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‘Yolanda’ death toll now at 5,786


Nearly a month after it pummelled central Philippines, deaths from Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) rose to 5,786 on Friday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Tropical storm ‘Nando’ claims 1 fatality in Samar


Tropical storm “Nando” (international name: Kong-Rey) claimed its first casualty, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Wednesday.

Posted: August 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Labuyo’ wrath leaves 1 dead, banana farms destroyed in Davao del Sur


Flooding and strong wind wrought by Typhoon “Labuyo” left one person dead and several hectares of farmland devastated in Matanao, Davao del Sur.

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Italy prepares mass funeral for 38 killed in coach crash

Prime Minister Enrico Letta AP PHOTO

Prime Minister Enrico Letta will join bereaved relatives at a mass funeral Tuesday for the 38 people killed in Italy when a coach plunged off a viaduct near Naples.

Posted: July 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Zero alert status maintained on Mayon—Phivolcs

Mount Mayon, one of the Philippines’ most active volcanoes, rumbled to life after daybreak on Tuesday, spewing ash and rocks at 27 surprised climbers, killing five and injuring others.  AFP FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology on Wednesday maintained its zero alert status on Mayon Volcano, indicating no imminent eruption a day after steam-driven explosions rocked the volcano and left five trekkers, including four German nationals dead.

Posted: May 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

3 hurt as school service van hits gutter, lamppost


The driver of a private van might have been rushing to get his young passengers to school on time when the vehicle hit a road gutter, slammed into a lamppost and fell on its side in Pasig City on Monday morning.

Posted: March 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Sleepless miner recounts seeing friends buried alive


“Every time I close my eyes, I keep seeing my friends and fellow workers who died,” recounted Rodrigo, who said that he had not slept for the past two days.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Five Americans killed in Peru helicopter crash: prosecutor


A helicopter used by an oil and mining company crashed into a commercial building in a village in northern Peru on Monday, killing at least seven people, including five Americans, an official said.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

7-year-old girl hit by stray bullet dies

Stray bullet victim Stephanie Nicole Ella (rigthmost) poses for a photo with other children on New Year's Eve. Complimentary photo

Stephanie Nicole Ella, the seven-year-old child who was hit by a stray bullet while watching fireworks outside her Caloocan City home, has passed died, officials said Wednesday.

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Number of missing in New Bataan may exceed figure on list, says mayor

TWISTED steel and bare beams are all that are left of the public transportation terminal in Compostela town, which was one of the areas hardest hit by Typhoon “Pablo.” GERMELINA LACORTE

The number of missing persons here, many of whom now have slim chances of survival, could actually be more than what is reflected in the list of those who disappeared in the aftermath of typhoon “Pablo,” this town’s mayor said.

Posted: December 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Floods hit 14 Sultan Kudarat villages, 1 dead


An elderly woman died Sunday night as floodwaters spawned by rains engulfed at least 14 low-lying villages in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, authorities said Monday.

Posted: November 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

6 cops, mediaman hurt in Makati demolition


Six policemen and one media worker were injured after violence erupted in an ongoing attempt by the Makati City government to demolish houses along Guatemala Street before noon Monday, the authorities said.

Posted: September 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

1 dead, 1 missing in Calabarzon amid bad weather


One person drowned and another was missing in Laguna and Rizal provinces on Saturday as heavy rains wrought by Tropical depression “Ferdie” battered the Calabarzon (Calamba, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) region.

Posted: July 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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  2. Cagayan mayor shot dead after flag-raising ceremony
  3. Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service
  4. Santiago sees Palace hand in Gigi’s return
  5. ‘Malang’ next crocodile attraction after ‘Lolong’
  6. Gigi Reyes’ only option: tell all
  7. Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after tire burst
  8. Ancient enigmatic carvings in danger of disappearing
  9. New plant to boost supply of clean energy
  10. More bodies from ship; transcript reveals wavering
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  7. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  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. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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