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Ship with 600 passengers goes adrift after engine conks out off Siquijor

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Lazi, Siquijor

A Trans Asia passenger ship carrying over 600 passengers went adrift after its engine stalled around midnight Sunday at around 20 nautical miles from Lazi, Siquijor.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Flooding leaves 2 dead, 5 missing in Negros Oriental

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A FISHING boat lies on its side after it was battered by strong waves brought about by the southwest monsoon that hit Bayawan City and neighboring areas in Negros Oriental on Sunday. MICHAEL OCAMPO/CONTRIBUTOR

Two persons were confirmed dead and five others were missing as thousands of families were affected by the flooding caused by heavy rain in some parts of the Negros island.

Posted: October 7th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

228 saved in Dumaguete sea mishap

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DUMAGUETE DRAMA Rescuers pull heavy ropes tied to a raft carrying passengers of the MV Zamboanga  which ran aground some 50 meters away from Dumaguete City’s Rizal Boulevard on Thursday. Heavy seas spawned by Tropical Depression “Auring” forced the passenger ferry of George and Peter Lines to miss berthing at the Dumaguete pier. MELISSA ALEXANDRA PAL/INQUIRER VISAYAS

A passenger vessel ran aground Thursday after being hammered by strong winds and waves spawned by a tropical depression, but all 228 passengers—many of them students returning to this university town from the holidays—were rescued unharmed, authorities said.

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Boy swept away by river; 228 survive as ship runs aground due to ‘Auring’

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Dumaguete residents help in the rescue of passengers of the MV Zamboanga ferry, which ran aground Thursday morning off the coast of the city. FILE PHOTO

A passenger vessel ran aground on Thursday, after being hammered by strong winds and waves spawned by tropical depression Auring, but all 228 passengers—many of them students returning to this university town from the holidays—were rescued unharmed, authorities said.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

3 virtual ghost towns as terrified residents refuse to go home

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Earthquake site in La Libertad INQUIRER PHOTO/ ALANAH TORRALBA

Tayasan, Jimalalud and La Libertad have turned into virtual ghost towns as people refuse to go back to their homes in the coastal villages, shaken by continued aftershocks four days after a strong earthquake struck the province.

Posted: February 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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