Davao City

Six dead as floods hit Philippines disaster zone

Red Cross staff and volunteers equipped with rubber boats bring residents to safety in Davao, Philippines. Photo: EPA

Six people have died and four others are missing in floods that swept through a southern Philippine region still reeling from a deadly typhoon disaster, authorities said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, 23 January, 2013, 6:19pm

Philippine official Rodrigo Duterte calls for head of suspected car thief

The vice-mayor of a southern Philippine city has offered a US$121,000 reward for the decapitated head of the alleged leader of a gang of car thieves.

27 Oct 2012 - 3:32am

Air crash DNA tests

Davao, Philippines: Soldiers and volunteers have recovered the remains of 128 of the 131 passengers and crew killed when an Air Philippines plane crashed on Wednesday on Samal island.

Only 55 of those who died in the country's worst air disaster - near Davao, southern Philippines - have been identified.

22 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Members want liberalisation in phone traffic

Members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) forum are pushing for a liberalisation in telecommunications, signalling a potential breakthrough.

22 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Prostitutes in plea to avoid Russian sailors

FOUR young Russian and Ukrainian prostitutes, who have been locked up for two months, pleaded not to be deported by Russian cargo ship in case they were molested by the 'girl-hungry' crew.

23 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Stranded circus finds friends to fly it home

THE remaining members of a Russian circus, crippled by a litany of bad luck since it entered the Philippines more than a year ago, are to finally fly home on Sunday on a chartered airliner.

6 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Shift in focus rings in better times for First Pacific

A SHIFT in focus towards telecommunications in Southeast Asia is expected to bring stability in earnings to First Pacific Company.

Earnings growth has fallen from 40 per cent to 20 per cent over the past five years.

7 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Hair-raising job

MANILA: All 20 pollution control inspectors measuring smoke emissions from cars and trucks in the southern Philippines city of Davao found their hairlines suddenly starting to recede, and some went bald, the Manila Times said.

22 Feb 1993 - 12:00am