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...

Yolanda death toll up to 5,670, damage at P34 billion

MANILA, Dec 2 (Mabuhay) – The death toll and estimated damage from super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) continued to soar, with the number of confirmed fatalities reaching 5,670 as of Monday morning, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said. In its 6 a.m....

Make Sure Safety is on the Menu This Thanksgiving

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Nov. 21, 2013 — Thanksgiving Day is usually full of food, family and football. Southern California Edison (SCE) reminds its customers to add safety to the list since cooking fires are three times more likely on Turkey Day than any other day, according to the...

Cebu ferry tragedy death toll up to 108

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The number of fatalities in last month’s collision between a passenger ship and a cargo vessel in Cebu went up further to 108 as of Monday noon, the Philippine Coast Guard said. In its noon update, the Coast Guard said this left at least 29 more...