Second Christmas in ruins in PH disaster zone

TACLOBAN - Thousands of residents of the typhoon-weary city of Tacloban in the mainly Catholic Philippines prepared Wednesday to mark their second Christmas in ruins following two giant storms.  

Some 'Yolanda' survivors again spend Christmas in tents

More than a year after Typhoon 'Yolanda' hit the country, some survivors in Tacloban continue to live in tents, where they will spend Christmas.

Inmates surrender gadgets in exchange for Christmas party

MANILA -- Around 100 cellphone units, tablets, and laptops were surrendered voluntarily by inmates Wednesday after Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) management and Cebu Capitol announced that no Christmas Party will be held if these contraband will not be turned over.

S. Korean vessel runs aground in Subic

MANILA, Philippines – A South Korean vessel ran aground in the waters of Subic, Zambales Wednesday afternoon.

9 people hurt in firecracker-related incidents in Pangasinan

MANILA, Philippines – Nine people, six of whom are 10 years old or below, suffered firecracker-related injuries in Pangasinan on Wednesday.  

Abducted businesswoman released in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA – This must be the greatest gift ever for the Panes family this Christmas as one of their relatives was released by her abductors in Talipao, Sulu Wednesday morning.

3 hurt in 8-vehicle crash in NLEX

MANILA – Three people were hurt in an eight-vehicle crash at the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) on Wednesday.

3 cops probed for failing to arrest mall shooter

ROSALES, Pangasinan, Philippines – Three members of the provincial police office have been ordered investigated for not arresting a gunman who fired shots in front of a shopping mall here Sunday.