Missing 6-seater plane from Isabela triggers full scale search and rescue — CAAP

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) on is now conducting a "full scale" search and rescue operation after a Cessna 206 plane did not arrive at its intended destination at Maconacon Airport in Isabela Province yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 25th, 2023

CAAP seeks help from Hong Kong, Japan in search of missing Isabela plane

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines tapped their counterparts based in Hong Kong and Japan to aid them in the search and rescue of a missing 6-seater Cessna plane from Isabela Province......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 28th, 2023

No letup in search for missing Cessna plane

Rescue teams searching for the missing Cessna plane and its six passengers in Isabela are starting to get sick from the rain and cold weather......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2023

Searchers zero in on missing plane in Isabela

Rescuers are focusing their attention on Barangay Dicaruyan, a mountainous village of Divilacan town in Isabela province, as they continue their search for a Cessna plane that went missing last Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 28th, 2023

16 dead in Japan as heavy rain triggers floods, mudslides& ndash;media

At least 16 people are dead after torrential rain in Japan triggered massive floods and mudslides, local media said Sunday,  as rescue workers sift through debris in search of a dozen missing. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 5th, 2020

Hopes of survivors in Nepal plane crash ‘nil,’ local officials say

POKHARA, Nepal  — Nepali rescue workers scoured a debris-strewn ravine Monday for three missing bodies from the mangled wreckage of a plane that crashed with 72 people on board, with hopes of any survivors now “nil,” according to authorities. The Yeti Airlines ATR 72 plummeted into the steep gorge, smashed into pieces and burst into flames […] The post Hopes of survivors in Nepal plane crash ‘nil,’ local officials say appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2023

Search continues for missing rescuer in Compostela, Cebu

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Authorities continue to look for the rescuer, who went missing after he was swept by big waves, as he tried to rescue two alleged ‘drunk’ guests from drowning in a resort in Barangay Estaca in Compostela town nearly noontime on Dec. 25. Patrolman Alvin Moreno, desk officer of the Compostela Police […] The post Search continues for missing rescuer in Compostela, Cebu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 25th, 2022

4 missing, 4 rescued in separate sea tragedies in northern Cebu

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A joint search and rescue (SAR) operation is now ongoing to locate the four crew members of a fishing banca that went missing Friday night, Dec. 23, while they were travelling from Kinatarcan Island in Sta. Fe town to Daanbantayan town in Cebu’s northern tip. The Philippine Coast Guard District Central […] The post 4 missing, 4 rescued in separate sea tragedies in northern Cebu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2022

30 remain missing due to Paeng

Search and rescue operations continued for 30 persons who remained missing as of yesterday due to Severe Tropical Storm Paeng......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 10th, 2022

Man swept away by rampaging river in Kalinga found dead

BALBALAN, Kalinga – A 62-year-old carpenter reported missing after he was swept away by a rampaging river here at the height of tropical cyclone ‘’Paeng’’ on Oct. 29 was found dead on a river bank in the neighboring town of Pinukpuk, Kalinga on Monday, Oct. 31. Police identified the victim as Severino Lumacday of Sitio Ligayan, Balantoy, this town. The Balbalan Municipal Police Station said the incident happened at 3:40 p.m. but was only reported to them at 6 p.m. Police said the victim and a friend were walking on their way home from a wedding when he was hit by falling rocks and fell into a creek and carried away towards the river. Authorities and residents mounted a search and rescue operation until the victim’s body was found on the river bank in Pinukpuk......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 31st, 2022

3 dead, 7 missing in Toledo City mining pit collapse

TOLEDO CITY, Cebu — Three individuals were confirmed dead while seven others have remained missing following a landslide at the mining pit of the Carmen Copper Corporation in Toledo City in midwestern Cebu on Monday afternoon. Personnel of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) have been conducting search and rescue operations since […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsMay 25th, 2022

With all 96 passengers accounted for, Sulu plane crash death toll now at 50

The number of fatalities in the military plane crash in Sulu province increased to 50 on Monday morning as authorities concluded the search for the five missing individuals and shifted to retrieval of aircraft parts......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 5th, 2021

