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‘Mario’ leaves
5 dead, 6 hurt

At least five people were confirmed dead during the onslaught of tropical storm “Mario” (international codename: Fung-wong) the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Saturday.

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DUE TO ‘MARIO’

Ilocos in state
of calamity

The province of Ilocos Norte was placed under the state of calamity on Saturday afternoon after heavy rains and strong winds brought by Tropical Storm “Mario” (international name: Fung-Wong) destroyed more than P21 million worth of goods, agricultural and fishery products including livestock and properties.

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Magma rise stops
in restive Mayon

The rise of magma in Mayon Volcano appears to have stopped temporarily, but this does not mean the volcano has calmed down, a volcanologist said here Saturday.

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Super ‘Mario’
swamps Metro

Marikina resident Fredilie Paraños learned her lesson well when Tropical Storm “Ondoy” struck Metro Manila in 2009, flooding 80 percent of the National Capital Region and killing more than 100 people.

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DPWH says sorry,
floods will be back

The flash floods that shut down Metropolitan Manila and nearby provinces on Friday will keep recurring until the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) can finish clearing the waterways, upgrading the pumping stations and unclogging the roadside drains in the National Capital Region, the government said.

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VOLCANIC ACTIVITIES SLOW DOWN

Eruption threat
stays on Mt. Mayon

Volcanic activities have slowed down on Mt. Mayon but the possibility of a hazardous eruption remained, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

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Merkel backs PH
on China row

President Benigno Aquino III won the support of another world power—Germany—in the Philippines’ call for international arbitration to resolve the territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

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Mining companies in the country have expressed their uneasiness over a proposed bill of the interagency…

PH stocks gain on Fed news

The local stock index on Thursday gained for a third session in a row as investors…

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Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a…

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Open call for proposals: 2015 exhibition venue grants

The Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Visual Arts and Museum Division is accepting proposals for the 2015 Venue Grant Program.

Mighty turns 69

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Rockwell Primaries pops up in SM Megamall

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Team Unilever Food Solutions bags ‘Filipino Cuisine Challenge’

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Asia-Pacific to be major draw for International Oil and Gas Players

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