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1 dead, over 1,300 families displaced as floods hit Zamboanga City

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FLOODING. The intertropical convergence zone brings heavy rain and floods to Zamboanga City.

The lone fatality is a 70-year-old man who drowned while evacuating

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Oct. 16, 2017 ) — One person died and 4 others were injured as heavy rain caused by the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) triggered flooding in this city on Sunday, October 15. Continue reading 1 dead, over 1,300 families displaced as floods hit Zamboanga City

Evacuees in tent city to Duterte: End war in Marawi, allow us to go home

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Alahadj Ismael Panarigan – internally displaced Maranao. Rappler.com

This comes after President Rodrigo Duterte makes his second visit to government troops on the frontline of the fight against terrorists

ILIGAN CITY, Philippines (Aug. 5, 2017) — Speaking on behalf of his new neighbors in a recently opened tent city in a town near Marawi City, Alajadj Ismael Panarigan called on President Rodrigo Duterte to end the conflict in their city. Continue reading Evacuees in tent city to Duterte: End war in Marawi, allow us to go home

Baguio implements plastic ban – 10 years after passing ordinance

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OLD LAW. The ordinance that the Baguio City government starts implementing, banning plastic and styrofoam containers, is a recycled ordinance from 2007.

The Bayong Ordinance – a local law prohibiting businesses from giving plastic shopping bags and containers to customer – was passed in 2007. The new batch of councilors now has just passed its amended version

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (May 5, 2017) — The City of Pines has decided to be serious about waste recycling but, first, it has to recycle an old local law. Continue reading Baguio implements plastic ban – 10 years after passing ordinance

Yolanda survivors to Duterte: We demand justice

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DEMANDING JUSTICE. Fishermen from Serum, Basey in Samar arrive at the Old Jeep Terminal Rizal Avenue in Tacloban City to meet with other protesters joining the people surge. Photos by Catherine Atienza/ Rappler

Disaster survivors demand that the current administration address the pervading hunger, poverty, and militarization in the affected communities

TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines (Nov. 8, 2016) — Yolanda survivors and activists of the People Surge Alliance of Disaster Survivors in Eastern Visayas urged President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, November 8, to prioritize issues still neglected and unresolved three years after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).  Continue reading Yolanda survivors to Duterte: We demand justice

2 more people tested positive for Zika virus in Iloilo City

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Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial: ‘All 3 cases have since recovered from their very mild illness and did not require hospitalization’

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 13, 2016) — The Department of Health reported on Tuesday, September 13, that two more people in Iloilo City tested positive for Zika virus, based on results done at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM).  Continue reading 2 more people tested positive for Zika virus in Iloilo City

Waters off Mactan have unsafe levels of fecal bacteria

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MACTAN, CEBU. Environment officials say the bacteria levels in Mactan’s coastal waters pose a health hazard to the public. Photo by Mia Gonzalez/Rappler
The environment department says it found high levels of fecal bacteria in waters off the popular Mactan Island in Cebu

CEBU, Philippines (Mar. 4, 2016) — Coastal waters off the popular Mactan island were found to have high levels of fecal bacteria.

Continue reading Waters off Mactan have unsafe levels of fecal bacteria