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 ...