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South Korea president shouted down by distraught parents

South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye (C) visits relatives of missing passengers on board a capsized ferry as they wait for news at a gym in Jindo on April 17, 2014. Rescuers worked frantically on April 17 to find 300 people -- mostly schoolchildren -- missing after a South Korean ferry capsized, with prospects of pulling survivors from the submerged vessel dimming as emotions boiled over among anguished relatives. AFP

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye faced Thursday the angry parents of hundreds of children missing in a ferry disaster, holding an impromptu and at times very tense meeting in an island gymnasium.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Manobos inspired by Pacquiao win to keep on fighting for peace

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Manny Pacquiao, left, of the Philippines, trades blows with Timothy Bradley, in their WBO welterweight title boxing fight Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao won the bout by unanimous decision. AP

Sitting on a branch of a mango tree inside an evacuation center here, Manobo lumad Tuanob Talugmamo was all eyes on the screen as he watched Manny Pacquiao’s boxing bout with Timothy Bradley.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aftershocks rattle Chile as military keeps order

People take shelter under a tent decorated with a Chilean flag after evacuating their homes due to earthquakes in Alto Hospicio, Chile, Thursday, April 3, 2014. Coastal residents of Chile's far north spent a second sleepless night outside their homes as major aftershocks continued Thursday following a magnitude-8.2 earthquake that damaged several thousand homes and caused six deaths. (AP)

Coastal residents of Chile’s far north spent a second sleepless night outside their homes as major aftershocks continued Thursday following a magnitude-8.2 earthquake that damaged several thousand homes and caused six deaths.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Snake forces evacuation of Swiss train

Undated photo issued Friday by the Scottish SPCA after Scottish airport staff got a slithery surprise when they stumbled on the Mexican serpent stowaway under a seat. AP PHOTO

A small snake that slithered its way onto a Swiss passenger train caused chaos Wednesday, prompting the evacuation of all 450 passengers as police hunted for the reptile.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

New evacuations in Chile after major aftershock

White barricade tape that reads in Spanish; "Danger," blocks off damage caused overnight in the port of Iquique, Chile, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Chilean authorities discovered surprisingly light damage Wednesday from a magnitude-8.2 quake that struck in the Pacific Ocean, Tuesday evening, near the mining port of Iquique, a northern coastal city of nearly 200,000 people. Six deaths have been reported. AP

Coastal residents of Chile’s far-north spent a second sleepless night outside their homes early Thursday after a major aftershock rattled an area hit a day earlier by a magnitude-8.2 earthquake that caused some damage and six deaths. No new major damage or casualties were reported.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Boy’s death latest in Zamboanga City shelter

The death from tuberculosis (TB) of a 12-year-old boy in an evacuation camp for residents displaced by the terror attack by followers of Nur Misuari confirmed health officials’ worst fear—that the highly contagious disease had spread in the shelter.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Tent evacuees get plywood as floors to keep them dry

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Belinda Guinoonohan and her family can now sleep soundly at night, even when it rains. They no longer have to sleep on a damp floor in their makeshift tent in San Jose District, their home since Nov. 8 when Supertyphoon “Yolanda” brought this city to its knees.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

248 out of 250 bunkhouses for ‘Yolanda’ survivors finished

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Better late than never. Of the 250 bunkhouses the government promised to put up for survivors of supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) in Eastern Visayas, 248 have risen in storm-ravaged areas in the provinces of Leyte, Eastern Samar and Western Samar.

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

500 families evacuated in Cebu City

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The Cebu City government ordered the evacuation of at least 500 families or 2,000 individuals living along the coastal areas of Barangay Pasil to the community sports center starting Friday noon.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

P7M released as transpo aid to ‘Yolanda’ survivors returning to Visayas

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Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Thursday it would continue its “Balik Probinsiya” (return-to-the-province) program by providing transportation assistance to survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan).

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Over 800K people affected by ‘Agaton’, says NDRRMC

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Over 800,000 persons were affected by tropical depression Agaton, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said on Tuesday.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

6,000 more flee Agusan floods, landslides; 26 deaths recorded, say local execs

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The rains here may not be as heavy as the past days, but landslides and flashfloods caused by a swelling Agusan River sent thousands more fleeing for safety.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Storm surge slams into Surigao del Norte village; 13 houses swept away

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The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office said a storm surge hit a village in Gigaquit town, Surigao del Norte last Saturday, destroying at least 13 houses.

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

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