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Preemptive evacuation saves thousands of Bukidnon folk during ‘Pablo’

SAN FERNANDO, Bukidnon (MindaNew/11 December) – Past floods failed to force farm laborer Nelson Lumilang, 24, to leave his house along the bank of...

Vice governor says Agusan Sur ‘Pablo’ victims need more relief aid

VEREULA, Agusan del Sur (MindaNews/10 December) – Survivors of typhoon Pablo may die of hunger and starvation if no additional relief aid would arrive...

Envi group blames mining, logging for massive devastation of ‘Pablo’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 9 December)--An environmental group has blamed large-scale mining and logging operations to the widespread destruction and deaths wrought by Typhoon Pablo...
BLEAK FUTURE. Mary Grace Magadan, 30, and her children outside her parent’s house in Laak town in Compostela Valley province on Dec. 8, 2012, which was destroyed by Typhoon Pablo. MindaNews photo by Ruby Thursday More

Rice shortage looms in ComVal’s remote Laak town

LAAK, Compostela Valley  (MindaNews/ 9 December)-- Rice shortage is looming in this remote town as Typhoon Pablo has devastated 2,000 hectares (ha) of rice...
The devastated headquarters of Army's 66th Infantry Battalion at the town proper of New Bataan. Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco

Soldiers used to typhoons shocked by ‘Pablo’s’ fury

NEW BATAAN, Compostela Valley (MindaNews/ 9 December) -- "Maayo pa ang gyera sini kay makalikay pa, pero ining bagyo waay gid kami paadtuan (War...

WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: No more air tours, please

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 9 December)--End of September, the US Embassy-Manila invited me to present before an audience of people from Mindanao that, over forty...

Sheer Size

A resident is dwarfed by a giant acacia tree felled by Typhoon Pablo at the roadside in Laak town in Compostela Valley Province on...

Typhoon Pablo Aftermath: Baganga

Typhoon Pablo almost wiped out the entire town of Baganga in Davao Oriental when it made landfall on December 4, 2012. As of 5 a.m....
Strong winds brought by Typhoon Pablo on Tuesday (4 Dec 2012) destroyed hundreds of hectares of banana plantations in Compostela town, Compostela Valley province. Mindanews Photo by Ruby Thursday More

‘Pablo’ destroys nearly P9-B infra, crops in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/8 December) —Typhoon Pablo wrought damage worth nearly P9 billion to agriculture and infrastructure facilities in Mindanao, officials said Friday in a...
ONE-MILE-STARE. A resident sits by a tent he had set up after his house was destroyed by Typhoon Pablo in Veruela town, Agusan del Sur on Dec. 6, 2012. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

One-Mile Stare

A resident sits by a tent he had set up after his house was destroyed by Typhoon Pablo in Veruela town, Agusan del...

Missing tuna fishermen toll climbs to 315

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/8 December) -- The number of missing fishermen from this city and the neighboring areas due to the onslaught of super...
The names of the missing persons posted at the incident command post in New Bataan, Compostela Valley province. Mindanews Photo by Ruby Thursday More

Hundreds of New Bataan villagers still looking for missing kin feared buried in minefield,...

NEW BATAAN, Compostela Valley (MindaNews/8 December)-- Carrying a food pack she just received from a government agency, Perlita Capinig reported to the local disaster...

Survivors tell tales of horrors at sea

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/08 December)– Death beckoned twice for boat captain Leopoldo S. Arias, a seasoned sailor in the vast seas of the Pacific, when...
What was once the center of Barangay Andap in New Bataan, Compostela Valley province is now a new riverbed with an estimated width of nearly a kilometer stretching up to eight kilometers down to the town proper. Mindanews Photo by Ruby Thursday More

‘Pablo’ changes New Bataan landscape

NEW BATAAN, Compostela Valley (MindaNews/8 December) – Typhoon Pablo did not only change the lives of the people in this valley town but the...

13 fishermen, mostly from Surigao Sur, rescued

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/8 December)-- Thirteen fishermen, mostly residents of Surigao del Sur province, were rescued by a fishing vessel from this city near...

Makeshift Home

 A couple lay out a table under a tent that will become their makeshift home after their houses was destroyed by typhoon Pablo in...

Rescue Operations

Using ropes, rescue volunteers pull 14-year-old Ella Payot over turbulent flood waters in Purok 8, New Bataan in Compostela Valley on Dec. 6, 2012,...

More caskets needed in Monkayo

MONKAYO, Compostela Valley  (MindaNews/06 December) – Outside the Angel Funeral Homes here,  relatives  are waiting anxiously for caskets to arrive so they could bring...

Compostela-Cateel highway impassable; homeless residents pitch roadside tents

COMPOSTELA VALLEY, Compostela Valley Province  (MindaNews/06 December) – Hundreds of residents displaced or rendered homeless by Typhoon Pablo have pitched makeshift tents on  portions...

Rescued at sea

Rolly S. Arias, one of three fishermen from General Santos City rescued while floating in the sea off Lianga in Surigao del Sur...

Surviving ‘Pablo’

Cameron Walker, a law student from New Zeland on an integration program with banana workers in Compostela Valley, meet members of NAMAOS-KMU whose houses...

Helping the Elderly

Residents carry an elderly across the muddy road in New Bataan, Compostela Valley on Wednesday (5 Dec 2012). Typhoon Pablo devastated the town, leaving...

