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Caraga church stands up to ‘Pablo’

January 7, 2013


Caraga, Davao Oriental—For 128 years, the old church here has been standing like a sentinel near a promontory facing the Pacific Ocean, as if guarding this seaside town from intruders from the sea. But the old stone and wooden structure, which started as a mission station of Recollect priests in this part of the country […]

LPA may develop into storm, says Pagasa

January 3, 2013


A low pressure area was spotted east of Mindanao. If it develops into a tropical depression, it would be the first storm of 2013 and would be named Auring once it enters the Philippines, said the state weather bureau. According to Oscar Tabada, chief of the Pagasa Mactan weather station, there’s a 30 percen to […]

Christmas Day storm coming

December 17, 2012


A new storm is expected to hit the country on Dec. 25. Pagasa weather analyst Alex Padin in a radio interview said the storm to be named Quinta packs winds of 20 km per hour and is expected to hit the country on Christmas Day./ Christine Emily Pantaleon

Help for Baganga

December 16, 2012


4 Cebu volunteers strike out on their own to deliver aid to a town with no roofs, no power Without fanfare, four Cebuana friends got together to respond to calls for help from typhoon Pablo victims in Davao Oriental. Instead of handing over noodles and cash to big-name relief organizations, they decided to to bring […]

‘Pablo’ victims badly need food

December 13, 2012


Scenes of sick children and adults in search for food or their missing family members greeted an official of the Cebu City government who went to Compostela Valley last week to assess what help is needed for the victims of typhoon Pablo. Food and water were scarce or unfit for human consumption, said Alvin Santillana, […]

‘Knockout like being hit with another typhoon’

December 10, 2012


THE punch that knocked out Manny Pacquiao at 2:59 in the sixth round of his non-title bout with Juan Manuel Marquez also silenced a nation still reeling from the wrath of typhoon “Pablo” that claimed more than 600 lives last week. In New Bataan township refugees, rescuers and aid workers took a break from a […]

Boljoon damage at P14M

December 8, 2012


  “Boljoon is a postcard town. We will help it get back on its feet,” said Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia yesterday after viewing the damage in the southern town, one of four badly hit by typhoon “Pablo”. She looked at the town’s wrecked seawall, where a landscaped baywalk near the municipal hall was battered by […]

Santander folk caught by surprise

December 7, 2012


TYPHOON Pablo caught some families by surprise in Santander town,the southernmost tip of Cebu. They knew a big storm was coming, said 40-year-old Enesa Litargo, but they weren’t told to evacuate their homes in the coast of barangay Talisay. Litargo with her husband Danilo and children ended up in the house of a neighbor , […]

Displaced persons in C. Visayas at 11-T after Pablo

December 6, 2012


THREE persons were killed in Cebu, part of the six fatalities of typhoon Pablo in Central Visayas. The storm displaced 11,000 individuals in the region, said local officials. “Our overall assessment is while the southern part of Cebu was affected, we didn’t suffer the same fate as the other places,” Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia told […]

Storm surge ‘like a tsunami’ washes out park, seawall, houses

December 6, 2012


A 56-YEAR-OLD widow sobbed when she returned to her house by the sea in Boljoon town and found nothing. Not a single post or piece of clothing was left after typhoon Pablo struck Tuesday afternoon. The four-bedroom house was among at least five coastal houses washed out by waves so big that residents described the […]