Latest News Wires Negros earthquake: President Aquino criticizes shoddy road building

Negros earthquake: President Aquino visited Negros province where an earthquake struck Monday. Dozens of people are still missing, perhaps buried in landslides caused by the 6.9 magnitude quake.

(AP Photo/Jay Morales, Malacanang Palace Photo Bureau)

Philippine officials conceded Wednesday that there was little hope of finding any survivors among 71 people still buried in landslides set off by a powerful earthquake, as jittery residents stayed away from their homes amid a flurry of aftershocks.