Scores dead, dozens missing as mudslides, flooding hit southern Philippines

Nearly 90 have been killed and dozens are missing after a tropical storm hit the southern Philippines triggering mudslides and flooding, police and disaster officials said on Saturday. The casualties were all on the main southern island of Mindanao, they said. “We’re are still trying to confirm reports of a farming village buried by a… Read More Scores dead, dozens missing as mudslides, flooding hit southern Philippines

Three soldiers killed as Philippine troops clash with Abu Sayyaf militants

Philippine troops killed at least five suspected Abu Sayyaf militants and suffered three fatalities during a firefight in Bohol province on Tuesday, the military said, days after Western travel warnings about visiting the holiday island. The clash took place after the United States and Canadian embassies in Manila warned citizens against traveling to Central Visayas,… Read More Three soldiers killed as Philippine troops clash with Abu Sayyaf militants

Filipino militant group, Abu Sayyaf beheads Canadian hostage

Filipino militant group, Abu Sayyaf has killed a Canadian man who was held hostage since last year. The murdered man, identified as John Ridsdel, has been described as a “kind and gregarious person who touched everyone he knew with his enthusiasm and generosity.” John Ridsdel was beheaded by the Islamist militant group Abu Sayyaf, which… Read More Filipino militant group, Abu Sayyaf beheads Canadian hostage

China accuses Philippine fishermen of hurling fire bombs at their vessels on the South China Sea

China’s Foreign Ministry, on Tuesday, accused Philippine fishermen of throwing fire bombs at Chinese law enforcement vessels in the South China Sea. The accusation came after Philippine media said fishermen had been struck by bottles hurled from Chinese coast guard ships. China and the Philippines have long exchanged accusations about each other’s behavior in the… Read More China accuses Philippine fishermen of hurling fire bombs at their vessels on the South China Sea

Passenger plane turned around after crew discover open door

A passenger plane carrying 163 people was forced to turn back 40 minutes into the flight after it was discovered one of the plane’s doors was not completely shut. The flight, operated by low-cost Korean Air subsidiary Jin Air, left Cebu in the Philippines on Sunday, bound for Busan in South Korea. A public relations… Read More Passenger plane turned around after crew discover open door

Fifteen dead as fire razes market in Philippines

A fire left 15 people dead, including six children, early Saturday at a public market in the Philippines, the Philippines News Agency reported. Thirteen others were injured . The fire destroyed 350 stalls, mostly used clothing shops, and caused heavy damage to a three-story commercial building in Zamboanga, Dominador Zabala Jr., the city fire marshal,… Read More Fifteen dead as fire razes market in Philippines