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Tag: Philippines

Philippines military plane crash
Black Box From Crashed Philippine Military Plane Retrieved

The C-130 Hercules transport plane, carrying 96 soldiers and crew, crashed upon landing on Sunday on Jolo island in Sulu province.

Death Toll From Philippines Military Plane Crash Reaches 50

The death toll from the military plane crash in southern Philippines increased to 50

Philippines military plane crash
29 Killed, 17 Missing In Philippines Military Plane Crash

At least 29 people were killed and 17 others remain unaccounted for in the crash of a Philippine Air Force (PAF) C-130 Hercules transport plane in Sulu province, officers said.

Plane Crash
Philippines Air Force Plane Crash Kills 17 People

A Philippine Air Force (PAF) plane with 92 people aboard crashed on Sunday while attempting to land on Jolo island in Sulu province, killing 17 persons andinjuring 40 others.

Philippines Reports More Cases With ‘Indian COVID Variant’
Philippines Reports More Cases With ‘Indian COVID Variant’

The Department of Health said 10 more patients were found to have the B.1.617 strain of Covid-19, bringing to 12 the total number of cases of the more contagious Indian variant in the country, reports dpa news agency.

Islamist Militants Occupy Part Of Philippines Market
Islamist Militants Occupy Part Of Philippines Market

Islamist militants on Saturday occupied a part of a public market in a southern Philippine town as they fled an offensive by government troops, the military said.

Typhoon Goni: 10 Dead, Over 390K Displaced As Super Typhoon Hits Philippines

Manila: At least 10 people were killed and more than 390,000 others were displaced after typhoon Goni, the strongest to hit the Philippines this year so far, slammed the country’s main island of Luzon, authorities said on Monday. The Office of Civil Defence (OCD) in Bicol, one of the hardest-hit southernmost regions of Luzon, said […]

Super Typhoon 'Goni' Makes Landfall In Philippines

Manila: Super Typhoon Goni, the strongest hit the Philippines this year so far, made landfall in Bicol, the southernmost region of the main island of Luzon, on Sunday morning, the state weather bureau said. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Goni, which intensified into a super typhoon at 2 a.m., was […]

Twin Blasts Hit Southern Philippines: 10 Dead, 40 Injured

Manila: At least 10 were killed, including a suicide bomber, and 40 others injured in twin blasts in the Philippines’ Sulu province on Monday, the army said. Western Mindanao Command chief Lieutenant General Corleto Vinluan said the victims also comprised five soldiers and four civilians, while 18 soldiers and 22 civilians were among the injured […]

Ashok Lavasa Resigns As Election Commissioner

New Delhi: Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa, who was next in the line to head the Commission, on Tuesday resigned from his post to take charge as Vice-President of the Philippines-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) next month. As Election Commissioner, Lavasa grabbed headlines when he registered his dissent on the poll panel’s clean chit to Prime […]

Philippines Reports 1st Coronavirus Death Outside Of China

Manila: The Philippines on Sunday reported the country’s first death from the novel coronavirus, making it the first country outside China to report a fatality. The victim was a 44-year-old Chinese male from the city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak, who came to the Philippines via Hong Kong on January 21, Xinhua news […]

16,700 Evacuated As Philippines Volcano Spews Lava

Manila: Some 16,700 people were evacuated on Monday as the Taal Volcano in the Philippines started spewing lava, while the ash fall reached the capital Manila, some 70 km away. The displaced people were taken to 45 evacuation centres authorized by the authorities in the most affected municipalities of San Nicolas, Balete, Talisay, Lipa (Batangas […]

Typhoon Phanfone toll reaches 28 in Philippines

Manila: Typhoon Phanfone has left at least 28 people dead in the Philippines, with two injured and 12 missings, authorities said on Friday. The storm, locally named Ursula, on Wednesday and Thursday made its way through the central region of the country with strong rains and gusts of wind up to 195 kph, reports Efe news. […]

