Flooding in Marikina

MANILA. Residents use a rope to cross through deep floodwaters after heavy monsoon rains spawned by Tropical Storm Mario (Fung-Wong) flooded Marikina City, east of Manila, Philippines and most parts of the metropolis Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP photo)

Cart man

CAGAYAN DE ORO. A man pushes his cart filled with small portable stalls that are for rent to roadside vegetable vendors in the evening until dawn at Cogon public market on September 13, 2014. (Erwin M. Mascarinas)

Coal dome in Davao

DAVAO. A first-of-its-kind in the Philippines, the “coal dome,” measuring more than 60 meters in height and 120 meters in diameter, will store fuel for the 300-MW clean coal power plant currently being constructed by AboitizPower subsidiary Therma South in Davao City. (Contributed photo)

Remembering the Martial Law years

DAVAO. Militants stage a rally at Freedom Park on Friday, September 19, 2014, commemorating the abuses during the Martial Law years. (Seth delos Reyes)

Dike inspection

PAMPANGA. Former Sto. Tomas Councilor John Sambo, together with Barangay chairmen Reynaldo Sombillo of Moras, Arthuro Lumanog of San Bartolome and Orlando Lingat of San Vicente, doesn't mind the heavy rains as they inspected Friday the Sto. Tomas-Minalin Tail Dike. (Chris Navarro)

Brave the floods

PAMPANGA. Motorists brave the flooded street in front of the Heroes Hall in the City of San Fernando as Tropical Storm Mario dumped rains in many parts of the province and country on Friday. (Chris Navarro)


DAVAO. Misinyas ang drayber sa tricycle ngadto sa drayber sa kotse nga iyang gikalalis aron ipakita nga wa siya nasuko. Ang ilang paglalis nagsugod sa paggamit sa dalan kagahapon sa hapon. (Seth delos Reyes)

Manila flooding due to Tropical Storm Mario

MANILA. Residents make their way through deep floodwaters after heavy monsoon rains spawned by Tropical Storm Mario (Fung-Wong) flooded Marikina city, east of Manila and most parts of the metropolis Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP photo)

Bridge rehab along Ferrer Street, Bacolod

BACOLOD. City Mayor Monico inspects the rehabilitation of the bridge along I.V. Ferrer Street that connects Barangay Villamonte to the Shopping Center leading to Lacson Street. The road works is expected to be completed by December. (Contributed photo)

Two day rain in Cagayan de Oro

CAGAYAN DE ORO. The city has been experiencing intermittent rains for the past two days. People take shelter in malls or other establishments when caught by heavy downpour on the streets. (Joey P. Nacalaban)

Tax revisions mulled

THE schedule of business and real property taxes in Baguio City must be updated.

City assessor Nilda Navarro told Sun.Star Baguio the "schedule of market values (in the city) is already antiquated" therefore it has to be attuned with the present time as required by the law.


OPAPP: CPLA pact may stretch to 2016

OFFICE of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) is batting to finish the peace agreement with the Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army (CPLA) by 2016.

Opapp Assistant secretary for programs for the Bangsamoro Howard...

OCD calls for vigilance

WITH the zero casualty record despite the rage of Typhoon Luis, the Office of the Civil Defense Cordillera is positive the region can combat the impact of next typhoons.

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