Commercial plane crashes in southern Iran, killing 66 people

AP 02/18/2018

TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported. An Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance…

AGATON’S FURY

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/02/2018

Heavy rains triggered floods, landslides in 7 southern towns, 1 city; 2 deaths reported Mary Flor Basadre-Quirante was trembling as she was packing her things inside her devastated house in Barangay Looc, Malabuyoc town, about 137 km…

TS Vinta damages Naga road

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 12/23/2017

TROPICAL Storm Vinta has left a damaged road and loss of income for a day for those handling whale watching activities in southern Cebu. Belinda Bairon, a staff member of the Research and Planning Division of the…

A SUNNY CHRISTMAS

Doris Mae C. Mondragon, Morexette Marie B. Erram, Nestle L. Semilla 12/22/2017

It will be a sunny Christmas after all as Vinta, which weakened into a tropical depression, is forecast to exit the Philippines today. State meteorologists lifted storm signal no. 1 in southern Cebu prompting the Philippine Coast…

Tours in southern Cebu suspended due to ‘Vinta’

Morexette B. Erram 12/22/2017

The Provincial Tourism Office (PTO) has suspended all tourism activities in the south, from towns of Moalboal to Santander as Tropical Storm Vinta is expected to barrel the Visayas region today. Recent data from the Provincial Disaster…

Southern Cebu under Signal No. 1 due to Tropical Storm Vinta

Morexette B. Erram 12/21/2017

The Philippines Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) hoisted Storm Signal No. 1 on Southern Cebu as Tropical Storm Vinta is about to make landfall on southern Mindanao this evening. The state weather bureau’s severe weather…

‘VINTA’ INTENSIFIES

Jessa Mae Sotto, JOSE SANTINO BUNACHITA, Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/20/2017

Now a Tropical Depression, it is forecast to hit southern Cebu this weekend Another major weather disturbance threatens to dampen the holiday season just a few days after Tropical Storm Urduja exited the Philippines, leaving at least…

Visayas Ombudsman dismisses graft case vs Alcoy engineer

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 11/16/2017

  THE Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas has thrown out the cases filed against the engineer of Alcoy town in southern Cebu, who was earlier accused of failing to liquidate his P15,524 cash advance in…

UK alerts citizens vs travel to southern Cebu, Mindanao

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Nestle L. Semilla, Victor Anthony V. Silva 10/25/2017

The United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has issued an advisory against travel to Dalaguete and Badian towns in southern Cebu “due to the threat of terrorism.” “Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out…

USPF girls are champs again

John Carlo Villaruel 10/21/2017

The University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) girls’ volleyball team is a bunch of imperfect individuals. But on Saturday afternoon, they wrote the most perfect championship story. This after the Baby Panthers overcame a 1-0 series deficit…

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