Philippines News

Typhoon Heroes: 5 Filipino Rescuers Drown in Flooded Village

SAN MIGUEL, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Noru left a trail of destruction in northern Philippine provinces on Monday with at least eight people dead, including a group of rescuers who were scrambling to save villagers trapped in floodwaters, officials said. …

Tropical Storm Ma-on Makes Landfall in Southern China

HONG KONG (AP) — Tropical Storm Ma-on made landfall in southern China’s Guangdong province on Thursday after bringing rain and stiff winds to Hong Kong, where the stock market was closed for the morning session due to the storm. Residents …

Strong Quake Kills 5, Injures Dozens in Northern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong earthquake set off landslides and damaged buildings in the northern Philippines on Wednesday, killing at least five people and injuring dozens. In the capital, hospital patients were evacuated and terrified people rushed outdoors. The …

7 Die in Philippine Ferry Fire; Over 120 Rescued from Water

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A ferry carrying more than 130 people caught fire in the northeastern Philippines on Monday, killing seven passengers and forcing many survivors to jump into the sea where they were rescued by other vessels. The fire …

Flooding, Landslides Kill at Least 25 People in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) –The death toll from landslides and floods that hit the central and southern Philippines after a summer tropical depression unleashed days of pounding rain has risen to at least 43, with 28 others missing, officials said Tuesday. …

Philippines Says 25 People Dead as Typhoon Triggered Landslides

At least 25 people were killed and several more missing after Typhoon Megi triggered landslides and flooded many areas in central and southern Philippines. Twenty-two persons died in mudslides in Baybay City in Leyte province, while at least six more …

375 Dead, 56 Missing After Typhoon Slams Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP)–The death toll from the strongest typhoon to batter the Philippines this year climbed to 375, with more than 50 others still missing and several central provinces struggling with downed communications and power outages and pleading for food …

Typhoon Hits Eastern Philippines, Causing Power Outages

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong typhoon slammed into the eastern Philippines on Tuesday, bringing high winds that caused power outages in several provinces. Typhoon Conson carried sustained winds of 120 kilometers (74 miles) per hour with gusts of up …

Storm Leaves 3 Dead, Displaces Thousands in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A tropical storm left at least three people dead and displaced thousands of villagers in the southern and central Philippines, where it triggered floods and landslides, officials said Wednesday. Forecasters said the storm Choi-wan was blowing …

1 Dead, 100,000 Displaced as Typhoon Blows Near Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An approaching powerful typhoon has left at least one person dead, another missing and prompted the evacuation of more than 100,000 people as a precaution in the eastern and central Philippines, although the unusual spring storm …