DSWD 7 calls for volunteers to help prepare food packs for 'Ruby' victims

December 7, 2014 1:29 pm· Comments Off on DSWD 7 calls for volunteers to help prepare food packs for 'Ruby' victims 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 7 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 7 has called for volunteers to help prepare some 100,000 family food packs for distribution to communities hit by typhoon "Ruby" in the region.

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Cebu to serve again as relief hub for ‘Ruby’ survivors

December 7, 2014 1:29 pm· Comments Off on Cebu to serve again as relief hub for ‘Ruby’ survivors 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 7 — Cebu, spared from the brunt of typhoon “Ruby" (international name: Hagupit), will again serve as relief hub for the affected areas, a military official said.

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Cebu Capitol distributes satellite phones to LGUs

December 7, 2014 1:29 pm· Comments Off on Cebu Capitol distributes satellite phones to LGUs 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 7 – The Cebu provincial government on Saturday distributed a satellite phone to each town and city in the province as part of the preparation for typhoon "Ruby."

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Cathay Pacific to hike Cebu-Hong Kong flights to 10 on Dec. 17

December 7, 2014 1:29 pm· Comments Off on Cathay Pacific to hike Cebu-Hong Kong flights to 10 on Dec. 17 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 7 — Cathay Pacific Airways has announced it will increase its Cebu-Hong Kong service from seven to 10 flights per week beginning on Dec. 17.

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Albay officials urge evacuees to remain at safe temporary shelters

December 7, 2014 1:29 pm· Comments Off on Albay officials urge evacuees to remain at safe temporary shelters 

By Nancy Ibo Mediavillo

LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 7 (PNA) — Officials of Albay province have asked the evacuees to remain at their present safe temporary shelters while typhoon "Ruby" lashes at Masbate and its neighboring areas.

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PLDT, Smart-Sun assist gov’t in preparations for 'Ruby'

December 7, 2014 1:29 pm· Comments Off on PLDT, Smart-Sun assist gov’t in preparations for 'Ruby' 

LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 7 — In line with the preparations for typhoon "Ruby," PLDT, Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) and Sun Cellular (Sun) have been assisting various local government offices and agencies for their emergency communications requirements, a company statement reaching the PNA here Sunday said.

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AFP deploys disaster operation units in Bicol

December 7, 2014 1:29 pm· Comments Off on AFP deploys disaster operation units in Bicol 

By Rhaydz B. Barcia

LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 7 (PNA) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has deployed soldiers specializing on disaster response measures in Biol to ensure the safety of the Bicolanos.

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Cops hunt down grenade attacker in North Cotabato

December 7, 2014 1:29 pm· Comments Off on Cops hunt down grenade attacker in North Cotabato 

By Edwin O. Fernandez

PIKIT, North Cotabato, Dec 7 (PNA) — Police here have launched a manhunt against two men who fired a rifle grenade toward a house that wounded a sub-village chairperson, authorities said.

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Salceda confident of attaining Albay's zero-casualty goal

December 7, 2014 1:29 pm· Comments Off on Salceda confident of attaining Albay's zero-casualty goal 

By Connie B. Destura

One person reported to have died due to hypothermia

December 7, 2014 1:29 pm· Comments Off on One person reported to have died due to hypothermia 

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 7 — One person has been reported to have died due to hypothermia caused by typhoon Ruby.

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