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Safety, need compete in typhoon-hit Philippines

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Relatives cross a river to bury their loved one, who died in a flash flood caused by Typhoon Bopha, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines. The powerful typhoon that washed away emergency shelters, a military camp and possibly entire families in the southern Philippines has killed hundreds of people with nearly 400 missing, authorities said Thursday. AP Photo/Bullit Marquez

The Philippine government’s geological hazard maps show why this farming community was largely washed away by a strong typhoon: “highly susceptible to flooding and landslides.” That didn’t stop some villagers from rebuilding even with bodies still lying under the mud.

Posted: December 7th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

In typhoon-hit Philippines, warnings were ignored

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Relatives cross a river to bury their loved one, who died in a flash flood caused by Typhoon Bopha, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines. The powerful typhoon that washed away emergency shelters, a military camp and possibly entire families in the southern Philippines has killed hundreds of people with nearly 400 missing, authorities said Thursday. AP

NEW BATAAN, Philippines — Surrounded by steep mountains, far-flung New Bataan town has long been a tragedy waiting to happen in a valley of disasters. A government-issued geological hazard map identifies the extremely precarious location of the farming community in the southern Philippines as “highly susceptible to flooding and landslides.”   Yet, like in many [...]

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

About 350 die in Philippine typhoon, 400 missing

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A resident dries their clothes amidst their toppled house at the flash flood-hit village of Andap, New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012. Typhoon Bopha, one of the strongest typhoons to hit the Philippines this year, barreled across the country's south on Tuesday, killing scores of people while triggering landslides, flooding and cutting off power in two entire provinces. AP/Bullit Marquez

Stunned parents searching for missing children examined a row of mud-stained bodies covered with banana leaves while survivors dried their soaked belongings on roadsides as the death toll from the southern Philippines’ powerful typhoon climbed to about 350 people Thursday with nearly 400 missing.

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Philippines sends coffins as toll nears 1,000 dead

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Philippine Navy personnel carry relief goods beside small coffins that are placed on bunk beds as they prepare to go to flood-stricken Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities on board a Philippine Navy ship in Manila on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. Nearly a thousand people died in massive flash floods when tropical storm Sendong (Washi) hit the country last week in one of the worst disasters to strike the region in decades. AP/AARON FAVILA

The Philippine government shipped more than 400 coffins Tuesday to two flood-stricken cities in the south where the death toll neared 1,000 as President Benigno Aquino III declared a state of national calamity and relief agencies rushed to help.

Posted: December 20th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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