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For Marikina, It's Not Ondoy All Over Again—It Could Be Worse

Marikina River has officially exceeded the level it reached during the onslaught of Typhoon Ondoy in 2009.
On Wednesday night, November 11, no one in Marikina slept. Howling winds and torrential rains battered almost every corner of Luzon, and in Marikina, the rain collected in the living rooms of thousands of residents. After an endless night of rising water

PSA: Here's Your Typhoon Safety Guide

Be prepared.
The Philippines is battered by an average of 20 storms in a year which means that disaster-preparedness is a must for its 100 million people who have been through some of the worst in the world.Most of the strong typhoons hit the

Here's Why You Shouldn't Turn Off Those "Annoying" NDRRMC Alerts

Here's why it's actually a good thing.
A series of emergency warnings jolted mobile phones overnight, from storm surge warnings to storm signals due to Typhoon Ulysses (international name: Vamco). Who's behind it? Twitterverse's textmate, the NDRRMC. The government's disaster response council made it to the top trends on Twitter on Wednesday, November 11, as people

This is How You Can Help the Animals Near Taal Volcano

They're in need of rescuing, too.
With thousands of displaced residents following the "phreatic explosion" of Taal Volcano on January 12, a number of pet cats and dogs and farm animals have also been affected by this calamity. It is unfortunate that some pets were left behind during

You Have the Legal Right to Refuse to Work in Times of Emergency

If you feel that it's dangerous for you to travel, stay home.
The National Wages and Productivity Commission, an agency under the Department of Labor and Employment, has recently posted on Facebook about "workers' right to refuse unsafe work."Citing Republic Act No. 11058, or "An Act Strengthening Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards


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Racing to beat that 5pm deadline or perhaps the rush hour? Keep calm and listen to Icona Pop. The sassy girl duo’s got a new high energy track featuring Swedish artist Erik Hassle that will help you keep up the momentum. Well,

5 Things To Do During A Typhoon

Safe and dry? Here's a list of things you can do right now.
Consider yourself lucky because you’re safe, dry, flood-free, and probably enjoying a hot cup of cocoa while others are losing their homes due to the flood. Before you do another Instagram post on what you’re eating right now, better take advantage of