3 dead, 7 missing in Toledo City mining pit collapse

TOLEDO CITY, Cebu — Three individuals were confirmed dead while seven others have remained missing following a landslide at the mining pit of the Carmen Copper Corporation in Toledo City in midwestern Cebu on Monday afternoon. Personnel of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) have been conducting search and rescue operations since […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2020

Govt search, rescue efforts in Ulysses-hit areas underway -DILG chief

CALOOCAN CITY, Nov. 13 (PIA) -- Interior Secretary Eduardo Ano on Thursday assured the public that the government search and rescue (SAR) operations are now in full swing as Typhoon Ulysses battere.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 13th, 2020

Turkey quake death toll rises to 100

The death toll from a powerful earthquake which hit western Turkey rose to 100 on Tuesday, the country’s disaster authority said. Search and rescue teams look for victims at the site of a collapsed building in Izmir on November 2, 2020, after a powerful earthquake struck Turkey’s western coast and parts of Greece. – Rescue workers were searching eight buildings in Izmir on November 1, despite dwindling hope for survivors, as the death toll of a powerful magnitude earthquake which hit western Turkey rose to 49. The 7.0-magnitude quake has also injured 896 in Turkey, the Turkish emergency authority AFAD said, after striking on October 30 afternoon near the west coast town of Seferihisar in Izmir province. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP) The 7.0 magnitude quake also injured 994 people, the agency known by its Turkish acronym AFAD reported, with 147 still in hospital. It added that rescue workers in Izmir province were continuing to search tirelessly in five buildings for an unknown number of missing individuals. The worst hit Turkish town was Bayrakli in Izmir where there was a mixture of celebration and sadness on Monday after a three-year-old girl named Elif Perincek and a 14-year-old named Idil Sirin were rescued from the rubble. But both lost a sibling each to the disaster which struck on Friday afternoon in the Aegean Sea. Two teenagers on their way home from school were also killed in Greece. Turkey has reported over 1,464 aftershocks following the quake, including 44 that were above four in magnitude. After dozens of buildings were damaged and the risk of repeated tremors, thousands of residents were forced to spend a fourth night in tents in Izmir. The quake is the deadliest in Turkey this year after another disaster hit the eastern provinces of Elazig and Malatya in January, killing over 40 people......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 3rd, 2020

