• Philippines Oct 29, 2019

    Strong Quake Jolts Southern Philippines; 1 Dead, Dozens Hurt

    A powerful earthquake shook the southern Philippines on Tuesday, killing one person, injuring dozens and sending people dashing out of homes and buildings in a region still recovering from recent strong quakes. The 6.6 magnitude earthquake was caused by movement in a local fault about 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) deep about 25 kilometers northeast of Tulunan town in Cotabato province,...

  • Suzanne Ciechalski Dec 29, 2018

    Tsunami Alert Lifted After Undersea Quake Off Philippines

    A powerful undersea earthquake struck off the southern Philippines on Saturday, prompting people to scramble out of shopping malls and buildings and authorities to warn villagers to stay away from beaches in case of a tsunami. No casualties or damage were reported hours after the quake struck before noon, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center lifted its warning for a...

  • MAYOR Dec 24, 2017

    Typhoon Ravages South Philippines With 120 Dead, 160 Missing

    One of the deadliest storms to hit the Philippines this year blew out of the country’s south Sunday after leaving more than 120 people dead and 160 missing in landslides and flash floods. Tropical Storm Tembin strengthened into a typhoon before moving into the South China Sea. Most of the dead and missing were reported in the hard-hit provinces of...

  • Prime Minister Jan 15, 2016

    Kin of Malaysian Hostage Retrieve Remains

    The grieving wife and siblings of a Malaysian hostage who was beheaded by Abu Sayyaf extremists in the southern Philippines retrieved his remains in Manila Friday, visibly stunned after seeing his body for the first time....
    Bernard Then was kidnapped with a compatriot, Thien Nyuk Fun, in May in Malaysia’s Sabah state and taken by boat to the southern Philippine province...

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