By Nikko Dizon
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.
By Dona Z. Pazzibugan
Classes will resume in typhoon-devastated areas by January 2013 despite the extensive loss of lives and property, according to Education Secretary Armin Luistro.
By Dennis Jay Santos and Frinston Lim
Bonifacio Adlawan, 54, admitted the difficulty of accepting that his wife, Carmelita, 48, could be among the hundreds who died during typhoon Pablo’s onslaught here last week.
By Marlon Ramos
The death toll from typhoon “Pablo” (international name” Bopha) that struck several provinces in the Visayas and Mindanao last week has climbed to 647 as rescue workers continued to search for 780 individuals who remained missing as of Monday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.
By Dennis Jay Santos
, Frinston Lim
, Nico Alconaba
Authorities fear that the death toll due to typhoon Pablo (international codename: Bopha) could reach 1,000 as almost 600 bodies have been recovered in the two hardest-hit Mindanao provinces.
By Cai Panlilio
With toppled trees and debris scattered everywhere, residents of this city must have thought that the worst of Pablo had passed.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
Environment and natural resources officials attributed on Thursday the high number of casualties in several Compostela Valley towns to unheeded government warnings on typhoon Pablo, emphasizing that illegal logging and illegal mining were to blame for the devastation.
By Dennis Jay Santos and Karlos Manlupig
A family of four, clutching each other, went over the bodies lined up outside the public gymnasium here. They started to wail when they reached a body of girl, her face covered with mud.
By Dennis Jay C. Santos
The sound of the wind coming from the Pacific Ocean at 3 a.m. was so horrible that residents of this coastal town thought the sky was ripping apart.