Christmas 2020 for workers and farmers

HOTSPOT Tonyo Cruz Two things workers are looking forward to at the end of each year are the 13th month pay and the Christmas bonus. And it seems about two million workers may not get any 13th month pay at all, if the Duterte government would have its way. The reason? Because of the pandemic. In reaction, Kilusang Mayo Uno chairperson Elmer Labog  issued his shortest statement yet this year, unable to hide labor’s frustration: “It is the government’s responsibility to bail out MSMEs in times of emergencies.” Indeed, it is the state’s obligation to support and prop up micro, small and medium-scale enterprises especially now in the time of pandemic. By saying MSMEs could dispense with the 13th month pay, the government is practically passing on its responsibility to MSMEs. Workers continue to give their share through the cheap, underpaid and overstressed labor power that makes sure MSMEs continue to function and perform their role as main engines of the economy. The government must do its job: Bail out the MSMEs. It is quite surprising that the Duterte government seems disinterested in bailing out MSMEs, considering the avalanche of news about the borrowings here and there. According to Sonny Africa, executive director of the think-tank Ibon Foundation, the borrowings has reached a historic high: “It took 118 years for the country’s debt to reach P6.1-trillion in 2016. President Duterte is taking just six years to more than than double that to P13.7-trillion in 2022.” Again, the reason for the borrowing has been “because of the pandemic.” Regardless of where the money goes, and whether or not MSMEs and workers received only a drop from it, they would pay the entire debt through more and higher taxes for years to come. Workers are not asking for something they have not earned through hard work. They earned that 13th month pay. It is not an optional thing. It is part of the law. The pandemic should oblige the state to bail out our MSMEs to enable them to fully function, and to give the workers’ their due under the law. Workers have given and lost a lot because of the pandemic. Workers have not asked for free rides to work, but the government fails to provide adequate and safe mass transport. Workers have asked for free mass testing in their companies and communities, but the government has other ideas. Workers and their families would have fared better with unemployment benefits amid the dismal pandemic response of government, but it seems the same government wishes to push them instead to pawnshops and loan sharks. We haven’t even factored in the laid-off, underemployed and unemployed workers, as well as the undetermined number of overseas Filipino healthcare workers stranded in the country since April. They all don’t wish to be “patay-gutom” and “pala-asa”.  They don’t wish to stay unemployed and be dependent on aid. They are ready to work and earn their keep. But since the president made policy decisions affecting their ability to obtain work, it is the government’s obligation to bail them out as well. The situation of our nation’s farmers is no different. For instance, rice farmers continue to produce our national staple. The pandemic made even worse the effects on them of the combined power of policies such as rice tarrification, the stranglehold of Big Landlords, the vast influence of rice cartels, and the continued operation of illegal rice importers. Price monitoring by Bantay Bigas and the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas reveals the outrageously low palay prices nationwide, which means ruin to our nation’s rice farmers: Negros Occidental and Bicol region P10; Capiz P10-P11; Caraga P11; Tarlac P11-12; Ilocos Sur and Nueva Ecija P11-13; Camarines Sur P11.50-14; Bulacan and Mindoro P12; Isabela P12-P13.50; Pangasinan P12-P12.30; Antique P12.50; Agusan del Sur P13; Davao de Oro P13.14; Davao del Norte, Surigao del Sur and South Cotabato P13.50; North Cotabato P14; and Lanao del Norte P15. If you look at it, plantitos and plantitas today pay 20 to 50 times more for ornamental plants, compared to the prices traders and the NFA offer to our farmers. According to Bantay Bigas and KMP, the government procures way less than 20 percent of the produce of rice farmers.  And then we hear that the NFA would rather import rice from other countries, at pandemic-affected prices at that. Without any state intervention, by way of NFA buying rice farmers’ produce at P20 per kilo, and providing loans to farmers, there could be worse rural poverty in the coming months and years. Between our workers and farmers, their families have been made to sacrifice a lot since March, with prices of basic goods spiking, with new and higher expenses arising from online classes for the children. There cannot be no aid for them.  Neither should workers and farmers shoulder the burden of the failure or refusal of government to provide funding for bailouts sorely needed by MSMEs, and be forced to accept new national debts to pay for policies such as rice tarrification and importation. The government knows the scale of the problem. The Department of Labor and Employment says 13,127 companies have either laid off workers or permanently closed. The response cannot be “pass the burden to workers”. The answer should be: “the state must do everything to rescue the companies and the workers.” OFWs across the world should be familiar with bailouts and economic protections because of the pandemic. Many countries that host OFWs enacted huge bailouts and stimulus to their economies, partly so that migrant labor could continue to be employed. They enjoy health insurance, and special COVID19 coverage. Governments handed out checks to both citizens and companies. Is it too much to ask that the same be done in our own country? Or do Filipinos have to go abroad to experience such social and economic protections?.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 9th, 2020

France steps up search efforts after floods

Rescue services stepped up their search efforts in southwestern France on Sunday after floods cut off several villages and killed two people in Italy, with eight still missing in France......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 5th, 2020

Japan stops rescue amid & lsquo;violent& rsquo; storm

Japanese authorities on Saturday temporarily suspended their search for dozens of missing sailors from a cargo ship that sank in a typhoon, as waves and strong wind caused by an approaching storm hampered the operation......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 5th, 2020

Japan halts search for missing ship crew

Japanese authorities have temporarily suspended search and rescue operations for the crew of the missing Panamanian-flagged cargo ship that sank off Japanese waters early Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 5th, 2020

DFA confirms rescue of 1 of 39 Filipinos from cargo vessel missing in Japan

"The Consulate General in Osaka is monitoring the situation and coordinating with the Japanese Coast Guard, which is launching a second search and rescue mission prior to the expected incoming typhoon," DFA said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2020

Search on for missing fisherman

A search and rescue operation has been launched for a fisherman who went missing at the Bajo de Masinloc in Zambales on July 26, the Philippine Coast Guard said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 4th, 2020