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Filipino driver killed in crash in flooded Saudi street

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A Saudi laborer tries to clear a flooded street in northern Riyadh on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, after heavy rains fell overnight in the Saudi capital, causing floods and traffic jams and forcing the Saudi Education Ministry to suspend studies in schools and universities for one day. AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE

A 40-year-old Filipino truck driver was killed in a vehicular accident in Saudi Arabia caused by rare flash floods, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

EU envoy promotes disaster preparedness in Camarines Sur

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EU Ambassador Guy Ledoux   FILE PHOTO

The European Union (EU) envoy to the Philippines visited Camarines Sur on Tuesday to promote the importance of disaster preparedness.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

International flights into PH cancelled–DOTC

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Photo released by the Philippine Air Force shows vehicles lined up as they wait for floods to subside in Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday Aug. 20, 2013. Some of the Philippines' heaviest rains on record fell for a second day Tuesday, turning the capital's roads into rivers and trapping tens of thousands of people in homes and shelters. The government suspended all work except rescues and disaster response. AP/Philippine Air Force

International flights going into the country were cancelled anew Wednesday morning due to the continuous rains and floods brought by the southwest monsoon.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

US pledges $800,000 aid for ‘Maring’ victims

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Photo released by the Philippine Air Force shows flooded areas in Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday Aug. 20, 2013. Some of the Philippines' heaviest rains on record fell for a second day Tuesday, turning the capital's roads into rivers and trapping tens of thousands of people in homes and shelters. The government suspended all work except rescues and disaster response. AP/Philippine Air Force

The US offered $800,000 in financial assistance to victims of tropical storm “Maring” (international name: Trami), which left eight people dead and affected more than 600,000 people in Luzon.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PAL, Sea Air cancels morning flights—NAIA exec

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NAIA terminal 3. FILE PHOTO

Flights of Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Sea Air were cancelled Tuesday morning due to the continuous rains and floods brought by tropical storm “Maring.”

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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