Floods ease but ‘Lando’ death toll hits 47

MANILA, Oct 21 (Mabuhay) — Widespread flooding in the Philippines caused by a powerful typhoon eased on Wednesday but the storm’s death toll climbed to 47 and tens of thousands of people remained in evacuation centers. As the weather improved three days after the...

Death toll in Cotabato City attack rises to 4

MANILA, Aug 29 (Mabuhay) – The death toll of the attack on a group of barangay officials in Cotabato City on Friday is now at four, after the lone survivor in the shooting incident succumb to his wounds while being treated at a hospital. Barangay tanod Omar Abo died at the...

99 Pinoys evacuated from Yemen on Easter Sunday

MANILA, Apr 6 (Mabuhay) – Ninety-nine Filipinos may soon be on their way home from strife-torn Yemen after availing of the government’s mandatory repatriation program on Easter Sunday, the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh said. In a news release, the embassy, which has consular...

NDRRMC: Seniang death toll goes up further to 65

MANILA, (Mabuhay) – The death toll from Tropical Storm Seniang went up further to 65 as of Wednesday morning, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said. In its 8 a.m. update, the NDRRMC also said 41 were reported injured while seven are still missing in the...

Ruby death toll rose to 27 — Red Cross

MANILA, Dec 9 (Mabuhay) — The death toll from a giant storm crossing the Philippines rose to 27 on Tuesday, the Red Cross said, but there was widespread relief after it brushed the capital without causing major damage. Most of the people killed were on the far eastern...

NDRRMC: More than 1 million people affected by Mario

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The number of people affected by Tropical Storm Mario (Fung-Wong) breached the one million mark as of Monday morning, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said. In its 6 a.m. update, the NDRRMC said the death toll remained at 11 with 12...

Glenda death toll rises; Outage affects thousands

MANILA (AFP) – The death toll is still rising and hundreds of thousands of homes are without power five days after Typhoon Rammasun’s (known locally as Glenda) rampage through the Philippines, authorities said Monday. Reports of fatalities from the typhoon, which struck the...

Death toll in assault on militants rises to 26

ZAMBOANGA (AFP) – The Philippines’ military said Thursday the death toll from an assault against Al-Qaeda-linked Islamic militants had risen to 26, with one marine among the dead as troops cleared the combat area. The latest fatalities on the southern island of Jolo bring to 33...

OFW from UAE quarantined over MERS fears

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine health authorities said Wednesday they have quarantined a Filipino who arrived from the Middle East because he tested positive for the deadly MERS virus. The man, who arrived in the Philippines on Tuesday, is not yet showing symptoms but has been...

Solons seek construction of ‘Yolanda’ memorial in Tacloban City

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Two lawmakers are seeking the construction in Tacloban City of a memorial for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda. According to Bayan Muna Reps. Neri Colmenares and Carlos Isagani Zarate, the memorial will serve as a marker in memory of the casualties of the...