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‘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 »

Classes to resume in typhoon-hit provinces by January, says DepEd chief

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Education Secretary Armin Luistro. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Classes will resume in typhoon-devastated areas by January 2013 despite the extensive loss of lives and property, according to Education Secretary Armin Luistro.

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Multiple deaths in ComVal families make it difficult to move on

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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.

Posted: December 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

647 confirmed dead, 780 still missing from typhoon Pablo

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Residents affected by typhoon Pablo beg for aid from passing motorists along a highway at Montevista town, Compostela Valley, on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. The death toll from Pablo 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 said.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

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.

Posted: December 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Pablo’ death toll may reach 1,000, say authorities

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Residents affected by typhoon Pablo (Bopha) crowd as relief goods are distributed at New Bataan, Compostela Valley, on Sunday Dec. 9, 2012. Authorities fear that the death toll due to typhoon Pablo could reach 1,000 as almost 600 bodies have been recovered in the two hardest-hit Mindanao provinces. AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

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.

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

‘What a Christmas gift?’ Cagayan de Oro residents cry of floods

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With toppled trees and debris scattered everywhere, residents of this city must have thought that the worst of Pablo had passed.

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Illegal mining, logging blamed for high death toll in Compostela Valley

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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.

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bodies turn up in ComVal as families reel from typhoon tragedy

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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.

Posted: December 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Pablo’ devastation ‘unexpected,’ Davao Oriental governor wept

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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.

Posted: December 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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