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  1. Bus drivers' race ends in death of professor

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila The Philippines presidential palace has ordered a crackdown on reckless bus drivers after a highly-respected professor was killed when a street race between two ... commonly known as the 'killer highway' for its high accident rate. It has a 60km/h speed limit. 'There are two buses here. One sideswiped the side mirror,' Metropolitan Manila ...

  2. Skipper tells of escape from sinking race yacht

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'They all knew what they had to do.' Chan was speaking to club officials from aboard the Hong Kong cargo ship Easy Success, which was heading for Manila last night after rescuing the nine ... to be in the vicinity but had diverted its course to Manila to avoid a potential typhoon. Chan said: 'Although we are all amateur sailors, everyone was calm throughout. No one panicked and they all acted ...

  3. Manila survivors' call over insurance

    Posted Apr 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung Seven survivors and family members of the victims of last year's Manila hostage crisis called on the government to crack down on 'misleading' travel insurance policies. Joe Chan Kwok-chu, who has an injured hand, said the policy of Hong Tai Travel, which organised the Manila trip, gave compensation only to completely disabled people or the dead. ...

  4. Briefs

    Posted Apr 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fire on cruise ship with HK holidaymakers put out Two Hong Kong holidaymakers are unharmed after a fire broke out on their cruise ship in waters near the Philippines. The fire aboard the Azamara Quest disabled its engines, leaving it drifting in waters south of Manila on Friday night. The fire was put out but one crew member was injured. About 1,000 people are on board. Once ...

  5. Man-eating manholes

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Robles

    ... Alan Robles, Manila Here are some things to keep in mind when the rainy season starts in Manila: flooding can cause colossal traffic jams, marooning you in your office. Infectious diseases can result from filthy rain water. Oh, and you could get sucked down to a hideous, gurgling death. In most other cities of the world, manholes are presumably fairly innocuous. In Manila ...

  6. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Major projects can counter flooding in Asian cities, experts say

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... across Asia, leaving low-lying areas exposed to massive floods such as those that paralysed Jakarta and Manila last year and central Thailand in 2011. One ambitious US$3.5 billion proposal ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Typhoon Bopha kills at least 52 in Philippines

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Thousands seek refuge as winds of 210km/h cause carnage on island of Mindanao Typhoon Bopha kills at least eight in Mindanao Typhoon Bopha killed at least 52 ... of the town, while a local official said an army truck laden with soldiers and civilians was swept away in a flash flood. Neither the civil defence office in Manila nor the armed forces could give ...

  8. Cathay jet engine shut down mid-flight

    Posted Dec 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... A Cathay Pacific flight from Manila to Hong Kong made it safely to Chek Lap Kok on Thursday night despite having one of its four engines shut down during the journey because of a technical ... of the flight. The spokeswoman confirmed that flight 918 from Manila to Hong Kong had landed, without incident, at Hong Kong International Airport at 8.22pm on Thursday. All 338 passengers and 19 crew ...

  9. Four volcanoes act up in tandem

    Posted Jun 21st 2006, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Alert status raised to level two for Mount Bulusan Manila housewife Gloria Gallego thinks that four volcanoes acting up at the same time is 'probably a sign ... Bulusan, about 600km southeast of Manila, started rumbling. A fortnight ago, it began spewing out superheated ash in a plume that stretched 2km up into the sky. Now more explosions- caused by water ...

  10. Illegal logging blamed for killer landslides

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo yesterday ordered a crackdown on illegal logging operations, that have stripped forest cover and sparked devastating landslides ... organisation funded by the Jesuit-run Ateneo de Manila University, blamed the flooding on the loss of forest cover on mountain ranges on the main island of Luzon, which is home to the capital, Manila ...




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