3 fishers missing, thousands flee homes due to ‘Urduja’

TACLOBAN CITY – Three fishermen from Eastern Samar province have been reported missing while thousands fled their homes as Tropical Storm Urduja continues to batter Eastern Visayas region Saturday. In a report from the Regional Disaster and Risk Reduction and Management Council, the three missing fishermen were identified as Alfredo Berroja from Balangiga town, Rogelio Gamalo … Read More

TD ‘Urduja’ maintains strength as it moves towards Bicol region

MANILA— Tropical depression “Urduja” has maintained its strength and heads towards the Bicol Region, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said. The state weather agency said as of 3 a.m. Wednesday, “Urduja” was last observed at 455 kilometers east of Surigao City with maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) … Read More

CAAP sees 10% spike in air passenger traffic this holiday season

MANILA — The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has estimated a 10 percent increase in the number of passengers in airports nationwide during the Christmas season. This, as the national aviation authority launched “CAAP Balik Pasko 2017” to ensure safe and efficient operations of its 35 airports currently engaged in commercial operations from December … Read More

Trump, Trudeau, Bolkiah leave PH

MANILA — United States President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Brunei Darussalam Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah left Manila Tuesday afternoon after attending their engagements in the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits. The President of the United States’ Air Force One departed from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) runway around 3:26 p.m. This is the … Read More