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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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10 deadliest natural disasters in PHL

MANILA AFP) – Super Typhoon Haiyan may go down in history as the deadliest natural disaster to hit the calamity-prone Philippines, with authorities estimating at least 10,000 dead on one island alone. Haiyan made landfall in the eastern island of Samar on Friday and then cut...
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NDRRMC, OCD launch internet-based disaster warning scheme

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) launched on Wednesday a new disaster-warning scheme dubbed Project DINA, or the Disaster Information for Nationwide Awareness Project. The project...
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Typhoon ‘Yolanda’ comparable to deadly ‘Pablo’

MANILA, Nov 6 (Mabuhay) -– A new typhoon that is set to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) tomorrow could be as powerful as typhoon “Pablo” (international name Bopha) which devastated Mindanao in 2012, an expert said Wednesday. According to Dr. Mahar...
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Pacquiao vows help for Typhoon Pablo victims

LAS VEGAS, Dec 7 (Mabuhay) — Manny Pacquiao has pledged support for the victims of Typhoon Pablo has left a quarter million homeless and killed over 470 people. “I am aware of what is going on, and my prayers are with the people of the Philippines,” Pacquiao...

310 evacuated as landslide hits Subic

MANILA, Aug 2011 (Mabuhay) – A total of 76 families or 310 people were evacuated after a landslide caused by heavy rain hit Subic town in Zambales province Friday. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the incident occurred at 10:30 a.m....
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One dead as typhoon skirts Philippines

MANILA, May 27, 2011 (AFP) – One person died in the Philippines as typhoon Songda brought floods and triggered landslides that cut off roads across the country, rescuers said Friday. The eye of the storm passed to the north of the Philippines early Friday, sparing the...