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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 »

Relief supplies rushed to ‘Ruby’ victims

Residents rest Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 in an evacuation center at suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines after fleeing their homes in anticipation of typhoon Hagupit which was forecast to have hit Manila overnight after lashing central Philippines Sunday. AP

Authorities and aid agencies rushed relief supplies on Wednesday to hundreds of thousands of people displaced by Tropical Storm “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit), as survivors sifted through debris to rebuild their lives.

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

21 dead, says Red Cross exec

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At least 21 people were reported dead, many of them drowned as flood waters rose in Borongan, the main town in Eastern Samar province, where Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit) made its first landfall, the Philippine National Red Cross said on Monday.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t: Death toll only 2; Red Cross: No it’s 21

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A resident walks during strong rain as Typhoon Hagupit hits San Juan town, Batangas province, eastern Philippines on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014.  AP

At least 21 have been killed from Typhoon Ruby (international name Hagupit) in Samar based on the Philippine Red Cross’ count, but the official death toll of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council remained at two as of Monday evening.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Ruby’ weakens but leaves 21 dead

A Filipino man clears away debris from the remains of his damaged home as strong waves from Typhoon Hagupit battered a coastal village in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. AP

Typhoon “Ruby” weakened into a tropical storm Monday, leaving at least 21 people dead, forcing more than a million people into shelters but sparing most of the Visayas region still haunted by last year’s monster storm.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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