2 Killed In Philippines Earthquake

Manila: At least two people were killed and over 300 others injured in a 6.6-magnitude earthquake which struck Cotabato province in Philippines on Tuesday, officials said. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the inland tremor, which struck at 9.04 a.m. local time hit at a depth of 7 km, about 25 km […]

Strong Quake Leaves Many Dead In Philippines Island

Manila: At least five people were killed and 60 injured after a magnitude-6.4 earthquake hit the island of Mindanao, southern Philippines, local media reported Thursday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) registered the earthquake on Wednesday at 7.37 pm local time (11.37 GMT) at magnitude-6.3 at a depth of 15 km. The quake […]

6.4-magnitude quake hits Philippines

Manila: A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck the southern Philippines island of Mindanao on Wednesday, authorities said. There were no reports of any casualties or structural damages, Efe news reported. The US Geological Survey, which records worldwide seismic activity, said the earthquake occurred at 7.37 pm local time (5.07 pm IST) and its epicentre was located some […]

Philippines quake toll increases to 16

Manila: The death toll in Monday’s 6.1-magnitude quake that struck the Philippines’ Luzon Island has increased to 16, amid ongoing efforts to rescue around 30 missing people who were trapped under a collapsed commercial centre, authorities said on Tuesday. Fifteen of the victims were from the Pampanga province, in the central part of the island […]

2.6 million children at risk in Philippines measles outbreak

Manila: Health experts have warned that about 2.6 million children in the Philippines were at risk due to a measles outbreak in the country as more people have died from the disease this year than in all of 2018, the media reported on Friday. The outbreak has killed 261 people this year alone and most […]

7.1-magnitude quake jolts Philippines

Manila: A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the Davao Oriental province in the Philippine island of Mindanao on Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. No damage has been reported by the Philippine government yet. The institute said the quake hit at 11.39 a.m. (Philippines time) at a depth of 49 km. […]

Miss Universe 2018: Philippines bags crown, India fails to make it to Top 20

Bangkok: India’s Nehal Chudasama failed to make it to the Top 20 of the Miss Universe 2018 pageant, where Catriona Elisa Gray from Philippines pipped 93 contestants from around the world to emerge the winner — as chosen by an all-women jury. India had pinned high hopes on Nehal, 22, to end a long drought […]

Philippines' Catriono Elisa Gray crowned Miss Universe 2018

Bangkok: Catriona Elisa Gray from Philippines was crowned Miss Universe 2018 at a gala ceremony, where representatives from South Africa and Venezuela secured the first runner-up and second runner-up spots. India’s Nehal Chudasama failed to make it to the Top 20. Gray was ecstatic as she took her first walk as Miss Universe in a […]

Typhoon Mangkhut hits mainland China, lashes Hong Kong

Beijing/Hong Kong: Typhoon Mangkhut, the world’s strongest storm this year, continued its path of destruction across Southeast Asia, reaching mainland China after pummeling Hong Kong and killing dozens in the Philippines, authorities said on Monday. Mangkhut is now expected to move inland of China’s western Guangdong on Monday. While the storm has weakened, a T8 […]

Philippine typhoon toll increases to 25

Manila: The death toll due to typhoon Mangkhut slamming the Philippines rose to 25 on Sunday while dozens were still reported missing, authorities said. Presidential adviser Francis Tolentino confirmed these figures in Cagayan province, where the season’s most powerful typhoon made landfall on Saturday morning, reports Efe news. Most of the deaths occurred due to […]

Super typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall into Philippines

Manila: Super typhoon Mangkhut made landfall in the Philippines on Saturday, bringing with it ferocious gale-force winds and pounding rains, as aid agencies warn millions are at risk from rising flood waters and landslides. Mangkhut, the strongest storm anywhere on the planet in 2018, made landfall in Cagayan province, on the northern tip of Luzon […]

Temper behaviour in South China Sea, Duterte tells China

Manila: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has urged China to temper its behaviour in the disputed areas of South China Sea. In a speech delivered on Tuesday night at the presidential palace, Duterte, who has sought improved ties with Beijing since taking office two years ago, called on China to respect countries’ right of passage through […]