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Korea ferry captain promised ‘safe journey’ in 2010 video

Lee Joon-Seok (center), captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized at sea off the coast of Jindo, is interviewed at Mokpo police station in Mokpo on April 17, 2014. AFP

The captain at the heart of South Korea’s ferry disaster took part in a promotional video six years ago in which he said marine transport was safe as long as passengers followed orders.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

S. Korea prosecutors turn to mobile app for ferry probe

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Prosecutors probing South Korea’s ferry disaster have turned to a popular mobile chat service to reconstruct the final moments of hundreds feared to have perished on board the sinking ship.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

More bodies from ship; transcript reveals wavering

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Divers continued the grim work of recovering bodies from inside a sunken South Korean ferry Monday, securing a new entryway into the wreck, as a newly released transcript showed the ship was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing. The transcript suggests that the chaos may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Bad weather halts rescue after deadliest Everest disaster

The body of Nepalese mountaineer Ang Kaji Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, is carried to the Sherpa Monastery in Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 19, 2014. AP

Bad weather suspended searches Sunday on Mount Everest for three Nepalese sherpa guides still missing after an avalanche killed 13 of their colleagues in the deadliest accident on the world’s highest peak.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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 »

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