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WATCH: Bike Scouts PH, the unsung heroes of Yolanda

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BAYANIHAN. The volunteer bicycle messengers from Bike Scouts Philippines are among the unsung heroes in the aftermath of Yolanda. All photos by Myles Delfin

Bike Scouts Philippines is made up of volunteer bicycle messengers who respond to isolated areas in the aftermath of a disaster

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 18, 2017) — There were many untold stories in the aftermath of super typhoon Yolanda, which hit Leyte and its surrounding provinces on November 8, 2013. Continue reading WATCH: Bike Scouts PH, the unsung heroes of Yolanda

Magnitude 5.4 aftershock hits Leyte

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Phivolcs warns that damage is expected following the aftershock

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 10, 2017) — A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck the province of Leyte on Monday, July 10. Continue reading Magnitude 5.4 aftershock hits Leyte

FAST FACTS: Leyte and natural disasters

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Leyte province has had its share of natural disasters over the years

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 7, 2017) — A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Leyte province Thursday afternoon, July 6, which left at least two people dead and a hundred injured. Continue reading FAST FACTS: Leyte and natural disasters

Panic, damage after deadly Leyte quake

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QUAKE DAMAGE. A magnitude 6.5 quake destroys a house in Leyte. The homeowners managed to flee to safety before this happened. Photo courtesy of Mehc Nedia

Rescuers have pulled out a total of 13 people from a collapsed commercial building in Kananga town, near the epicenter of the quake

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 7, 2017) — Residents fled their houses in panic overnight on Friday, July 7, as aftershocks hit the central Philippines a day after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake killed two people and injured at least 72 others, authorities said. Continue reading Panic, damage after deadly Leyte quake

2 dead in strong Leyte earthquake

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COLLAPSED. A building collapses in Kananga, Leyte, following a magnitude 6.5 earthquake on July 6, 2017. Photo courtesy of Queene Joy Reforzado

A woman dies after being hit by falling debris in Ormoc City. A body is also retrieved after a building collapsed in the municipality of Kananga

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 7, 2017) — At least two people were killed in the magnitude 6.5 earthquake that struck the province of Leyte on Thursday, July 6. Continue reading 2 dead in strong Leyte earthquake

Thousands displaced by heavy rains in parts of Visayas, Mindanao

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#RESCUEPH. Rescuers evacuate students and faculty who were stranded in the University of Science and Technology of the Philippines (USTP). Photo courtesy of Lionel Amarado

Around 963 families or 4,536 persons are displaced in Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao, all of which are staying in 28 evacuation centers

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 18, 2017) — Around 5,412 people or 1,242 families were affected by nonstop rains in 26 barangays in Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao on Monday, January 16, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Tuesday, January 17.  Continue reading Thousands displaced by heavy rains in parts of Visayas, Mindanao