Air, ground, and cyber war

Mahar Mangahas - @inquirerdotnet 05/14/2022

The nature of Philippine national elections has been radically changed by the arrival of cyber war: the individualized targeting of social-media messages to millions of voters, framed by applying Artificial Intelligence to their likes and dislikes, in…

Leyte town mulls declaring landslide-hit village as ‘no-build zone’

Joey Gabieta 04/18/2022

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Philippines — The mayor of Abuyog town in Leyte province is planning to declare Barangay Pilar a “no man’s land” after 80 percent of the village was covered with rocks and soil during a…

Rama orders preparation of evacuation sites

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has ordered the preparation of evacuation sites in the city in case of flooding and landslide.  Rama told CDN Digital that the city had to prepare for anything…

Talisay police: Manipis road still closed to motorists

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 04/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Policemen will continue to monitor a road in Sitio Langoyon, Barangay Manipis in Talisay City to prevent motorists from passing through the area because of the danger of possible landslides due to the rains…

11 buried by landslide in Agusan del Sur at height of typhoon; 4 bodies recovered

Chris Panganiban 12/18/2021

SAN FRANCISCO, AGUSAN DEL SUR – Eleven members of a family in Sibagat, Agusan del Sur were buried by a landslide as they were heading to an evacuation center on Thursday amid the onslaught of Typhoon Odette.…

Talisay closes Manipis to Camp IV roads from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. due to landslides

Mae Fhel Gom-os 10/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Talisay City government has decided to temporarily close the road along Barangays Manipis and Camp IV from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. due to the continuing landslides in the area. Alvin Santillana,…

Samsam reminds constituents to be ready for evacuation amid Monday downpour

Mae Fhel Gom-os 09/20/2021

  MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – After a heavy downpour in Metro Cebu on Monday morning, September 20, 2021, Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas is reminding his constituents to be ready to be evacuated if the need…

Heavy Thursday downpour causes floods, mini landslide in Cebu City

Dyrecka Letigio, Paul Lauro 09/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Heavy rains on Thursday, September 16, 2021, flooded the streets and caused a mini landslide in Cebu City. The heavy rains were most likely brought by a low-pressure area forming inside the Philippine…

Sitio Mahayahay in Pardo, Cebu City considered hazard area for landslides, rockslides

Dyrecka Letigio 09/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Central Visayas (MGB-7) has marked Sitio Mahayahay in Barangay Poblacion Pardo, Cebu City as a hazard area prone to landslides and rockslides. In a letter to Pardo…

Rescuers fight time, weather in Japan landslide; some 80 missing

Reuters 07/05/2021

TOKYO — More than a thousand Japanese rescuers combed through crumbled houses and buried roads on Monday two days after landslides tore through a seaside city, fighting time and poor weather to search for some 80 people…

Two feared dead, 20 missing in Japan as torrential rains unleash landslides – NHK

Reuters 07/04/2021

TOKYO — At least two people were feared dead on Saturday after landslides triggered by heavy rains hit the central Japanese city of Atami, where about 20 people were still missing, public broadcaster NHK said. Prime Minister…

Manipis-Toledo road reopened

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas has reopened the Manipis-Toledo road after a landslide on Tuesday night prompted the city government to close the road from motorists. On a Facebook post, Gullas…

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