By Mar S. Arguelles
, Shiena Barrameda
The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Bicol has stopped its search and rescue (SAR) operation for seven missing passengers of the MV Lady of Mount Carmel that sank off Burias Island in Masbate on Friday and transferred the task of monitoring shorelines in the coastal villages of Aroroy town in Masbate to the community for floating bodies or debris.
Eight fishermen were reunited with their families in Bolinao town in Pangasinan province on Sunday, after spending four days in a boat drifting in turbulent seas without contact from shore.
By Frinston L. Lim
Clutching Philippine and American flags, hundreds of pupils from this typhoon-devastated town greeted officials of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) who came to their school on Friday to distribute some P1.2 million worth of school supplies.
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan—The agriculture town of Pozorrubio has taken steps toward promoting and developing organic farming, starting with the passage of an ordinance that mandates the local government to provide funds for the venture. The Pozorrubio town council has submitted the ordinance, titled “An ordinance institutionalizing, promoting and developing organic farming in Pozorrubio,” to the [...]
Divers found at least eight holes in the hull of a ship that nearly sank 10 nautical miles from the Iloilo port on Saturday.
Due to lack of space for social and economic uses, the city government has asked Vice President Jejomar Binay to endorse to the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) its claim over 1,000 hectares of land that forms part of the Clark free port.
By Mar Arguelles
Search and rescue (SAR) operations in the waters off Burias Island of Masbate continued on Sunday but with no success in finding the remaining seven missing passengers of the ill-fated MV Lady of Mount Carmel.
The city government plans to reclaim unprofitable or abandoned fishponds to develop new business growth centers, and decongest downtown Dagupan, acting Mayor Belen Fernandez said on Friday.
At 84, Mariano Molina is both the oldest and newest inmate of the Baguio City Jail, serving a term of more than two years for a grave coercion conviction in February.
By Chito O. Aragon
A Frenchman was taken into custody after he was caught bringing in two girls, one of them a minor, to his hotel room on Saturday afternoon.
David Anas almost fell on his knees after learning that his group, the Cagayan de Oro Airport SkyCap Multipurpose cooperative, will not be part of the team that will move to the new Laguindingan Airport.
A 1-year-old boy died while another was hurt in a fire that razed seven houses in Urdaneta City on Friday night, reports from the police and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said.
By Leilani Adriano
Former US Peace Corps volunteer Julia Crowley loves to ride her bicycle under the canopy of trees in Ilocos Norte that has been her home for two and a half years.