Volcanic Eruption Means the Philippines Is Officially Having the Worst Week EverS

Between a lava-and-ash explosion expected to ruin Christmas, the 57-person massacre perpetrated by elected officials, and the prison that lost nearly half its population to an epic jailbreak, the Philippines' year-end retrospectives may not be very fond. [AP]

Update: A readers adds, "two catastrophic typhoons one week apart in October."

Volcanic Eruption Means the Philippines Is Officially Having the Worst Week EverS

...and an alleged 200 other extrajudicial killings from the Mindanao massacre squad.