Indonesian earthquake death toll rises to 1,424

JAKARTA — The death toll from the recent earthquake that hit Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island has risen to 1,424, while 113 people are still missing, Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management Spokesman…

PH ready to assist Indonesia over deadly quake, tsunami

MANILA — The Philippine government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), on Saturday expressed readiness to respond and assist Indonesia after a powerful earthquake and tsunami struck Central Sulawasi, killing…

At least 3 killed, 176 missing as boat capsizes in western Indonesia

JAKARTA — Rescuers have recovered three corpses and are searching for a total of 177 others, who remain missing after a passenger boat sank in Lake Toba of North Sumatra province…

SAP Go vows to help PH fishermen detained in Indonesia

MANILA – Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has vowed to assist the repatriation of Filipino fishermen still detained in Indonesia. Go made the promise as he…

Steam eruption of volcano injures 10 tourists in Indonesia

JAKARTA– Ten visitors were wounded by a phreatic eruption of a volcano in Central Java province of western Indonesia on Sunday, two senior officials said. Head of National Volcanology Agency…

ASEAN FMs urge parties concerned to de-escalate tensions on Korean Peninsula

MANILA — Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Friday urged all parties concerned to exercise self-retraint to de-escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The ministers…

Asian Dragon Boat Championships held in PHL for the first time with Japan as victor

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY – Over 1,000 paddlers from different Asian countries gathered in Puerto Princesa City’s The Baywalk on Friday to compete in the Asian Dragon Boat Championships. This event…

President Duterte, Prime Minister Najib Razak tackle security, economy in bilateral talks

KUALA LUMPUR — Visiting President Rodrigo R. Duterte met Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak at the Prime Minister’s Office in Putrajaya, the administrative capital of Malaysia, on Thursday, Nov.…

13 tourists remained missing after volcano eruption in central Indonesia

JAKARTA — A total of 13 holiday makers, including foreigners, who were visiting Mount Barujari in central Indonesia when the volcano erupted earlier this week, have not returned from the…