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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 »

Quake kills 52 in Negros Oriental

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QUAKE PANIC Residents in Cebu City run scared as reports of a tsunami swept the city after a 6.9-magnitude earthquake shook the Central Visayas metropolis on Monday. The earthquake’s epicenter was placed near Tayasan town in Negros Oriental. The Philippines lies in the Pacific “Ring of Fire” and is prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. AFP

At least 52 people were killed when a 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit Negros and Cebu provinces shortly before noon Monday, causing landslides and huge cracks on highways, and violently shaking buildings, officials said.

Posted: February 7th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Death toll in strong quake rises to 40

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MAP of the Philippines locating the epicenter of a 6.8-magnitude quake Monday, Feb. 6, 2012.

At least 40 persons, including a nine-year-old girl, died in Negros Oriental during the 6.9-magnitude earthquake that hit the province and other areas shortly before noon Monday, local authorities here said.

Posted: February 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Dumaguete bans return of homes in riverbanks

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The Dumaguete City government has banned the rebuilding of homes along the Banica River where houses were destroyed by the Dec. 17 flash floods at the height of Tropical Storm “Sendong.”

Posted: January 5th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Ship marooned off Dumaguete to be retrieved—owners

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The owners of MV Ever Transport III, which capsized off the coast of Dumaguete City a week before Christmas, said they would retrieve their marooned vessel as soon as they sign a contract with a salvor, a Philippine Coast Guard official said Wednesday.

Posted: January 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Lawyer killed inside office

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A Dumaguete lawyer succumbed to bullet wounds Friday afternoon some three hours after he was shot by a still unidentified suspect inside his office here at 11 a.m.

Posted: August 6th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Dumaguete lawyer shot in office, in critical condition

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A Dumaguete lawyer is fighting for his life after a still unidentified assailant shot him several times inside his office here at around 11 a.m. Friday.

Posted: August 5th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

In Dumaguete antismoking rally, Aquino becomes ‘poster boy’

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DUMAGUETE CITY—President Benigno Aquino III has become a poster boy for antismoking advocates here. Antismoking groups, mostly students from Negros Oriental State University and the Foundation University, paraded around the city recently to celebrate the World No Tobacco Month while holding tarpaulins that bore the President’s photo holding a cigarette. The photo’s caption read “What [...]

Posted: July 10th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aquino is whipping boy of anti-smoking advocates

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President Benigno Aquino III has become a poster boy for anti-smoking advocates here.

Posted: July 1st, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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