Phillipines News

Over 100 Dead, Dozens Missing in Storm-Ravaged Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than 100 people have died in one of the most destructive storms to lash the Philippines this year with dozens more feared missing after villagers fled in the wrong direction and got buried in a …

Philippine Volcano Spews Ash And Steam, Evacuation Underway

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A small volcano in a scenic lake near the Philippine capital blew a white plume of steam and ash 1.5 kilometers (1 mile) into the sky in a brief but powerful explosion Saturday, prompting authorities to …

Strong Quake In Philippines Kills 1, Damages Houses, Roads

MANILA, Philippines — A strong earthquake jolted the central Philippines on Tuesday, killing at least one person, injuring dozens, and damaging houses, two buildings used for coronavirus quarantine, bridges and a port. A three-story house collapsed in the coastal town …

Third Strong Quake This Month Kills 5 in Southern Philippines

KIDAPAWAN, Philippines — The third strong earthquake this month killed five people Thursday, injured several others and destroyed buildings that were already damaged by the earlier shaking in a devastated region in the southern Philippines, officials said. Several cities and …

Floods Recede in Manila as Thousands Evacuated

Flooding caused by some of the Philippines’ heaviest rains that submerged more than half the capital began receding Tuesday, but authorities evacuated thousands of residents along Manila’s overflowing rivers and braced for more chaos in outlying provinces. At least eight …

1 Dead, 14 Missing in Ship Sinking Off Philippines

A China-bound Myanmar ship carrying 24 crewmen and a cargo of coal has sunk off the northwestern Philippines, leaving one dead and 14 others missing, Filipino coast guard officials said Sunday. Philippine coast guard spokesman Armand Balilo said nine crewmen, …

Philippines Super Typhoon Bopha Causes Close to $950M in Damage

The December Global Catastrophe Recap report by Impact Forecasting reveals that Super Typhoon Bopha damaged or destroyed more than 216,000 homes in 34 provinces including Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley, which sustained extensive damage. Economic losses to agriculture, infrastructure and …

6.8 Quake in Philippines Kills 13, Buries Homes

A strong earthquake destroyed buildings and triggered landslides that buried dozens of houses, trapping residents, Monday in the central Philippines. At least 13 people were killed and 29 were missing. The 6.8-magnitude quake, in a narrow strait just off Negros …

Moderate Quake Sparks Panic in Philippine City

A moderate earthquake in the southern Philippines has injured one person, knocked out power and prompted the evacuation of dozens of patients from a hospital. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology measured the quake at magnitude 5.2, while the …

Pounding Typhoon Rains Flood Philippine Capital

Manila residents waded through waist-deep floodwaters and dodged flying debris Tuesday as a powerful typhoon struck the Philippines, killing at least 16 people and sending waves as tall as palm trees crashing over seawalls. Most deaths occurred in metropolitan Manila, …