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S. Korea ferry rescue stalls as anger spreads

In this photo released by the South Korean Coast Guard via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean coast guard officers rescue passengers from a sinking ferry off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. AP

South Korean divers renewed efforts Friday to access a capsized ferry in which hundreds of schoolchildren are feared trapped, as the grief and frustration of anguished parents gave way to anger and recrimination.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

9 confirmed dead after ferry sinks off South Korean coast

South Korean Coast Guard officers try to rescue missing passengers from a sunken ferry in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Fears rose Thursday for the fate of more than 280 passengers still missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped onto its side and filled with water off the southern coast of South Korea. AP

Strong currents and bad visibility hampered rescuers Thursday in the search for 287 passengers still missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped onto its side and filled with cold water off the southern coast of South Korea, causing fury among families waiting for word of passengers who were mostly high school students.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Missing from US mudslide drops from 90 to 30

Searchers pause for a moment of silence at the scene of a deadly mudslide Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Oso, Wash. Besides the more than two dozen bodies already found, many more people could be buried in the debris pile left from the mudslide one week ago. Ninety people are listed as missing. AP

The number of people still missing after a monster US landslide dropped dramatically to 30 Saturday, as rescuers held a moment’s silence exactly one week after tragedy struck.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

LTFRB suspends bus firm in Bontoc tragedy; faulty brakes seen

The driver of the GV Florida Transport bus that fell off a cliff and killed 15 people in Bontoc, Mt. Province, on Feb. 7 may have been speeding, according to a government forensic team.  RICHARD BALONGLONG

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) suspended for six months the operations of the GV Florida Transport after it was found that one of its buses had faulty brakes, which resulted in the death of 14 passengers when it plunged into a ravine in Bontoc in February.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Leyte town turns disaster into blessing

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Mayor Leonardo Javier in front of his town’s public market. CARLA P. GOMEZ

It is hard to believe that the clean streets of Javier town, Leyte province, were once strewn with debris left by super typhoon “Yolanda” in November last year.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Cross-enrollees bring pain with them

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A building in the campus of the University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College is barely standing after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck Palo town in Leyte. RUBEN GAMALA/CONTRIBUTOR

When Joemar Ilagan Jr. came to the metropolitan city of Cebu more than three months ago, the first things he did were to take a luxurious bath, drink cold water, watch television and eat in fast-food outlets.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Lacson: ‘Yolanda’ bunkhouses not overpriced

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Bunkhouses. FILE PHOTO

Rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson on Monday said there was no overpricing in the construction of bunkhouses for victims of Super Typhoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Davao landslides, floods kill 14

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At least 14 people died while 34 others were hurt after landslides and flashfloods brought by a low-pressure area struck towns that are still recovering from the devastation of typhoon “Pablo.”

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

In typhoon’s wake, Christmas infused with tragedy

In this Dec. 20, 2013 photo, typhoon survivor Eledio Moro stands inside his destroyed house, with a shipping vessel that remains grounded after being washed ashore during Typhoon Haiyan, seen in background,  in Tacloban, Philippines. Power has been restored and markets have reopened in many places.  But mostly, Christmas in the areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan that struck Central Philippines on Nov. 8 will be a celebration amid deprivation in tents, makeshift homes and damaged churches.(AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Christmas lights blink in a handful of restaurants in Tacloban, but at nightfall, much of this city flattened by Supertyphoon”Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) slips into darkness.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Life goes on in Tacloban

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In this photo is Jeffrey Escobar, who now sells noodles at P20 per pack to earn money in the “Yolanda” aftermath. Photo by Kristine Sabillo/INQUIRER.net

“Tuloy ang buhay (Life goes on)!” a passerby shouted happily at the INQUIRER.net team taking footage of a piece of “lechon” (roasted pig) being sold in this city.

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

Airlift extends lifeline to remote ‘Yolanda’ survivors

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Helicopters dropped emergency supplies to desperate villagers as a growing global relief effort following the Philippines typhoon pushed beyond devastated towns and cities Monday towards remote island and mountain communities.

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

Typhoon orphans find stop-gap home in Philippine city

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Since her mother, father and three siblings were swept away by a tsunami-like wave that engulfed Tacloban, Nica Cabutin has been learning to live as an orphan, one of many created by the Philippines typhoon.

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

In the middle of deaths, ruin signs of severe trauma emerge

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A CHILD carries another child on his back as they try to live normal lives in Tacloban City, now barely recognizable as the regional hub that it was before Supertyphoon “Yolanda” and an equally tragic government response struck. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

A woman picked up a gold Christmas garland from a mix of garbage at the fish port of this city.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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