Jul 6, 2015

Philippines confirms second MERS case

The Philippines confirmed a second case of the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) corona virus Monday in a 36-year-old foreigner who showed symptoms of the disease after arriving in Manila from Dubai on June 19. The man was admitted to a government hospital ...

Capsized ferry's owner, crew face murder charges

Jul 5, 2015

Capsized ferry's owner, crew face murder charges

Philippine police have filed murder charges against the owner and crew of a passenger ferry that capsized, killing 59 people, an official said Saturday. The charges were filed late on Friday in the central city of Ormoc over the sinking of the Kim Nirvana, ...

Overloading suspected in capsizing of Philippine ferry

Jul 4, 2015

Overloading suspected in capsizing of Philippine ferry

Overloading of cargo and passengers might have been to blame for a Philippine ferry disaster that left dozens dead, an official said Saturday, and a government investigation is now underway. Survivors reported seeing up to 150 sacks of cement in the ship’s cargo area ...

Jul 2, 2015

At least 36 dead as Philippine ferry capsizes

A ferry loaded with nearly 200 people capsized off a central Philippine port on Thursday, officials said, killing at least 36 people in the country’s latest maritime tragedy. At least 26 people are still missing after the 33-ton, wooden-hulled Kim Nirvana tipped over in ...

Jun 29, 2015

Philippines rebel commander is slain, setback to insurgency

The Philippine military has shot dead an infamous communist guerilla leader in a blow to one of the world’s longest-running Maoist insurgencies, authorities said Monday. New People’s Army (NPA) commander Leonardo Pitao was killed in a mountainous hamlet near the major southern city of ...