typhoon hagupit - updates

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8 of 10 world's most disaster-prone cities in PH

Mar 06, 2015 - 10:09 AM

The Philippines ranked 80th out of 198 countries for resilience is deemed high risk partly due to entrenched corruption and high levels of poverty

Cash for work: Creating new opportunities after disasters

Mar 03, 2015 - 12:33 PM

World Vision partners with 16 villages for the implementation of 52 cash for work projects that include creek clearing and de clogging communal vegetable gardening school reconstruction and drainage excavation

A community learns of love from disabled 'Jimboy'

Feb 02, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Barely able to walk straight or speak Jimboy s life has been difficult but it has been filled with love and redemption

FAMILY. Flora worries for her grandson. At 70, she fears that death might come any time soon and Jimboy will be left behind. Photo by Cristie Macabe/ World Vision Cristie Macabe/ World Vision

After Typhoon Ruby: Life under the bridge

Jan 24, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Evelyn s family has been forced to live in a makeshift house under a bridge ever since Typhoon Ruby hit their hometown and destroyed their home

#AfterHagupit: New year, no homes in Samar's Daram island

Jan 02, 2015 - 9:43 AM

What does the new year hold in store for the residents of Daram in Samar?

Neighborly love for #RubyPH victims

Dec 21, 2014 - 6:30 PM

Farmer to farmer seed delivery to help Dolores recover from Typhoon Ruby Hagupit

Nature doesn't negotiate: Climate catastrophe is with us now

Dec 17, 2014 - 2:50 PM

Understand that climate change is not a future threat to be negotiated but a clear and present danger that requires urgent action now

EVACUATION. A mother holds her infant child inside an evacuation center in Legazpi, Albay on December 7, 2014. Half a million Filipinos fled their homes following the destruction wreaked by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) in the central Philippines. Photo by Alanah Torralba/Greenpeace

Australia provides more support to PH after Typhoon Ruby

Dec 13, 2014 - 1:49 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Bill Tweddell says the assistance includes health and dignity kits as well as family survival kits for affected families in Visayas and Southern Luzon

AFTER RUBY. Filipino typhoon victims walk amongst debris in the typhoon hit town of Can-Avid, Samar island, Philippines, December 8, 2014. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

The PAGASA storm chasers

Dec 12, 2014 - 5:38 PM

Meet the PAGASA storm chasers

Ground holes save Leyte village during #RubyPH

Dec 11, 2014 - 2:33 PM

Watch how these Leyte villagers survived Typhoon Ruby

Tropical Storm Ruby leaves PAR

Dec 10, 2014 - 11:49 PM

According to PAGASA as of 10pm the center of Ruby is located 320 km North Northeast of Pagasa Island Palawan

Photo courtesy of PAGASA

Grace Poe for 2016, Post-Hagupit aid, Bukidnon bombing | The wRap

Dec 10, 2014 - 8:06 PM

Senator Poe says she’s open to running for higher office in 2016 At least 390 000 people need food and temporary shelter after typhoon Hagupit The military blames breakaway group BIFF for the deadly bombing in the southern Philippines a claim the group denies

#RubyPH: When foreigners become locals at heart

Dec 10, 2014 - 6:11 PM

Volunteers feel like they are part of this community We are living here we are working here We have to help this community

Disturbing climate change

Dec 10, 2014 - 2:39 PM

Rappler talks to Fr Jett Villarin on Typhoon Ruby and the UN climate change talks in Lima

Hagupit weakens, Pulse Asia, DOH plagiarism | The wRap

Dec 09, 2014 - 7:23 PM

Hagupit or Ruby weakens into a tropical depression Grace Poe’s survey ratings go up while Vice President Binay’s go down A K Pop group accuses the Philippine Health Department of plagiarism

12 dead in Eastern Samar due to Ruby – Roxas

Dec 09, 2014 - 6:26 PM

The DILG chief who flew to Borongan ahead of Ruby’s landfall confirms the death toll in the hardest hit province of Eastern Samar

POST-RUBY. Residents evacuate to safer grounds in Borongan, Eastern Samar on December 7, 2014. File photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Roxas: Ruby-hit towns, cities will get relief goods

Dec 09, 2014 - 5:00 PM

Impassable roads hamper the delivery of relief goods in Eastern Visayas but government s the National Frontline Team says the area is past the emergency phase

