Monthly Archives: October 2012

Toll from superstorm Sandy climbs to 43

NEW YORK—The death toll from superstorm Sandy has risen to 43 in the United States and Canada, and was expected to climb further as several people remained missing, officials said Tuesday. Officials

Comelec drops Mikey’s group

MANILA — The Commission on Elections said it had disqualified the party-list group being represented by the son of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and rejected the motion for reconsideration of the disqualified

DAR starts process for distribution of Luisita

MANILA – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has started the process for the distribution of the Cojuangco-owned sugar estate Hacienda Luisita. In an 8-page compliance report, DAR said it was simultaneously

PH to get 5 French patrol boats

MANILA — The Philippines will buy five patrol boats from France for about 90 million euros ($116 million), partly to guard disputed areas in the South China Sea, the coastguard said Tuesday.

Mild quake hits 4 cities in Metro Manila

MANILA – A mild earthquake struck four cities in Metro Manila on Wednesday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. Phivolcs reported that the quake struck at 10:07 a.m.,

Lugar says US for free sea passage

MANILA — United States Senator Richard Lugar, who is best remembered for his role in helping oust former Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos from office during the 1986 snap elections, on Tuesday reiterated