Rescuers scramble to reach isolated tsunami-struck towns

AFP 12/26/2018

Indonesian search and rescue teams Wednesday plucked stranded residents from remote islands and pushed into isolated communities desperate for aid in the aftermath of a volcano-triggered tsunami that killed over 400. But torrential rains hampered their efforts…

No Filipino affected in Indonesia tsunami – DFA

Inquirer.net 12/23/2018

Manila, Philippines — No Filipino national was reported injured or dead from the tsunami incident that hit the shores of Indonesia on Saturday evening, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Sunday. According to Ambassador to…

At least 20 killed, 165 wounded after tsunami hits Indonesia

AP 12/23/2018

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Government officials say that at least 20 people were killed after a tsunami hit the coast around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, the BBC reports. The national disaster management agency says 165 people were hurt and…

CEBUANOS WIN IN INDONESIA

Mars G. Alison 12/12/2018

CITIGREEN JUNIOR TENNIS TEAM Cebuanos Elizabeth Abarquez and David Ezra Enriquez accounted for two of the 12 gold medals that the Filipinos clinched in the 38th Tuanku Syed Putra (PERLIS-MILO) International Junior Tennis Championships held in Perlis,…

Cebu’s Wei placed 11th in first freediving competition in Indonesia

Hendrix Berdin Lato 11/09/2018

CEBU’s Maria Noella “Wei” Zosa finished 11th in the best female freediver of the 1st International Sabang Freediving Competition held in Indonesia which wrapped up Thursday, November 8. Wei was also awarded a national record for both…

Cebu’s Zosa breaks Philippine freedive record

Hendrix Gil Berdin Lato 11/04/2018

Cebuana Freediver Maria Noella “Wei” Zosa posted a new national deep dive record after achieving a deeper dive of 51 meters in the second day of the International Sabang Freediving Competition in Indonesia. She broke the deepest…

One ‘black box’ recovered from crashed Indonesia jet

AFP 11/01/2018

One black box from the crashed Lion Air jet has been recovered, the head of Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee said Thursday, which could be critical to establishing why the brand new plane fell out of the…

Possible seabed position of crashed Lion Air located

AP 10/31/2018

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A massive search effort has identified the possible seabed location of the crashed Lion Air jet, Indonesia’s military chief said yesterday, as experts carried out the grim task of identifying dozens of body parts…

Indonesia protests execution of migrant worker in Saudi

10/31/2018

Jakarta — The government of Indonesia has aired its “deep concerns” about the execution of Indonesian migrant worker Tuti Tursilawati, which was carried out on Monday without the prior knowledge of her family or Indonesian officials. Foreign…

Strong quake shakes Indonesia

AFP 10/11/2018

Quake kills three, disrupts IMF summit An earthquake Thursday killed three people in Indonesia and rattled hotels where IMF delegates are attending a major summit, a fortnight after a quake-tsunami killed more than 2,000 elsewhere in the…

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