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
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.
The almost-week-long torrential rains all over the country have left 18 people dead and close to half a million others negatively affected.
Three hours of continuous heavy rains on December 30 resulted to a landslide that blocked the national highway in Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte around 8pm.