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‘Ompong’ to affect 5.2 million people – NDRRMC

Over five million Filipinos living in the path of typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut) are expected to be affected by the wrath of the most powerful storm to hit the country this year, a disaster official said Friday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarSep 14th, 2018

At least 1.4 million affected by Typhoon Ompong

MANILA, Philippines – At least 1.4 million people have now been affected by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) as of Thursday morning, September 20, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). A total of 345,158 families or 1,436,997 people were affected from 4,216 barangays in the Ilocos Region, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Over a million now affected by Typhoon Ompong

MANILA, Philippines – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the number of people affected by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)  has risen to more than a million as of Wednesday morning, September 19. A total of 264,304 families or 1,096,799 individuals were affected from 3,780 barangays in the Ilocos ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Typhoon Ompong affects over 800,000

MANILA, Philippines – Over 800,000 people have been affected by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) as of Tuesday, September 18, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). A total of 218,492 families or 893,944 individuals were affected from 3,237 barangays in the Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Over 500,000 affected by Typhoon Ompong

  MANILA, Philippines – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said the number of people affected by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) has risen to more than half a million as of Monday morning, September 17. A total of 147,540 families or 591,762 individuals were affected from the Ilocos Region, Cagayan ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Typhoon pounds south China after killing 64 in Philippines

Published @ 3:34 p.m., Sept. 16, 2018 | Updated @ 12:14 p.m., Sept. 17, 2018 HONG KONG --- Typhoon "Mangkhut" barreled into southern China on Sunday, killing two people after lashing the Philippines (where it was known as "Ompong') with strong winds and heavy rain that left at least 64 dead and dozens more feared buried in a landslide. More than 2.4 million people had been evacuated in southern China's Guangdong province by Sunday evening to flee the massive typhoon and nearly 50,000 fishing boats were called back to port, state media reported. It threatened to be the strongest typhoon to hit Hong Kong in nearly two decades. "Prepare for the worst," Hong Kong Security Minist...Keep on reading: Typhoon pounds south China after killing 64 in Philippines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

At least 250,000 people affected by Ompong

A quarter million of Filipinos were affected by Typhoon Ompong, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

'ReliefPH: Help victims of Typhoon Ompong

Bookmark and refresh this page for updates MANILA, Philippines –  Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) made landfall early Saturday morning, September 15, affecting parts of northern Luzon. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council earlier estimated that at least 5.2 million people are in the path of the typhoon. As of Saturday morning , at least 31,631 families, or ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

P6.1-M medical aid given to Typhoon Ompong victims

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health said on Saturday, September 15, that it will give P6.1 million worth of assistance for people affected by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) in the Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). In a statement issued at 6 pm on Saturday, the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

‘Ompong’ brings howling winds to Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY---- Fallen acacia trees along the national highway and galvanized iron sheets torn from several houses and schools greeted residents of Ilocos Norte on Saturday morning, Sept. 15, as Typhoon "Ompong" (international name: Mangkhut) brought strong winds and rain here. Some of the trees smashed cars. Government work crew tasked to clear roads have begun to inspect some areas of the province but howling winds prevented them from venturing any further. Power outages affect most towns as well as telephone and internet signals. About 9,000 people mostly from coastal areas have since moved to evacuation centers before the storm hit. On Friday morning in Badoc town, ...Keep on reading: ‘Ompong’ brings howling winds to Ilocos Norte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Ferocious ‘Ompong’ plows through rain-soaked northern Luzon

TUGUEGARAO CITY --- Typhoon "Ompong" (international name: Mangkhut) slammed into the Philippines' northeastern coast early Saturday, its ferocious winds and blinding rain ripping off tin roof sheets and knocking out power, and plowed through the agricultural region at the start of the onslaught. The typhoon made landfall before dawn in the coastal town of Baggao in Cagayan province on the northern tip of Luzon Island, a breadbasket of flood-prone rice plains and mountain provinces often hit by landslides. More than 5 million people were at risk from the storm, which the Hawaii-based Joint Typhoon Warning Center categorizes as a super typhoon with powerful winds and gusts equivalen...Keep on reading: Ferocious ‘Ompong’ plows through rain-soaked northern Luzon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Looking back: ‘Yolanda’ kills thousands in central Philippines

