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Coast Guard: 2,480 passengers stranded due to ‘Mario’

Commuters cross a flooded street for a fee after heavy monsoon rains spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong (local name Mario) flooded Manila and most parts of the metropolis Friday, Sept 19, 2014 in the Philippines. AP

The Philippine Coast Guard said Friday that 2,480 passengers were stranded due to heavy rains brought by tropical storm “Mario” (international name: Fung-Wong)

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Damaged power submarine cable causes blackout in Guimaras


Guimaras Island experienced blackout Wednesday morning after a power submarine cable was believed to have been damaged by a ship’s anchor, an official said.

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

Coast Guard needs more personnel to patrol seas

Members of the Philippine Coast Guard in action. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will hire an additional 1,000 uniformed personnel this year and another 2,000 in the next two years to meet its goal of having a “10,000-strong command” by the end of President Aquino’s term in 2016.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

US locates missing British yacht in Atlantic, but no crew

In this photo provided by the United States Navy, the overturned hull of the Cheeki Rafiki is shown approximately 1,000 miles east of Cape Cod, Mass., Friday, May 23, 2014. Although the warship located the overturned hull of the British yacht that went missing last week in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, officials said the search for any survivors will conclude on Friday evening. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy)

A US Navy warship helicopter has spotted a missing yacht in the Atlantic but found no trace of its four-man British crew now feared dead, American officials said Friday.

Posted: May 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Arrest warrant out vs PCG personnel tagged in Taiwanese shooting


The Batanes Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 13 has ordered the arrest of eight coast guard men involved in the shooting incident in the Balintang Channel on May 2013 that killed a Taiwanese fisherman.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »