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 »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
By Elena L. Aben – One month after a strong tremor jolted Negros Oriental, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake rocked Masbate City early yesterday morning causing injuries to at least eight people. Authorities said one building collapsed while several structures suffered minor cracks following the quake.