AFP remains vigilant despite disaster relief operations

August 22, 2013 9:42 am· Comments Off on AFP remains vigilant despite disaster relief operations 

MANILA, Aug. 21 — Despite being focused on disaster relief missions for victims of the torrential rains and floods caused by Typhoon "Maring", the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday announced that it will continue its security patrols to protect civilian communities from the violence waged by New People's Army (NPA) rebels.

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Batangas gov cancels suspension of classes; some provinces suspend classes

August 22, 2013 9:42 am· Comments Off on Batangas gov cancels suspension of classes; some provinces suspend classes 

MANILA, Aug.22 — Gov. Vilma Santos lifted the suspension of classes on Thursday for all levels on both public and private schools in Batangas, the Department of Education (DepEd) retweeted.

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QC declares no classes in elementary and high school levels

August 22, 2013 9:42 am· Comments Off on QC declares no classes in elementary and high school levels 

MANILA, Aug. 22 -– As of 3:00 a.m. Thursday, August 22, the Quezon City government announced that classes in pre-school, elementary and high school, both in private and public, are still suspended.

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NDRRMC: Death toll in flood reaches 16, damage around P78-M

August 22, 2013 9:42 am· Comments Off on NDRRMC: Death toll in flood reaches 16, damage around P78-M 

MANILA, Aug 22 — Sixteen fatalities have been reported by the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) due to flooding brought by the enhanced southwest monsoon as of 5:00 a.m. Thursday.

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(update) NDRRMC identifies 16 casualties from monsoon flooding

August 22, 2013 9:42 am· Comments Off on (update) NDRRMC identifies 16 casualties from monsoon flooding 

MANILA, Aug. 22 — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Thursday announced that the death toll from the heavy rains and floods triggered by Typhoon "Maring" has climbed to 16.

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La Mesa Dam waters still above spilling level

August 22, 2013 9:42 am· Comments Off on La Mesa Dam waters still above spilling level 

MANILA, Aug. 22 — Despite some improvements in the weather, La Mesa Dam's water is still at 80.28 meters and still above the spilling level of 80.15 meters Wednesday.

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Public consultations on MRT, LRT fare hike yet to be scheduled

August 22, 2013 9:42 am· Comments Off on Public consultations on MRT, LRT fare hike yet to be scheduled 

MANILA, Aug. 22 — The Department of Transportation and Communications(DOTC) on Thursday said public consultations on the planned fare hike on the country’s mass rail systems has yet to be scheduled.

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'Yellow' alert warning still hangs in Metro Manila

August 22, 2013 9:42 am· Comments Off on 'Yellow' alert warning still hangs in Metro Manila 

MANILA, Aug. 22 — Due to the prevailing southwest monsoon, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has issued a "yellow" alert warning for Metro Manila as of 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

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Habagat continues to affect Luzon

August 22, 2013 9:42 am· Comments Off on Habagat continues to affect Luzon 

MANILA, Aug. 22 — The southwest monsoon or "hangin habagat," continues to threaten Luzon including Metro Manila with possible landslides and flashfloods, the state weather forecaster said on Thursday.

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Filipino workers continue to show professionalism even during calamities — BPAP

August 22, 2013 9:42 am· Comments Off on Filipino workers continue to show professionalism even during calamities — BPAP 

By Joan Santiago

MANILA, Aug. 22 (PNA) — Filipino workers continue to show professionalism even as continuous rains in Metro Manila and nearby provinces have resulted to floods and eventual declaration of some areas under the state of calamity.

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