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Update: TS ‘Ruby’ to exit PAR by Wednesday evening; LPA to enter by Friday –PAGASA

MANILA, Dec. 10 (PNA) – As tropical storm “Ruby” is expected to leave the country Wednesday evening, another weather disturbance is forecast to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR)…

DSWD turns over food packs to would-be-affected LGUs

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA, (PNA)–The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Friday it has already distributed about 180,000 prepositioned food packs to local government units (LGUs) that…

(Update) DOH prepositions over Php240-M worth of medical supplies in preparation for super typhoon ‘Ruby’ onslaught

MANILA, (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) said on Friday more than Php240 million worth of drugs, medicines and other medical supplies have been prepositioned for hospitals in the…

DSWD sets aside 100 bags of rice for each town in Eastern Visayas as typhoon ‘Ruby’ nears

TACLOBAN CITY, (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development is allocating 100 bags of rice for each town in Eastern Visayas for prepositioning ahead of typhoon Ruby’s landfall….

Cebuanos brace for super typhoon ‘Ruby’

CEBU CITY, (PNA) — Cebuanos are bracing for super typhoon “Ruby” as weather forecasters raised public storm warning signal number 2 over northern Cebu, including Cebu City, Bantayan Island and…

DENR 7 warns 200 villages in Central Visayas of landslides, floods, storm surges

CEBU CITY, (PNA) — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 has warned 200 barangays in Central Visayas of landslides, storm surges and flooding when super typhoon “Ruby”…

LTFRB suspends ‘RORO’ operations in areas expected to be hit by ‘Ruby’

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, (PNA) — Operations of all provincial bus companies with roll-on-roll-off (RORO) routes to areas where super typhoon “Ruby” is expected to make landfall over the…

Roxas to visit Eastern Samar to assess LGUs’ preparedness for typhoon ‘Ruby’

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan MANILA, (PNA) -– Upon instructions of President Benigno S. Aquino III, Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II is going to…

DOH to enforce “Buddy System” during onslaught of typhoon “Ruby”

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA, (PNA) — The Department of Health said Friday that it is set to implement “Buddy System” to ensure that health-care service delivery will not be…

ebu prelate issues special prayer for protection from ‘Ruby,’ opens churches to all evacuees

CEBU CITY, (PNA) — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has issued a special prayer seeking protection from super typhoon “Ruby” and instructed all parishes to welcome to their churches the evacuees…

Misamis Oriental, Cagayan De Oro suspend classes, heighten alert

By Aida Raut MISAMIS ORIENTAL, (PNA) – Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano has ordered the suspension of classes for all levels in Misamis Oriental effective 1 p.m. Friday to send everybody…

Davao on guard for flood as ‘Ruby’ expected to bring rains in the region

By Lilian C. Mellejor DAVAO CITY, (PNA) -– Superstorm Ruby may not directly affect Davao area but the local government units are not taking chances as it could bring heavy…

Ebola outbreak ‘complicated': WHO

FREETOWN, (PNA/Xinhua) — The UN Ebola Response Coordinator, who is leading a UN delegation to West Africa said Monday that the Ebola outbreak in the West African region is “complicated…

UN chief slams breach of Gaza ceasefire

UNITED NATIONS, (Inhuman) (PNA/Xinhua) — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday condemned in the strongest terms the breach of the humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. In a statement issued here by…

Comelec set to deliberate on the automated election system to be utilized in the 2016 polls on Wednesday

MANILA, Aug. 19 (PNA) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to convene and deliberate on the Automated Election System (AES) to be utilized in the 2016 elections after…