Typhoon victims getting desperate, looting reported

DAVAO CITY, Southern Philippines –Desperation has gripped the hundreds of thousands of people left homeless and with neither food nor water by Typhoon Pablo (Bopha). So much so that a local journalist, Nathaniel Quiñones, thought it prudent to pen a warning to colleagues planning a coverage in one of the more hard-hit areas, Baganga and …Read More

Group wants EMB head sack over city’s river mines

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – A group wants the regional chief of the Environment Management Bureau (EMB) here relieved over the issuance of permits to allegedly questionable quarry operations. The group Sulog is suspicious of how the EMB 10 office was supposedly ransacked and how computers containing digital records of the permits were destroyed a …Read More

Rains bring Sendong flashbacks to a city in danger of forgetting

A low pressure area accompanying the first typhoon to hit the country this year poured at least 50 millimetres of rain in five hours on June 4, raising both water levels and fear in a city ravaged by a fatal flash flood only last December.