Typhoon Ruby - updates

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Typhoon victims file graft complaint vs Samar mayor

Mar 23, 2017 - 5:33 PM

The complainants ask where the remaining P2 million has gone

TYPHOON RUBY. A man walks through the remains of a house in the aftermath of Typhoon Ruby in Dolores, Eastern Samar in December 2014. Photo by Rappler

Poe, Escudero: 'Unconditional' cash transfer for victims

Feb 27, 2016 - 12:41 PM

Escudero says he and Poe will continue the administration s CCT program but offer livelihood to beneficiaries and unconditional assistance to typhoon victims

AID AND SUPPORT. The Poe-Escudero tandem woo voters in Tacloban City. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio

Why this 10-year-old feels prepared for the next typhoon

Aug 05, 2015 - 11:34 AM

Felicity Lumongsod has experienced typhoons her entire life But this typhoon season she s more prepared to face disasters

 Jennina Lanza/World Vision

SONA 2015: How Aquino fared in disaster management since Yolanda

Jul 27, 2015 - 1:30 PM

Disaster preparedness efforts of the Aquino administration have improved since Super Typhoon Yolanda and the Visayas earthquake But efforts to rehabilitate disaster hit areas remain wanting

How a small Samar town survived deadly storm surges

Apr 02, 2015 - 1:01 PM

As the country prepares for Typhon Chedeng learn how a coastal town in Samar successfully weathered Typhoon Ruby by capitalizing on organized response as well as timely specific and localized early warning information

Central Luzon: Preparing for disasters while the sun is up

Mar 05, 2015 - 7:17 PM

Is your LGU preparing for disasters even before they strike? Share your stories and help save lives

After Yolanda, Glenda, Ruby, Samar farmers face hunger, poverty

Jan 06, 2015 - 6:31 PM

Having lived in one of the most disaster prone regions in the country every storm pushes them deeper into the mire of poverty

#AfterHagupit: New year, no homes in Samar's Daram island

Jan 02, 2015 - 9:43 AM

What does the new year hold in store for the residents of Daram in Samar?

Aquino launches post-Ruby Early Recovery Program in Borongan

Dec 22, 2014 - 8:36 PM

This includes a Cash for Work program and housing assistance

Aquino’s Christmas message: Spend time with your family

Dec 22, 2014 - 6:48 PM

The President also asks Filipinos to pray for victims of Typhoon Ruby and mentions the upcoming visit of Pope Francis

SPREAD LOVE. President Benigno Aquino III encourages Filipinos to spend time with their families this Christmas. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Nature doesn't negotiate: Climate catastrophe is with us now

Dec 17, 2014 - 2:50 PM

Understand that climate change is not a future threat to be negotiated but a clear and present danger that requires urgent action now

EVACUATION. A mother holds her infant child inside an evacuation center in Legazpi, Albay on December 7, 2014. Half a million Filipinos fled their homes following the destruction wreaked by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) in the central Philippines. Photo by Alanah Torralba/Greenpeace

A call for climate justice

Dec 16, 2014 - 6:36 PM

It is an injustice that the Philippines is repeatedly paying the price of climate change It’s an injustice that must ultimately end with climate justice

Australia provides more support to PH after Typhoon Ruby

Dec 13, 2014 - 1:49 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Bill Tweddell says the assistance includes health and dignity kits as well as family survival kits for affected families in Visayas and Southern Luzon

AFTER RUBY. Filipino typhoon victims walk amongst debris in the typhoon hit town of Can-Avid, Samar island, Philippines, December 8, 2014. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

The PAGASA storm chasers

Dec 12, 2014 - 5:38 PM

Meet the PAGASA storm chasers

Online humanitarians respond with Project Agos

Dec 11, 2014 - 10:20 PM

Project Agos volunteers selflessly give their time and energy to help others during Typhoon Ruby

Agriculture damage from Ruby now P1.9B

Dec 11, 2014 - 6:25 PM

Most affected by Ruby were cultivation areas in the provinces of Oriental Mindoro Camarines Sur Masbate Sorsogon Aklan Antique Iloilo Negros Occidental Bohol and Cebu

Ground holes save Leyte village during #RubyPH

Dec 11, 2014 - 2:33 PM

Watch how these Leyte villagers survived Typhoon Ruby

Aquino to forge stronger ties with South Korea

Dec 11, 2014 - 11:58 AM

President Benigno Aquino III plans to pursue his climate change advocacy in South Korea and further strengthen bilateral cooperation with the major economy

KOREA-BOUND. President Benigno Aquino III leaves for South Korea to attend the ASEAN-ROK Summit on December 11, 2014. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

18 dead due to Ruby – NDRRMC

Dec 11, 2014 - 11:12 AM

UPDATED Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II reports that the situation in worst hit Eastern Samar has already stabilized

