Risking Against Flood

A driver risks driving his tricycle through the flooded road in Barangay Pigdaulan in Butuan City Saturday afternoon (19 Dec 20150). Several rice farming communities in Butuan were flooded by… »

Overflow Bridge

A boy braves crossing an overflow bridge along the Pugaan River in Iligan City on Sunday (22 Nov 2015), the morning after a strong rain. MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

‘It was the worst flood ever in our place’

VALENCIA CITY (MindaNews/06 August) – She had lived with floods in previous years. But for Leilani Cabanez, the flood that raged along Panlibatuhan Creek in this city on Tuesday was… »

Maguindanao Flood

A Maguindanao woman braves the flood in Sultan sa Barongis town in Maguindanao last Friday (26 June 2015) while a man, perched by the window of a nipa hut, could… »

Maguindanao town declares state of calamity due to floods

SULTAN SA BARONGIS, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 29 June) – The municipal government here today has placed the entire town under a state of calamity due to rising flood water since… »

Flood Rescue

Rescuers maneuver their boat on Thursday (22 Jan 2015) toward boarding houses near the University of Southern Mindanao (USM) in Kabacan, North Cotabato where students are believed trapped after Wednesday… »

Floods wreak havoc in North Cotabato

KABACAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 22 Jan) – Heavy rains Wednesday night flooded many parts of North Cotabato, trapping residents and students and triggering evacuations. The municipal government of Kabacan… »

Sendong Commemoration

Survivors and families of the victims of Typhooon Sendong, as well as sympathizers, stage a candle-lighting ceremony and threw flowers in the Mandulog River early morning Wednesday (17 Dec 2014)… »

Maguindanao Flood

Residents of Barangay Bulalo Sultan Kudarat town, Maguindanao, ride a banca to escape the rising flood waters on Thursday (9 Oct. 2014). A 10-hour downpour flooded several barangays in Sultan Kudarat… »

Maguindanao floods affect 10,000 residents

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 9 Oct) – A 10-hour downpour affected more than 10,000 residents here and flooded sections of the Cotabato-Parang highway, stranding hundreds of commuters today (Oct.… »

15 barangays in Cotabato City flooded, 26 families evacuated

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 8 Sept) – At least 15 barangays in Cotabato City are now submerged in flood waters after major tributaries surrounding the area increased the water level… »

Maguindanao floods affect 13,000 families, destroy P27M crops

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/21 June)—At least 13,000 families were affected and nearly P27 million worth of agricultural crops were damaged by the floods that hit 13 towns in Maguindanao in the… »

Flooded School

Waist-deep water submerged the Pagatin Elementary School in Shariff Saydona Mustapha town in Maguindanao since last week, as shown in this file photo taken 11 June 2014. MindaNews photo by… »

Davao allocates P35M for relocation sites of flood-prone areas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 March) – Around P35 million has been earmarked from the city’s disaster risk reduction fund to identify and acquire relocation sites for residents of flood-prone… »

Death toll in Butuan flood rises to 7

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/25 January)—The death toll from the flooding here in the last two weeks has risen to seven from four despite the efforts of the local government unit and… »

CDO-Butuan highway reopened

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Jan) – Vehicular traffic between this city and Butuan was reopened Wednesday morning after engineers and workers worked overnight, building a temporary bridge… »

101,000 displaced in Butuan’s worst flood ever

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 22 Jan) – More residents here living in low-lying areas continue to leave their homes, peaking at 101,000 as of this morning, even though the City… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Ang Nabahaan

Ambot ba ning uban maghulat pa og katalagman kung dili ang balay malapawan mao pa’y ibakwit, sa rescue team magpahapit bisan gi-ingnan nga manghawa kay delikado na magpa-buta-bungol pa timailhan… »

Unsung Heroes

Coast Guard rescuers bring children to higher ground in Barangay Mahogany, Butuan City Tuesday morning (21 Jan 2014). MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas | Read story


Residents help out in rescuing their trapped neighbors in Barangay Mahogany, Butuan City Tuesday morning (21 Jan 2014).  MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas | Read story


Nag-minghoy intawon ang mag-uuma nga nagsud-ong sa basakan nga sa baha gilunopan naanod ang bag-ong tubong humay walay nabilin bisan gamay murag dagat kung tan-awon pero lapok ang ilalom ang… »

Raft to the Rescue

A makeshift bamboo raft ferries commuters plying the Davao-Agusan highway on Sunday (12 January 2014). A portion of the highway at Barangay Tapia, Montevista town in Compostela Valley was inundated… »

1 killed, 3 missing in Diwalwal landslide

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 Jan) – A seven-year-old girl was killed and seven others were injured when a landslide struck Purok 22 in Barangay Mt. Diwata (popularly known as Diwalwal), Compostela… »

Flood monitoring in Bukidnon’s rivers now done online

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 14 Nov) – In Lumbayao Bridge, one of the bridges crossing Pulangi River, and a critical point to measure water level between Valencia City and the… »

Flooded Koronadal

Heavy rains inundate some parts of downtown Koronadal City in this photo taken shortly before 6am on October 28, 2013. Photo Courtesy of Love Bacongco

Flood on Poll Day

Floods due to strong rains before dawn submerge parts of Koronadal City that hampered voting during the 2013 Barangay Elections on Monday, October 28. MindaNews photo by Bong S. Sarmiento

