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25th July 2014
More damages were reported in Hinundayan, St. Bernard
Posted by Jani Arnaiz, Chief Editor on July 25, 2014, 12:14 am

UPDATE ON EARTHQUAKE
By Jani Arnaiz

July 25, 2014

MAASIN CITY -- Gov. Roger Mercado has ordered the suspension of all classes in the six towns heavily hit by the quake pending the assessment on the extent of the damages caused by the temblor. The municipalities are St. Bernard, Hinundayan, Hinunangan, San Juan, Anahawan and Silago.

The OCD in-charge in the province said at least one school building and four houses were partially damaged in Bugho village, Hinundayan, while the town ‘s gym was partially damaged with its wall collapsed and the beam cracked.

Tan also said that the flooring and beam of the Red Cross bldg. in St. Bernard cracked. Cracks were also seen on the wall of a school bldg, principal’s office, LGU/ Municipal Compound, Tourism Office has  long, big crack in wall.  Brgy. Himatagon Town Cevillage centerbldg. has cracks in walls near stairway, and near beam.

In the Guinsaugon relocation center’s school, one teacher and two students lost consciousness, while another student was lacerated in the leg. All the victims were brought to the Anahawan district hospital.

Earlier, initial report from the Office of Civil Defense in Southern Leyte showed that minor damages were caused by a 5.7 magnitude earthquake that hit 8km southwest of Hinundayan, Southern Leyte at around 8:00 Friday morning.

Marichu Tan of the OCD said that the beam of the isolation ward of the Anahawan district hospital cracked. No one was injured among the patients who were evacuated outside the hospital.

In St. Bernard town, all classes were suspended. Tan also reported that several residents were injured. She said all MDRRMOs in the towns hit by the earthquake were still conducting rapid assessments regarding damages or needs.

According to Betty Martinez of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, there was no damage to NGCP electric posts. “The Leyte-Samar sub grid remains intact as there has been no reported cases of power interruptions and damaged transmission facilities in the said area,” said Martinez.

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24th July 2014
Intensity 6 earthquake hits Hinundayan, St Bernard, minor damages reported
Posted by Jani Arnaiz, Chief Editor on July 24, 2014, 10:07 pm

By JANI ARNAIZ

July 25, 2014

MAASIN CITY --  Initial report from the Office of Civil Defense in Southern Leyte showed that minor damages were caused by a 5.7 magnitude earthquake that hit 8km southwest of Hinundayan, Southern Leyte at around 8:00 Friday morning.

Marichu Tan of the OCD said that the beam of the isolation ward of the Anahawan district hospital cracked. No one was injured among the patients who were evacuated outside the hospital.

In St. Bernard town, all classes were suspended. Tan also reported that several residents were injured. She said all MDRRMOs in the towns hit by the earthquake were still conducting rapid assessments regarding damages or needs.

According to Betty Martinez of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, there was no damage to NGCP electric posts. “The Leyte-Samar sub grid remains intact as there has been no reported cases of power interruptions and damaged transmission facilities in the said area,” said Martinez.

Phivolcs said the earthquake was also felt in nearby areas:

Intensity VI – Hinunangan and St. Bernard, Southern Leyte
Intensity IV – Tacloban City
Intensity III – Palo, Leyte
Intensity II – Cebu City and Talisay City; Surigao City
Intensity I – Lapu Lapu City

The tectonic quake was likely to come from the Philippine Fault Zone Leyte Segment.

 

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23rd July 2014
THE P144-B DAP EXPRESS
Posted by Jani Arnaiz, Chief Editor on July 23, 2014, 10:09 pm

Results, impact? DBM, COA figures clash
by Malou Mangahas

TUESDAY, JULY 22ND, 2014

Last of Three Parts

IN ITS 2012 Annual Financial Report for National Government, the Commission on Audit (COA) said regular appropriation for programmed activities of the departments and agencies of the national government amounted to P868.92 billion.

The amount includes P11.28 billion in SAGF (Special Account in the General Fund) for specific programs provided in the Special Provisions of the General Appropriations Act or GAA. The total available allocation left was P857.64 billion that was supported by funds from two sources.

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22nd July 2014
THE P144-B DAP EXPRESS
Posted by Jani Arnaiz, Chief Editor on July 22, 2014, 11:23 pm

Funds freed in a rush, projects yield slow results

Top 10 Agency-Beneficiaries of DAP

 

Second of Three Parts

THE GOOD, the bad, and the dead combine, in terms of projects and activities, under the Aquino administration’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), which is now wreaking havoc on relations between institutions, as well as between the government and the citizens.

Put aside the lack of transparency in details about which legislators and local officials pushed what projects, where, and for how much, under the “various priority local projects” funded by billions of DAP pesos. To date, the pace, quality, and impact of project implementation under DAP is a quizzical record.

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21st July 2014
Signal No. 1 up in 4 areas
Posted by Yel Cobile, IT Admin & Correspondent on July 21, 2014, 7:50 am

(By Bong Lozada | Inquirer.net | 7:50 am, Monday, 21 July 2014)


MT Satellite image July 21, 2014, 7:14 a.m. Screengrab from http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/

MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) raised Signal No. 1 in four areas as Tropical Depression “Henry” continued to travel in the seas Monday morning.

