The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and quaint towns. So when Sunday’s earthquake struck, the damage to the wine industry took center stage and the rubble in Vallejo got scant attention.
Seismologists say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 has struck the northern Greek region of Halkidiki, rattling the area but causing no damage or injuries.
By Ador S. Mayol
Bad news for politicians and rich people who hope to rub elbows with Pope Francis during his first visit to the Philippines in January.
By Joey A. Gabieta
With still five months to go before the scheduled visit here of Pope Francis, hotels in Tacloban are already fully booked, according to the City Tourism Office.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
Since February, Manilyn Costorio has been staying with her husband and two children, ages 5 and 3, in one unit of a bunkhouse in Concepcion town in northern Iloilo province.