Worst Flood

Residents of Shariff Aguak town in Maguindanao wade through flood water Saturday night (7 September 2013) after a heavy downpour. Although there were no reported casualties, the flood nevertheless alarmed… »

Flashflood hits Maguindanao town

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 8 Sept) – Two houses were washed away while a road was closed for hours when a flashflood hit 13 villages, including the national highway, in… »

Isulan riverside community gets P2.6M flood control project

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 1 Aug) – The World Bank has approved the release of a P2.6-million grant for the construction of a community-based flood control or protection project… »

250 families displaced by floods in GenSan, neighboring areas

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 22 July) – Around 250 families have been displaced as flashfloods and big coastal waves swept several villages in this city and nearby South Cotabato… »

340 villages in Region 12 prone to severe flooding—MGB

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/03 July)– The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in Region 12 has identified at least 340 villages in the region as prone to severe flooding during the rainy… »

Datu Montawal Flood Evacuees

Makeshift tents line up on the side of Davao-Cotabato Highway in Datu Montawal town, Maguindanao in this photo taken last June 19, 2013. Residents were displaced by the June 14 floods.… »

Flashfloods turn parts of downtown Davao City into a river

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 June) – Heavy rains Wednesday nights turned parts of downtown Davao City into a virtual river and caused power outage and water interruption in the Matina-Bangkal area… »

Davao Flood

Ambulant vendors along the flooded portion of Quirino Ave. near the Central Bank compound in Davao City seek higher ground as strong rains battered the city Wednesday (5 June 2013)… »

15,000 persons evacuated by force in Butuan as Agusan River overflows anew

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/24 February)  —  Some 2,800 families or 15,000 persons from 14 barangays here were evacuated by force on Saturday afternoon as the Agusan River overflowed, its water level… »

Through Floodwaters

Motorists navigate through the flooded road in Brgy Osmena in Compostela town in Compostela Valley Province on Sunday, January 20. Heavy rains triggered flooding in the Davao region. Photo courtesy… »

Butuan Flood

Children help a sickly woman cross a flooded section in Purok 6, Barangay Buhangin in Butuan City on Jan. 11, 2013. Tropical depression “Bising” has affected at least 1,628 or… »

19 villages flooded in GenSan, South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 January) – Nineteen villages here and in nearby South Cotabato province were submerged in floodwaters as several rivers and irrigation channels swelled anew late on Sunday… »

Rampaging Waters

RAMPAGING WATERS. Residents retrieve whatever possessions they can find in their houses destroyed by a flood in Kidapawan City. The flood carried away three houses along Nuangan River on June… »

Davao City Flood Aftermath

Davao City residents scour the riverbed looking for anything salvageable – utensils or scrap metals – to help rebuild their lives after a flashflood destroyed their homes June 28. A… »

Tubay mayor says floods aggravated by overflow of mining firm’s settling pond

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/09 February) — The mayor of Tubay in Agusan del Norte blamed last week’s “unprecedented” floods on the overflow of the main settling pond of the San Roque Metals, Inc. (SRMI), a nickel-mining company whose operations the municipality had petitioned President Aquino to stop due to alleged “destructive and irresponsible mining practices.”

21 dead in Mindanao floods; total of 54 since January 1

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 February) – The death toll from the floods and landslides in four Mindanao regions from January 31 to February has risen to 21,  bringing to 54 the… »

Portions of Agusan-Surigao highway still flooded but trucks, buses pass

MAINIT, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/04 February) — Traveling from Agusan del Norte to Surigao del Norte Thursday was like an obstacle course for trucks and buses that dared to cross over five portions of the highway that remain flooded when waters from Lake Mainit overflowed Tuesday night.

Lake Mainit overflows; portions of Agusan-Surigao highway under water

SANTIAGO, Agusan del Norte (MindaNews/02 February) – The highway is now a virtual sea. Hundreds of commuters between Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Norte were stranded Wednesday when the waters of Lake Mainit overflowed into the highway, rendering portions of the highway impassable.

Fund lack hounds rehab plans for Caraga’s infra, industries damaged by floods

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/22 January) — President Benigno C. Aquino III has ordered Caraga’s local officials to implement rehabilitation programs in the wake of the flooding that displaced thousands and took… »

Flood Aftermath: Clean up

Jesus Labiaga shovels the dirt out of his house in Purok Durian, Barangay Darong in Sta. Cruz town on Friday, Jan. 21. Labiaga survived last Monday’s flashflood but his house… »

COMMENTARY: Gensan flooding: Who is to blame? By Edwin G. Espejo

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/19 January) — Before somebody else jumps on the gun and blames climate change as the culprit behind the flooding the city has experienced over the last… »

Flooded hi-way in Davao Sur cleared of mud, debris

DARONG, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur (MindaNews/19 January) – Workers from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) had cleared the highway here of mud and debris carried along… »


RESCUED. Rescuers help carry an elderly man across a stream in Barangay Darong, Sta. Cruz,  Davao del Sur on Tuesday, January 18.  Flash floods the night before swept away at… »

Caraga Region records highest number of people affected by floods

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/06 January) – Caraga Region in Northeastern Mindanao got the highest number of people affected by floods spawned by heavy rains since last week, the National Disaster Risk… »

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