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‘Yolanda’ survivors light candles for lost, dead, pets

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A MAN who survived Supertyphoon “Yolanda” visits the grave of a relative who died at the height of the storm in Palo, Leyte province, as storm survivors continue to struggle for their daily survival amid the toughest of conditions and threats to the flow of relief. RAFFY LERMA

Cupping his hands around the flickering candlelight and shivering in an old white sando that was a size too large for his thin frame, eight-year-old Edcel Earl Balaes planted his slim white candle on the pavement along Real Street, one of this city’s main thoroughfares, as his contribution to the massive candle-lighting ceremony held here at dusk on Tuesday.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ death toll reaches 5,818

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The death toll in the wake of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”) on Wednesday neared the 6,000 mark, nearly three times the initial estimate made by President Aquino days after the strongest typhoon to hit land battered Eastern Visayas.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2 PCG vessels scour seas off Leyte coastal villages in search for bodies

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Two Philippine Coast Guard search-and-rescue vessels — BRP Nueva Vizcaya and BRP Corregidor – have been patrolling off the coastal villages in Tacloban City and neighboring areas in Leyte and Samar provinces to look for bodies of victims of storm surges brought about by “supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name Haiyan), the PCG spokesperson said.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

780 more bodies recovered in Leyte

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More bodies turned up eight days after “supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) brought strong winds and tsunami-like storm surges that engulfed this capital of Leyte province.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Most of the 71 bodies recovered in Iloilo buried in mass graves, say local execs

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Tacloban Airport is covered by debris after powerful Typhoon Haiyan hit Tacloban city, in Leyte province in central Philippines, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

“I just want to find my husband and bring him home,” said Margie Molina.

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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