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After disaster, tallying death toll difficult

Amid the chaos of a natural disaster, tallying an accurate death toll is often difficult and sometimes not a priority.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

NBI sends medico-legal, forensics teams to identify ‘Yolanda’ victims

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NBI officer-in-charge Medardo De Lemos. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The National Bureau of Investigation has sent medico legal and forensic experts to Tacloban City and other areas hit by supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) to help in identifying bodies of victims, its top official said.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Probers look into Serendra apartment’s engineering issues

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A section of Two Serendra condominium hit by an explosion in the upscale Bonifacio Global City. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Finding no traces of bomb chemicals through the debris, probers of the powerful explosion that ripped through a posh apartment building in Taguig City on Friday night, started looking into the building’s possible engineering issues.

Posted: June 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Forensics team racing to finish identifying typhoon fatalities

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AP FILE PHOTO

A forensics team from the National Bureau of Investigation is working double time to process hundreds of dead bodies left in the wake of Typhoon “Pablo” so these could be identified and buried before the year ends.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Keep records of moles, scars, tattoos’

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A leading forensic pathologist has urged families, especially those living in disaster-prone areas, to keep files on each member’s distinguishing marks such as scars, tattoos and moles, and have copies of fingerprints and dental records on hand to make identification easier in case tragedy strikes.

Posted: January 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Working in a garbage dump a first for forensics team sent to Cagayan de Oro

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In his 15 years with the Disaster Victim Identification of the National Bureau of Investigation, Dr. Wifredo Tierra and his team of forensic experts have never examined remains of victims in a garbage dump—until now.

Posted: December 21st, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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