Saturday, January 24, 2009

News: Floods Damage P117 Million in Crops

Disaster officials estimated the damage on infrastructure in Libjo town in Dinagat Island at P2.1 million.

Figures from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional office here said at least 68,696 people were forced out of their homes when flashfloods hit 341 barangays in 34 towns and four cities in the region last week. More...

Saturday, January 17, 2009

News: 106 Houses Swept Away by Landslides

Some 106 houses were totally destroyed in four provinces in Caraga Region after almost a week of continuous rains that caused swelling of rivers and loosening of the soil in mountainous areas all over the region.

A report from the Regional Disaster Coordinating Council (RDCC) at 9 a.m. today said the 106 houses were totally damaged while another 531 were partially destroyed in the municipalities of Cagdianao, Libjo, San Jose and Tubajon in Dinagat Islands province, Carmen, Jabonga, Nasipit, in the province of Agusan del Norte; Esperanza, Trento, Veruela, in Agusan del Sur; and Alegria and Surigao City, in Surigao del Norte. More...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

News: One dead as Motorboat Capsizes

A woman died while her husband was successfully rescued when their motorboat capsized off the shores of Dinagat Islands early Monday morning, a police official said on Tuesday.

Veronica Pepoy, 52, drowned after big waves tipped off their motorboat off Sitio (sub-village) Janus, Barangay (village) Poblacion in Cagdianao town, said Chief Superintendent Jaime Milla, director of police regional office 13. More...