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3 hrs ago | Voice of America
Smoke billows from the crater of Mayon volcano, one of the country's most active volcanoes, in Albay province about 550 kilometers southeast of Manila, Philippines, Feb. 26, 2014. The Philippines has begun a forced evacuation of residents near the country's most active volcano, which officials warn is glowing red and could soon erupt.
6 hrs ago | International Business Times
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby , Senior Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner , Imam Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra and Sayeeda Warsi react together at the close of a vigil outside Westminster Abbey in central London September 3, 2014. Religious leaders attended the vigil to unite against human rights violations in Iraq.
10 hrs ago | Sun-Star
Three suspected members of the New People's Army were killed while two government soldiers were wounded in an encounter Sunday in Davao del Norte. Eastern Mindanao Command public information officer Captain Alberto Caber said the Philippine Army's 72nd Infantry Battalion has yet to identify the three rebels killed in the encounter.
14 hrs ago | Sun-Star
The death toll from the ferry that sank off Leyte on Saturday evening reached eight after the Philippine Navy recovered five more bodies on Monday. The roll-on-roll-off vessel M/V Maharlika II began to list in choppy water and strong winds off San Ricardo in Southern Leyte last Saturday.
18 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News
MANILA, Philippines Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Robinsons Gourmet Food and Beverage, Inc., is bringing European coffee brand Costa Coffee to the Philippines. Robinsons Retail said it recently signed an international distribution agreement for the supply of Costa Coffee beans and operations of Costa Coffee shops in the country.
21 hrs ago | Newkerala.com
The toll from the sinking of a ship off Panaoan island in the central Philippine province of Southern Leyte has climbed to six, the Philippine Navy said Monday. Marineth Domingo, spokesman of the Philippine Navy, said Navy personnel have retrieved three more bodies during their search and rescue operations, Xinhua reported.
MANILA Typhoon ''Luis'' is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility before noon Monday, state weather bureau PAGASA said. PAGASA said Luis, which has left a trail of destruction in Northern Luzon, was already 100 kilometers west northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, over the West Philippine Sea, as of 4 a.m. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said 3,045 people fled their homes in Isabela, Cagayan, Aurora, Apayao, Mt.
A GROUP of architects set out to paint a 50-meter wall in Mandaue City with images of countryside life. Richard Abella, president of the United Architects of the Philippines -Datu Lapu-Lapu Chapter, said the mural they are working on aims to convey the need to protect the environment.
FIGHTING against illegal miners and loggers may have cost the life of a tribal leader who was killed in an upland village in Cagayan de Oro, authorities said Sunday. Senior Inspector Allan Curato, Lumbia police chief, said they are looking at the angle of illegal mining and logging activities as the primary motive in the killing of Fausto Orasan, who's also known as Datu Sandigan.
MANILA, Philippines Getting health and accident insurance isn't very popular in the country because most Filipinos do not prioritize preparing for illnesses or accidents. But Jenny del Mundo, agency fundamental head at Sun Life Financial, said being insured is the most practical way to prepare for unforeseen incidents.
In this Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 photo released by the Philippine National Red Cross Surigao Del Norte Chapter, survivors from the ferry M/V Maharlika II that sank after encountering steering problems, keep themselves warm with blankets as they arrive at the Lipata Port Terminal in Surigao city, central Philippines.
Coast Guard authorities here cannot how many passengers were actually on board the ill-fated ship MV Maharlika which sank off Pintuyan town in Southern Leyte Saturday night, September 13. Capt. Joseph Coyme, Deputy District Commander for Nothern Mindanao of the Philippines Coast Guard, said that as of 11 a.m. Sunday, three persons had been confirmed dead while 110 were rescued.
Rescuers saved about 100 people overnight and recovered two bodies from a ferry that sank in rough seas after encountering steering trouble in the central Philippines, officials said Sunday. Coast guard Capt.
Rain and strong winds unleashed in Bantayan as side effects of Typhoon Luis prompted Mayor Ian Christopher Escario to warn fishermen Saturday not to go out to sea. "Sukad adtong Yolanda maminaw na man sila ," said the mayor's executive assistant Marlon Pacana.
Rescuers saved at least 34 of the 84 people on board an inter-island ferry that is believed to have sunk late Saturday after encountering engine problems in bad weather in the central Philippines, officials said. The skipper of the M/V Maharlika II ordered its 58 passengers and his 25 crewmen to abandon the ferry after it began to list in choppy waters and strong winds midway through its trip off Southern Leyte province, Office of Civil Defense director Blanche Gobenciong and coast guard personnel said.
At least 29 people are missing after a ferry sank in the waters off the central Philippines in bad weather Saturday, the government's civil defense office said. A rescue operation is ongoing off the southeast coast following the sinking of the MV Maharlika, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:29 pm
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