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Boy swept away by river; 228 survive as ship runs aground due to ‘Auring’

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Dumaguete residents help in the rescue of passengers of the MV Zamboanga ferry, which ran aground Thursday morning off the coast of the city. FILE PHOTO

A passenger vessel ran aground on Thursday, after being hammered by strong winds and waves spawned by tropical depression Auring, but all 228 passengers—many of them students returning to this university town from the holidays—were rescued unharmed, authorities said.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Coast Guard puts all units on alert for low pressure area

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Philippine Coast Guard

The Philippine Coast Guard has placed all its units in the Visayas and Mindanao under “full alert” as it also ordered them to brace for the heavy rains and possible flash floods that might result from the first weather disturbance to hit the country this year.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Over 9,000 passengers now stranded at Manila North Harbor

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MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 6:00am., 26 December 2012

More than 9,280 passengers have been stranded at Manila’s North Harbor and eight other major ports in Luzon due to rough sea conditions caused by tropical depression “Quinta” (international code name: Wukong), as of Thursday morning, the Philippine Coast Guard said.

Posted: December 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Quinta’ shuts down travel to South

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Quinta

Tropical depression “Quinta” caused widespread travel disruption Wednesday as major ports were shut down and domestic flights and bus travel to the Visayas and Mindanao were cancelled.

Posted: December 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

870 ship passengers stranded in Cebu due to storm ‘Quinta’

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Argao, Cebu

At least 870 passengers were stranded in Cebu after the Coast Guard barred 16 vessels from leaving Cebu port due to storm “Quinta.”

Posted: December 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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