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OFW from UAE quarantined over MERS fears

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine health authorities said Wednesday they have quarantined a Filipino who arrived from the Middle East because he tested positive for the deadly MERS virus. The man, who arrived in the Philippines on Tuesday, is not yet showing symptoms but has been...
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Solons seek construction of ‘Yolanda’ memorial in Tacloban City

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Two lawmakers are seeking the construction in Tacloban City of a memorial for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda. According to Bayan Muna Reps. Neri Colmenares and Carlos Isagani Zarate, the memorial will serve as a marker in memory of the casualties of the...
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Corpses still being found in Tacloban

MANILA, February 27, 2014 (AFP) – Bodies are still being found under the wreckage almost four months after Super Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the Philippines as survivors struggle to rebuild their lives, officials said Thursday. The government’s confirmed death toll of 6,201 has not...
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45 dead, 8 missing in Mindanao due to LPA – NDRRMC

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Wednesday reported the number of deaths at 45 and 900,000 people affected in Mindanao by tropical depression “Agaton” which has now weakened into low pressure area (LPA). “Agaton”’s...
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Death toll from storm climbs to 40

MANILA  (AFP) – The death toll from the first storm to batter the disaster-prone Philippines this year has climbed to 40, officials said Sunday, as forecasters warned more heavy rain was on its way. “Lingling” – a tropical depression – has wreaked havoc across the southern island...
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Damages caused by ‘Yolanda’ now at P36.622 billion – NDRRMC

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Wednesday announced that the damages caused by super typhoon “Yolanda” to properties and infrastructures has hit the P36.62 billion mark. Damage to agriculture was estimated at...
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DOH starts measles vaccination campaign in NCR as death toll rises to 3

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – One week after issuing an alert on measles in Metro Manila, the Department of Health on Monday started a massive vaccination campaign in the metropolis to protect children from the disease. In a statement posted on the government website, DOH Metro Manila head...
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22 dead as bus plunges off highway

MANILA, December 16, 2013 (AFP) – Twenty-two people were killed when a commuter bus plunged from an elevated highway onto a van in Philippine capital Manila on Monday, police said, warning the death toll could rise. Twenty of those who died in the accident in the sprawling city...
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Yolanda death toll up to 5,670, damage at P34 billion

MANILA, Dec 2 (Mabuhay) – The death toll and estimated damage from super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) continued to soar, with the number of confirmed fatalities reaching 5,670 as of Monday morning, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said. In its 6 a.m....
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Power restored in parts of Leyte and Iloilo; Yolanda death toll at 5,235

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The death toll from Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) continued to climb and has reached 5,235 as of Saturday morning even as power has been restored to some parts of Leyte and Iloilo, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said. In its 8 a.m....