Torrential rains inundated many villages in Davao City as Bankerohan River overflowed and submerged houses along river banks displacing hundreds of residents. Rescue operations were still ongoing Sunday night, after more than 24 hours of non-stop rain. Davao City mayor Sara Duterte has suspended classes in the elementary and high school level as clean-up operations...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A new storm is forecast to dump more rain in the flood-battered northern Philippines a week after nearly 100 people died in a monsoon deluge that submerged half of the sprawling capital city. Officials in Cavite province southwest of Manila closed schools in Rosario town Monday because of downpours, and rescuers...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Widespread flooding that killed at least 11 people, battered a million others and paralyzed the Philippine capital began to ease Wednesday as cleanup and rescue efforts focused on a large number of distressed residents, some still marooned on their roofs. Government forecasters said the monsoon rains that overflowed major dams and...
Journalists, more often than not, are among the first to respond to distress calls and to arrive in disaster areas by reason and force of their trade. Many have developed the kind of distance needed to objectively report on breaking incidents, some of them very traumatic events. On Saturday, however, some of the reporters became...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — At least three people are dead in chest-deep floods that have swept across parts of the Philippines. Days of incessant rain have shut down schools and disrupted travel. In all, nearly 200,000 people have been affected. Among the dead are two teenagers who drowned in the North Cotabato province. The national...
Japanese climber, 80, becomes oldest to conquer Everest
Thu, May 23, 2013 6:52PM UTC
Heat wave causes power outages, anger in India
Thu, May 23, 2013 6:44PM UTC
Markets reel from Nikkei’s 7.3 percent slide
Thu, May 23, 2013 6:36PM UTC
Crane accident cuts power to one-third of Vietnam
Thu, May 23, 2013 6:29PM UTC
Dan Brown gets heat for calling Manila ‘gates of hell’
Thu, May 23, 2013 4:43PM UTC
Malaysian charged with sedition, more arrested, newspapers seized
Thu, May 23, 2013 12:59PM UTC
Thai anti-government group’s bizarre open letter
Thu, May 23, 2013 10:00AM UTC