RELIEF. The Department of Social Welfare and Development sends assistance to those affected by the magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit Leyte on July 6, 2017. Photo from DSWD A total of 1,837 families or 9,185 persons living in Leyte are displaced by the earthquake
MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 9, 2017) — The magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit Leyte last Thursday, July 6, not only left two people dead and more than a hundred others injured. A total of 1,837 families or 9,185 persons have also been displaced, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
Continue reading DSWD gives P3.2M worth of aid to Leyte earthquake survivors Image by Rappler.com 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 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 ORMOC TRAGEDY. Debris, from the forest carried by the flash flood, is piled-up on houses, November 9, 1991, in Ormoc City. Powerful typhoon Thelma caused a nearby dam to burst sending floodwaters rampaging here when it struck central Philippines, November 5, 1991. Photo by Jose Duran/AFP Before the onslaught of Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013, Ormoc City faced a powerful storm that submerged parts of the city on November 5, 1991
MANILA, Philippines — In 2013, Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) – one of the strongest typhoons to hit the country – left a trail of devastation along Eastern Visayas, killing more than 6,000 people.
Continue reading LOOK BACK: The 1991 flash flood that devastated Ormoc City