TACLOBAN, Philippines --- Filipinos are facing the powerful Typhoon "Ompong" (international name: Mangkhut) with the memory of another devastating storm still fresh in their minds. Nearly five years ago, Typhoon "Yolanda" (Haiyan) left more than 7,300 people dead or missing, flattened entire villages, swept ships inland and displaced more than 5 million in the central Philippines --- well to the south of Ompong's path. Yolanda demolished about a million houses and displaced more than 4 million people in one of the country's poorest regions. The Associated Press is republishing this Nov. 13, 2013, story written by Todd Pitman in Tacloban, the city hardest hit by the typhoon. ...Keep on reading: Looking back: ‘Yolanda’ kills thousands in central Philippines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Over a million now affected by monsoon rain, floods

MANILA, Philippines – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the number of people affected by rain and floods from the enhanced southwest monsoon or hanging habagat has risen to more than a million. There were 1,420,802 residents or 342,669 families affected from 954 barangays in the Ilocos Region, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

New head of Spanish federation upset over World Cup trip

MADRID --- The new president of the Spanish soccer federation has attacked the past administration for paying about $2 million to take more than 150 people to Russia during the World Cup, saying the expense could even affect the prize money for the players. Luis Rubiales said he found out the federation gave an eight-day trip to local officials and sponsors. "I'm very upset," Rubiales said. "This is going to affect the negotiations of the (World Cup) prize. If it was a trip of three days instead of an eight-day vacation, then we would have a bigger margin that could return to the players." Rubiales said the trip cannot be canceled and the money cannot be reimbursed. Those invited f...Keep on reading: New head of Spanish federation upset over World Cup trip.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Know about illegal drugs and their ill-effects

WHAT’S WITH DRUGS that make the world so deeply concerned about people using them? In the Philippines alone, an estimated four to seven million of its 104 million populations are said to be using prohibited drugs. As a campaign promise, President Rodrigo Duterte has made the crackdown on illegal drugs a centerpiece of his administration — for which he has been chastised from all fronts, in and out of the country. Drug addiction, no doubt, has severely affected society, cutting across all socio-economic echelons and demographics. No one can deny that drug addiction is a societal menace, resulting in countless crimes, financial problems, and broken relationships, both with families and friends. Here’s a glimpse of what the common prohibited drugs are and how they affect the body and mind. According to a primer of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) posted on its website, drugs are chemical substances that affect the normal functioning of the body, either physically and/or psychologically. Not all drugs are illegal, it says. The caffeine in coffee, the nicotine in cigarettes, and alcohol are technically legal drugs. Medicines are pharmaceutical drugs used to treat or prevent illnesses. They are legal, although they could also be abused. The ones people should totally shun are the illegal drugs because they alter a person’s mood, thinking, and behavior. All illegal drugs have immediate physical effects, and they also hinder psychological and emotional development, especially among young people, says the UNODC. Drugs cloud a user’s judgment, making him/her take more risks, for instance having unsafe sex that could lead one to contract sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS. The effects of illegal drugs do not last long. When they wear off, a user gets depressed, lonely and sick, appears confused, sweats a lot, has red eyes, and neglects his/her physical appearance and then comes the irrational craving. The following are the most common prohibited drugs and how they affect their users: Methamphetamine Methamphetamine, also known as Shabu, also goes by the names Crack meth, Ice, Crystal meth, Tik, and Yaba. Methamphetamine belongs to a group of drugs called amphetamine-type stimulants. Like ecstasy, it is manufactured in illegal laboratories and sold in powder, tablet or crystal form. It could be swallowed, sniffed, smoked or injected. The UNODC says meth produces a feeling of physical and mental well-being, euphoria, and exhilaration. Users experience a temporary boost in energy, often perceived to improve their performance of manual or mental tasks, along with delayed hunger and fatigue. At times, they become more aggressive and violent. Over the short term, users tend to lose their appetite, start to breathe faster, and sweat due to increased heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature. Taking in large doses would make users feel restless and irritable and could induce panic attacks. Taking in excessive doses could result in convulsions, seizures, and death from respiratory failure, stroke or heart failure. Long-term use could also lead to malnutrition, weight loss, and psychological dependence and stopping its use results in a long period of sleep, followed by depression. Ecstasy Ecstasy goes around by the names E, Snackies and New Yorkers. The drug, usually made in illegal laboratories, consists of a range of substances that make it dangerous to consume. It comes in the form of tablet, powder or capsule and is usually swallowed, but could also be snorted or injected. Ecstasy increases users’ empathy levels and induces a feeling of closeness to people around them. It makes them feel more sociable and energetic. Short-term use of ecstasy prompts the body to ignore distress signals such as dehydration, dizziness, and exhaustion, and interferes with the body’s ability to regulate temperature. It could also severely damage the liver and kidneys and could cause convulsions and heart failure. In large doses, ecstasy could cause restlessness, anxiety and severe hallucinations. Long-term use damages certain parts of the brain, bringing about serious depression and memory loss. Cannabis Sativa Cannabis is known by many names – Bongo, Ganja, Grass, Pot or Thai sticks. Its most famous name, however, is Marijuana, or Mary Jane. Cannabis, a tobacco-like greenish or brownish substance made of dried flowering tops and leaves of the cannabis plant, is usually smoked, but its resin and oil could also be swallowed or brewed in tea. According to the UNODC, cannabis smoke contains 50 percent more tar than high-tar cigarettes, putting users at an increased risk of lung cancer and other respiratory diseases. After taking cannabis, users feel relaxed and sometimes euphoric, with an intensified sense of sight, smell, taste, and hearing. Short-term use makes them experience increased appetite and pulse rate, and an impaired ability to perform physical and mental tasks, such as driving a car and thinking logically. With large doses, users’ thinking slows down and they become confused and have bouts of anxiety, panic, and psychotic episodes. The UNODC said that regular users of cannabis run the risk of developing psychological dependence to the point that they lose interest in all other activities, such as work and personal relationships. Cocaine Cocaine is known as Crack, Bazooka, Blanche, Cake, Coke or Lady. It is a fine white or off-white powder extracted from the leaves of the coca plant. The UNODC said that on the street, cocaine is diluted with other substances, such as ammonia or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), to increase its quantity and produce crack. Cocaine is usually sniffed or injected, while […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017

