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Pres. Duterte expresses sadness in loss of lives due to Agaton as death toll further climbs

Conducts aerial inspection, visits hospital where the injured were taken   (Eagle News) – President Rodrigo Duterte expressed his extreme sadness with the big number of deaths and persons still missing due to the landslides brought about by storm Agaton. The death toll has risen to 175 as of Tuesday, April 19, but the missing still stood at 110. President Duterte went to Leyte and Capiz to distribute aid to the residents affected by “Agaton” […]

Reported deaths due to storm “Agaton” reach 76, with 29 still missing

NDRRMC says number of individuals affected by storm close to 1 million   (Eagle News) – The death toll due to tropical depression Agaton has reached 76, with 29 reported missing and eight injured mostly in the Visayas and Mindanao region. A state of calamity has also been declared in 14 cities and municipatilies in Region 6, Region 11 and CARAGA. There is no more active tropical cyclone within the country, But Agaton has left […]

Pres. Duterte presented with new P1,000 polymer banknotes which are more secure and durable

New P1,000 polymer banknotes to be released in phases starting April 18 (Eagle News) – The Philippines has a new P1,000 polymer banknote which has more security features and more durable than the usual paper banknotes. The new P1,000 polymer banknote was presented to President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, April 6, by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno and Monetary Board members in a ceremony held in Malacanang. He received the 1000-Peso […]

Residents survey damage after powerful Japan quake

  by Harumi OZAWA / Charly TRIBALLEAU Agence France Presse SOMA, Japan (AFP) — People in northeast Japan were cleaning up and surveying the damage on Thursday after a powerful 7.4-magnitude quake derailed a bullet train, opened cracks in highways and initially cut power to over two million homes. At least one death was directly caused by the overnight quake, government spokesman Hirokazu Matsuno said, but the toll is still being finalised after two suspected […]

UPDATED: Four dead after powerful Japan quake rattles east coast

by Harumi OZAWA / Charly TRIBALLEAU Agence France-Presse Four people were reported dead and more than 100 injured in Japan on Thursday after a powerful overnight earthquake rattled large parts of the east coast and prompted a tsunami warning, authorities said. The 7.4-magnitude quake off the coast of Fukushima derailed a bullet train, opened cracks in highways and threw products from shelves in shops. A tsunami warning for waves of up to a metre (three […]

Deadly blasts rock Kyiv as talks with Russia resume

  by Dmitry ZAKS / Dave CLARK Agence France Presse KYIV, Ukraine (AFP) –A series of powerful explosions rocked residential districts of Kyiv early Tuesday killing two people, just hours before talks between Ukraine and Russia were set to resume. At least three large blasts were heard from the centre of the capital, sending columns of smoke high into the sky. As dawn broke the damage became clear, with one strike hitting a large 16-storey […]

Central square of Ukraine’s second city, Kharkiv, shelled

  KYIV, Ukraine (AFP) — The central square of Ukraine’s second city, Kharkiv, was shelled on Tuesday by advancing Russian forces who hit the building of the local administration, regional governor Oleg Sinegubov said. “This morning the central square of our city and the headquarters of the Kharkiv administration was criminally attacked,” Sinegubov said in a video on Telegram. “Russian occupiers continue to use heavy weaponry against the civilian population,” he said, adding that the […]

Russia invasion convoy masses near Ukraine capital

by Dave CLARK with Ola CICHOWLAS in Moscow Agence France-Presse KYIV, Ukraine (AFP) – A huge Russian military convoy was massing on the outskirts of Ukraine’s capital Tuesday as fears grew the invading forces were set to launch devastating assaults aimed at taking control of Kyiv and other major cities. Satellite images showed a long build-up of armoured vehicles and artillery starting 29 kilometres (18 miles) north of the city, as Moscow defied mounting global […]

Rooftop rescues in Australia as tens of thousands evacuated from floods

  BRISBANE, Australia (AFP) — Tens of thousands of Australians were ordered to flee their homes Monday, as torrential rain sent floodwaters to record levels, leaving residents stranded on the rooftops of their homes. Eight people have died, and the country’s weather bureau has warned further severe thunderstorms and intense rainfall will cause “life-threatening flash flooding” across a swathe of the central Pacific coastal region. In the country town of Lismore, resident Danika Hardiman woke […]

Iglesia Ni Cristo helps anew people in areas hard-hit by Odette

  From February 8 to 11, 2022, the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) again distributed relief items to residents affected by Typhoon Odette (Rai). Before the distribution, hundreds of volunteers in Butuan City, Cebu City, Puerto Princesa City, Tacloban City, and Valladolid repacked bags of rice and canned goods while strictly observing health and safety protocols against COVID-19. The relief items then were transported to worship building compounds in severely affected areas, including Butuan […]

Rescuers scour for survivors after Brazil floods, landslides kill 94

by Louis GENOT / Florian PLAUCHEUR Agence France Presse PETRÓPOLIS, Brazil (AFP) — Rescue workers raced against the clock Wednesday searching for any remaining survivors among mud and wreckage after devastating flash floods and landslides hit the picturesque Brazilian city of Petropolis, killing at least 94 people. Streets were turned into torrential rivers and houses swept away Tuesday when heavy storms dumped a month’s worth of rain in three hours on the scenic tourist town […]

Typhoon Odette also leaves trail of destruction in Cebu

(Eagle News) — As in the other provinces it had hit, super typhoon Odette (international name Rai) also left a trail of destruction in Cebu where it had made its seventh landfall on Thursday, December 16. Videos and photos provided by Eagle News correspondent Kim Lua in Compostela, Cebu and in the city of Cebu showed just how the typhoon’s catastrophic winds and rains had devastated lives and properties. Odette made its seventh landfall in […]