Economic Losses in Nepal Could Reach $2 Billion

NEPAL - As rescuers scramble against time to rescue those who are still trapped inside collapsed buildings in Nepal, economists said the massive earthquake...

Signal No 3 Up in Four Areas as Typhoon Lando (Koppu) Nears Land Fall...

PHILIPPINES - The Philippine provinces of Aurora, Quirino, Isabela and Polillo Island have been placed under storm warning signal number at typhoon Lando (international...

Family of Students Killed in South Korea’s Sewol Ferry Disaster to Get US$380,000 each

South Korea's Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said the South Korean government has decided to compensate the families of of the 250 students and...

Missing 5-Year-Old Virginia Boy Noah Thomas Found Dead in Septic Tank

A gruesome discovery ended four days of search for a missing 5-year-old Virginia boy, after his body was found inside a septic tank near...

Philippine Congress Urged To Probe Random Balikbayan Box Check Policy

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Despite the decision of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to stop its policy on randomly inspecting balikbayan boxes sent home by...

7 Drug Suspects Killed in Davao City Drug Raid

DAVAO CITY, PHILIPPINES - Authorities announced today that seven suspected drug pushers were killed during a shootout with police operatives in Davao City past...

To Avoid Power Interruptions in Cebu, Public Urged Not To Fly Kites

CEBU CITY – The Visayan Electric Company (VECO), the power utility firm that serves Metro Cebu, has urged Cebuanos to refrain from flying kites...

Malaysia Detains 17 Militants, 2 Coming From Syria, Suspected of Plotting Terror Acts in...

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - The Malaysian police detained 17 suspected militants who were allegedly planning terror activities in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian...

18 Garment Workers Killed in Cambodia Road Crash

CAMBODIA - A speeding bus collided with van loaded with garment workers in Svay Rieng Tuesday morning, killing at least 18 garment workers and...

Colombia Woman Faces 100 Years Prison Time for Cutting Fetus Off Pregnant’s Womb

She might have escaped being charged with murder but Dynel Lane is still charged in court for felonies that could get her at least...

Malaysian Plantation Worker Believed To Be Eaten Alive By Crocodile

What started as a fishing trip of four friends turned tragic when one of the men, an oil palm plantation worker, suddenly went missing...

Philippines Supports UN Disaster Awareness Initiatives

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Philippine government said it supports a United Nations (UN) initiative raising awareness on disasters to make vulnerable communities much safer. UN...

APEC Delegates in Cebu Well-Secured

CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES – A local police official here said the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Cebu have so far been peaceful and...
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World Food Programme Opens Disaster Response Center in Cebu

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) have jointly inaugurated the Visayas Disaster Response Centre...

Air Canada Plane Skids Off Halifax Runway; Over 20 Hurt

At least 20 people were rushed to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries early Sunday after an Air Canada plane overshoot the runway at Halifax...

Saudi Executes Filipino Worker for 2009 Murder

Saudi Arabia has executed a Filipino worker who was found guilty for the murder of his Sudanese landlord in 2009, the Philippine Department of...

100 Miners Killed in Myanmar’s Jade Mine Landslide

MYANMAR - At least 100 miners died while about 200 others were still missing following a landslide near a jade mine in the Katchin...

Visiting Thai Prime Minister Lays Wreath at Rizal Monument in Philippines

The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand on Friday paid his respects to Filipino national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, by laying a...