Aquino hopes COP 21 yields binding climate agreement

ROME, Italy (Mabuhay) – President Aquino said he hopes that the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) that he attended in Paris will yield enforceable commitments from countries to address climate change. The President, who attended the Paris climate conference on November 30,...

Washington Fil-Ams remember Haiyan

WASHINGTON, D.C – The Philippine Humanitarian Coalition (PHC), in partnership with the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC and the US-Philippines Society, marked the second anniversary of Super Typhoon Haiyan with a Reflection forum on 06 November 2015 at the Romulo Hall of the...

‘Partnership of Equals’ highlighted at PHL envoy’s US Naval War College lecture

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – “While many people still look at the bilateral relations [between the Philippines and the United States] through the prism of our earlier colonial history, I firmly believe our partnership has evolved into one of equals, bound not just by our shared history...

Philippines Haiyan rebuilding ‘inadequate’, says UN

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippines has not done enough to rebuild after Super Typhoon Haiyan, as thousands remain in shanties without power or water for nearly two years, a United Nations representative said Saturday. Many storm survivors in the central region have had to...

Tropical Storm Linfa brings floods in northern Luzon

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – Floods inundated towns in the northern Philippines as Tropical Storm Linfa struck the northern edge of the archipelago, where relief agencies were braced for disaster on Sunday. The region’s civil defense chief Chito Castro said that at least 11...

Two dead as powerful typhoon clips Luzon

By Joel Guinto Manila, Philippines (AFP) Monday 5/11/2015 – Two people have been killed in a powerful typhoon that grazed the Philippines’ northeastern tip, according to authorities who said Monday that the evacuation of coastal villages and volcanic slopes averted a higher toll....

Thousands flee as typhoon hits Luzon

By Mynardo Macaraig Manila, Philippines | AFP | Sunday 5/10/2015 – 12:54 GMT – Typhoon Noul slammed into the northern tip of the Philippines Sunday, triggering warnings of possible flash floods, landslides and storm surges and prompting almost 3,000 people to flee their...

US, PHL, Japan stress unity at WWII memorial

Mount Samat, Philippines, AFP, Thursday 4/9/2015 – Philippine President Benigno Aquino and the US and Japanese ambassadors on Thursday vowed to work closer together in facing new challenges like maritime security and “terrorism” at a World War II memorial event. Aquino and...

24k people to be evacuated as typhoon nears PHL’s northeast coast

MANILA, Apr 4 (Mabuhay) — Some 24,000 people in the Philippines were being evacuated Saturday with Typhoon Maysak a day away from potentially striking the country’s northeast coast, officials said. Storm surges, flash floods and landslides remained potential threats...

‘Stronger’ storms feared as dry spell forecast in PHL

Manila, Philippines |AFP|  – The disaster-haunted Philippines is likely to be hit by stronger typhoons this year as warming ocean surfaces contribute to a dry spell, the state weather service warned Wednesday. The Asian archipelago, whipped by about 20 typhoons and storms each...