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Rescuers search for survivors in deadly Indonesian landslide

Jan 01, 2019 - 1:40 PM

5 people are reported dead, while at least 38 are missing after the landslide

LANDSLIDE. This handout picture taken and released by Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB), the accident mitigation agency, on January 1, 2019 shows rescue workers searching for survivors after a landslide triggered by heavy rain hit Sukabumi, West Java province.ficial said on January 1, 2019. Photo from Handout / Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana / AFP

Thai boys found alive after 9 days trapped in cave

Jul 03, 2018 - 12:32 AM

(UPDATED) 'We found all 13 safe... we will take care of them until they can move,' Narongsak Osottanakorn tells reporters

RESCUE MISSION. This photo taken and released by the Royal Thai Navy on July 2, 2018 shows a group of foreign divers preparing to search flooded section of Tham Luang cave at the Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province. Photo by Royal Thai Navy/AFP

Classmates yearn for safe return of Thai boys trapped in cave

Jul 02, 2018 - 1:37 PM

There has been no contact with the boys, aged between 11 and 16, since they went missing with their football coach nine days ago

RESCUE OPS. This photo taken and released by the Royal Thai Navy on July 1, 2018 shows Thai Navy Seals navigating a flooded section of Tham Luang cave at the Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province. Photo by Royal Thai Navy

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Apr 25, 2018 - 12:51 PM

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Apr 24, 2018 - 12:10 PM

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2 kids, man killed in Cebu flood

Sep 29, 2017 - 7:28 PM

The victims have been swept by flood when the footbridge they were standing on collapses

RIVERSIDE. Sitio Riverside Banawa, Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City, is flooded after a heavy downpour before noon of September 29, 2017. Photo courtesy of Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak

News Briefs: March 23, 2017

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:32 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Thursday March 23

18 fishermen in Visayas rescued by PCG over the weekend

Nov 09, 2016 - 7:59 PM

Fourteen fishermen are rescued on Saturday from two capsized boats while 4 others are rescued from a stalled boat on Sunday

25 women trekkers rescued in Negros Occidental

Aug 29, 2016 - 4:10 PM

The members of Philippine Women’s Mountaineers were on their way to Tinagong Dagat in Mount Mandalagan Noreen Grace Cañasa of Cebu City is injured

‘Rescue operations’ for street kids done regularly – Manila gov’t

Nov 11, 2015 - 4:44 PM

So far 141 kids have been taken off the streets this week says a Manila city official

Typhoon Lando: 'Worst floods' in Cabanatuan history

Oct 19, 2015 - 1:36 PM

Rescue teams rush to fetch stranded Cabanatuan City residents from their flooded homes on Monday October 19

STRANDED. Many Cabanatuan City residents spent the night of Monday, October 19, sleeping on roofs. Photo by Naoki Mengua/Rappler

Typhoon Lando: 64 rescued in head-high Cabanatuan floods

Oct 19, 2015 - 9:41 AM

UPDATED Rescue volunteers focus efforts on 5 villages in Cabanatuan

epa04982072 Filipinos frolic on floodwater in San Jose city, Nueva Ecija province, northern Manila, Philippines, 18 October 2015. Typhoon Koppu slammed into the northern Philippines forcing thousands of people to flee their homes amid heavy rains and strong winds that could last up to three days, the disaster relief agency said. Koppu toppled trees and ripped off rooftops, while more than 14,000 people evacuated their homes amid warnings of flash floods and storm surges up to 3 metres. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Calls for help in Central Luzon surge

Oct 18, 2015 - 11:40 PM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and the Office of Civil Defense need responders to go to Aurora Bulacan Nueva Ecija Pampanga

epa04982055 Filipinos wade through floodwater in San Jose city, Nueva Ecija province, northern Manila, Philippines, 18 October 2015. Typhoon Koppu slammed into the northern Philippines forcing thousands of people to flee their homes amid heavy rains and strong winds that could last up to three days, the disaster relief agency said. Koppu toppled trees and ripped off rooftops, while more than 14,000 people evacuated their homes amid warnings of flash floods and storm surges up to 3 metres. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

US Navy rescues 11 Filipino fishermen

Jul 20, 2015 - 6:42 PM

The fishermen who were rescued in Pangasinan after being reported missing say they are from the Subic Bay region

