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Metro traffic part of ‘Shake Drill’ challenge

Staging it on a “payday Friday” was part of the test. The third annual “Shake Drill” kicked off on Friday with rescuers and volunteers simulating emergency scenarios in the aftermath of a major earthquake and testing whether they could act fast enough through the daily calamity that is Metro Manila traffic. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority […]

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MMDA, Pasig shake drills to test public’s disaster preparedness, patience

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) appealed to the public for understanding as it holds on Friday afternoon its third metro-wide quake drill that is expected to ground traffic to a near standstill. At exactly 4 p.m. today, cellular signal, power as well as the operations of the train lines would halt for 45 seconds to simulate the effects […]

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Rains damage roads, bridges to Cordillera tourist towns

BAGUIO CITY—Torrential rains since last week have crippled roads leading to tourist towns like Sagada in Mt. Province. On May 27, strong river currents washed out the makeshift detour bridge that links the Baguio-Bontoc section of the national highway at Barangay Nacagang in Sabangan town, also in Mt. Province. Delivery and freight trucks from this […]

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Rains, floods, landslide seen in Luzon, Visayas as LPA forms

MANILA — Monsoon rains over Luzon and parts of Visayas will continue this week as a low pressure area developed close to Luzon on Thursday. The state weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) spotted the low pressure area about 635 kilometers east of Cagayan province as of  Thursday morning. PAGASA meteorologist […]

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Metro Manila, 8 provinces flooded

THE ONSLAUGHT of “habagat” (southwest monsoon) in the country that began on Aug. 8 has left at least five people dead and more than 20,000 people in evacuation centers, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said rains would continue in the next […]

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Makati closes streets, reroutes traffic for MMDA Shake Drill

The city government of Makati announced that it will implement road closures and traffic rerouting on June 22, Wednesday, in line with its participation in the Metro Manila Shake Drill and 2nd Quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill, which will start at 9:00am.   According to Arch. Elmer Cabrera, officer-in-charge of the Makati Public Safety Department, […]

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Traffic flow, trains to stop during MMDA earthquake drill

MANILA — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is counting on more residents to participate in Wednesday’s metro-wide shake drill, or the simulation of emergency response, rescue and relief operations in case of a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in the metro. MMDA Chair Emerson Carlos said during the agency’s weekly radio program that they were hoping to […]

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Canadian convoy begins, hoping to flee wildfire zone

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta — A massive convoy was under way Friday to move evacuees stranded at oil field camps north of Fort McMurray, Alberta amid a massive wildfire that officials fear could double in size by the end of Saturday. As police and military oversaw the procession of at least 500 vehicles, a mass airlift […]

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Storm-hit US digs out as death toll rises to 22

NEW YORK, United States — The eastern United States dug out Sunday from an historic blizzard that killed at least 22 people, but as New York slowly lumbered back to life in preparation for the work week, major travel disruptions persisted in Washington. The storm — dubbed “Snowzilla” — walloped a dozen states from Friday […]

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Motorists stranded as massive blizzard shuts down US East Coast

NEW YORK, United States — A deadly blizzard blanketed the eastern United States in near-record amounts of snow Saturday, shutting down New York and Washington in a colossal storm expected to affect more than 85 million people. More than 4,400 flights were cancelled as the mega-storm brought airports in New York, Philadelphia, Washington and Baltimore […]

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Jul 19, 2017

The Filipino public utility riding vehicle community has been in an uproar of late due to the government’s decision

Jul 12, 2017

Stuttgart and June means the International Engine of the Year Awards, and this year marked some things that stayed

Jul 05, 2017

A few weeks ago, we went to the land of salmon and maple syrup, Canada. Specifically, British Colombia.