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Japan volcanic isle smoldering and growing


A volcanic island off Japan’s southern coast continues to smolder with lava flowing from its craters into the sea, new aerial images showed Friday.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Scores of sinkholes found in Bohol

A family of four died in this sinkhole in Antiquera, Bohol. Contributed Photo Paula Cacho

Close to 100 sinkholes have been discovered in nine towns and one city in Bohol, whose name is derived from the local word for hole, following the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that devastated the province on October 15.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bohol earthquake creates miles-long rocky wall


A deadly earthquake that struck Bohol last week created a spectacular rocky wall that stretches for kilometers (miles) through farmlands, astounded geologists said Thursday.

Posted: October 25th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Government eyes rehab of ‘chipped’ Chocolate Hills

CHOCOLATE HILLS  The observation deck used to view Bohol’s famous Chocolate Hills lies in ruins after the earthquake. Inset is one of the hills.  PHOTOS FROM ROBERT MICHAEL POOLE’S TWITTER ACCOUNT

There’s hope for the disfigured Chocolate Hills.

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bohol, Cebu residents warned vs giant sinkholes

LIKE A JIGSAW PUZZLE  A large broken section of the main concrete road to Buenavista in Bohol is made impassable to all vehicles by the powerful earthquake that struck the island on Tuesday morning.  MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Bohol and Cebu have sinkholes just waiting for heavy rains and floods or earthquakes to collapse and swallow entire towns.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »