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Elderly woman drowns in Catarman due to ‘Ruby’ storm surge

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WAITING FOR ‘RUBY’ An anxious resident of Borongan City, Eastern Samar province, watches large waves slam into the shore as Eastern Visayas braces for the landfall of Typhoon “Ruby” in the area on Saturday. The country’s strongest typhoon this year made landfall hours later in Dolores town. RAFFY LERMA

An elderly woman drowned in Catarman town, Northern Samar where at least 1,000 houses were damaged by storm surges spawned by Typhoon “Ruby,” local authorities said Sunday.

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Missing Taiwanese woman tourist feared dead

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Authorities looking for a missing Taiwanese tourist believed to have drowned while swimming at a public beach here have given up hope of finding the victim alive and have switched their efforts from rescue to “search and recovery.”

Posted: December 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mother drowns in Cebu; 40 houses destroyed in Negros as Queenie sweeps Visayas

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A mother in Cebu drowned while 40 houses were destroyed in Cauayan town in Negros Occidental as “Queenie” dumped heavy rains that spawned floods, and brought winds that whipped parts of the Visayas.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Body of ship crew member who drowned due to Queenie found in Bohol

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The body of a crew member of a cargo vessel that took shelter from the storm was recovered eight hours after he was reported missing in Jagna town, Bohol.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

6-year-old boy who drowned in Cebu river found

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The body of a six-year-old boy was fished out from the coastal waters off Barangay Tinaan, Naga City about 3 p.m. on Monday, three hours after he was swept by the floodwaters while trying to retrieve his slippers from the river.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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