Children were the most vulnerable victims of the New Year’s Eve “big bang” revelry, highlighted by the death of a 3-month-old who was hit by a stray bullet in Caoayan, Ilocos Sur province. The bullet pierced the head of Von Alexander Llagas as he slept beside his father, Valeriano, in their house in Barangay [...]
By Nikko Dizon
Government security forces are all set for Monday’s barangay (village) elections, with the Philippine National Police (PNP) saying there are no monitored threats meant to disrupt Election Day.
By Nikko Dizon
The number of people whose lives were disrupted by five days of monsoon rains generated by Tropical Storm “Maring” rose to 1.75 million on Thursday, with more than half a million of them, displaced from their homes by floods, huddled in evacuation centers.
By DJ Yap
, Tarra Quismundo
Hours before the voting ended, the Commission on Elections had placed the number of counting machines that broke down and needed replacement Monday at between 200 and 300, or less than 1 percent of the total—something that the head of the Comelec’s service provider considered typical in any automated polls.
By Kristine Felisse Mangunay
, Tina G. Santos
Long lines marked the job fair organized by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Public Employment and Services Office (Peso) on Wednesday at SM Megamall on Edsa in Mandaluyong City.
By Philip Tubeza
In much of the country, the trend was toward a significant reduction of firecracker-related injuries during the raucous New Year’s Eve celebrations, according to health officials.
Tropical Storm “Quinta” left at least nine people dead and four missing in a sweep across the Visayan and Bicol regions that sent flash floods rampaging in the lowlands and tens of thousands fleeing to safer grounds.
The electoral matchups in many parts of the country for 2013 show veteran politicians returning to the campaign trail to protect turf or to reclaim their old posts.
A minute-long 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit off the Philippine’s coast on Friday, triggering a tsunami warning for the eastern part of the archipelago and Indonesia, US seismologists said.
Catholics from different regions joined prayer rallies against the reproductive health (RH) bill after the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) urged the faithful to join Saturday’s “Solidarity March and Mass for Life Against the RH Bill.”
By Julie M. Aurelio
, Nancy C. Carvajal
It was a familiar sight this time of year: Students and farmers burning effigies of President Benigno Aquino and Uncle Sam. But they were stopped by police from getting close to the Batasang Pambansa complex to denounce the government’s alleged failure to improve the plight of workers, triggering a brief melee that left scores injured.
schools yesterday as water levels in central Luzon’s rivers rose and coastal villages were swamped by high tide, local officials said.
By Kristine L. Alave
The Visayas and Mindanao on Tuesday braced for Tropical Storm “Ramon,” which grew stronger and bigger as it approached southern Philippines.