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Thunderstorm alert in Cebu; ITCZ to bring rains over Mindanao

THE weather bureau warned residents in Cebu against heavy rains, strong wind, lightning and possible flashflood, as it issued 1:22 p.m. Wednesday a thunderstorm advisory over Cebu City, Talisay City, Minglanilla and nearby areas

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Abu Dhabi releases Filipino prisoners

THE Abu Dhabi Central Jail released 15 Filipino prisoners as a gesture of goodwill for the holy month of Ramadan, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Wednesday.

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Lawmakers laud Aquino for pushing FOI bill

LEGISLATORS lauded President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday for pushing for the enactment of the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill before his term ends next year.

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8 quakes jolt Mount Bulusan

LEGAZPI CITY -- At least eight volcanic earthquakes rocked Mount Bulusan in Sorosgon, signifying that the volcano continues to show signs of restiveness, the Philippine Institute of Volcanolgy and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Wednesday.

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Magnitude 4.8 quake hits Sultan Kudarat coast

A MAGNITUDE 4.8 earthquake hit the coastal towns of Sultan Kudarat province early Wednesday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

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Fallen tree in California hurts 8 kids, 2 critical

PASADENA, California — A huge, ancient pine tree uprooted and fell onto children at a summer day camp Tuesday, injuring eight children, two of them critically, fire officials said.

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