Comments Off on Aquino coordinates gov't efforts for effective disaster response due to heavy downpour 

MANILA, Aug. 7 — Aquino coordinates government efforts for effective disaster response due to heavy downpour.

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Aquino calls on media practitioners to join gov't efforts to disseminate information on natural calamities

August 7, 2012 10:04 pm· Comments Off on Aquino calls on media practitioners to join gov't efforts to disseminate information on natural calamities 

MANILA, Aug. 7 — As torrential rains spawned by the intensified southwest monsoon caused flooding in parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, and the Visayas regions, President Benigno S. Aquino III called on the media practitioners to join government efforts to keep the Filipinos informed of the dangers posed by natural calamities affecting their respective areas and how to overcome them.

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DOH warns public against contamination of potable water

August 7, 2012 10:04 pm· Comments Off on DOH warns public against contamination of potable water 

By Sweetie de la Torre

MANILA, Aug. 7 — Health Secretary Enrique T. Ona on Tuesday urged the public to take precautions in drinking water amidst possible contamination after the continuous heavy rainfall and flooding in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

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Aquino says government to carry out various measures to solve garbage problem

August 7, 2012 10:04 pm· Comments Off on Aquino says government to carry out various measures to solve garbage problem 

MANILA, Aug. 7 — The government will carry out several measures to solve the problem of disposing wastes in the country that usually worsen flooding, especially in the metropolis, President Benigno S. Aquino III said.

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DOH releases over P.2-M worth of medicines

August 7, 2012 10:04 pm· Comments Off on DOH releases over P.2-M worth of medicines 

MANILA, Aug. 7 — The Department of Health (DOH) Central has released a total of P213,059.16 worth of drugs, medicines and supplies to Center for Health Development (CHDs) in flood affected areas.

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(Update)Knee-to-neck deep floods in Camanava area

August 7, 2012 10:04 pm· Comments Off on (Update)Knee-to-neck deep floods in Camanava area 

MANILA, Aug. 7 — The week-long rains coupled with high tide has flooded most parts of the Camanava area.

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P5.95-B in calamity funds still available for disater response & rehab

August 7, 2012 10:04 pm· Comments Off on P5.95-B in calamity funds still available for disater response & rehab 

MANILA, Aug. 7 — The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Tuesday said that the calamity fund still has a balance of P5.95 billion that can be released for disaster response and rehabilitation efforts.

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PCG deploys SAR teams to flooded areas in Quezon City, Caloocan City

August 7, 2012 10:04 pm· Comments Off on PCG deploys SAR teams to flooded areas in Quezon City, Caloocan City 

MANILA, Aug. 7 — Vice Admiral Edmund C. Tan, Commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard, has ordered the deployment of four Search and Rescue teams since Monday evening to the areas in Quezon City and Caloocan City that were affected by floodwaters.

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