Articles by Andreo Calonzo, Claire Jiao and Ditas Lopez

Philippine Volcano Erupts, Forcing Evacuation of Thousands of Residents

A lock-down is being implemented by police in three towns in the Philippines near an erupting volcano, 40 miles (65 kilometers) south of capital Manila, to prevent residents from returning home as heavy ash fall and tremors continue in the …

Death Toll from Typhoon Kammuri Rises as Storm Passes South of Manila in Philippines

The death toll from Typhoon Kammuri rose to 17 people after destroying houses and displacing hundreds of thousands on its path across the Philippines. As it neared its exit, tropical cyclone wind signals have been lifted as of Wednesday for …

Typhoon Kammuri Hits Philippines, Killing at Least 3, Displacing 500,000 More

The Philippines reopened its main airport late Tuesday as Typhoon Kammuri heads to the South China Sea, leaving at least three people dead and displacing half a million more. Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s runways were opened at 6 p.m. local …

Powerful Earthquake Strikes Philippines, Causing Deaths and Damage

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines on Tuesday, hitting the central region hours after at least 15 people were killed by a tremor in the main Luzon island. Fourteen of the dead were from Pampanga province, among the hardest hit …

Update: Typhoon Yutu Pummels Philippines; Death Toll Rises from Landslides, Floods

At least 10 people were killed and about 20 are missing in a trail of landslides in the mountainous region of northern Philippines after the devastation caused by Typhoon Yutu, according to government authorities. Rescuers were still searching for at …

Powerful Typhoon Mangkhut Triggers Evacuations in Philippines

A powerful typhoon is expected to make a landfall in the Philippines’ main Luzon island on Saturday, prompting authorities to place 17 areas on alert and start evacuations. Classified by the Hong Kong Observatory as a super typhoon, Mangkhut accelerated …

Typhoon Sarika Hits Philippines, Killing at Least 2 People, Displacing Thousands

Typhoon Sarika made landfall in eastern Philippines on Sunday after leaving at least two people dead a day earlier, thousands of villagers displaced and hundreds of planes grounded. Locally named Karen, the typhoon weakened after hitting the town of Baler, …

Slow Moving Typhoon Koppu Kills 4 in Philippines, Displaces Thousands

Typhoon Koppu left at least four people dead in the Philippines, shutting schools and government offices, while floods and landslides continue to threaten the nation’s main Luzon Island. The slow-moving and powerful storm caused a wall to collapse in Zambales …

Philippines Eyes Catastrophe Bonds to Cut Post-Typhoon Rebuilding Costs

The Philippines suffered $13 billion of damage when Super Typhoon Haiyan tore through the country in 2013, a year after another storm killed 1,067. Now, the nation is looking at defraying the costs of future calamities with catastrophe bonds. The …

Philippines Warns Tourists to Take Precautions as Typhoon Maysak Approaches

The Philippines is urging tourists to take precautions or cut short Easter vacations, and may evacuate thousands of people in the path of approaching Typhoon Maysak. The storm may affect as many as a million people, the United Nation’s Global …