July 26, 1990 |
Communist guerrillas shot and killed a vice mayor in the province of Ifugao and fired on, but missed, a helicopter ferrying relief supplies to a remote village that was devastated by an earthquake earlier this month, the military said. The Communist New People's Army had said Saturday that it was calling a cease-fire and was joining relief missions.
July 29, 1995 |
A moderate quake with a magnitude of 5.0 shook Manila on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties, officials said. People in high-rise buildings in Manila's Makati financial district felt them sway sharply during the quake, which lasted for several seconds.
July 19, 1990 |
Rescue crews and relief supplies began to trickle into this stricken resort and university city Wednesday as hope faded for hundreds of people believed trapped under collapsed buildings as a result of Monday's earthquake. Medical officials warned of possible epidemics as tens of thousands of residents huddled for a third day in tattered tents and makeshift shelters in parks and streets. Drenched by daily rains, many complained that they had no food, water or medicine.
July 21, 1990 |
The death toll from Monday's earthquake soared to 659, including a U.S. Marine pilot surveying quake damage who was killed Friday when his small observation plane crashed into a wooded mountain outside the devastated city of Baguio. Another Marine was hurt in the crash, bringing the latest official figures for quake-related injuries to more than 1,300.
July 22, 1990 |
Filipino miners burrowed beneath the ruins of a hotel Saturday in hopes of rescuing people who may be alive five days after a massive earthquake struck, killing at least 767 people. But rescue efforts were delayed after small aftershocks rattled Baguio and Manila, 130 miles to the south. The tremors cracked the walls of the Baguio cathedral. The official death toll from Monday's magnitude 7.7 quake rose to 767 as more bodies were discovered Saturday.
July 31, 1990 |
A man rescued Monday 14 days after an earthquake buried him in the basement of a luxury hotel said that while trapped in the darkness, he often wished he were dead and even tried to kill himself. Pedrito Dy, a cook and part-time fitness instructor, was the third survivor since Friday to be pulled from the ruins of the Hyatt Terraces Hotel in the resort of Baguio. Dy, 27, was flown to Manila for treatment. Dr. Raul Morena said Dy's athletic build protected him from serious injury in the 7.
July 18, 1990 |
The cold rain mixed with her hot tears as Milinda Reyes stood with a bullhorn and cried again and again Tuesday for her 5-year-old daughter. "Michelle, can you hear me?" the 30-year-old woman sobbed. "Michelle, please get a rock and tap it against the wall so we can find you. Michelle, please. . . ."
July 30, 1990 |
Rescuers pulled a 27-year-old cook from the ruins of a hotel in this northern mountain resort today, 14 days after the building collapsed in a 7.7 earthquake. A total of three survivors have now been rescued from the ruins of the Hyatt Terraces Hotel since Friday. Pedrito Dy told a Manila radio station that he was without food during his ordeal but drank his own urine to survive.
June 18, 1991 |
Two days after Mt. Pinatubo buried Subic Bay Naval Base in nearly a foot of volcanic ash, crushing 122 buildings and cutting electricity and water, Linda Hardy woke up at sunrise Monday and decided to cook breakfast. "So I went outside, built a fire and made coffee," she said. A friend then helped her barbecue a freezer full of fast-defrosting steak, chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs. "We can't possibly eat it in one day, but what else can we do?"
July 17, 1990 |
A powerful earthquake rocked Manila and the main Philippine island of Luzon on Monday, killing at least 108 people, flattening hotels and churches, triggering landslides and destroying roads and bridges north of the capital, relief officials said early today. At least 38 of the dead were high school and college students killed when a six-story building collapsed in Cabanatuan City, 40 miles north of Manila and close to the epicenter of the quake, officials said.