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The week in photos: September 15-21, 2018

Sep 22, 2018 - 6:25 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

BABY STEPS. People walk on a path covered with sand and debris in the low-lying coastal village of Lei Yue Mun in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong on September 17, 2018. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Top White House lawyer to leave as Russia probe heats up

Aug 30, 2018 - 11:29 AM

Donald Trump makes the announcement on Twitter without first telling McGahn, The New York Times reports, citing people close to the president and the lawyer

MCGAHN. In this file photo taken on April 13, 2018 US White House Counsel Don McGahn walks after the investiture ceremony for US District Judge Trevor N. McFadden at the US District Court in Washington, DC. File photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images North America/AFP

Flood toll in India's Kerala rises to 445

Aug 26, 2018 - 2:26 PM

Around a million people are still packed into temporary relief camps and 15 are reported missing

More bodies found in flooded Kerala as toll hits 357

Aug 19, 2018 - 12:29 PM

(UPDATED) Some 353,000 people have taken shelter in 3,026 relief camps as thousands of army, navy, and air force troops fan out to help those still stranded

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The week in photos: August 11-17, 2018

Aug 18, 2018 - 9:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

In this photo taken on August 11, 2018, Indian people watch a 'Wall of Death' show at a fair in the outskirts of Ajmer, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. / AFP PHOTO / HIMANSHU SHARMA

Flood rescue stepped up as more torrential rain batters Kerala

Aug 18, 2018 - 4:20 PM

(UPDATED) Authorities have warned that rains and strong winds are predicted for many parts of Kerala on Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19

How Malabon City uses tech and bayanihan to combat disasters

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:03 PM

Malabon City is banking on volunteerism and modern technology to respond to calamities

Duterte's aerial survey of Marikina flooding canceled twice

Aug 14, 2018 - 4:05 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte was 'keeping warm' and remotely monitoring flood-hit areas over the weekend, says Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President prior to the oath-taking ceremony of the newly-appointed government officials at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on August 13, 2018. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Tagle, Villegas seek aid for monsoon flood victims

Aug 14, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Filipinos can course donations through their parishes, dioceses, or Caritas offices, says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle

IN PRAYER. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads a prayer at the 5th Philippine Conference on New Evangelization on July 21, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIVE: Senate hearing on flood control and management

Aug 14, 2018 - 7:35 AM

Watch the hearing on Tuesday, August 14, at 10 am

Fewer anti-flood projects under cash-based 2019 budget

Aug 13, 2018 - 4:30 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Public Works and Highways' proposed budget for 2019 is about P93 billion lower than this year's budget, leading to a possible decrease in infrastructure projects

Residents wade through chest-deep flood at Veterans Village in Barangay Holy Spirit, Quezon City on August 11, 2018, as heavy downpour pounds Metro Manila brought by Southwest monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm Karding that cause floods and stranded passengers in Metropolis. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Sara Duterte hands P1M to flood-hit Quezon City, Pampanga

Aug 13, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista and Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte as well as Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda attend Hugpong ng Pagbabago's event amid heavy rain and flooding in their areas

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rainfall volume, Sara Duterte, Balangiga bells | Midday wRap

Aug 13, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Paterno Esmaquel

Gov't, NGOs give P105 million in aid to monsoon victims

Aug 12, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Evacuees receive assistance in the form of family food packs, sleeping mats, and medicines

EVACUEES. Families who evacuated to Malanday Elementary School in Marikina were provided with tents. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

WATCH: Metro Manila flood situationer roundup

Aug 12, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Here's a look at floods on Sunday, August 12, as heavy rain continues to pour in the metro

LOOK: Thousands spend weekend in evacuation centers

Aug 12, 2018 - 1:16 PM

If you want to know how you can help, check our list of relief operations for those affected by the widespread flooding

LINING UP FOR FOOD. Families and individuals line up for food at the Mabuhay Basketball Court in Tatalon, Quezon City as 4 to 5 meter-high flood waters inundate their homes due to heavy rains caused by the southwest monsoon. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LOOK: Heavy rain floods Metro Manila, Rizal

Aug 11, 2018 - 2:12 PM

(7th UPDATE) Tropical Storm Karding has left the Philippine Area of Responsibility but continues to enhance the southwest monsoon or habagat

FLOOD. Heavy downpour pounds Quezon City on August 11, 2018. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

EU vows P9.2 million for flood victims in PH

Aug 08, 2018 - 12:30 PM

The European Union is extending this aid even as President Rodrigo Duterte lambasts them for supposedly interfering in his bloody anti-drug campaign

FLOODED. Residents brave knee-high flood along Antero Soriano Highway in General Trias, Cavite, due to Tropical Depression Josie and the southwest monsoon on July 22, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

