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More than 25,000 flee Indonesian volcano

Villagers watch Mount Sinabung release pyroclastic flows in Tiga Kicat, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. The volcano has sporadically erupted since September, forcing thousands of people who live around it slopes to flee their homes. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

More than 25,000 people have fled their homes following a series of eruptions and lava flows from a volcano in Indonesia, an official said Sunday.

Mount Sinabung on the western island of Sumatra sent hot rocks and ash up to 5,000 metres (16,000 feet) in the air “several times” on Saturday, National Disaster Mitigation Agency emergency response director Tri Budiarto told AFP.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Aquino to spread holiday cheer to calamity areas

President Benigno Aquino III. AP

President Benigno Aquino III will spread Christmas cheer Sunday to victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Tacloban City and other areas hit by disasters this year.

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake hits Luzon

Pangasinan earthquake

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake occurred late Wednesday evening in Pangasinan province in Central Luzon.

Posted: December 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

In the eye of the storm: TV reporter tells his story

Photo by Ryan Leagogo/INQUIRER.net

For the first time in the many years that I have been a television journalist, I prayed hard while I did my work, as if it were my last assignment.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Families anxiously seek missing amid ‘Yolanda’ devastation

Typhoon survivors hang signs from their necks as they queue up in the hopes of boarding a C-130 military transport plane Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Tacloban, central Philippines. The typhoon, known as Haiyan elsewhere in Asia but called Yolanda in the Philippines, was likely the deadliest natural disaster to beset this poor Southeast Asian nation. AP FILE PHOTO

Marife Tabiola was playing with other children at a refuge in typhoon-ravaged Tacloban when her adoptive father walked in, having flown from Saudi Arabia after learning via Facebook she had survived the Philippines typhoon.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Anderson Cooper to Korina Sanchez: Go to Tacloban

Korina Sanchez and Anderson Cooper file photos

CNN broadcast journalist Anderson Cooper urged news anchor Korina Sanchez to go to Tacloban, the hardest hit by one of the worst typhoons in history, since she has the means “as she is the wife of the Interior Secretary.”

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories | Read More »

No spotlight on Iloilo, but tragedy as staggering

THE NAPOCOR power barge that was detached from its moorings by storm surge and slammed into communities along the coastline of Estancia, Iloilo. INQUIRER VISAYAS

Margie Molina’s mission is clear to her. “I just want to find my husband and bring him home,” she said. She kept praying, however, that her search would not end in the morgue of the Crisme Funeral Services where 20 bodies of those who died in the wrath of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” lay unclaimed.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Snapshots from Philippine typhoon disaster zone

Residents start to build shelters where their homes destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, central Philippines, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction. AP/Wally Santana

Four days after Typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda) devastated islands in the central Philippines, survivors are desperate for food and clamoring to be evacuated.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Chaos, dead bodies on typhoon-ravaged streets of Tacloban City

A resident passes by dead bodies that lie on the street after powerful Typhoon Haiyan slammed into Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.  AP

Dead bodies were everywhere in the streets of typhoon-ravaged Tacloban City and there was no way to start counting how many they actually were.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bohol town residents find sanctuary in cave

mabini bohol

A cave in this town became a sanctuary for 33 families who sought shelter there during the onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Salceda: PH just jumping from disaster to disaster

The governor of a province that has gone through some of the country’s worst storms appealed for continuing help for areas that had been ravaged by past disasters and now facing the wrath of Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” saying disasters are directly linked with increasing poverty.

Posted: November 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ brings rains, strong winds to parts of Laguna


“Supertyphoon” Yolanda started to be felt in Sta. Cruz and Sta. Rosa City in Laguna when rains accompanied with strong winds arrived at about 4 p.m. Thursday, alarming residents whose houses were still submerged in floods brought by the previous rains.

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Typhoon ‘Vinta’ leaves PH, 1 person missing

Downed trees, fallen electric posts, and volunteer work crew greet Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos when she inspected the aftermath of typhoon Vinta on Friday, All Saints Day, Nov. 1, 2013. Photo courtesy of Alaric Yanos, Communication and Media Office.

One person was reported missing on Friday in the aftermath of Typhoon “Vinta” which lashed northern Luzon for almost two days, cutting off communication lines.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

  1. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


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  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
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  • Cost-recovery provisions for affected gencos urged
  • This time, BIR goes after florists
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  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
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  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

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  • Filipinos in Middle East urged to get clearance before returning
  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
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