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Class, gov't office suspensions: Monday, July 6

Jul 05, 2015 - 8:24 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of schools and areas where classes have been suspended for Monday July 6

In Sendai, Philippines shows lessons from Yolanda

Mar 20, 2015 - 7:40 PM

The Philippines signs a framework for disaster risk reduction during a recently concluded United Nations conference in Sendai Japan

BEST PRACTICES. Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman heads the Philippine delegation to the 3rd United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. Photo from UNISDR

After Seniang, Ruby, Yolanda: N. Iloilo teens suddenly grow up

Jan 04, 2015 - 6:21 PM

Typhoons Seniang Ruby and Yolanda force teens like Michelle Angelie and Antony to grow up

In Brgy. Poblacion, Zone 1,  in the outskirts of the town proper, 18-year- old  Angelie Trayco was busy fixing their wet things in their ruined house after the recent category 2 typhoon Ruby once more threatened to wreak havoc on their town.

Neighborly love for #RubyPH victims

Dec 21, 2014 - 6:30 PM

Farmer to farmer seed delivery to help Dolores recover from Typhoon Ruby Hagupit

NEDA chief: PH economy to expand faster in Q4

Dec 17, 2014 - 5:43 PM

Citing indicative data the National Economic and Development Authority says that Q4 growth will be better than the previous quarter’s performance

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

Aquino to visit Ruby-hit areas, eyes cash subsidy for victims

Dec 13, 2014 - 5:25 PM

The proposed cash subsidy for housing assistance is between P10 000 to P30 000 depending on the extent of the damage says the President

President Benigno S. Aquino III greets his official family during the arrival ceremony at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Friday, December 12. Robert Viñas / Malacañang Photo Bureau

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

Tacloban airport 'ready' for Pope Francis

Dec 12, 2014 - 2:50 PM

Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says repairs at the Tacloban airport are being fast tracked for Pope Francis visit in January

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

Power lines in Ruby-hit areas restored by Christmas

Dec 11, 2014 - 2:08 PM

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines says all remaining unrestored lines in Leyte and Samar will be ready to transmit power by Dec 25

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

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

Still cloudy for parts of Luzon Thursday

Dec 10, 2014 - 6:27 PM

Tropical Storm Ruby Hagupit is now at 350 km northeast of Pagasa island Palawan

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 5:32 pm, December 10. Image courtesy of PAGASA

#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

How preparedness worked in Yolanda-hit areas during Typhoon Ruby

Dec 10, 2014 - 3:51 PM

We have just started to get on with our lives I don’t really understand why we had to go through another typhoon but I am thankful we are all safe now and our house is still here says a Yolanda survivor

RESILIENT HOUSING. Reynante is glad he applied what he learned from the build back better workshop. His house in Dagami, Leyte was able to withstand the strong winds of Ruby. Photo by Leo Neil Competente/ World Vision

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

DA: No price spikes in Metro Manila after Ruby

Dec 10, 2014 - 8:50 AM

The Department of Agriculture says that so far they have not seen any price increase in major farm commodities

#COP20: Time running out fast in climate fight – UN's Ban

Dec 10, 2014 - 7:56 AM

Parties remain far apart on key aspects of a deal they have vowed to sign in Paris in December next year and implement from 2020

'TIME RUNNING OUT' Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the UN Climate Change Conference December 9, 2014, in Lima, Peru. Mark Garten/UN Photo

Hagupit weakens, Pulse Asia, DOH plagiarism | The wRap

Dec 09, 2014 - 7:23 PM

Hagupit or Ruby weakens into a tropical depression Grace Poe’s survey ratings go up while Vice President Binay’s go down A K Pop group accuses the Philippine Health Department of plagiarism

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

Cloudy Wednesday for parts of Luzon

Dec 09, 2014 - 6:21 PM

State weather bureau PAGASA says Tropical Depression Ruby is now at 215 km west northwest of Calapan City Oriental Mindoro

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 5:01 pm, December 9. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Telcos work to restore mobile services in Ruby-hit areas

Dec 09, 2014 - 6:12 PM

Globe Telecom services in Ruby hit areas are now back to normal while PLDT says its restoration work in Eastern Visayas is in full swing

NFA: Rice supply adequate in Ruby-hit areas

Dec 09, 2014 - 6:06 PM

The National Food Authority also disputes reports that the country will still be importing rice this year

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

NGCP restores power lines in Ruby-hit areas

Dec 09, 2014 - 4:00 PM

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines resumes power transmission in Visayas areas affected by RubyPH

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 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

#COP20: Climate talks divided on eve of ministers' arrival

Dec 09, 2014 - 7:49 AM

With under 5 days of negotiating time left parties remain deeply divided on key aspects of a deal they undertook to ink in Paris in December next year and to implement from 2020

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, addresses the public during the Opening Ceremony of the UN COP20 and CMP10 conference in Lima, on December 01, 2014. Cris Bouroncle/AFP

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

Typhoon Ruby batters Catbalogan's sea wall, sets residents back

Dec 09, 2014 - 12:07 AM

How has tropical storm Ruby affected the residents of Catbalogan s coastal area? Watch this report

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

Ensure baby-friendly evacuation centers during Ruby – DOH

Dec 08, 2014 - 8:30 PM

Local health officials are also directed to provide free vaccines and vitamin A capsules for children in evacuation centers

BABY-FRIENDLY. Marilyn Indiano, 35, carries her two-month-old baby Justine inside an evacuation building in a slum area in Baseco district, Manila, Philippines, December 7, 2014. File photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/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