'EMERGENCY OVER.' Residents walk through heavy mud in a village in Taft, Samar on December 9, 2014. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

PH-US aerial survey on Ruby's first landfall

Dec 09, 2014 - 3:10 PM

The Zamboanga based US JSOTF P conducted aerial survey of the coastlines of Marabut in Samar towards Lawaan Borongan and Dolores towns in Eastern Samar – all the way up to the coastlines of Northern Samar and Southern Luzon

Typhoon Ruby destroys P202M worth of crops in Bicol

Dec 09, 2014 - 12:46 AM

A total of 8 111 hectares of farmlands are destroyed with Camarines Sur and Albay incurring the most damage

LIMITED SUPPLY. A vendor sells her wares at a market in Legazpi City hours before Typhoon Ruby passes near the Albay on December 7, 2014. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Manila evacuates thousands as #RubyPH nears

Dec 08, 2014 - 9:57 PM

How does Manila prepare for typhoon Ruby international name: Hagupit ?

Hagupit weakens, death toll, US 'centuries of racism' | The wRap

Dec 08, 2014 - 7:38 PM

Hagupit weakens into a tropical storm The Red Cross says Hagupit kills at least 21 people mostly in Samar New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says America needs to confront “centuries of racism ”

#ReliefPH for #RubyPH: Filipinos helping Filipinos

Dec 08, 2014 - 7:28 PM

Do your part to help those affected by Typhoon Ruby Hagupit get back on their feet as quickly as possible

Food, shelter assistance badly needed in Samar

Dec 08, 2014 - 6:10 PM

UPDATED Many of the 31 137 families or 115 685 persons in evacuation centers across the province have also lost their livelihood to Ruby

Aklan declares state of calamity

Dec 08, 2014 - 5:32 PM

UPDATED As of 6 am Monday 15 231 families and 184 barangays in this Western Visayas province are affected by Typhoon Ruby

VIDEO ESSAY: Typhoon Ruby leaves homes in Dolores, Eastern Samar in shambles

Dec 08, 2014 - 2:41 PM

Typhoon Ruby Hagupit leaves homes in Dolores Eastern Samar in shambles

Cancelled flights: Tuesday, December 9

Dec 08, 2014 - 11:21 AM

3rd UPDATE Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of cancelled flights for Tuesday December 9

Flooded streets, fallen trees, failing calls

Dec 08, 2014 - 7:33 AM

In the aftermath of Typhoon Ruby international name: Hagupit Samar bears the brunt of its first salvo – with flooded streets fallen trees and failing calls

Capiz town declares state of calamity

Dec 08, 2014 - 3:17 AM

The mayor of Pilar town says his town has sustained damage in agriculture and infrastructure but recorded zero casualty

#RubyPH: 1,000 houses damaged, but zero casualty in Catarman

Dec 08, 2014 - 2:29 AM

Authorities dispel rumors that the municipalities of Gamay and Lapinig in Northern Samar were washed out

Photo from NOAA

Typhoon Ruby: Impassable roads

Dec 08, 2014 - 2:15 AM

More than 20 roads in various provinces are so far impassable What is the situation in your area? Report impassable roads through RoadAlert

BLOCKED. Motorists make their way through fallen trees in the town of Taft, Samar on December 7, 2014. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Needs assessment over #RubyPH to begin Dec 8

Dec 08, 2014 - 1:55 AM

UPDATED Humanitarian agencies are sending unmanned aerial vehicles to assess the situation in affected areas and gathering social media to know the needs of affected communities

VLOG: Flood in Dagami, Leyte

Dec 07, 2014 - 9:08 PM

Voltaire Tupaz files this video blog from Leyte where the roads are impassable due to river swells causing flooding in the town of Dagami

900,000 in evacuation centers after 2nd Ruby landfall

Dec 07, 2014 - 8:54 PM

1 681 evacuation centers are open in affected regions as of 2 pm Sunday December 7 according to the social welfare department

SAFER GROUND. Children peer from a glass window inside a school turned into a temporary evacuation center in Daan Bantayan, Northern Cebu, December 7, 2014. Photo by Jay Rommel Labra/EPA

