Philippine News

Karding wreaks havoc in Luzon

PBBM surveys damaged areas, mobilizes gov’t agencies to extend aid The strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year left at least six people dead, authorities said Monday, after heavy rain and fierce winds battered Luzon. Typhoon Karding (international name: Noru) toppled trees, knocked out power, and flooded low-lying communities …

Read More »

Japan honours assassinated Abe at controversial funeral

by Hiroshi HIYAMA / Sara HUSSEIN Thousands of Japanese offered flowers and prayers on Tuesday in honour of assassinated former prime minister Shinzo Abe ahead of a controversial state funeral attended by hundreds of foreign dignitaries. People leave flowers and pay their respects to former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe …

Read More »

Today 13 years ago, ‘Ondoy’ laid waste to the land

At a restaurant in Mandaluyong City, at least three emergency broadcast messages from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council interrupted lunch for most patrons who received the text alerts —each punctuated by a distinct high-pitched alarm—almost simultaneously Sunday noon. ONDOY’S ONSLAUGHT. In these file photos, people and vehicles …

Read More »

Marcos orders suspension of gov’t offices, all classes

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. suspended work on Monday in government offices in eight regions, including Metro Manila, and classes were also suspended as Super Typhoon “Karding” made landfall in Quezon province and was seen to cross the Luzon landmass on Sunday night. READY FOR WORST. Residents of Aplaya San Rafael …

Read More »

‘Karding’ blasts through Luzon

Typhoon hits landfall twice, crossing overnight with winds of 195kph Super Typhoon “Karding” was on its way out of the Philippines on Monday morning after its “explosive intensification” on Sunday gave way to its weakening to typhoon level as it crossed and exited the Luzon landmass overnight, the state weather …

Read More »

Five rescuers killed in Philippine typhoon: police

San Ildefonso, Bulacan Five rescuers were killed in the Philippines after they were sent to a flooded community during a powerful typhoon, authorities said Monday, without releasing details on their cause of death. A woman moves her dog while residents evacuate from their submerged homes in the aftermath of Super …

Read More »

Mr. Marcos tags US trip a ‘success’

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. ended his six-day working visit to the United States on a high note, describing the trip as a “success” as he bannered the country’s economic rebound trajectory on the back of sound macroeconomic fundamentals and enabling policies to potential investors and members of the Filipino community …

Read More »

Marcos talks with Kishida, Blair on ties

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida met for the first time on Wednesday in New York (Thursday in Manila) on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, where both leaders reaffirmed their commitment to reinforce ties and strengthen cooperation. The President …

Read More »