Nueva Ecija submerged in floods; Thursday classes suspended

December 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Nueva Ecija submerged in floods; Thursday classes suspended 

By Zorayda S. Tecson

GAPAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, Dec. 16 (PNA) — Governor Aurelio Umali on Wednesday announced the suspension of classes in all levels, both in public and private, on Thursday as several areas in this province went under water due to continuous moderate to heavy rains brought by typhoon "Nona".

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Gov asks for additional budget for agri in Pangasinan

October 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Gov asks for additional budget for agri in Pangasinan 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Oct. 27 — Considering the Php 3 billion worth of damages exacted by typhoon "Lando" to the province, particularly to the agricultural sector, Governor Amado Espino Jr. requested realignment of next year's budget to provide additional funds to help farmers recoup their losses.

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Typhoon 'Lando' brings light rains but strong winds in Bataan

October 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on Typhoon 'Lando' brings light rains but strong winds in Bataan 

BALANGA CITY, Bataan, Oct. 18 — Typhoon "Lando" brought only light rains almost the whole night of Saturday in Bataan but strong winds were felt intermittently from dawn till past noon Sunday.

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(Update) Man, child killed, 15 hurt in Capiz blast

January 13, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Update) Man, child killed, 15 hurt in Capiz blast 

MANILA, Jan. 12 — A still unidentified man and a child was killed following a blast which also wounded 15 others inside an elementary school in Pontevedra, Capiz, Monday noon, a disaster official said.

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Tagum City employees have high hopes for 2015

January 6, 2015 by · Comments Off on Tagum City employees have high hopes for 2015 

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, Jan. 6 — The employees of the city government here have been advised to exert maximum effort to usher a new phase of development, thereby making 2015 a banner year for the city.

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VP Binay leads distribution of 7,500 relief bags in Cebu

January 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on VP Binay leads distribution of 7,500 relief bags in Cebu 

MANILA, Jan. 4 — Vice President Jejomar C. Binay on Sunday led the distribution of 7,500 relief bags to residents of Cebu affected by typhoon Seniang.

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Solon proposes use of LGU disaster fund to cover the hiring of rescue personnel

November 6, 2014 by · Comments Off on Solon proposes use of LGU disaster fund to cover the hiring of rescue personnel 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, Nov. 5 (PNA) — A senior member of the House of Representatives is pushing for the expanded use of local government units' (LGU) disaster fund to cover the hiring of rescue personnel and the building of infrastructures for disaster mitigation almost a year after the devastation brought about by Typhoon "Yolanda."

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