AFTERSHOCKS from the magnitude 7.4 quake that rocked Hinatuan town in Surigao del Sur last Saturday may continue in the next several weeks, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said yesterday.
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MANILA: Workers, residents, and students evacuated buildings in the Philippine capital Manila on Tuesday after an earthquake of magnitude 5.9 struck off the main Luzon island, according to the state seismology agency and images carried by media. There were no immediate reports of casualties and the seismology agency said on X, formerly Twitter, that it did not expect damage, but warned of aftershocks.
MANILA: The Philippines said Sunday more than 135 Chinese vessels were "swarming" a reef off its coast, describing the boats' growing presence as "alarming".The Chinese boats were "dispersed and scattered" within the boomerang-shaped Whitsun Reef, which the Philippines calls Julian Felipe Reef, around 320 kilometres (200 miles) west of Palawan Island, the coast guard said.
SEN. Francis Escudero yesterday backed the decision of President Marcos Jr. to thoroughly study before making any decision on calls for the country to rejoin the International Criminal Court (ICC), more than four years after former President Rodrigo Duterte withdrew the country’s membership from the Rome Statute.
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Saturday deployed two of its vessels to conduct maritime patrols in the immediate vicinity of Julian Felipe Reef, where more than 135 Chinese maritime militia (CMM) vessels have reportedly been seen swarming.
MANILA, Philippines — More than 135 Chinese maritime militia vessels were monitored in the vicinity of Julian Felipe (Whitsun) Reef in the West Philippine Sea, the Philippine Coast Guard reported Sunday.