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  • By Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Hundreds of people in the north of the main Philippine island of Luzon left evacuation centres and returned home on Sunday after a typhoon weakened significantly as it made landfall, although officials still warned of heavy rain and rough seas. Once described as super typhoon Maysak …

  • This image provided by the U.S. Navy Research Lab shows Typhoon Maysak taken Saurday morning April 4, 2015 at 06:00 a.m. GMT. Thousands of residents and tourists were told to leave the northeastern Philippines' coastline Saturday ahead of Typhoon Maysak, which is barreling from the Pacific after killing four people and destroying hundreds of homes in Micronesia. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy)

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine weather bureau on Saturday downgraded Typhoon Maysak into a storm as thousands of people were told to leave the country's northeastern coastline where it was headed from the Pacific after killing four people and destroying hundreds of homes in Micronesia.

  • At least 8,000 of the more than 20,000 farmers will be directly affected by El Niño, a weather disturbance that has started to strike in the rice-granary province of Agusan del Sur in Northeastern Mindanao region (Caraga). The agriculture sector here and the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services …

  • 8 of 10 cities most at risk from natural disasters located in Phl – study
    8 of 10 cities most at risk from natural disasters located in Phl – st … Philippine Star - Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Eight of 10 world cities most exposed to natural hazards are in the Philippines and more than half of the 100 cities most exposed to earthquakes, storms and other disasters … More »8 of 10 cities most at risk from natural disasters located in Phl – st …

    8 of 10 cities most at risk from natural disasters located in Phl – study

    Eight of 10 world cities most exposed to natural hazards are in the Philippines and more than half of the 100 cities most exposed to earthquakes, storms and other disasters are in four Asian nations, according to a research. The study, published on Wednesday by risk analysis firm Verisk Maplecroft, analyzed the threat …

  • Hollande visits Guiuan, E. Samar ahead of climate deal MB - Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    French President Francois Hollande yesterday took his warning about the need for funds for a landmark climate deal to this town, a second-class municipality where supertyphoon … More »Hollande visits Guiuan, E. Samar ahead of climate deal

    French President Francois Hollande yesterday took his warning about the need for funds for a landmark climate deal to this town, a second-class municipality where supertyphoon “Yolanda” made its first landfall before claiming more than 7,300 lives, after he and President Aquino launched an international appeal to back efforts …

  • Economy grows by 6.9% in Q4 MB - Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    The Philippine economy rebounded strongly in the fourth quarter of 2014, posting the best growth in Asia after China, on strong manufacturing sector as well as higher … More »Economy grows by 6.9% in Q4

    The Philippine economy rebounded strongly in the fourth quarter of 2014, posting the best growth in Asia after China, on strong manufacturing sector as well as higher construction activity, beating economists’ and market expectations with officials predicting further expansion this year. After posting a slowdown in the …

  • Traders blow horns at the trading floor of the Philippine Stock Exchange in Makati city
    Philippines: Growth shows we're no longer sick man of Asia Associated Press - Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine official says the country no longer deserves to be branded the "sick man of Asia" after its economy grew more than 6 … More »Philippines: Growth shows we're no longer sick man of Asia

    Traders blow horns at the trading floor of the Philippine Stock Exchange in Makati city

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine official says the country no longer deserves to be branded the "sick man of Asia" after its economy grew more than 6 percent for a third consecutive year.

  • Key to successful disaster preparedness MB - Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Life would be a lot better if we can just shoo away typhoons, plug the craters of volcanoes to prevent them from erupting, or hold the plates underneath us to keep them … More »Key to successful disaster preparedness

    Life would be a lot better if we can just shoo away typhoons, plug the craters of volcanoes to prevent them from erupting, or hold the plates underneath us to keep them from shaking the ground and toppling buildings and ripping highways apart. These terrifying and unwanted events and their terrible impact – thousands of …

  • Workers prepare a stage ahead of a visit by Pope Francis, in Manila, on January 11, 2015
    Rains threaten papal mass on storm-hit Philippine island AFP News - Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    The Philippines was watching nervously on Sunday as a tropical storm threatened a typhoon-prone central island that Pope Francis will visit this week on his tour of the … More »Rains threaten papal mass on storm-hit Philippine island

    Workers prepare a stage ahead of a visit by Pope Francis, in Manila, on January 11, 2015

    The Philippines was watching nervously on Sunday as a tropical storm threatened a typhoon-prone central island that Pope Francis will visit this week on his tour of the fervently Catholic nation.

  • 9,000 welcome 2015 without power in Agusan MB - Sat, Jan 3, 2015

    San Isidro, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur – The Agusan del Sur Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ASELCO) has deployed its engineers, technical personnel and workers to help … More »9,000 welcome 2015 without power in Agusan

    San Isidro, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur – The Agusan del Sur Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ASELCO) has deployed its engineers, technical personnel and workers to help National Grid Corporation of Philippines (NGCP) to restore power in Northeastern Mindanao.At least 9,000 ASELCO consumers welcomed 2015 without electricity …