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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Oil leaks from submerged Philippine ferry

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 07:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Cebu

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cebu Philippines says it is unable to stop fuel leaking Philippine authorities said on Sunday they were unable to stop fuel leaking from a ferry that sank, as oil ... in Cebu, the Philippines’ second biggest city, leaving at least 34 people dead. Authorities were focused on Sunday on trying to find 85 people missing and believed inside the ferry, about 30 metres ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Death toll hits 38 in Philippines ferry disaster

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 08:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Cebu

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cebu Collision with cargo ship has also left more than 80 missing and oil leaking Philippine divers hauled bodies out of rough seas on Sunday in the grisly ... trapped inside the St Thomas Aquinas ferry that sank on Friday night near the central city of Cebu after colliding with a cargo ship. More than 800 passengers and crew were aboard the ferry, which ...

  3. History-makers Part 19: Ferdinand Magellan

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Taylor

    ... Compiled by Chris Taylor Quick Facts Profession: Explorer Famous for: discovering a route between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans to the Spice Islands in Indonesia Born: 1480, in Sabrosa, Portugal Died: April 27, 1521, in Mactan, Cebu, The Philippines Married: Beatriz Barbosa A new way around the world Find words that mean the opposite: liberated, powerless, prevented, ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Indian firm in consortium to upgrade Cebu's airport

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:43am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Consortium gets nod to upgrade Cebu airport A consortium that includes India's GMR Group has won a 17.52 billion peso (HK$3 billion) contract to upgrade the passenger terminal of the Philippines' second airport, the Philippine government said. The GMR-Megawide consortium has been awarded a 25-year concession to Mactan-Cebu International Airport ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Head of Philippine communist party and wife arrested in Cebu

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:32am by AP

    ... the military said, dealing the biggest blow in years to the decades-old rebel group. Benito Tiamzon and his wife, Wilma, also a senior party officer, were arrested in central Cebu province's ... The couple face charges of crimes against humanity, including multiple murder, Bautista said yesterday. They were taken to a military camp in Cebu. The statement provided no other details about ...

  6. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Cebu Pacific pilots, crew investigated in crash at Philippines' Davao airport

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Manila Staff of Philippine budget carrier accused of incompetence after delay in evacuating aircraft Probe of crew over Cebu jet crash Philippine aviation authorities said yesterday they were investigating Cebu Pacific pilots and crew who waited 15 minutes before deploying emergency slides to evacuate passengers from a plane that overshot the runway ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines hunt for 'blood ivory' statues blocked at Cebu shrine

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and the Environment Department were denied entry to the Shrine of the Black Nazarene in the central island of Cebu when they visited on Friday, a member said. Security guards at the shrine, set up by a priest ... conceded the team did not have a search warrant and would have to obtain the proper legal papers, possibly giving suspects time to conceal any ivory items. Asked about the incident, Cebu ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Deadly quake rocks Philippine tourist islands of Bohol, Cebu; scores dead

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 09:18am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cebu Scores dead after tremor wrecks buildings, including a historic Spanish church and university in Cebu, and triggers landslides Deadly quake rocks tourist ... chief Dennis Agustin said 77 of the deaths were in that province. At least 15 died in nearby Cebu province and another on Siquijor Island. The 7.1-magnitude quake struck at 8.12am ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Hundreds missing, 24 dead after Philippines ferry collides with cargo ship off Cebu

    Posted Aug 17th 2013, 12:00am by AP, AFP

    ... Philippine port of Cebu after colliding with a cargo vessel, the coastguard's deputy chief told AFP on Saturday. The Thomas Aquinas ferry was carrying around 700 people, reports said. It quickly sank on Friday night following the collision off port of Cebu, the country's second biggest city, said Rear Admiral Luis Tuason, vice commandant of the Philippine coastguard. The captain ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Expat teacher from Hong Kong charged with child sex abuse in Cebu

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 12:00am by Bryan Harris and Raissa Robles

    ... of Cebu. Inspector Sheryl Bautista of the Mandaue City Police Office's Women and Children's Protection Desk confirmed that Munro had been charged with four counts of sexual abuse ... used a 14-year-old boy to recruit younger boys who were then assaulted at a beach hotel on Cebu Island. According to the Herald , Munro has denied the allegations, telling authorities: ...




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