Ruby flattens Bicol houses, causes storm surge

Dec 07, 2014 - 7:45 PM

Storm surges and flood from Typhoon Ruby Hagupit destroys houses made of light materials in the Bicol Region

RUBY’S IMPACT. Filipino residents run from strong waves brought by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) at a coastal village in Legazpi city, Albay province on Sunday, December 7. Photo by Zalrian Z. Sayat/EPA

Typhoon Hagupit forces Pacquiao to miss last KIA game

Dec 07, 2014 - 7:11 PM

Pacquiao was supposed to fly in from his hometown of General Santos City

File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Catanduanes declares state of calamity over Ruby

Dec 07, 2014 - 6:38 PM

Catanduanes declares a state of calamity as Typhoon Ruby Hagupit hits the Bicol Region

Cancelled flights: Monday, December 8

Dec 07, 2014 - 8:59 AM

3rd UPDATE Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of cancelled flights for Monday December 8

Group brings emergency power supply to evacuation centers

Dec 07, 2014 - 1:21 AM

You can report to Project EnKindle which evacuation centers are in need of emergency power systems

Doctor in Manila helps deliver baby ‘Ruby’ in E. Samar

Dec 07, 2014 - 12:49 AM

‘The hope in the middle of the storm’ is how the doctor in Manila calls the baby he helped deliver through a phone call to an evacuation center in Lawaan Eastern Samar

EXPRESS DELIVERY. Usec. Alexander Pama facilitated and extended assistance via phone to a young mother who is giving birth in Lawaan, Eastern Samar in the midst of Typhoon Ruby. Photo from PIA-NCR

Over 600,000 evacuate as Typhoon Ruby hits land

Dec 07, 2014 - 12:34 AM

At least 938 evacuation centers have been opened to accommodate evacuees as of early morning Sunday December 7 says the Department of Social Welfare and Development

PRE-EMPTIVE EVACUATION. Residents of Dolores town, Eastern Samar move their boats to a safer area before Typhoon Ruby hit land Saturday evening, December 6. Photo by Ken Lagarde/Rappler

Stars take to social media as Typhoon Ruby hits PH

Dec 07, 2014 - 12:06 AM

Dingdong Dantes Kris Aquino Angel Locsin take to their social media accounts to post reminders and prayers

Ormoc evacuees moved to higher ground

Dec 06, 2014 - 11:02 PM

More than 270 families leave 3 evacuation centers to move to higher ground due to the possibility of a storm surge hitting the city in the province of Leyte

Floods force evacuees in N. Samar town to move

Dec 06, 2014 - 8:11 PM

From the town church evacuees transfer to another evacuation center because of quickly rising floods

Empty streets, stores in Borongan, E. Samar ahead of Ruby

Dec 06, 2014 - 6:37 PM

People in Borongan flock to churches and scramble to buy food ahead of Typhoon Ruby s Hagupit expected landfall in Eastern Samar Saturday evening

Telcos aid gov’t agencies, LGUs as Typhoon Ruby nears

Dec 06, 2014 - 4:06 PM

Globe and the PLDT group deploy their resources to ensure emergency communication requirements are available as RubyPH threatens the country

Roxas: Cops won't leave posts during, after Ruby

Dec 06, 2014 - 1:10 PM

DILG Secretary Mar Roxas assures the public that emergency responders – PNP and BFP personnel – will be ready to respond during and after Typhoon Ruby

ON CALL. DILG Secretary Mar Roxas speaks to PNP personnel in Boronga, Eastern Samar on December 5, 2014. Photo by the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office

Cancelled flights: Sunday, December 7

Dec 06, 2014 - 9:20 AM

2nd UPDATE Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of cancelled flights for Sunday December 7

Typhoon Hagupit, PH climate change, telcos in elections | The wRap

Dec 05, 2014 - 9:19 PM

Typhoon Hagupit weakens as it moves towards Eastern Visayas The Philippines is most affected by climate change in the world Are telcos not to blame for poor transmission in the 2013 election?

Cancelled flights: Saturday, December 6

Dec 05, 2014 - 9:09 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of cancelled flights for Saturday December 6

Social media comes alive on eve of typhoon #RubyPH

Dec 05, 2014 - 8:41 PM

The internet is abuzz with netizens reading and sharing critical typhoon related information

WEATHER WATCH. A man monitors a screen at the PAGASA weather center. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler