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Wednesday, April 08, 2020



Philippines: Disgruntled ex-guard takes dozens of hostages in Manila mall

March 02, 2020 12:42 pm

Mayor Francis Zamora of the Philippine capital's San Juan area said a gunman shot one person at a shopping mall in an upscale section of Manila.

Moody's: Rising sea levels threaten sovereign credit ratings

January 16, 2020 12:01 pm

Climate science suggests that sea levels will continue to rise for decades, contributing to increasingly frequent natural disasters such as storm surges, floods, and cyclones, credit rating agency Moody's said in a report.

Pictures of ash-blanketed villages go viral as Philippines continues to reel under Taal volcano eruption

January 14, 2020 10:30 pm

With reportedly 212 volcanic earthquakes taken place so far, thousands have been evacuated. However many still remain behind defying warnings of more hazardous eruptions.

Filipino couple's wedding pics go viral as they get Taal volcano eruption in background

January 15, 2020 2:26 pm

Chino Vaflor and Kat Bautista Palomar were at a resort just 10km away from the volcano, which is located about 60 km south of Manila. Despite signs of volcanic activity, the couple went ahead with the wedding and ended up with photos that are now going viral.

LIVE Updates: Lava gushes from Philippine volcano as ash spreads to Manila; airport operations resume partially

January 13, 2020 11:05 am

LIVE updates: Tens of thousands were evacuated and tremors were felt in nearby villages amid an eruption of the Philippines' second-most-active volcano near Manila.

Strong quake in southern Philippines kills one, injures several

December 15, 2019 3:06 pm

The magnitude 6.8 quake was centred 61 km (38 miles) southwest of Davao on the island of Mindanao, at a depth of 28.2 km, the US Geological Survey said, revising down the magnitude from an earlier 6.9.

Japan, Germany and Philippines suffer most from extreme weather events 

December 07, 2019 1:46 pm

More than 495,000 people worldwide were killed by extreme weather events over the past 20 years, according to the Munich Re database.

Powerful quake shakes southern Philippines, two dead

October 29, 2019 2:53 pm

The quake, which struck at 9:04 am (0104 GMT), opened cracks in buildings and showered debris on a 66-year-old man and a 15-year-old student, killing them

Small plane crashes into resort in Philippines

September 01, 2019 4:43 pm

Eric Apolonio of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines says a light plane on a medical evacuation flight from southern Dipolog city to Manila disappeared from radar for unknown reasons.

Philippine ferry fire kills 2, more than 100 people rescued

August 28, 2019 9:31 am

Sea accidents are common in the Philippine archipelago because of frequent storms, badly maintained boats, overcrowding and weak enforcement of safety regulations.


Super Typhoon 'Mangkhut' strikes northern Philippines

September 17, 2018 7:02 am

A strong typhoon packing winds of more than 200 kph (124 mph) tore across the northern tip of the Philippines on Saturday, bringing heavy rain and causing widespread power and communications outages.

Typhoon Koppu leaves 2 dead in Philippines, 16,000 villagers displaced

October 19, 2015 5:35 pm

Typhoon Koppu weakened after blowing ashore with fierce winds in northeastern Philippines on Sunday, leaving at least 2 dead, displacing 16,000 villagers and knocking out power in provinces.

Philippines flood: Typhoon Chan-Hom brings heavy rains to Manila

July 08, 2015 4:13 pm

Typhoon Chan-Hom passing over the northeastern waters of the Philippines heading to northern Taiwan has enhanced the seasonal monsoon, dumping heavy rains over the capital, Manila, and the northern provinces.

29th anniversary of the People Power revolution in Philippines

February 26, 2015 12:54 pm

The protesters were calling for the resignation of Aquino for his alleged role in the botched police operation.

One billion rising- A call to end violence against women

February 13, 2015 3:28 pm

Students and nuns wearing purple ribbons on their wrists, danced raising awareness through the campaign.

Fire gutted more than 200 houses in Philippines

December 10, 2014 3:51 pm

Fire officials said five people were injured and currently investigating its cause.

Typhoon Rammasun leaves at least 27 dead in Philippines

July 17, 2014 11:40 am

The death toll from the first typhoon of the Philippines' rainy season climbed to at least 27, authorities said.


News in Numbers: Skilled migration from India to US

July 06, 2018 1:13 pm


Japanese carmaker Nissan showcases future technology

January 21, 2016 3:32 pm

Yokohama/Los Angles, Jan 21 (ANI): Japanese carmaker Nissan recently invited 59 journalists, bloggers and car club members from six countries in Asia and Oceania. As part of the Nissan 360 Asia and Oceania event, the guests visited the global headquarters of Nissan in Yokohama city. Participants from Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, New Zealand and Australia joined together to experience what Nissan is all about. Starting from the Nismo Festival held at Fuji racetrack, where 35,000 Nissan race fans congregated at the foot of Mt Fuji. Nissan 360 event is aimed for the participants to get know and experience a wide perspective about the Nissan brand. The event's theme is "Discover Nissan" - Guests experienced firsthand new and future product and technology through the six-day-long program. Participants experienced Nissan heritage tours at the memorial cabinet in Japan's Zama city. The Nissan 360 event program has been designed to understand Nissan from all destinations - its past, present and future. Participants also received the state-of-the-art technology introduction in Nissan Advanced Technology Development Center. The test ride was the showcase of Nissan's latest and greatest vehicles for both road and track use as well as concept models that will soon hit the roads. The Nissan 360 event has received a very favorable reception from the participants. Nissan will to continue the event to communicate and promote to the motor fans.