FLATTENED HOUSE. Typhoon victims Eloisa Roncales and husband, Renato, collect belongings inside of what used to be their home in the typhoon hit town of Dolores, Samar on December 8, 2014. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Tropical Storm Ruby leaves PAR

Dec 10, 2014 - 11:49 PM

According to PAGASA as of 10pm the center of Ruby is located 320 km North Northeast of Pagasa Island Palawan

Photo courtesy of PAGASA

Grace Poe for 2016, Post-Hagupit aid, Bukidnon bombing | The wRap

Dec 10, 2014 - 8:06 PM

Senator Poe says she’s open to running for higher office in 2016 At least 390 000 people need food and temporary shelter after typhoon Hagupit The military blames breakaway group BIFF for the deadly bombing in the southern Philippines a claim the group denies

#RubyPH: When foreigners become locals at heart

Dec 10, 2014 - 6:11 PM

Volunteers feel like they are part of this community We are living here we are working here We have to help this community

Philippines rushes aid to displaced storm survivors

Dec 10, 2014 - 4:56 PM

UPDATED Military cargo planes will make 8 deliveries to worst hit Samar province while 2 Red Cross convoys will deliver thousands of food packs water purifiers blankets and hygiene kits

DOUBLE TIME. Volunteers rush the repacking of relief goods at the social welfare department’s Pasay City warehouse for areas affected by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) in various regions. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Waiting for Ruby

Dec 10, 2014 - 4:47 PM

Maybe now more Filipinos and media can be a bit more supportive and have a little more faith in PAGASA s expertise

Ruby: Areas under State of Calamity

Dec 10, 2014 - 3:13 PM

List of provinces cities and municipalities under a state of calamity due to Typhoon Ruby Hagupit

SEEKING SHELTER. Leyte residents seek shelter in churches, schools, and evacuation centers as Typhoon Ruby approaches. Photo by Vincent Go/Rappler

Disturbing climate change

Dec 10, 2014 - 2:39 PM

Rappler talks to Fr Jett Villarin on Typhoon Ruby and the UN climate change talks in Lima

Greenpeace visits Ground Zero

Dec 10, 2014 - 12:12 PM

Greenpeace makes a solidarity visit to Dolores town in Eastern Samar where Typhoon Ruby first made landfall in the Philippines

GROND ZERO. Eight percent of the more than 800 homes were destroyed. In Eastern Samar, at least 13,000 houses were destroyed and more than 22,300 others were partially damaged. Photo by Jimmy Domingo/Greenpeace

Roxas on viral motorcycle-riding photo: 'I did my job'

Dec 10, 2014 - 9:03 AM

‘These comments reflect more on the people making the comments and reflect more on the people propagating the comments than it does me ’ says the DILG chief

‘I DID MY JOB.’ Interior Secretary Mar Roxas rides a motorcycle during an inspection of the damages in Eastern Samar on December 7, 2014. File photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Aquino's previously canceled South Korea trip on again

Dec 09, 2014 - 7:13 PM

UPDATED The President changes his mind and decides to again push through with his trip to the ASEAN Republic of Korea ROK 25th Anniversary Summit

OFF TO CHINA, MYANMAR. President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his departure statement during the send-off ceremony at the NAIA terminal II before he departs for the APEC and ASEAN summits, 9 Nov 2014. Photo by Robert Viñas/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

#ReliefPH: Metro Manila volunteers pitch in

Dec 09, 2014 - 6:43 PM

Volunteers at the DSWD national resource operation center work round the clock to help those affected by Ruby

12 dead in Eastern Samar due to Ruby – Roxas

Dec 09, 2014 - 6:26 PM

The DILG chief who flew to Borongan ahead of Ruby’s landfall confirms the death toll in the hardest hit province of Eastern Samar

POST-RUBY. Residents evacuate to safer grounds in Borongan, Eastern Samar on December 7, 2014. File photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Rappler teams up with Standby Task Force for Project Agos

Dec 09, 2014 - 5:05 PM

Online volunteers from all over the world help crowdsource information on typhoon damage and other critical needs

Roxas: Ruby-hit towns, cities will get relief goods

Dec 09, 2014 - 5:00 PM

Impassable roads hamper the delivery of relief goods in Eastern Visayas but government s the National Frontline Team says the area is past the emergency phase

'EMERGENCY OVER.' Residents walk through heavy mud in a village in Taft, Samar on December 9, 2014. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

UN: PH does 'excellent job' in applying Yolanda lessons

Dec 09, 2014 - 4:38 PM

We have been telling this story since the Indian Ocean tsunami 10 years ago that nations and communities have the power to reduce their losses if they are well organized says UNISDR Chief Margareta Wahlström

