Feature: Snow storm adds to misery of Syrian refugees in north Lebanon

January 29, 2016 by · Comments Off on Feature: Snow storm adds to misery of Syrian refugees in north Lebanon 

By Salah Takieddine

BEIRUT, Jan. 28 (PNA/Xinhua) — Leila Khamiss, a 50-year-old displaced Syrian woman, said that Syrian refugees living in tents in northern Lebanon have not received help or aid despite a current severe snow storm that has dumped mounds of snow across the mountainous areas there since Saturday.

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Dagupan placed under state of calamity due to typhoon 'Lando'

October 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Dagupan placed under state of calamity due to typhoon 'Lando' 

DAGUPAN City, Oct. 20 — The city of Dagupan, which is outside the political jurisdiction of Pangasinan, is now also under the state of calamity following a resolution approved by the city council on Tuesday.

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Typhoon 'Lando' weakens, 24 areas in Luzon still under storm signals

October 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on Typhoon 'Lando' weakens, 24 areas in Luzon still under storm signals 

MANILA, Oct. 19 – At least 24 areas in Luzon including Metro Manila are still under public storm warning signals as typhoon “Lando” slightly weakens as it continues its slow movement towards the provinces of Apayao, Ilocos Norte and Abra, the state weather bureau said on Monday.

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Ensuring safety from the harm of typhoon ‘Lando’

October 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ensuring safety from the harm of typhoon ‘Lando’ 

151018132040A number of small fishermen anchor their fishing boats at the upper portion of the Roxas Blvd. Baywalk in Manila to avoid the possible storm surges that may be caused along the Manila Bay by the strong winds of typhoon “Lando” on Sunday (Oct. 18, 2015). (PNA photo by Gil S. Calinga)
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'Egay' now a tropical storm; signal no. 1 up in Isabela, Cagayan

July 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on 'Egay' now a tropical storm; signal no. 1 up in Isabela, Cagayan 

MANILA, July 3 — At least two areas in Northern Luzon is now under public storm warning signal no. 1 as tropical depression "Egay" intensified into tropical storm category as it continues to move in a northwest direction, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Friday.

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Update: TD 'Egay' gains strength, speed –PAGASA

July 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on Update: TD 'Egay' gains strength, speed –PAGASA 

MANILA, July 2 — Tropical depression "Egay" gained strength and speed while moving northwest over the Philippine Sea toward extreme Luzon on Thursday afternoon, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

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PAGASA monitors LPA, 2 other weather disturbances outside PAR

July 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on PAGASA monitors LPA, 2 other weather disturbances outside PAR 

MANILA, July 1 — At least three weather disturbances are now being monitored by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) that are expected to affect the country this month of July.

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Batangas City to rehabilitate mangroves areas, waterways

July 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Batangas City to rehabilitate mangroves areas, waterways 

MANILA, June 30 — Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) field offices in Batangas province will provide Batangas City government and its 'barangay' local governments technical assistance in re-establishing or rehabilitating some 26.5 hectares of mangroves and waterways.

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U.S. climate change aid for PHL reaches USD 28M

June 24, 2015 by · Comments Off on U.S. climate change aid for PHL reaches USD 28M 

TACLOBAN CITY, June 24 — Financial support for local climate change initiatives from the United States has reached USD 28.16 million as of this year, according to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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New Tacloban fish port now ready for trading

June 10, 2015 by · Comments Off on New Tacloban fish port now ready for trading 

TACLOBAN CITY, June 9 — The new city fish port is now ready for occupancy, but the process has been hounded by opposition of fish traders to transfer to the new facility.

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