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Fresh lava cascades down Mayon slope; volcanologists brace for eruption

In this handout photo taken on October 12, 2014 and released by Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) shows the crater of Mayon volcano spewing smoke as seen from the observation post in Legazpi City, Albay province, southeast of Manila. AFP

Volcanologists are now bracing for the eruption of Mayon Volcano after fresh lava cascaded down its slope.

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

10-year-old boy drowns in Sultan Kudarat flood

Sultan Kudarat

A 10-year-old boy died when floods submerged low-lying villages of Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao and bad weather continued to affect mainland Mindanao Thursday.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Purisima admits media tour of Ecija home hurts but is necessary

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Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Alan Purisima admitted he was “hurt” by the media tour at his controversial house in Nueva Ecija town.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PNP chief stays away from wealth probe, goes to Cebu to distribute rice to poor

PNP Chief Alan Purisima. FILE PHOTO

Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Alan Purisima has been staying in this city, hundreds of miles away from Manila, where he has been subjected to intense scrutiny over his wealth, to attend a series of activities and even give aid to people in need.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Man rescued from inflatable bubble off coast of Florida

In this Oct. 1, 2014, photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Coast Guard arrives on scene off the coast of Miami to respond to a report of a man aboard an inflatable hydro bubble who was disoriented. AP

A marathon runner attempting a bizarre crossing from Florida to Bermuda inside an inflatable bubble has been rescued after succumbing to exhaustion, the US Coast Guard said.

Posted: October 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »