By Joanna Los Baños
An Australian, Ewan Marshall, and his girlfriend, Michelle Abad, were among 16 climbers and local guides who were rescued in Mayon Volcano, which exploded Tuesday. The two were reported Thursday in the Australian media to be heading to Boracay to continue their holiday.
4 a.m.—George Cordovilla’s group of nine people, including five Thais, start their climb on Mayon via Sto. Domingo, Albay, with a plan to stay overnight and to descend the following morning.
By Gina V. Rodriguez
, Joanna Los Baños
“I did what I can.” Nicanor Mabao, 18, was thankful he not only survived but was also able to save the life of an Austrian tourist when Mayon Volcano erupted and killed four German climbers and a fellow tour guide.
“I stood there frozen. I couldn’t believe what was happening, I didn’t know what to do. It was like a scene from hell.”
By Matikas Santos
The German Labor and Social Affairs Minister, Dr. Ursula von der Leyen, came to the Philippines Monday to witness the signing of an agreement allowing Filipino health care professionals to work in Germany.
By Tarra Quismundo
Military officials from Germany and Canada are in Manila this week to hold defense talks with officials of the Department of National Defense and the Armed Forces of the Philippines, amid the country’s efforts to build its defense posture in the disputed West Philippine Sea.
By Fat Reyes
A German foreign minister will be in Manila to discuss bilateral, trade and regional ties with Philippine officials, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced Monday.
President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday night met with a German business delegation that included German Embassy officials in Malacañang.
The Philippines is trying to put a “closure” to the Fraport-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminal 3 case, which has stalled relations between the Philippines and Germany in the past 10 years, according to Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario.
By Michelle V. Remo
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Monday reported that remittances sent home by overseas Filipinos reached $1.74 billion (roughly P75 billion) in June, the highest recorded for a month, rising by 7 percent over the $1.62 billion recorded in the same month last year. This brought total remittances in the first half of the [...]
By Tetch Torres
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is set to deport a German fugitive wanted for sex crimes in his country following his arrest in Cebu City recently.