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‘Urduja’ leaves P1.5B in damage

Damage from Tropical Depression Urduja has reached an estimated P1.5 billion, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Saturday.

NAMRIA fails to present vulnerability maps to LGUs

The country’s central mapping agency National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) was able to generate 10 maps of low-lying areas to assess their vulnerability to sea level rise in 2015, but was only able to present two maps…

Ruffy defends Mar’s helmet-free ride in Samar

Efficient leadership is all about getting things done. Former Customs chief Ruffy Biazon made this argument in an apparent defense of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas following his controversial motorbike ride in…

Too early to tell on Ruby damage

A resident jumps as he watches strong waves crash into shore as an effect of Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit knocked out power in entire coastal provinces, mowed down…