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(Look) Typhoon Ompong Destroys a Corn Farm in Cagayan Valley

This how a natural disaster wreaks havoc on the country's agriculture sector

Super typhoon Ompong, also known internationally as Typhoon Mangkhut, is the strongest to hit the Philippines this year. Before it made landfall, Ompong was said to be moving at a speed of up to 325 kilometers per hour or 200 mph.The super ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | September 18, 2018 10:00:00
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UPCAT Postponed Due to Ompong

New dates to be announced soon

The University of the Philippines (UP) announced it is delaying its scheduled college admissions exam on September 15 and 16 due to the threat of Typhoon Ompong.On Wednesday, September 12, the UP Office of Admissions said on its official Facebook page that a new ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 12, 2018 03:00:00
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A Quick Look at the Damage Caused by Typhoon Urduja (Kai-tak)

The storm has left the Philippines but its destructive impact will linger on for months

Tropical storm Urduja (international name Kai-tak) swept across the regions of Eastern Visayas MIMAROPA, Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas and CARAGA just days before the Christmas.Urduja intensified on Thursday, Dec. 14, and made landfall two days after in Eastern Samar, one of ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | December 19, 2017 02:00:00
Business Ideas

TACLOB: Innovators help Tacloban City get back on its feet

A group of innovators/entrepreneurs found their own way to help residents of Tacloban City get back on their feet after the devastation of typhoon Yolanda in 2013.

More than a year after Typhoon Yolanda, things are looking up in Tacloban City, thanks to businesses bringing hope—and much-needed livelihood—to people left adrift. One such enterprise, TACLOB, employs adult Yolanda survivors to create schoolbags for child survivors. “The message from survivors ...

by Gabriel A. Magno  | January 17, 2015 08:00:00
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Google activates several online resources for info about typhoon 'Ruby'

Google Philippines has launched online services that can be used as sources of information as the nation prepares for the possible devastation of typhoon 'Ruby' in the coming days.

by Press Release  | December 05, 2014 08:00:00
Business Ideas

3 steps to prepare your business for typhoons

PR Gaz Haus shares insight about putting safety first during calamities.

The Philippines is hit by an average of 20 typhoons annually -- something that should push small and medium enterprises to draft better disaster preparedness plans.Nelson Par, president of liquefied petroleum gas retailer PR Gaz Haus, recounted that during the onslaught of ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | October 09, 2012 10:00:00