DoF worries over impact of mine closures on jobs, taxes

THE Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) is expected to convene next week to discuss the impact of the Environment department's order to shutter 23 mines in the country, a move which miners said would affect around 1.2 million people......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2017

Tolentino seeks complete rehab for Itogon, passage of land use act

Secretary Francis Tolentino, presidential adviser on political affairs, on Sunday called on Congress to pass the National Land Use Act in response to a landslide that killed more than 60 people in Itogon town in Benguet. Earlier, President Rodrigo Duterte had designated Tolentino as his “conduit” for the preparations and disaster response to Typhoon “Ompong,”… link: Tolentino seeks complete rehab for Itogon, passage of land use act.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News3 hr. 59 min. ago

Letters: Serve The People Brigade thanks friends and donors

Greetings! Sharing with you an update report on the support extended by the Cordillera Peoples Alliance, Cordillera Disaster Response and Development Services, and other members and volunteers of the Serve the People Brigade - Cordillera Disaster Response Network to communities heavily affected by typhoon Ompong......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated News11 hr. 59 min. ago

India launches ‘Modicare,’ world’s biggest health scheme

NEW DELHI, India --- India on Sunday launched the world's biggest health insurance scheme which Prime Minister Narendra Modi said would cover some 500 million poor people. The program, dubbed "Modicare," promises health cover worth 500,000 rupees ($6,900) to every poor family to treat serious ailments. The scheme is expected to cost the central and 29 state governments $1.6 billion per year in total. Funding will be increased gradually according to demand. Modi handed medical cards out at the launch in Ranchi, capital of the eastern state of Jharkhand, calling it a historic day for India. He called the scheme "a big step towards providing good quality and accessible healthcar...Keep on reading: India launches ‘Modicare,’ world’s biggest health scheme.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News12 hr. 59 min. ago

Aboitiz Foundation gives aid to over 3,000 Ompong victims

Photo from Aboitiz Foundation The Aboitiz Foundation has offered relief worth P3.7 million to more than 3,000 families in Northern Luzon who were affected by typhoon 'Ompong' (internation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News16 hr. 12 min. ago

NDRRMC: Half a million families affected by Typhoon ‘Ompong’

NDRRMC said that the total number of families affected by Typhoon “Ompong” has further risen to half a million families more than a week after the most powerful weather disturbance struck the country. NDRRMC: Half a million families affected by Typhoon ‘Ompong’ The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Sunday said that the… link: NDRRMC: Half a million families affected by Typhoon ‘Ompong’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News16 hr. 25 min. ago