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26 dead in landslides after Philippine storm: officials


© AFP | Villagers wade through a flooded street in Borongan in the Philippines on Saturday


Landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Kai-Tak have killed 26 people and 23 more are missing in the eastern Philippines, authorities said Sunday. 378 more words

Forgotten Storms

The room lit up with each flash of lightning, bright as daylight. The thunder roared angrily. I laid wide awake, my sleep robbed by the howling tempest. 681 more words


Tacloban's one-way traffic scheme

I was in Tacloban City last month and got to meet former participants to our training program who are working for their Traffic Operation Management Enforcement and Control Office (TOMECO) 160 more words

Highways And Streets

Remembering Yolanda 11.08.13

Four years. That’s exactly how long it has been since the strongest typhoon hit my province Leyte and devastated many. Time really flies, but I can still remember how an hour or so, in the morning on this very same day 4 yrs ago, became the longest time of my life. 602 more words

Personal Stuff

Livelihood, water still top concerns of ‘Yolanda’ survivors

Livelihood, water still top concerns of ‘Yolanda’ survivors

By Sarwell Meniano

TACLOBAN CITY – Four years after Super Typhoon Yolanda ravaged this city, livelihood and water scarcity still bother thousands of survivors transferred to northern resettlement sites. 524 more words


An Unexpected Trip to the Provinces of Leyte and Samar

This year, I was fortunate enough to visit some provinces in the Philippines that I have never been to. Following the trend in social media with the hashtag #VisitPhilippineProvincesChallenge, I am also counting my own travels especially to places I have just unlocked and among those I have gone to this year are Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, Marinduque and Palawan. 577 more words


The origin of #byaherangmac

If there is one thing that the three of us love to do, it is do-it-yourself traveling! 386 more words