Updated Monday, December 8, 2014 0:02 am TWN
Typhoon Hagupit knocked out power, left at least two people dead and sent nearly 900,000 into shelters before it weakened Sunday, sparing the central Philippines the type of massive devastation that a monster storm brought to the region last year.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines' east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year.
A Swiss man kidnapped by Islamic militants in the southern Philippines nearly three years ago escaped under fire on Saturday as soldiers attacked his abductors in a remote jungle, the military said.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Half a million Filipinos fled their homes as differing forecasts about the path of a dangerously erratic typhoon -- one predicting it will graze the capital, Manila -- prompted a wide swath of the country to prepare for a weekend of destructive winds and rain.
Friday, December 5, 2014
A wide swath of the Philippines, including the capital Manila, braced Friday for a dangerously erratic and powerful typhoon approaching from the Pacific, about a year after the country was lashed by Typhoon Haiyan that left more than 7,300 people dead.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
The Philippines will simplify its weather warnings to make them easier to understand in order to prevent the annual loss of hundreds of lives from natural calamities, officials said Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014
The Philippines said Saturday it had banned certain foreign journalists from the country over an incident last year, when President Benigno Aquino was taunted by a group of Hong Kong reporters during a visit to Indonesia.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Pope Francis will host a luncheon for Filipino survivors of the deadly Typhoon Haiyan during his Jan. 12-19 visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines, his second visit to Asia in a year that confirms the region is a priority for his pontificate.
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