Breaking News

How you can help flood victims in your community

Yahoo! Philippines is putting together this list of agencies, organizations and their contact i…

  • 8 of 10 cities most at risk from natural disasters located in Phl – study

    Eight of 10 world cities most exposed to natural hazards are in the Philippines and more than half of the 100 cities most exposed to earthquakes, storms and other disasters are in four Asian nations, according to a research. The study, published on Wednesday by risk analysis firm Verisk Maplecroft, analyzed the threat …

  • French President Francois Hollande yesterday took his warning about the need for funds for a landmark climate deal to this town, a second-class municipality where supertyphoon “Yolanda” made its first landfall before claiming more than 7,300 lives, after he and President Aquino launched an international appeal to back efforts …

  • Economy grows by 6.9% in Q4 MB - Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    The Philippine economy rebounded strongly in the fourth quarter of 2014, posting the best growth in Asia after China, on strong manufacturing sector as well as higher construction activity, beating economists’ and market expectations with officials predicting further expansion this year. After posting a slowdown in the …

  • Traders blow horns at the trading floor of the Philippine Stock Exchange in Makati city
    Philippines: Growth shows we're no longer sick man of Asia Associated Press - Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine official says the country no longer deserves to be branded the "sick man of Asia" after its economy grew more than 6 … More »Philippines: Growth shows we're no longer sick man of Asia

    Traders blow horns at the trading floor of the Philippine Stock Exchange in Makati city

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine official says the country no longer deserves to be branded the "sick man of Asia" after its economy grew more than 6 percent for a third consecutive year.

  • Key to successful disaster preparedness MB - Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Life would be a lot better if we can just shoo away typhoons, plug the craters of volcanoes to prevent them from erupting, or hold the plates underneath us to keep them … More »Key to successful disaster preparedness

    Life would be a lot better if we can just shoo away typhoons, plug the craters of volcanoes to prevent them from erupting, or hold the plates underneath us to keep them from shaking the ground and toppling buildings and ripping highways apart. These terrifying and unwanted events and their terrible impact – thousands of …

  • Workers prepare a stage ahead of a visit by Pope Francis, in Manila, on January 11, 2015
    Rains threaten papal mass on storm-hit Philippine island AFP News - Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    The Philippines was watching nervously on Sunday as a tropical storm threatened a typhoon-prone central island that Pope Francis will visit this week on his tour of the … More »Rains threaten papal mass on storm-hit Philippine island

    Workers prepare a stage ahead of a visit by Pope Francis, in Manila, on January 11, 2015

    The Philippines was watching nervously on Sunday as a tropical storm threatened a typhoon-prone central island that Pope Francis will visit this week on his tour of the fervently Catholic nation.

  • 9,000 welcome 2015 without power in Agusan MB - Sat, Jan 3, 2015

    San Isidro, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur – The Agusan del Sur Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ASELCO) has deployed its engineers, technical personnel and workers to help … More »9,000 welcome 2015 without power in Agusan

    San Isidro, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur – The Agusan del Sur Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ASELCO) has deployed its engineers, technical personnel and workers to help National Grid Corporation of Philippines (NGCP) to restore power in Northeastern Mindanao.At least 9,000 ASELCO consumers welcomed 2015 without electricity …

  • Top Asian News at 3:30 p.m. GMT Associated Press - Thu, Jan 1, 2015

    SHANGHAI (AP) — People unable to contact friends and relatives streamed into hospitals Thursday, anxious for information after a stampede during New Year's celebrations … More »Top Asian News at 3:30 p.m. GMT

    SHANGHAI (AP) — People unable to contact friends and relatives streamed into hospitals Thursday, anxious for information after a stampede during New Year's celebrations in Shanghai's historic waterfront area killed 36 people in the worst disaster to hit one of China's showcase cities in recent years. The Shanghai …

  • Mudslides, flash floods kill at least 53 in Philippines Reuters - Thu, Jan 1, 2015

    MANILA (Reuters) - Flash floods and mudslides have killed at least 53 people in the central and southern Philippines, the national disaster agency said on Wednesday, … More »Mudslides, flash floods kill at least 53 in Philippines

    MANILA (Reuters) - Flash floods and mudslides have killed at least 53 people in the central and southern Philippines, the national disaster agency said on Wednesday, after days of heavy rains that have also hit neighbouring Southeast Asian countries. Tropical storm Jangmi prompted the evacuation of more than 86,000 people …

  • Top Asian News at 2:30 p.m. GMT Associated Press - Wed, Dec 31, 2014

    After a turbulent year marred by terror woes, Ebola outbreaks and a horrific series of airline disasters, many could be forgiven for saying good riddance to 2014 and … More »Top Asian News at 2:30 p.m. GMT

    After a turbulent year marred by terror woes, Ebola outbreaks and a horrific series of airline disasters, many could be forgiven for saying good riddance to 2014 and gratefully ringing in a new year. Across the globe, revelers looking for a respite from the gloom will converge on the beaches of Brazil, the shores of Sydney …