THE CHIEF: National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council executive director Alexander Pama. Rappler photo

'Unwell' Aquino misses morning commitment

Dec 09, 2014 - 3:40 PM

President Benigno Aquino III continues to receive updates on Typhoon Ruby even as he is feeling under the weather says Malacañang

STAYING PUT. President Benigno S. Aquino III decides to skip his trip to Korea to deal with the aftermath of Typhoon Ruby. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

PH-US aerial survey on Ruby's first landfall

Dec 09, 2014 - 3:10 PM

The Zamboanga based US JSOTF P conducted aerial survey of the coastlines of Marabut in Samar towards Lawaan Borongan and Dolores towns in Eastern Samar – all the way up to the coastlines of Northern Samar and Southern Luzon

Tropical Depression Ruby: Storm signals lowered

Dec 09, 2014 - 11:55 AM

The bureau says it is monitoring another potential storm far out in the Pacific Ocean at a distance of 2 000 km east of Mindanao

MTSAT Floater visible satellite image of Tropical Storm Hagupit, 9 December 2014, 0301 UTC. Image courtesy NOAA

#RubyPH: Status of ports and airports, Dec 9

Dec 09, 2014 - 11:15 AM

The list is based on the NDRRMC Situation Report as of 6am Tuesday December 9

SUSPENDED PORT OPERATIONS. A view of the port of Manila on December 7, 2014, a day after Typhoon Ruby makes landfall in Eastern Samar. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

#RubyPH kills 11, affects over 2 million – NDRRMC

Dec 09, 2014 - 10:34 AM

Globe and Smart services are still down in some parts of Leyte and Eastern Samar making a full assessment of the ground situation difficult

'HELP US': A typhoon victim pleads for help in the town of Taft, Samar on December 7, 2014. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

OFW almost loses son in Yolanda, then Ruby

Dec 09, 2014 - 8:22 AM

For the first few months back here I did not want to be alone I was always scared and afraid that someone would die

Why there's #ZeroCasualty in some areas hit by Ruby

Dec 09, 2014 - 7:30 AM

Preemptive and forced evacuations done by a number of local governments lead to zero casualty a far cry from the numbers when Super Typhoon Yolanda hit the same corridor in 2013

PSE resumes trading after Ruby

Dec 09, 2014 - 7:15 AM

This comes a day after the PSE suspended trading due to Ruby Hagupit

Ruby now a tropical depression

Dec 09, 2014 - 5:59 AM

Tropical Depression Ruby is carrying maximum winds of 60 km h and is forecast to move west at 13 km h

Typhoon Ruby destroys P202M worth of crops in Bicol

Dec 09, 2014 - 12:46 AM

A total of 8 111 hectares of farmlands are destroyed with Camarines Sur and Albay incurring the most damage

LIMITED SUPPLY. A vendor sells her wares at a market in Legazpi City hours before Typhoon Ruby passes near the Albay on December 7, 2014. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Ruby weakens further; NCR under Signal No. 1

Dec 08, 2014 - 11:47 PM

UPDATED The storm is seen to be out of the Luzon landmass by early Tuesday morning and out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility PAR by Wednesday evening

Storm track of Tropical Storm Ruby as of 8 pm, December 8. Image from PAGASA website

#RubyPH: One of 'largest peacetime evacuations' in PH history

Dec 08, 2014 - 10:24 PM

It s definitely larger and wider than the evacuation conducted before Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan killed thousands and flattened villages last year

PRE-EMPTIVE EVACUATION: Families set up temporary sleeping areas at the classrooms of the H. Bautista Elementary School in Marikina City on Mondayas part of the local government's preemptive evacuation for the residents in case of flooding due to heavy rains brought by Typhoon Ruby. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Manila evacuates thousands as #RubyPH nears

Dec 08, 2014 - 9:57 PM

How does Manila prepare for typhoon Ruby international name: Hagupit ?

PAL resumes operations Dec 9 as Ruby weakens

Dec 08, 2014 - 9:29 PM

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines resumes most flights on Tuesday December 9 after cancellations that affected around 13 000 passengers

SAFE SKIES. Flag carrier Philippine Airlines resumes operations as Typhoon Ruby weakens. File photo by EPA

Ruby's last landfall

Dec 08, 2014 - 8:00 PM

This is it? Typhoon Glenda was stronger than this

OMINOUS. Dark clouds hover over the coast of Barangay Laiya, San Juan, Batangas, just minutes before Tropical Storm Ruby (Hagupit) made landfall early evening 8 December 2014. Patricia Evangelista/Rappler

#RubyPH: Non-life insurance firms prepare for huge claims

Dec 08, 2014 - 6:53 PM

Lack of insurance protection is one of the reasons some Filipinos are hesitant to evacuate when natural disaster strikes