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Taiwan airline sorry for crash as relatives blast chairman

Rescue workers survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 which crashed while attempting to land in stormy weather on the Taiwanese island of Penghu, late Wednesday, July 23, 2014.  AP PHOTO/WONG YAO-WEN

Taiwan’s TransAsia Airways ran an apology on the front pages of five major newspapers Friday, pledging to shoulder the “utmost responsibility” after 48 people died when one of its planes crashed in stormy weather.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Public told: Take the fish you need, let go of the rest


The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has warned of a possible shortage of fish products, if the catching of fish uncaged during the onslaught of typhoon “Glenda” (Rammasun) is left uncontrolled.

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

‘Glenda’ deaths inching toward 100

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Firemen remove the branches from a fallen tree which fell on two cars at the onslaught of Typhoon Rammasun (locally known as Glenda) which battered Makati city, east of Manila, July 16, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

The official death toll from Typhoon Glenda could reach 100 with 94 listed dead and six still missing, mostly in the Southern Tagalog and Calabarzon regions, authorities said on Sunday.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

‘Glenda’ casualties: Antique houses

THE SPANISH-ERA house of Francisco de Jesus Sr. damaged by strong winds brought by Typhoon “Glenda” to  Unisan town, Quezon province 

The old wooden sections and rusty window grills of popular heritage houses in this town had survived wars and the natural elements.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Governor gets no reply to calls, texts made to President


Telephone calls and text messages meant to seek help and made by the governor of Quezon province, hardest hit by Typhoon “Glenda,” to President Benigno Aquino went unanswered as the storm tore through the province, the governor said yesterday.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »