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DAR land distribution extended

Senate of the Philippines. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Senate has approved on third and final reading the measure that would allow the Department of Agrarian Reform to continue acquiring and distributing land covered by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program for two more years.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mayon spews lava, evacuations rushed

SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
A photo of Mayon Volcano captured at around 3 a.m. on Tuesday, shows lava cascading from its crater, as viewed from Barangay Rawis, Legazpi City. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has raised alert level three over the volcano, after observing a “noticeable escalation of unrest recorded by the Mayon Volcano monitoring network.” 

Lava cascaded down the Philippines’ most active volcano on Wednesday as authorities rushed to evacuate thousands ahead of a possible deadly eruption.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

El Niño may yet be late and ‘weak’


The Philippines may dodge a major threat to domestic food production as the El Niño occurrence this year is likely to be weak, and its impact felt mostly in the southern hemisphere.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

EU backs PH tack on sea dispute


BRUSSELS—The Philippines and the European Union are on the same page on how to resolve the territorial disputes in the South China Sea: the manner should be peaceful and rules-based. This was made clear when President Aquino sat down Monday, Sept. 15, with European Commission President José Manuel Barroso at the Berlaymont here, as both leaders […]

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories | Read More »

Typhoon shuts down Hong Kong with strong winds, rain

hongkong typhoon

Hong Kong was shuttered Tuesday as a powerful typhoon swept past the city, bringing strong winds and rain that caused flight disruptions and forced the closure of the stock market and container ports.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »