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Sea search for ferry sinking victims ends

THE MV Maharlika 4 takes part in operations to rescue passengers of its sister ferry, MV Maharlika 2. 

Relatives of victims and survivors of the sinking of a government-owned ferry are protesting what they said was the incompetence with which authorities handled the disaster, which killed at least eight passengers.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

‘Gentle eruption’ rocks Mayon

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HOT  Glowing lava cascades down Mayon Volcano in this shot taken from Legazpi City in Albay province. Authorities have evacuated thousands of residents at the foot of the country’s most active volcano in anticipation of a possible deadly eruption within weeks, according to Phivolcs. Safe areas for viewing have been designated for tourists who are expected to come in droves like in the 2009 eruption.  AFP

More than 30,000 people fled their homes on Wednesday as Mayon Volcano continued to send huge lava fragments down its slopes in what volcanologists called “gentle eruption.”

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Bishop urges Albay folk to pray ‘Oratio Imperata’ for deliverance


The bishop of the Diocese of Legazpi City urged Catholics on Wednesday to recite in churches the “Oratio Imperata” (mandatory prayer) for deliverance from calamities as the Mayon Volcano vomited lava, sending thousands of residents fleeing their homes.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Where tourists can view glowing lava


Albay Gov. Joey Salceda believes the activity on Mayon Volcano would not affect tourism in the province despite an advisory issued by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) prohibiting activities near the volcano.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Carlos Bulosan legacy lives on

TERESITA DACPANO, head of the information and publication office of the University of Eastern Pangasinan, with the memorabilia on Carlos Bulosan displayed at the UEP Museum in Binalonan, Pangasinan. photo by Gabriel Cardinoza

Fifty-eight years after his death in 1956, writer Carlos Bulosan continues to inspire his town mates in Binalonan town in Pangasinan province.   “Of course, we are very proud of him. He is our hero and he is an inspiration to the people,” said Teresita Dacpano, head of information and publication office of the University […]

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »