Newly-Identified Dwarf Snake Species Named for California Academy of Sciences ResearcherThree snake specimens are the only known members of a new snake genus, called Levitonius, and a new snake species (Levitonius mirus) named for Alan Leviton, a researcher at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
Travel Restrictions In Philippines Over Coronavirus; SF Consulate Appointment OnlyThe Philippine president is suspending domestic travel to and from the Manila area for a month and authorizing sweeping quarantines in the region to fight the new coronavirus.
Deadly Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Strikes PhilippinesA 6-year-old girl was among three people killed when a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck the southern Philippines island of Mindanao on Sunday.
Speier Demands Benefits For Filipino War Heroes Who Fought For U.S. In World War IISpeier (D-San Mateo) met with veterans and local leaders in Daly City on Veterans Day to demand benefits for Filipino war heroes.
Death Toll Climbs To At Least 16 In Major Philippines EarthquakeAnxiety rose within the San Francisco Bay Area's large Filipino community early Tuesday as the death toll climbed to at least 16 with another 81 injured and 14 missing in the wake of two major earthquakes in the Philippines.
Monsoon Rains Trigger Deadly Philippines LandslideA landslide set off by heavy rains buried homes under part of a mountainside in the central Philippines on Thursday and officials said four people were killed and seven injured with more feared buried.
Philippines Typhoon: More Than 100 Dead And MissingRescue operations are underway in the Philippines as 49 people remain missing after Super Typhoon Mangkhut triggered a massive landslide in the country's north, destroying hundreds of homes.
Typhoon Batters South China After Killing 64 in PhilippinesMore than 2.4 million people had been evacuated in southern China's Guangdong province by Sunday evening to flee the massive typhoon and nearly 50,000 fishing boats were called back to port.
Deadly Typhoon Moves Out of Philippines Toward Southern ChinaTyphoon Mangkhut lashed the northern Philippines with destructive winds and heavy rain that set off landslides and destroyed homes on Saturday, leaving at least 12 people dead.
Super Typhoon Mangkhut Makes Landfall In The PhilippinesSuper Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall early Saturday in the northern Philippines, bringing with it gale-force winds and heavy rains as aid agencies warn millions are at risk.
Filipino Activist Claims He Was Given Weapons, Tortured At SFOA human rights activist who was attempting to visit the U.S. from the Philippines last week claims he was supplied with weapons and tortured by federal agents during a 28-hour detention at San Francisco International Airport.
Filipino Activist Denied Entry To U.S. Returns To ManilaAn activist entering the U.S. at San Francisco International Airport this week for a speaking tour addressing a human rights crisis in the Philippines was detained by customs, denied entry and sent back to Manila, according to his colleagues.
Filipino Activist Detained At Airport For Removal From U.S.Human rights advocates protesting at San Francisco International Airport say a Filipino activist visiting the U.S. for a speaking tour was detained on arrival and is scheduled to be removed from the country later Wednesday.
Philippine Volcano Spews Lava Fountains, 56,000 People FleeThe Philippines’ most active volcano spewed fountains of red-hot lava and massive ash plumes anew Tuesday in a dazzling but increasingly dangerous eruption that has sent more than 56,000 villagers fleeing to evacuation centers.
Sacramento Pilot Sentenced For Buying Filipino Children For Rape, PornDistrict Judge John Mendez said he was sickened by the crimes committed by Michael Carey Clemans, 57, of Sacramento.