Philippines to mark 100 million population

The Philippine Population Commission (POPCOM) expects the country’s population to officially reach 100 million on July 27. In an information released by the POPCOM-Western Visayas on Tuesday, the office said that the 100th million Filipino is anticipated to be born in the said date from either of the six provinces under the Western Visayas region […]

First Chinese rescuers to depart for Philippines: FM

The first batch of China’s emergency rescuers will depart for the typhoon-stricken Philippines on Wednesday, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said early Wednesday. After getting the confirmation from Manila, China’s emergency medical team and rescue team will go to the Philippines soon with the first batch of rescuers, who are from the China Red Cross, to […]

Death toll from typhoon Haiyan in Philippines tops 4,000

Death toll from typhoon Haiyan in Philippines tops 4,000

Death toll from typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) breached the 4,000 level, the Philippine disaster agency said Wednesday. National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Executive Director Eduardo del Rosario said that 4,011 people perished from the super typhoon that struck the country, particularly in Eastern Visayas region, on Nov. 8. The number of […]

Philippines, U.S. to start negotiation on increased U.S. military presence

The Philippines announced Monday the country would proceed instantly to negotiations with the United States on terms for increased rotational presence of American forces in the country. At a news briefing at Camp Aguinaldo in Metro Manila on Monday, Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario announced the formal start […]