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Philippine Red Cross gives hope to families whose lives were shattered by ‘Rolly’

PRC gives hope to families whose lives were shattered by ‘Rolly’   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Giving hope to the most vulnerable families whose lives were shattered by the onslaught of Super Typhoon Rolly, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to extend assistance to the affected families to help their lives return to a semblance … Continue reading

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Missing Duterte?

LETTERS FROM DAVAO By Jun Ledesma, Columnist, PNA  Missing Duterte?   SEVERAL days ahead of Typhoon Rolly’s landfall, announcements were made through hundreds of media outlets that the howler is extremely powerful it could cause severe destruction along its path. Bicol Region, The Southern Tagalog Region, Metro Manila, and Quezon Province had been alerted and … Continue reading

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Signal No. 3 likely as ‘Siony’ nears Batanes

Signal No. 3 likely as ‘Siony’ nears Batanes By Ma. Cristina Arayata   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Areas along the projected track of Severe Tropical Storm Siony may likely be placed under Tropical cyclone warning signal (TCWS) no. 3. In its 8 p.m. weather bulletin Thursday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said “Siony” … Continue reading

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DA allots P680-M aid to typhoon-affected Bicol

DA allots P680-M aid to typhoon-affected Bicol   AID. Agriculture Secretary William Dar (right) during his visit to Polangui, Albay on Wednesday (Nov. 4, 2020). Dar said the DA has alloted PHP680 million as initial assistance to farmers and fisherfolk affected by Typhoon Rolly. (Photo courtesy of Alan Jacalan-DA)   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The Department of Agriculture (DA), … Continue reading

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US, Australia mobilize aid to help ‘Rolly’-hit PH

US, Australia mobilize aid to help ‘Rolly’-hit PH By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   Aerial photo of super typhoon Rolly aftermath in Catandanues. (Photo from National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Facebook page) MANILA – The United States and Australia have mobilized humanitarian assistance to support the Philippines recover from the onslaught of Super Typhoon Rolly last … Continue reading

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Church, groups appeal for donations to help ‘Rolly’ victims

Church, groups appeal for donations to help ‘Rolly’ victims By Ferdinand Patinio HELP FOR ‘ROLLY’ VICTIMS. The trail of destruction left by Super Typhoon Rolly in Catanduanes as seen from the damage assessment flight conducted by a Philippine Navy BN Islander aircraft on Monday (Nov. 2, 2020). The Catholic Church and its affiliated groups have called … Continue reading

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DOLE to hire 5K workers to clean up Catanduanes streets

DOLE to hire 5K workers to clean up Catanduanes streets By Ferdinand Patinio   (Photo courtesy of Philippine Navy) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday said it would hire some 5,000 informal sector workers to help clean up the streets of Catanduanes after the onslaught of Super Typhoon Rolly. … Continue reading

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Duterte lauds Guinobatan execs for preemptive evacuation efforts

Duterte lauds Guinobatan execs for preemptive evacuation efforts By Azer Parrocha   GUINOBATAN LAUDED. President Rodrigo Duterte visits Guinobatan, Albay on Monday (Nov. 2, 2020). Duterte lauded the Guinobatan officials for conducting preemptive evacuation, saying their early response saved many lives when Super Typhoon Rolly hit Albay on Sunday (Nov. 1, 2020). (Photo courtesy of Senator Bong … Continue reading

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Albay, Catanduanes hardest hit by super typhoon: NDRRMC

Albay, Catanduanes hardest hit by super typhoon: NDRRMC By Priam Nepomuceno   ROLLY’S WRATH. Houses were left destroyed in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Rolly in Barangay San Francisco, Guinobatan, Albay on Monday (Nov. 2, 2020). The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said the provinces of Albay and Catanduanes incurred the heaviest damage during the … Continue reading

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Duterte to conduct aerial inspection in typhoon-hit areas

Duterte to conduct aerial inspection in typhoon-hit areas By Azer Parrocha   ‘ROLLY’ AFTERMATH. Floodwater due to heavy rains brought by Super Typhoon Rolly (international name Goni) Sunday inundates several villages in Oas, Albay. The Bicol region is among the hardest-hit by this year’s strongest storm. (Photo courtesy of Albay Third District Rep. Fernando Cabredo) MANILA (Philippines … Continue reading