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Confirmed death toll in S. Korea ferry disaster passes 100—coastguard

South Korean rescue team members work to rescue passengers believed to have been trapped in the sunken ferry Sewol near the buoys which were installed to mark the vessel in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, Monday, April 21, 2014. AP Photo

The confirmed death toll in South Korea’s ferry disaster crossed 100 on Tuesday, but almost twice that number remained unaccounted for nearly a week into the rescue and recovery effort.

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

S. Korea prosecutors turn to mobile app for ferry probe

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Prosecutors probing South Korea’s ferry disaster have turned to a popular mobile chat service to reconstruct the final moments of hundreds feared to have perished on board the sinking ship.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Navotas: ‘Yolanda’ aid given to Eastern Samar mayor before she got sued

The Navotas City government continues to pour in aid for the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” this time with a P2-million financial assistance for two coastal municipalities in Eastern Samar.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Tragedies at sea: The Sewol and the Costa Concordia

South Korean Coast Guard officers try to search missing passengers aboard the Sewol ferry in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, Friday, April 18, 2014. AP

The causes may be very different and the toll far heavier but Italian media have pointed to similarities between the ferry disaster of the Sewol in South Korea and the Costa Concordia cruise ship crash in 2012.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Prosecutor says mate in SKorean ferry steering waters for 1st time

Students hold papers with candles as they pray for the safe return of their friends aboard the sunken ferry Sewol at Danwon High School in Ansan, south of Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 18, 2014. AP

A prosecutor says that the third mate steering a South Korean ferry at the time of a major accident was navigating those waters for the first time.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pope sends condolences for S.Korea ferry victims

Pope Francis.  AP FILE PHOTO

Pope Francis on Saturday voiced condolences for the victims of a ferry disaster in South Korea, where 273 people are missing and 29 have been confirmed dead.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Korea ferry captain defends actions, bodies seen in ship

South Korean Coast Guard officers search for missing passengers aboard a sunken ferry in the waters off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea on Thursday, April 17, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

The arrested captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago with 476 people on board defended his decision to delay its evacuation, as divers Saturday finally accessed the submerged vessel and spotted bodies inside.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Flash floods hit 9 Tagum villages

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Flash floods triggered by more than four hours of torrential rain forced more than 340 persons out of their homes in at least nine districts of this city and outlying villages on Thursday, officials said.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

South Korea says 295 missing in 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. AP

Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 477, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea’s southern coast, killing at least two and injuring seven, officials said.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Roxas accused of using aid-giving to campaign for 2016

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Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II. INQUIRER.net file photo

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II was roundly criticized on Monday, for appearing to use the government’s rehabilitation of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan)-stricken areas to boost his candidacy in the 2016 presidential elections where he has been touted to be the ruling Liberal Party’s standard bearer.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rehabilitation work in Visayas in full swing by June – Lacson

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Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery Panfilo Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Local officials of provinces devastated by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Yolanda) will have to wait a little longer before rehabilitation of affected areas goes full swing.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

P2 B needed to house homeless, says Tacloban mayor

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Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez hands goods to his employee infront of the ruin Tacloban Airport after Typhoon Yolanda hit the city. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

More than 150 days after one of the deadliest typhoons ever recorded leveled his city, Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez is still at a loss how to provide decent shelter to residents displaced by Supertyphoon Yolanda.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Chile’s 8.2 quake poses no tsunami threat to PH

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Wednesday said there was no tsunami threat to the Philippines following a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake that struck off Chile.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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