The week in photos: July 28-August 3, 2018

Aug 04, 2018 - 7:54 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VIETNAM ATTRACTION. Visitors walk along the 150-meter long Cau Vang "Golden Bridge" in the Ba Na Hills near Danang on July 31, 2018.  Photo by Linh Pham/AFP

Myanmar floods kill at least 10, force 54,000 people from homes

Jul 29, 2018 - 4:45 PM

(UPDATED) Evacuation orders have been issued in several areas, while some 163 camps have been set up for displaced people in southern, eastern and central parts country

MYANMAR'S FLOODING. Residents stand in floodwaters that submerged areas of Hpa-an, capital of Karen state on July 27, 2018 following heavy monsoon rains. Photo by Saw Kyaw San Oo/AFP

Floods force thousands from homes in Myanmar

Jul 27, 2018 - 6:38 PM

Heavy monsoon rains pound Karen state, Mon state, and Bago region, and show no sign of abating, raising fears that the worst might still be ahead

MYANMAR'S FLOODING. Residents stand in floodwaters that submerged areas of Hpa-an, capital of Karen state on July 27, 2018 following heavy monsoon rains. Photo by Saw Kyaw San Oo/AFP

LOOK: Floods hit parts of Luzon

Jul 22, 2018 - 5:40 PM

The floods are triggered by heavy rain from the southwest monsoon, which is being enhanced by Tropical Depression Josie

Over 13,800 Filipinos in Luzon evacuate due to monsoon

Jul 22, 2018 - 2:55 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development and local government units provide around P9.16 million in aid to affected residents

19 dead in Vietnam as floods rage on

Jul 22, 2018 - 2:13 PM

Floods and landslide from heavy rains have ranged far and wide and impacted rural and urban areas, including the capital Hanoi

#FloodPH Alert: Flooded areas in Pangasinan, Tarlac on July 21

Jul 21, 2018 - 10:14 PM

Use the hashtag #FloodPH to report flooded areas or post related updates on agos.rappler.com

The week in photos: July 14-20, 2018

Jul 21, 2018 - 1:13 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Croatian supporters react after their team scored in downtown Zagreb on July 15, 2018, during the 2018 Russia World Cup final football match between Croatia and France, the first final World Cup match ever in the history of Croatia. AFP Photo

PNP taps cops for disaster response as floods hit cities

Jul 17, 2018 - 2:45 PM

The Philippine National Police activates its disaster response units as the southwest monsoon triggers heavy rain and flooding

ACTIVATED. More cops are tapped in disaster response operations by the PNP. File photos by Ben Nabong, Kevin dela Cruz/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Flooded areas in Metro Manila on July 17

Jul 17, 2018 - 1:15 PM

Heavy rain from the southwest monsoon triggers floods in the country's capital region

Residents walk through waist-deep flood at Barangay Doña Imelda in Quezon City due to heavy rains brought by the Southwest Monsoon enhanced by Tropical Depression Henry on July 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

The week in photos: July 7-13, 2018

Jul 14, 2018 - 12:11 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VIVE LA FRANCE. A France fan cheers before the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between France and Belgium at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 10, 2018. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Japan PM meets rain disaster survivors, pledges more aid

Jul 13, 2018 - 2:05 PM

Top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga says the toll is now 204 dead, with 28 people still missing

PRAYER. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (2nd L) and Ehime Prefecture Governor Tokihiro Nakamura (L) offer a silent prayer for disaster victims in Seiyo City, Ehime prefecture on July 13, 2018. Photo from Japan pool via Jiji Press/AFP

Japan tackles clean-up as rains toll nears 200

Jul 12, 2018 - 11:17 AM

With around 60 people still feared missing, local authorities say they will continue searching house by house looking for survivors, or victims

SEARCH. A member of Maritime Self Defense Forces searches for missing persons at a flood damage site in Kure, Hiroshima prefecture on July 12, 2018. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Duterte on priest criticisms, Thai cave rescue, Bieber | Evening wRap

Jul 10, 2018 - 10:06 PM

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Japan rescuers go house to house as flood toll hits 156

Jul 10, 2018 - 11:22 AM

(UPDATED) The crisis is the deadliest weather-related disaster in over 3 decades, and has sparked national grief

RESCUE. This picture taken on July 9, 2018 shows a survivor being rescued from his house in the Mabicho district in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, some three days after flooding caused by rains devastated parts of Japan. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Official death toll from record Japan rains rises to 75

Jul 08, 2018 - 6:15 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The toll is expected to rise significantly, with local media already putting the number of fatalities at 90

DISASTER. A picture shows cars trapped in the mud after floods in Saka, Hiroshima prefecture on July 8, 2018. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

44 dead as record rains devastate parts of Japan

Jul 08, 2018 - 8:33 AM

Japan's local media put the death toll at 50, with dozens more missing and the number of fatalities expected to rise further

6 dead, 52 admitted in a week due to leptospirosis

Jun 27, 2018 - 11:21 PM

The National Kidney and Transplant Institute has converted its covered basketball gym into a leptospirosis ward

