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Passenger vessel collides with cargo ship, sinks

via sunstar.com.ph – A passenger vessel sank off Talisay City, Cebu after colliding with a cargo vessel Friday evening, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported. At least 11 bodies were brought to the Cosmopolitan Funeral Homes in this city as of 1:20 a.m. Saturday. Coast Guard station commander Weniel Azcuna Read more »

Mayon Volcano spews ash; 5 killed

By Dharel Placid/ABS-CBNnews.com – Five people including 4 foreigners were killed by falling rocks after Mayon Volcano spewed ash Tuesday morning, a National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) official said. NDRRMC executive director Eduardo del Rosario said the 5 fatalities were among the at least 20 mountaineers Read more »

House passes RH bill on second reading

By Karen Boncocan INQUIRER.net – MANILA, Philippines—After fourteen years of being stuck in Congress, legislators finally put to a historic vote and passed the Reproductive Health Bill before dawn Thursday. With 113 votes on affirmative, 104 negative and three abstention, the RH Bill was approved on second reading, the Read more »

Evacuations start as ‘Pablo’ moves closer to Mindanao

philstar.com – Preemptive evacuations have been ordered in areas in Mindanao that are expected to be hit by typhoon “Pablo” (international name Bopha), which was forecast to make landfall on Tuesday morning over Surigao del Sur. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) placed all its units Read more »

Robredo’s plane crashes

By Christina Mendez – A private plane carrying Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo and his aide crashed off Masbate yesterday. Transportation and Communications Secretary Manuel Roxas II said Robredo was on board the light plane, a Piper Seneca, on his way to Naga City in Camarines Sur Read more »

Noy to NoKor: Stop rocket launch

By Delon Porcalla – President Aquino yesterday joined world leaders in condemning North Korea’s planned rocket launch and called for collective efforts for peace in the region.