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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...

Comelec gives generator sets as power source in Yolanda-hit areas

MANILA, Nov 11 (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has provided generator sets and batteries to provinces affected by super typhoon Yolanda. Comelec chief Sixto Brillantes Jr. tweeted that the poll body released generator sets and batteries to the National...

Death toll from ‘Pablo’ continues to rise, breaches 140

MANILA, Dec 5 (Mabuhay) — The death toll from typhoon “Pablo” continued to rise, passing 140 Wednesday afternoon as reports from various disaster response agencies began filtering in. Officials earlier said they feared the toll would rise further in the day as...