LEPTO WARD. The basketball gym of the NKTI is now the hospital's leptospirosis ward. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Flash floods hit Metro Manila

Jun 21, 2018 - 8:00 PM

A thunderstorm brings heavy rain on Thursday, June 21, triggering flash floods

Photo courtesy of Rejinel Valencia

Flood damage would double without coral reefs – study

Jun 13, 2018 - 1:43 PM

Coupled with projected sea level rise driven by global warming, reef decline could see flooding increase 4-fold by century's end, researchers report in the journal Nature Communications

CORAL REEFS. Fish swim in the coral reef of Bunaken Island national marine park in northern Sulawesi on May 14, 2009. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Heavy rain hits Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Central Luzon

Jun 11, 2018 - 1:30 PM

(UPDATED) Rain from the southwest monsoon triggers floods in low-lying areas and forces class suspensions

Commuters protect themselves from a sudden downpour in Makati City on June 11, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Flood-prone Dumaguete braces for storms with a map

Jun 07, 2018 - 3:16 PM

Dumaguete's disaster management office is geotagging the city in case of crippling disasters

Search for missing as Kenya burst dam toll reaches 45

May 11, 2018 - 10:24 PM

A portion of the earthen wall of the dam collapsed, sending millions of liters of water coursing down a muddy slope, engulfing nearby settlements and destroying power lines over a stretch of some 10 kilometers

FLOODING. Villagers cross through receding waters in an area of flash flooding at Solai in Subukia, Nakuru County on May 10, 2018, after the banks of a private dam used for irrigation and fish farming burst its banks some 40kms north of the lakeside town of Nakuru in Kenya's Rift Valley. Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

NEDA committee approves Mindanao flood control infra, Metro Manila bridges

Mar 13, 2018 - 6:55 PM

These projects, which will be elevated to the NEDA Board for confirmation, are estimated to cost a total of P66.57 billion

At least 5 dead as storm brings wind, floods and snow to U.S. Northeast

Mar 03, 2018 - 12:42 PM

Coastal flooding alerts are issued from New Jersey to Massachusetts with winter weather advisories, winter storm warnings and high wind warnings in effect from the Northeast to the Mid-Atlantic

COLD. People brave cold weather as they walk on the street in New York on January 5, 2018. Photo by Jewel SAMAD/AFP

Low pressure area triggers floods in Palawan

Feb 15, 2018 - 7:45 PM

Around 35 families from Barangay Elvita in Narra, Palawan evacuate due to the floods

LPA. Floods hit Barangay Elvita in Narra, Palawan due to a low pressure area. Photo by Keith Anthony Fabro

Deadly landslides, flooding spark evacuations in Jakarta

Feb 06, 2018 - 4:52 PM

Greater Jakarta, which is home to more than 30 million people, is pounded by heavy rain over the past 24 hours, triggering landslides and floods that have destroyed homes and toppled trees

FLOODING. This picture taken in Jakarta on February 5, 2018 shows Indonesians wading through floodwaters in Jakarta. Photo by AFP.

Seine reaches peak in flood-hit Paris

Jan 29, 2018 - 2:04 PM

Around 1,500 people have been evacuated from their homes in the greater Paris region, according to police, while a similar number of homes remain without electricity

FLOODED RIVERBANK. A picture taken late on January 28, 2018 in Paris shows the flooded Quai de Grenelle by the banks of the Seine river, with the Eiffel Tower in background. Geoffroy van der Hasselt/AFP

Seine swells higher, keeping Paris on alert

Jan 28, 2018 - 5:33 PM

(UPDATED) More favorable weather is expected for the week ahead, and the Vigicrues flood agency lowers its warning level from orange to yellow in several areas upstream of the capital

NEAR OVERFLOW. A picture taken on January 26, 2018, shows the flooded banks of the river Seine with the Eiffel Tower in the background in Paris. Ludovic Marin/AFP

Thousands of families affected by floods, heavy rains in Negros Occidental

Jan 13, 2018 - 11:20 AM

The City Disaster Risk Reduction Office says heavy rains caused neck-deep floods in some villages in Victorias City

FLOOD. Heavy rains cause floods in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, on Friday, January 12. Photo courtesy of Carla N. Canet

24 dead in DR Congo floods

Jan 04, 2018 - 11:45 PM

Flooding is a major peril for residents of Kinshasa, a chaotic city with a population of around 10 million people, most of whom are extremely poor

FLOODS. File photo shows people carry furnitures on a boat in Limete, part of Kinshasa on December 9, 2015 after an overflow of the river N'djili near the river mouth of Matete. Photo by Junior Kannah / AFP

Flooding hits Albay due to heavy rain

Jan 03, 2018 - 9:44 PM

Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara orders evacuation of families living in areas vulnerable to landslides and flooding