In its weather bulletin, Pagasa placed Batanes Group of Islands, Cagayan, Babuyan group of Islands, and Calayan Group of Islands under Signal No.1.

As of 4 am, Henry was located at 340 kilometers northeast of Virac, Catanduanes packing peak winds of 130 kilometers per hour and gusts of 160 kph while travelling at a pace of 20 kph.

Pagasa said Henry would enhance the southwest monsoon and is expected to bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over Cagayan Valley, Mimaropa, Bicol Region, Visayas, and Aurora Province.

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20th July 2014
'Henry' brings rains over Bicol, Visayas
Posted by Yel Cobile, IT Admin & Correspondent on July 20, 2014, 4:33 pm

(By Kristine Angeli Sabillo | INQUIRER.net | 4:33 pm, Sunday, 20 July 2014)


(Pagasa satellite image as of 4:00 PM, Sunday, July 20, 2014)

MANILA, Philippines – Residents of Bicol and Visayas should expect a rainy Sunday afternoon caused by typhoon "Henry", the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.

"Henry is expected to bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over Eastern Visayas, Bicol Region, Dinagat and Siargao Islands, and over the province of Surigao Del Norte," the latest weather bulletin from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.

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THE P144-B DAP EXPRESS
Posted by Jani Arnaiz, Chief Editor on July 20, 2014, 8:13 am

A maze of good, bad, open, opaque projects

by Malou Mangahas

SUNDAY, JULY 20TH, 2014

First of Three Parts

“Good intentions are not good enough.”

That, according to Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio ‘Babes’ Singson, is the lesson from the sorry episode that was the Disbursement Acceleration Program or DAP.

The Supreme Court on July 1 voted 13-0 to declare DAP unconstitutional in part because of the amounts that crossed over to other branches of government, the withdrawal of funding for items enrolled in the national budget, and the transfer of funding to items not enrolled in the national budget. 

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17th July 2014
#GlendaPH: At least 40 dead, thousands without power
Posted by Yel Cobile, IT Admin & Correspondent on July 17, 2014, 4:57 pm

(4th UPDATE) It appears CutQuezon province suffered the most damage
(By Bea Cuppin, Published 7:32 pm | 16 July 2014...Updated 4:57 pm | 17 July 2014)


A resident of North Triangle, Quezon City fixes his home after strong winds caused by Typhoon Glenda hit the area. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler 

MANILA, Philippines (4th UPDATE) – Numerous provinces and cities remained without power even after Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun) left Philippine soil, leaving behind at least 40 dead.

In a report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Thursday, around 10 am, July 17, the council said 17 were injured while 4 remain missing in the wake of Typhoon Glenda.

Most of the deaths, according to the report, were caused by fallen trees and debris.

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16th July 2014
'Glenda' spares Metro; 7 dead
Posted by Yel Cobile, IT Admin & Correspondent on July 16, 2014, 3:57 pm

(By Associated Press | 3:57 pm, Wednesday 16 July 2014)


This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) image obtained July 15, 2014 and taken by the JMA MTSAT-2 satellite at 0730Z on
July 14, 2014shows Typhoon Rammasun. Tens of thousands of people in the Philippines sheltered in evacuation centres on July 15, 2014 as a
typhoon began to pound its eastern coast, with authorities warning of giant storm surges and heavy floods. The eye of Typhoon Rammasun was set
to strike Legazpi city in the eastern Bicol region in the early evening, with Manila and other heavily populated areas also expected to be hit early
Wednesday, the state weather service said. “We are preparing for the worst,” said Rafaelito Alejandro, civil defence chief of Bicol, an impoverished
farming and fishing region of 5.4 million people. More than 96,000 families have already moved to evacuation centres there, Social Welfare Minister
Corazon Soliman told reporters in Manila. = RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO / NOAA / HANDOUT
 

MANILA — Typhoon ‘‘Glenda’’ (international name: Rammasun) left at least seven people dead and knocked out power in many areas but it spared Metro Manila and densely populated northern provinces from being directly battered Wednesday when its fierce wind shifted slightly away, officials said.

Still, the typhoon’s 150-kilometer wind and blinding 185-kph gusts brought down trees, electric posts and ripped off roofs across the metropolis of 12 million people where government offices and schools were closed. More than 370,000 people moved from high-risk villages to emergency shelters in six provinces.

In a shantytown at the edge of Manila Bay, hundreds fled when strong wind tore tin roofs off their shanties. Most were drenched by the rain before they reached an evacuation center with the help of firemen and rescue personnel.

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15th July 2014
'Glenda' intensifies approaching Bicol, on track to hit NCR
Posted by Yel Cobile, IT Admin & Correspondent on July 15, 2014, 4:24 am

(By InterAksyon.com, 15 July 2014, 4:24 AM)

 
Infra-red telemetry fix by satellite shows the position of Tropical Storm Glenda
as of 3;32 A.m. July 15, as rendered by NOAA-MTSAT

Thousands of people fled their homes and ships sheltered from heavy seas Tuesday as Glenda, the first major storm of the rainy season, was set to strike the Bicol region at 6:00 pm (1000 GMT).

"We are preparing for the worst ... it is critical now that we finish the evacuations," said Rafaelito Alejandro, civil defence chief of Bicol, an impoverished farming and fishing region of 5.4 million people.

"If we can finish the evacuation, then it's just a waiting game to see what happens," Alejandro told AFP by telephone.

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