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PMA fires swimming instructors of cadet who drowned during class

Nov 22, 2019 - 2:24 PM

The civilian instructors are found guilty of 'negligence and imprudence' that led to the death of Cadet 4th Class Mario Telan Jr on November 8

PMA CAMPUS. The Philippine Military Academy, Fort General Gregorio del Pilar, in Baguio City. Photo from the PMA Facebook page

DOST researcher drowns in Basilan tourist spot

Sep 29, 2019 - 12:02 AM

The victim was a member of a Department of Science and Technology team which had been conducting socio-economic research on the municipality

DROWNING IN BASILAN. A 26-year-old researcher from the DOST-FNRI drowned in a Basilan tourist spot on September 28, 2019. Photo by Richard Falcatan

3 teens rescued from Pasig River by dredging crew

Aug 10, 2019 - 7:56 PM

River Warriors of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission save the teens, who had not expected the current to be that strong

RIVER RESCUE. River Warriors of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission prepare to rescue 3 teenagers found nearly drowning in the river. Screenshot from PRRC video

2 students drown in Zambales beach

Jul 18, 2019 - 2:17 PM

Marisol Yeke and Alison Testimio were dragged by the strong current, say rescuers

DROWNING INCIDENT. Local authorities and residents gather around one of the bodies of the students who drowned in Iba town on July 17, 2019.

Brothers drown in Ilocos Sur reservoir on Good Friday

Apr 19, 2019 - 11:26 PM

The brothers are brought to the hospital but doctors fail to revive them

DROWNING. Two brothers die by drowning in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, on Good Friday, April 19, 2019.

Hashtags member Franco Hernandez dies in drowning incident

Nov 11, 2017 - 10:29 PM

(UPDATED) Franco Hernandez dies in a drowning accident in North Lamidan, Davao Occidental

South Korean tourist drowns in Coron

Oct 20, 2017 - 3:10 PM

The 58-year-old tourist is declared dead on arrival at the Coron District Hospital

TOURIST SPOT. A boat docked at CYC Island in Coron, Palawan. Photo from Lawrence Ruiz/Wikimedia Commons

Large waves drown tourist, locals in Bali

Nov 07, 2016 - 9:12 PM

The 3 were on a boat that was tipped over by large waves

13 children drown in Russia lake tragedy

Jun 19, 2016 - 9:25 PM

UPDATED One adult also drowns in the incident in Lake Syamozero while 4 others are missing

9 Vietnamese students drown in river

Apr 15, 2016 - 7:55 PM

The victims all boys aged 12 were from the same class at the Nghia Ha secondary school

Coast Guard: 'Too many' drowning incidents during Holy Week

Mar 29, 2016 - 8:53 AM

A total of 15 fatal drowning incidents were recorded during the Holy Week break the Philippine Coast Guard reports

Sam Smith back with 'saddest song,' 'Drowning Shadows'

Nov 03, 2015 - 10:21 AM

Give in to someone or lock down my door? Or drown all my shadows drown them like before? sings Sam to piano and strings

'DROWNING SHADOWS.' Sam Smith releases the 'saddest song' he's ever written. In the photo, Sam attends the world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' at the Royal Albert Hall in London on October 2015. File photo by Andy Rain/EPA

Tourist baby drowns in Negros Occidental a day before his birthday

Oct 23, 2015 - 9:30 PM

The family of Iadin Paña was visiting from Davao City to celebrate the young boy s first birthday

2 dead, 3 missing in drowning incidents during Holy Week

Apr 06, 2015 - 5:33 PM

Most of the drowning incidents took place in Northern Luzon the Philippine Coast Guard says

10 commandments for beachgoers

Mar 28, 2015 - 3:24 PM

About 8 Filipinos die every day due to drowning and about 10 Filipinos every day are victims of near drowning

Will Obama save a drowning Putin?

Apr 25, 2014 - 10:17 PM

Obama says he will absolutely save Putin if the Russian president were drowning but he s a little bit out of practice

‘GOOD SWIMMER.’ US President Barack Obama says he’s a ‘pretty good swimmer’ and will absolutely save a drowning Putin. File photo by Alexei Nikolsky/Ria Novosti/Kremlin Pool/EPA

7 Vietnam schoolchildren drown during seaside picnic

Dec 30, 2013 - 1:21 PM

A school trip ends in tragedy for 7 schoolchildren who drowned while swimming in the sea

SCHOOL TRIP TRAGEDY. Seven Vietnamese schoolchildren drowned while swimming in the sea during a picnic in Ho Chi Minh City.

Officer accused of 'inappropriate' conduct on Whitney's corpse

Sep 18, 2013 - 1:39 PM

Lawsuit claims police officer made undue examination following singer s death

SINGER-ACTRESS HOUSTON. Violated in death?

Donaire's pregnant wife saves drowning kid

Jul 06, 2013 - 4:21 PM

Nine months heavy with her and boxing champ husband s first child Rachel Donaire saves a friend s child from drowning She s injured but her baby s safe

EXPECTING. Rachel and Nonito Donaire are expecting their first child - a baby boy. Photo from Rachel Donaire's Instagram page.

Quinta death toll rises to 11

Dec 28, 2012 - 8:44 AM

Most of the victims perished after drowning and 5 came from Iloilo according to the NDRRMC

LAST STORM? Quinta is the 17th and probably last storm of 2012 for the Philippines. Crowdsourced photo from Facebook

3 Taiwanese, 2 Pinoys drown in Boracay

Oct 03, 2012 - 9:44 PM

The foreign fatalities including a two year old girl and a woman in her 70s were part of a tour group of 30 Taiwanese riding a motorboat with three Filipino crew when the vessel capsized

20 dead after boat of illegal immigrants sinks off Turkey

Sep 06, 2012 - 5:21 PM

20 people drown after a boat carrying illegal immigrants capsized in waters off Turkey

85 dead in floods; over 3-M affected

Aug 12, 2012 - 11:27 AM

Latest report from the disaster council places the number of deaths from the floods that submerged most of Metro Manila this week at 85

Aerial view of floods in Tarlac. Photo by Jay Morales / Malacañang Photo Bureau

2 South Koreans swept away in Zambales river

Jun 06, 2012 - 2:17 PM

Two South Koreans are feared dead after being swept away by a river in Zambales; two of their co workers were able to swim safely to shore

On world cancer day: Docs target top killer diseases

Feb 04, 2012 - 3:13 PM

A group of doctors are targeting the country s leading killers: cancer diabetes heart disease

CAMPAIGN. The fight to stop non-communicable diseases has begun.