2 killed, 1 hurt as tornado hits Cotabato

November 8, 2013 11:03 am· Comments Off on 2 killed, 1 hurt as tornado hits Cotabato 

MANILA, Nov. 8 — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Friday announced that two people were reported killed while another one was injured after a tornado struck in Pikit, Cotabato Thursday.

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OCD officials monitoring Mayon Volcano slopes

November 8, 2013 11:03 am· Comments Off on OCD officials monitoring Mayon Volcano slopes 

MANILA, Nov. 8 — The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Region 5 on Friday announced that it is monitoring the slopes of Mayon Volcano for the possible flow of pyroclastic material due to powerful winds and heavy rain from super typhoon "Yolanda".

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NFA alerts BOC on smuggled rice from Vietnam

November 8, 2013 11:03 am· Comments Off on NFA alerts BOC on smuggled rice from Vietnam 

MANILA, Nov. 8 — The National Food Authority (NFA) has formally notified the Bureau of Customs (BOC) about the possible entry of a huge volume of rice from Vietnam.

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Storm surge affects 1,138 people in Iloilo, Capiz

November 8, 2013 11:03 am· Comments Off on Storm surge affects 1,138 people in Iloilo, Capiz 

MANILA, Nov. 8 — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Friday reported that at least 220 families or 1,138 people were affected after a storm surge occurred in parts of Iloilo and Capiz provinces.

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Classes suspended in Metro Manila, affected provinces due to super typhoon 'Yolanda' (Haiyan)

November 8, 2013 11:03 am· Comments Off on Classes suspended in Metro Manila, affected provinces due to super typhoon 'Yolanda' (Haiyan) 

MANILA, Nov. 8 — With super typhoon "Yolanda" (international name Haiyan) now battering the country, several local governments in Metro Manila and affected provinces have announced the suspension of classes mostly in all levels on Friday.

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DSWD assures enough relief for areas to be hit by ‘Yolanda’

November 8, 2013 11:03 am· Comments Off on DSWD assures enough relief for areas to be hit by ‘Yolanda’ 

MANILA, Nov. 8 — Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon J. Soliman said that relief packs of food good for at least three days were already distributed in evacuation centers in areas initially affected by super typhoon "Yolanda" even as she assured sufficient amount of relief goods for all the regions that will be affected by the howler.

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28,807 people evacuated in Surigao Del Norte

November 8, 2013 11:03 am· Comments Off on 28,807 people evacuated in Surigao Del Norte 

MANILA, Nov. 8 — The Eastern Mindanao Command on Friday announced that aabout 8,821 families comprising of 28,807 people were evacuated in Surigao Del Norte due to the adverse effects of super typhoon "Yolanda."

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Dubai-Manila-Dubai round trip flight winner donates tickets to OWWA

November 8, 2013 11:03 am· Comments Off on Dubai-Manila-Dubai round trip flight winner donates tickets to OWWA 

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 8 — The winner of the round trip tickets Dubai-Manila-Dubai in the Philippine Airlines inaugural reception raffle draw will donate his flight tickets to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Dubai.

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224 evacuation centers shelters 18,707 families in regions affected by ‘Yolanda’-DSWD

November 8, 2013 11:03 am· Comments Off on 224 evacuation centers shelters 18,707 families in regions affected by ‘Yolanda’-DSWD 

MANILA, Nov. 8 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Friday that around 224 evacuation centers are now sheltering some 18,707 families who pre-emptively evacuated in Regions 5, 7, 8, 10 and Caraga due to the onslaught of super typhoon "Yolanda."

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Update: Super typhoon 'Yolanda' plows through Visayas

November 8, 2013 11:03 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Nov 8 — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Friday said that Typhoon Yolanda continues to move over the landmass of the Visayas as the agency advised the residents to take precautionary measures.

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