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NDRRMC: Dead in Holy Week accidents now 23

Police and rescuers inspect a passenger bus after it rammed into a cargo truck early Wednesday, April 16, 2014 along a highway at Libmanan township, Camarines Sur province, south of Manila, Philippines. Police said at least five passengers, including a child, were killed and 15 others were injured in the accident Wednesday which came as Filipinos flock to their hometowns for the Holy Week break. AP FILE PHOTO

At least 23 died while 99 were hurt in separate incidents ‎as the Holy Week draws to a close, the disaster mitigation council said Sunday.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

292 missing, 3 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

South Korea rescue helicopter and fishing boats try to rescue passengers from a passenger ship in water off the southern coast in South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The South Korean passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, including many high school students, is sinking off the country's southern coast Wednesday after sending a distress call, officials said. There are no immediate reports of causalities. AP/Yonhap

Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea’s southern coast, killing at least two and injuring 14, officials said.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

SUV in Binay convoy falls into ravine in Ifugao; 3 hurt

Vice President Jejomar Binay. FILE PHOTO

At least three people were injured after the convoy of Vice President Jejomar Binay plunged into a ravine while traversing a road in Banaue, Ifugao province before noon Friday.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

7 killed in Malabon fire, one of city’s worst


A 72-year-old man, his daughter and his five grandchildren, including a 2-year-old baby, were killed in a fire that also left about 200 families homeless in Malabon City early Wednesday.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

22 so far dead in Agusan del Sur floods, mudslides in past 2 weeks


Floods and mudslides spawned by nearly two weeks of relentless rains already claimed the lives of 22 people and displaced more than 50,000 families or 308,045 people in the five-province Caraga Region alone.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Up to 40 people hurt as truck plunges into ravine in Cebu

cebu map

A government-owned truck in Moalboal town, carrying 30 to 40 people, fell into a 7-meter-deep ravine in Barangay (village) Lawaan, Alcantara, some 85 kilometers southwest of this city at around noon Thursday.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

4 Tagum fishermen drift at sea for 3 days after being swept away by flood


Twenty-nine-year-old fisherman Marvin Borganio was happily harvesting bamboo along the Liboganon River in Barangay (village) Busaon in Tagum City with fellow fishermen Rolan Gasipong, 25; Jomar Romuteho, 23; and Kenneth Bordanio, 14, who volunteered to help, on Jan. 10, when water suddenly rose and swept them away into the open sea.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

11 hurt in weekend van crash in Compostela Valley

Photo taken from google maps

Eleven people were injured when a van slammed into a parked truck along the Davao-Agusan highway in Montevista town, Compostela Valley, on Saturday morning, the police on Sunday said.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Firecracker-related injuries higher in 2014–DOH

A boy injured by a firecracker weeps at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila early on January 1, 2014, after New Year's celebrations. AFP/NOEL CELIS

Compared to last year, cases of revelry-related injuries are higher by five-percent in 2014 as the latest count shot up to 962 on Saturday, a health official said.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Latest `Yolanda’ death toll hits 6,166


Ten more bodies had been recovered from the rubble since Dec. 29, bringing the death toll from supertyphoon ‘‘Yolanda’’ to 6,166 as of Friday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported.

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

New Year’s Eve tally of injuries increasing


Police in Ilocos Sur province on Thursday formed a task force to look for a person who fired the gun whose bullet killed 3-month-old Von Alexander Llagas in Caoayan town on New Year’s Eve as more cases of stray-bullet injuries were reported across the country.

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Stray bullet kills baby

A boy cries as he is treated for his wounds after being injured in a firecracker explosion following the raucous celebration to welcome the New Year Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014, in Manila. 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.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

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 [...]

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bus driver in Skyway accident is 20th fatality


The driver of the ill-fated Don Mariano bus that fell off Skyway died in the hospital early Monday night, becoming the 20th fatality in the December 16 accident.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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  2. Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness
  3. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  4. Plunder complaint filed vs PNP chief, firearms office head over license delivery deal
  5. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  6. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  7. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  10. Boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Indonesia international school
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


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  • 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  • Napoles surgery in Makati hospital successful
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  • Sports

  • Mixers trim Aces; Painters repulse Bolts
  • Donaire junks Garcia as coach, taps father
  • ’Bye Ginebra: No heavy heart this time
  • UAAP board tackles new rules
  • Baguio climb to decide Le Tour de Filipinas
  • Lifestyle

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  • Homemade yogurt, bread blended with pizza, even ramen
  • Visiting chefs from Denmark get creative with ‘ube,’ ‘ buko,’ ‘calamansi,’ mangoes
  • Salted baked potatoes
  • A first in a mall: Authentic Greek yogurt–made fresh in front of diners
  • Entertainment

  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Practical Phytos plans his future
  • In love … with acting
  • From prison to the peak of success
  • ‘Asedillo’ location thrives
  • Business

  • This time, BIR goes after florists
  • Philippine Airlines to stop shipment of shark fins
  • PH banks not ready for Asean integration
  • Stocks down on profit-taking
  • Banks allowed to use ‘cloud’
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  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
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  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

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  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
  • Obama arrives in Tokyo, first stop of 4-nation tour
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