Typhoon ‘Frank’ maintains strength; 90 km southeast of Metro


MANILA, Philippines–(UPDATE) Typhoon Frank (international code name: Fengshen) has maintained its strength and its eye was located 90 kilometers southeast of Metro Manila (13.9°N 121.5°E) in the latest bulletin issued by the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the state weather bureau. Continue reading


Rescue ship reaches stricken ferry; typhoon death toll at 80


MANILA, Philippines – Worried relatives wept Sunday as they awaited news of more than 800 passengers and crew aboard a ferry that capsized as Typhoon “Frank” (Fengshen) swamped the Philippines, killing more than 80 people and submerging entire communities. Continue reading