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Survivors sought after Colombia mudslide kills 262

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WASTELAND. Women stare at damages caused by mudslides, following heavy rains in Mocoa, Putumayo department, southern Colombia on April 2, 2017. Luis Robayo/AFP

Survivors recount stories of scrambling onto roofs or hanging onto trees as a sea of mud, boulders and debris engulfed the village of Mocoa

MOCOA, Colombia (Apr. 4, 2017) — Rescuers clawed through mud and timber Monday, April 3, searching for survivors of a mudslide in southern Colombia that killed 262 people, including 43 children, and left relatives desperately seeking loved ones. Continue reading Survivors sought after Colombia mudslide kills 262

Thousands of passengers stranded due to Auring

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board tells transport operators to attend to the needs of affected passengers

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 8, 2017) — Thousands of passengers were stranded after the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) suspended several bus trips and port operations on Sunday, January 8, due to Tropical Depression Auring.  Continue reading Thousands of passengers stranded due to Auring

General Flood Advisory (Extreme) for Region 12 (SOCCSKSARGEN)

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Under present weather conditions, Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Mindanao. Northeast monsoon affecting Northern Luzon (Active for next 10 hours — PAGASA)

November 6, 2016 (08:00 PST) — The 24 hour rainfall forecast is light to moderate rains with thunderstorms.  Continue reading General Flood Advisory (Extreme) for Region 12 (SOCCSKSARGEN)

Central Visayas gets P1.83B for BUB projects

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ALOGUINSAN’S HIDDEN BEACH. Hidden behind thick trees, this pristine beach is only one among southern Cebu’s beautiful beaches. Photo courtesy of Sheilamei Abellanoza and Gian Carlo Jubela
Of the P24.7-billion allocation from 2016 national budget, Cebu gets P1 billion from the total BUB share

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 19, 2016) — Are you from Central Visayas?

In a statement released by the Department of Budget and Management Thursday, February 18, Central Visayas will be Continue reading Central Visayas gets P1.83B for BUB projects

Calls for safety overhaul in Taiwan after quake disaster

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RUBBLE. A handout photo from the Taiwanese Military News Agency shows soldiers and rescuers searching for survivors in a collapsed building in Tainan City, south Taiwan, February 10, 2016. Military News Agency/Handout/EPA
Experts say that cost-cutting shortcuts have long dogged the construction industry in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (Feb. 11, 2016) — As rescuers continue the grim task of digging bodies from the rubble of an apartment complex that collapsed in a Taiwan earthquake, anger is growing over the shoddy Continue reading Calls for safety overhaul in Taiwan after quake disaster