DPWH-NCR to start road renovations in flood affected areas

August 8, 2012 11:27 pm· Comments Off on DPWH-NCR to start road renovations in flood affected areas 

MANILA, Aug. 8 — The Department of Public Works and Highways-National Capital Region (DPWH-NCR) is scheduled to start the road renovations in flood affected areas when the flood subsides.

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Calixto wants Pasay City placed under state of calamity

August 8, 2012 11:27 pm· Comments Off on Calixto wants Pasay City placed under state of calamity 

MANILA, Aug. 8 – The Pasay City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PCDRRMC), headed by Mayor Antonino G. Calixto, has recommended to the Sangguniang Panglungsod to place the city under a state of calamity.

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2 flights canceled, 7 diverted due to bad weather

August 8, 2012 11:27 pm· Comments Off on 2 flights canceled, 7 diverted due to bad weather 

MANILA, Aug. 8 — At least two flights were canceled while seven others were diverted from Metro Manila on Wednesday as heavy rains hit the metropolis.

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China, ASEAN express sympathies on PHL floods

August 8, 2012 11:27 pm· Comments Off on China, ASEAN express sympathies on PHL floods 

MANILA, Aug. 8 — A Chinese official expressed sadness Wednesday over the devastation wrought by relentless rains that paralyzed the Philippine capital and killed several people in the country.

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(UPDATE)Red warning signal up anew in Metro Manila –PAGASA

August 8, 2012 11:27 pm· Comments Off on (UPDATE)Red warning signal up anew in Metro Manila –PAGASA 

MANILA, Aug. 8 — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Wednesday afternoon raised the rainfall warning signal from green to red over Metro Manila, as it warned of more intense rainfall in most parts of the metropolis.

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(Metro News) Pasay suspends classes on Thursday and Friday

August 8, 2012 11:27 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Pasay suspends classes on Thursday and Friday 

MANILA, Aug. 8 — Pasay City Mayor Antonino Calixto has suspended classes in all levels, both public and private schools, on Thursday and Friday, as torrential rains continue to batter Metro Manila.

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List of schools that canceled Thursday classes

August 8, 2012 11:27 pm· Comments Off on List of schools that canceled Thursday classes 

MANILA, Aug. 8 — Heavy rains continue to fall on Metro Manila, prompting some local government units and schools to cancel classes on Thursday (August 9).

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GPH, MILF to resolve Mindanao conflict through peaceful negotiations, slam breakaway group

August 8, 2012 11:27 pm· Comments Off on GPH, MILF to resolve Mindanao conflict through peaceful negotiations, slam breakaway group 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Aug. 8 — The Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will pursue the path of peace to resolve the long-drawn Mindanao problem at the resumption of the informal exploratory talks in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday – undaunted by a series of coordinated attacks by a breakaway rebel group last Sunday apparently aimed at disrupting the peace talks.

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'Habagat' death toll rises to 16 — NDRRMC

August 8, 2012 11:27 pm· Comments Off on 'Habagat' death toll rises to 16 — NDRRMC 

MANILA, Aug. 8 — Five more deaths due to drowning were reported by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Wednesday afternoon, bringing the number of dead from heavy rains due to southwest monsoon (Habagat) enhanced by tropical storm "Haikui" outside the country went up to 16.

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Globe Telecom conducts relief operations in Metro Manila

August 8, 2012 11:27 pm· Comments Off on Globe Telecom conducts relief operations in Metro Manila 

MANILA, Aug. 8 — Globe Telecom, through its flagship Corporate Social Responsibility program, Globe Bridging Communities (Globe BridgeCom), is conducting simultaneous relief operations in the following areas:

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