Monday, December 29, 2014

‘Seniang’ death toll rises to 11

MANILA, Philippines -- Seniang, which was forecast to bring up to 15 millimeters (0.6 inches) of rain per hour, barreled through fishing and tourist areas on Tuesday, with about 1,700 people being evacuated ahead of its arrival. Five people were killed after a landslide buried a house in Tanauan town, Leyte province, the region's civil defense spokeswoman Blanche Gobenciong told AFP. "We are ... More here: ‘Seniang’ death toll rises to 11

DOTC vows smooth, orderly travel

MANILA, Philippines - The government will work for a more orderly exodus of travelers from Metro Manila for the New Year, especially after the problems at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 and the traffic congestion on expressways, MalacaƱang said yesterday. More here: DOTC vows smooth, orderly travel

‘Seniang’ strands hundreds in Visayas ports

ILOILO CITY, Philippines---About 3,000 passengers were stranded in Western Visayas on Monday as Tropical Storm Seniang (international name: Jangmi) hit parts of the Visayas and Mindanao. The Coast Guard suspended sea travel between Iloilo and Negros Occidental and between Iloilo and Guimaras after parts of Western Visayas were placed under storm signals. Also suspended were trips departing from ... More here: ‘Seniang’ strands hundreds in Visayas ports