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)

Panaglalis

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)

Classes suspended in Cebu schools due to heavy rains

UPDATE-Local government units (LGUs) in Cebu have ordered the suspension of classes today due to heavy rains since last night.

Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III issued the order to suspend classes in all levels for both...

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A RECENT population study of whale sharks in southern Cebu town of Oslob stresses the importance of the area in the conservation of the species.

The research noted that whale sharks in Oslob likely account for 24 percent of the 650 individual sharks identified in the “Wildbook for Whale...

DPWH okays P68-M flood, drainage study

SECRETARY Rogelio Singson of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has approved a P68-million contract to study and draft the Metro Cebu integrated drainage master plan.

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New plant opens in Toledo

METROBANK’S power generating arm, Global Business Power Corp., switched on yesterday the extension of the 60-megawatt coal plant of its subsidiary Toledo Power Corp. in Toledo City.

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Editorial: Lost sense of urgency

TO BE fair, the flooding spawned by six hours of rain Thursday dawn with the entry of tropical storm Mario did not only occur in Cebu City but also in other parts of Cebu, including the cities of...

New entries to spice up Cesafi tennis tournament

THE Cebu Schools Athletics Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) tennis tournament will kick off at 8 a.m. today in the Citigreen Tennis Resorts. The tournament for the secondary and collegiate divisions will...

11 things to keep in your trunk in case of emergency

By Ana Melissa D. Ortiz Photos by Jonolin M. Lu

YOU'LL never know when you need certain tools and whatnots until something comes up. Preparing for the worst case...

Feast flavored dishes

IT WILL rain beer, music and food throughout the country in this year’s two-week-long Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival.

When people hear the word Oktoberfest, most think of...

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