Jim’s Recent Stories
World Jan 14Philippine volcano trembles again and spews lava half-mile high
The volcanic activity could portend a bigger and more dangerous eruption.
World Jan 13Tens of thousands flee erupting volcano in Philippines
Experts warned that the eruption could get worse and plans were being made to evacuate hundreds of thousands more.
World Jan 12Volcano erupts near Manila; villagers flee, airport shut
A small volcano near the Philippine capital erupted with a massive plume of ash and steam Sunday, prompting the evacuation of tens of thousands of people and forcing Manila’s international airport to shut down.
World Jan 08Philippines orders evacuation of Filipinos from Iraq and Iran
The Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila said the government has raised the alert level in Iraq to the highest level.
World Dec 03Powerful typhoon leaves at least 4 dead in Philippines
The Philippines is battered by about 20 typhoons and tropical storms each year and has frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
World Nov 04Most Southeast Asian leaders skip meetings with Trump’s proxy
The U.S. sent recently appointed national security adviser Robert O'Brien to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations gathering in President Donald Trump's stead.
World Jul 278 dead, 60 hurt as quakes shake northern Philippine isles
Two strong earthquakes hours apart struck a group of sparsely populated islands in the northern Philippines early Saturday, killing at least eight people, injuring about 60 and damaging ancestral houses famous among tourists.
World Jul 18Thousands of Philippine police punished for their role in deadly drug raids
A total of 2,367 police officers have been fired, 4,100 suspended while the rest were reprimanded, demoted, had their salaries forfeited or deprived of certain privileges.
World May 13Filipinos cast vote in elections crucial to Duterte
The midterm elections are a showdown between President Rodrigo Duterte's allies and opposition candidates fighting for checks and balances of the leader.
World Apr 14Philippines: US DNA tests confirm death of IS-linked leader
U.S. DNA tests have confirmed the death of a Muslim militant commander who helped lead the 2017 siege of a city in the southern Philippines and was considered a key leader of the Islamic State group in the region, officials…