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20 dead, 88 missing in Indonesian landslide

Rescuers remove the body of a victim of landslides that swept away houses in Jemblung village, Central Java, Indonesia, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. AP

Rescuers searching for more than 80 people missing after a landslide in Indonesia deployed bulldozers and excavators Sunday to battle their way through roads strewn with debris to the site of the tragedy, officials said.

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Gov’t definition of storm casualty: Better not be sick

Strong winds and rain pound the seawall hours before Typhoon Hagupit passes near the city of Legazpi on December 7, 2014.  Typhoon Hagupit tore apart homes and sent waves crashing through coastal communities across the eastern Philippines, creating more misery for millions following a barrage of deadly disasters.      AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

What does it take to be on the government’s list of typhoon casualties?

Posted: December 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

NDRRMC: ‘Ruby’ death toll rose to 18

Aftermath of Typhoon

Deaths from Typhoon “Ruby” rose to 18 on Thursday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.

Posted: December 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

NDRRMC ‘Ruby’ death toll hits 11

A Filipino man carries a dirty plastic sheet from his house after strong waves from Typhoon Ruby battered a coastal village in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014.  AP

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has confirmed 11 deaths in the aftermath of Tropical Depression “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit).

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PH Red Cross: 27 dead due to Ruby

A resident walks during strong rain as Typhoon Hagupit hits San Juan town, Batangas province, eastern Philippines on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit weakened into a storm Monday after it left at least three people dead and sent more than a million others into shelters, sparing the central Philippines the massive devastation that a monster storm inflicted on the region last year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The death toll from a giant storm crossing the Philippines rose to 27 on Tuesday, the Red Cross said, but there was widespread relief after it brushed the capital without causing major damage.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »