Tens of thousands of Filipinos sought shelter in evacuation centers as the storm-ravaged nation of islands braced for Typhoon Parma, expected to make landfall Saturday afternoon. At 1 p.m (1 a.m.
Torrential rains and subsequent flooding from Tropical Storm Ketsana have claimed at least 50 lives in the Philippines, a government official said Sunday. Five of the deaths occurred in metropolitan Manila, which — along with the nearby province of Rizal — bore the brunt of the downpour, said Gilberto Teodoro, secretary of national defense and chairman of the National Disaster Coordinating Council.
Philippines Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III announced he will run for president Wednesday, a month after the death of his late mother, the popular former President Corazon Aquino.