Free Cellphone Charging

Residents avail of free cellphone charging courtesy of GMA News TV crew in Compostela town, Compostela Valley province on Wednesday (5 Dec 2012). Typhoon...

Ugnayan Bridge

A rider guides his motorcycle in crossing an improvised bridge on Dec. 5, 2012 after the Ugyaban Bridge in Talakag town in Bukidnon was...

Pablo Aftermath: Compostela Valley

Typhoon Pablo devastated several municipalities of Compostela Valley on Tuesday, leaving 316 persons killed and 462 others missing as of 10:30 a.m. Sunday, 9 December...
Residents wade through the muddy street in the poblacion of New Bataan, Compostela Valley on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. A flashflood hit this town due to Typhoon Pablo, leaving at least 110 persons killed while hundreds more remain missing. Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco

Compostela Valley death toll rises to 110

NEW BATAAN, Compostela Valley (MindaNews / 5 Dec) – At least 110 persons died, 119 were initially recorded as injured and 243 more have...

Grounded Ship

No, they’re not towing the ship to shore. The fishermen are hauling in their catch for the day, oblivious of the copra-carrying ship that...

Exposed

Residents board a sunken barge lodged beside a bridge in Barangay Iponan in Cagayan de Oro City on Dec. 5, 2012 to salvage materials....
Strong winds brought by Typhoon Pablo blew away the entire roof of a three-classroom building of Mipangi Elementary School in Nabunturan, Compostela Valley province on 4 December 2012. Photo taken on December 5. Mindanews File Photo by Ruby Thursday More

Gone

Strong winds brought by Typhoon Pablo blew away the entire roof of a three-classroom building of Mipangi Elementary School in Nabunturan, Compostela Valley province...

The logs are back

Just like last year’s Typhoon Sendong, the logs from the mountains of Iligan City were brought down by the rains of Super Typhoon Pablo...

Jade Valley Flooding

Residents mill about the flooded street of Jade Valley Subdivision in Davao City on Wednesday morning as the water level in Davao River rose...

‘Pablo’ leaves Mindanao with at least 43 dead, six missing

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 December) –  Typhoon  ‘Pablo’ slammed into Mindanao’s Baganga, Davao Oriental and moved on to the Compostela Valley  and Agusan del Sur...

Boy dies in Valencia as Pablo moves west

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 4 Dec) – A six-year-old boy who was hit by a fallen coconut tree  in neighboring Valencia City, died on...

20 business establishments closed in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 4 Dec) – At least 20 business establishments, mostly market stalls, were ordered closed for operating without business permits and...

Children of the sea

Children take a dip  on Tuesday, December 4  despite the rough waters in the seaside village of Bucana in Davao City due to Typhoon Pablo....

Where are the ads?

Davao City shows just how ready it is for any eventuality, including the rare visit of a typhoon,.  On Monday, workers rolled the tarpaulins of...

Typhoon storm signals to affect Region 12’s business promotion – exec

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 4 Dec) – Efforts to promote the agribusiness potential of Region 12 or Soccsksargen Region would suffer a blow now...

Kidapawan water district dispatches teams to monitor Mt. Apo watersheds

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 4Dec) – The Metro Kidapawan Water District (MKWD) has sent three teams to monitor the watersheds in Mount Apo and their...

Monitoring the river

Residents monitor water level of the Mandulog River in Iligan City morning of 4 December 2012 as Typhoon Pablo approaches. Iligan, among the worst...

Seeking refuge

Residents from coastal Barangay Tambacan in Iligan City rush to a public school earlier designated as evacuation center morning of 4 December 2012 as...

Uprooted

UPROOTED. Typhoon Pablo's strong winds uprooted trees along Burgos St in Mati City, Davao Oriental onTuesday morning. Pablo made landfall in Banganga town at...

Pablo hits Mati City

PABLO HITS MATI CITY. Barbecue stalls clutter  the Baywalk area in Mati City, Davao Oriental onTuesday morning, as Typhoon Pablo makes  landfall in Banganga...

‘Pablo’ makes landfall in Baganga, Davao Oriental; storm signals raised over 24 of 26...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 December) –  Typhoon ‘Pablo’ (international name Bopha) made landfall over Baganga, Davao Oriental at 4;45 a.m. Tuesday, placing 24 of 26...

Typhoon Pablo

At 4:00 a.m. today, 04 December 2012, Typhoon "PABLO" was located based on satellite and surface data at 40 km Eastern Coast of Davao...

Fearing ‘Pablo,’ CDO bakwits return to same evacuation centers

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 3 Dec) – Same predicament, same evacuation centers. Thousands of residents here today jostled aboard trucks, Multicabs, motorelas or...

Volunteers

College volunteers from the Father Saturnino Urios University' s Rover Scouts in Butuan City help out in packing relief goods  at the university gymnasium ...

The calm before the storm?

Surigao City at 2 p.m. December 3, some two hours after the weather bureau raised the  storm signal from 2 to 3.   Monday was...

To safer grounds

Village rescuers assist an ailing resident alight from a truck at  the evacuation center in Barangay 24 in Cagayan de Oro City on Dec....

Typhoon Pablo Update

At 8:00 p.m. today, 03 December 2012, Typhoon "PABLO" was located based on satellite and surface data at 270 Southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del...

Signal No. 3 hoisted over Caraga Region, 5 other Mindanao provinces

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/3 December) – The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has upped its warnings against possible disasters as it hoisted...

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