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‘Miracle of Kamaishi’: It can happen here for ‘Yolanda’ kids

‘PRECIOUS TO US’ Teacher Miyoko Hirano and 14-year-old students Fuka Sato (center) and
Yukina Kikuchi of Japan show to visiting Southeast Asian journalists “precious” thank-you letters
sent by the Filipino pupils to whom they donated school supplies after Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” DJ YAP

Fuka Sato was only 11 when she and some 3,000 other schoolchildren escaped the tsunami that engulfed this small industrial town three years ago in what became known throughout Japan as the “Miracle of Kamaishi.”

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

No Filipinos hurt in Chile quake—DFA

People embrace on the upper floor of an apartment building located a few blocks from the coast where they gathered to avoid a possible tsunami after an earthquake in Iquique, Chile, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. A powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off Chile's northern coast Tuesday night. There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage, but buildings shook in nearby Peru and in Bolivia's high altitude capital of La Paz. AP

No Filipinos were hurt in the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that struck off the north coast of Chile early Wednesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Phivolcs monitoring tsunami possibility after Chile quake


The Philippines is monitoring sea level changes associated with the 8.2-magnitude earthquake in Northern Chile on Wednesday morning.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No tsunami threat to PH after magnitude 7 quake off northern California


The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) saw no threat of a tsunami from the magnitude 7 earthquake that shook northern California.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Indon expert on disaster rehabilitation arrives in PH


The Indonesian Minister who oversaw the rehabilitation efforts of Indonesia after the 2004 tsunami arrived in the country Friday morning to provide insights on how to manage rehabilitation efforts, a statement from the United Nations said.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »