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Mayon volcano erupted in the Philippines last year. Pic: AP.

Philippines’ Mayon volcano shows signs of unrest

By Tue, Sep 16, 2014 2:10PM UTC Comments Off Mayon volcano erupted in the Philippines last year. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Government scientists say one of the Philippines' most active volcanos is showing signs of heightened unrest and an eruption is possible within weeks....

GenSan named Philippines’ friendliest city for business

By Tue, Sep 16, 2014 8:34AM UTC Comments Off General Santos City Mayor Ronnel Rivera. Pic: Edwin Espejo.

General Santos City has been named the country’s easiest city to start a business by the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group. The ranking was based on the number of procedures, processing days and costs of processing in starting a business. The list is the latest released by the World Bank...

About 100 rescued from sunken Philippine ferry

By Sun, Sep 14, 2014 4:05PM UTC Comments Off About 100 rescued from sunken Philippine ferry

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Coast guard officials say about 100 people have been rescued and two bodies recovered from a ferry that sank in rough seas after encountering steering trouble in the central Philippines....

Chinese teenager kidnapped in southern Philippines

By Fri, Sep 12, 2014 12:59PM UTC Comments Off Chinese teenager kidnapped in southern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police say a Chinese teenager who managed a family-run store has been kidnapped by four gunmen from the shop in a southern province where al-Qaida-linked militants kidnapped an Australian three years ago. ...

12 killed in clash in southern Philippines

By Fri, Sep 12, 2014 10:12AM UTC Comments Off 12 killed in clash in southern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine army commander says two soldiers and 10 members of a Muslim rebel group opposed to a peace accord with the government have been killed in fighting a day after the president submitted legislation to Congress that would create a new Muslim autonomous region. Maj. Gen. Edmundo Pangilinan said pursuing...

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