Monthly Archives: December 2014

‘Seniang’ moving faster, kills 21

MANILA  – Flash floods and landslides triggered by Tropical Storm “Seniang” (international name: Jangmi)left more than 20 people dead and at least 10 missing in the Philippines, including in areas still recovering

11.4 M Filipino families see selves poor

MANILA — Some 52 percent of Filipino families—or about 11.4 million households—see themselves as poor in the last quarter of 2014, a new survey by pollster Social Weather Stations showed. The SWS

Three dead, thousands flee as storm hits Mindanao

BUTUAN CITY — Three people were killed, one is missing and thousands fled their homes as a tropical storm battered the southern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain, officials said Monday.

Top Communist says gov’t insincere on peace

MARIHATAG, Surigao del Sur – The top communist rebel leader in Mindanao doubted the government’s sincerity in seeking an end to the country’s 46-year Maoist insurgency and is not hoping to see

Free top Reds, govt panel told

MANILA — The Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front is seeking the release of its consultants, including detained top rebel leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon, CPP founding chairman Jose Ma. Sison

6.5-magnitude quake hits Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY – A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck in Sulu Sea, some 200 kilometers northwest of this city Monday afternoon, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvocs). Philvolcs monitoring