4 rebel returnees get financial aid from gov't

August 21, 2013 9:28 am· Comments Off on 4 rebel returnees get financial aid from gov't 

MANILA, Aug. 21 — Four former New People's Army (NPA) rebels, who voluntarily surrendered to the military in Ilagan, Isabela, were given financial aid by the government for them to start a new and peaceful life last Aug. 19.

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Yet another rainy weather for MM, several Luzon areas

August 21, 2013 9:28 am· Comments Off on Yet another rainy weather for MM, several Luzon areas 

MANILA, Aug. 21 -– State forecasters still expect inclement weather to prevail in several Luzon areas due to continuing onslaught of the southwest monsoon enhanced by the intensified tropical storm ‘Maring’ (international name ‘Trami’).

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PAGASA downgrades Metro Manila rainfall warning to yellow

August 21, 2013 9:28 am· Comments Off on PAGASA downgrades Metro Manila rainfall warning to yellow 

MANILA, Aug. 21 — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) issued a "yellow" rainfall warning on Metro Manila and other nearby provinces around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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Int'l relief organizations to help PHL flood victims

August 21, 2013 9:28 am· Comments Off on Int'l relief organizations to help PHL flood victims 

MANILA, Aug. 21 — International organizations on Wednesday announced that they will aid families displaced by the heavy rains and floods caused by Typhoon "Maring".

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Repair of damaged SCTEX portion to take weeks

August 21, 2013 9:28 am· Comments Off on Repair of damaged SCTEX portion to take weeks 

MANILA, Aug. 21 — Repairs on the damaged portion of Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) will take weeks before it can be completed.

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La Mesa dam continues to overflow

August 21, 2013 9:28 am· Comments Off on La Mesa dam continues to overflow 

MANILA, Aug. 21 — Due to rains brought by southwest monsoon enhanced by tropical storm "Maring", the water in La Mesa Dam in Quezon City continues to overflow on Wednesday, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

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Floods subsiding but several areas in Manila still underwater

August 21, 2013 9:28 am· Comments Off on Floods subsiding but several areas in Manila still underwater 

MANILA, Aug. 21 — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Wednesday announced that floods in Metro Manila have started to go down.

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63 passengers rescued after Ro-Ro runs aground in Cebu

August 21, 2013 9:28 am· Comments Off on 63 passengers rescued after Ro-Ro runs aground in Cebu 

MANILA, Aug. 21 — A total of 63 passengers were rescued and placed to safety after a roll-on-roll-off (RO-RO) vessel ran aground along the vicinity off Polombato Port Terminal in Bogo, Cebu.

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197 flights cancelled Tuesday due to bad weather

August 21, 2013 9:28 am· Comments Off on 197 flights cancelled Tuesday due to bad weather 

MANILA, Aug. 21 — The number of international and domestic flights cancelled Tuesday due to bad weather has reached 197, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport-Media Affairs Division said on Wednesday morning.

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PNR resumes trips as weather improves

August 21, 2013 9:28 am· Comments Off on PNR resumes trips as weather improves 

MANILA, Aug. 21 — Philippine National Railways on Wednesday resumed its operations as the weather improved.

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