Thursday, July 24, 2014

Maxene Magalona Stands Tall After A Break-Up

Two months after her split with nonshowbiz guy Chino Copuyoc, Kapuso actress Maxene Magalona wants to focus on herself and her career.

"I think the reason why I need to take a breather muna is I need to focus on myself first. Hindi ko masyado naaalagaan ang sarili ko. So I need to do that muna," she told Yahoo Philippines at the purple carpet of the Yahoo Celebrity Awards 2014, which she hosted with Robi Domingo last Friday, July 18

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Government still on alert for typhoon ‘Henry’

The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) is on blue alert status as Typhoon ‘Henry’ is still in the Philippine Area of Responsibility, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said on Monday.

Under the blue alert status, half of the personnel of all regional and municipal disaster risk reduction management offices, regional civil defense offices, and other concerned government agencies in would-be affected areas should be at their posts to monitor the situation.

The areas of concern for this alert are the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya and Batanes.

Lacierda said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is continuously monitoring the situation and disseminating weather bulletins and flood advisories, while the Department of Social Works and Development’s (DSWD) Municipal Disaster Response teams and Social Welfare Assistance and Municipal Development teams are on alert to be readily available for duty.

He noted that a P2,754,274 fund has been set aside and a total of 5,715 family food packs have been readied for distribution to evacuation centers.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), he said, is ready to clear roads in landslide- and flood-prone areas while the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has instructed its regional offices to roll out the pre-disaster risk assessment meetings, and advise governors to participate in such meetings.

The Philippine Coast Guard meanwhile has issued warnings to fisher folks to refrain from venturing into the sea, Lacierda said, adding that military and navy units in Tacloban are standing by for possible rescue operations.

As of 4 a.m. on Monday, the PAGASA has issued public storm warning signal no. 1 over the Batanes Group of Islands, Cagayan, Babuyan and Calayan Group of Islands.

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