RESCUE OPERATION. The US Navy says the rescued fishermen sustained no serious injuries. Photo from the US Embassy

Rescuers end search for Ormoc sea tragedy victims

Jul 08, 2015 - 5:53 PM

Rescuers say all leads have been exhausted and there are no more sightings of missing passengers of MB Kim Nirvana which sank on July 2 off Ormoc City

LAST MAN RESCUED. Authorities announce on July 8, 2015, the end of search and rescue operations for passengers of a vessel that sank off Ormoc City 6 days earlier. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

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Jul 03, 2015 - 12:42 PM

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How the walking 'Miracle of God' lived to tell his story

May 05, 2015 - 7:05 PM

Surviving after being lost at sea for more than 24 hours just clinging to an improvised flotation device is nothing short of a miracle for Taffen Condino

6 more AirAsia crash victims found – Indonesian official

Feb 02, 2015 - 10:07 PM

Two bodies are found inside the fuselage of the plane while another 4 are located near the wreckage on the bottom of the Java Sea

RETRIEVAL. Indonesian rescue personnel ride on rubber boats during the recovery operation of the victims and wreckage of the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 airliner on the ocean off Pangkalan Bun, Central Borneo, Indonesia, 23 January 2015. Photo by EPA/STR

Indonesia pledges AirAsia probe as plane parts found

Jan 03, 2015 - 10:41 PM

Search teams find four large parts of the airline s plane that crashed into the sea last weekend

SEARCH AND RESCUE. An official from Indonesia's national search and rescue agency in Medan, North Sumatra points at his computer screen to the position where AirAsia flight QZ8501 went missing off the waters of Indonesia. Photo by Sutanta Aditya/AFP

Coast Guard ends search for missing ferry passenger

Sep 17, 2014 - 3:11 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard will now focus on the investigation of the maritime mishap off the coast of Leyte which led to 8 deaths

Death toll in ferry sinking rises to 8, one still missing

Sep 15, 2014 - 6:23 PM

Updated Aside from the 3 fatalities reported on Sunday 5 more bodies including an infant girl about 2 years old have been recovered off the coast of Southern Leyte

106 rescued from sinking asylum-seeker boat

Aug 20, 2013 - 12:40 PM

3RD UPDATE 106 people were rescued from a partially submerged asylum seeker boat off Australia Tuesday with only two suffering minor injuries

Citywatch: Saving lives, one call away

Apr 24, 2013 - 9:58 PM

They started by rescuing trucks and equipment now they help rescue people

PINOY 911, WITH A TWIST. Citywatch provides its clients with medical assistance and also aids them in time of disasters. Photo by Citywatch

2 Korean divers found dead in Batangas

Dec 01, 2012 - 10:58 AM

The bodies of two missing Korean divers are found in Maricaban Batangas by the Philippine Navy on Friday November 30

7 dead after boat sinks off Tawi-Tawi

Sep 20, 2012 - 7:48 AM

At least 7 people are reported dead and 5 are missing after a boat capsized off Tawi Tawi early Thursday September 20

BOAT CAPSIZES off Tawi-Tawi. Image from Google Maps

'We can’t lose Robredo’

Aug 19, 2012 - 10:55 PM

I guess this is the effort that we put out for Secretary Jess Essentially this is family We do it for family says deputy presidential spokesperson Abigal Valte

Search for Robredo suspended until Monday

Aug 19, 2012 - 7:40 PM

Diving and aerial search and rescue operations for Robredo and his two companions have been suspended again for the night and will resume on Monday But surface search continues says Transportation Secretary Roxas

VLOG: Masbate somber but hopeful for Robredo rescue

Aug 19, 2012 - 1:48 PM

Divers deployed to rescue Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo face many odds in the waters of Masbate

A pillow for Robredo

Aug 19, 2012 - 12:06 PM

A close friend of Robredo says she threw out to sea a pillow used by the DILG chief in accordance with a folk belief it will help find him

Search and rescue operations ongoing in Masbate. Photo by Rupert Ambil

Rescue operations on in flooded Metro

Aug 07, 2012 - 10:17 AM

The MMDA conducts rescue operations as parts of Metro Manila remain flooded