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Philippines Storm Death Toll Exceeds 650

By AP / BULLIT MARQUEZ AND JIM GOMEZ Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 (ILIGAN, Philippines) — As a storm that killed more than 650 in the southern Philippines raged outside the store where she works, Amor Limbago worriedly called home to check on her parents, but their cellphones just kept Read more »

Flooding Kills Scores in Southern Philippines

By FLOYD WHALEY MANILA — Flash floods in the southern Philippines on Saturday sent water gushing into homes, killing at least 200 and surprising families who fled to rooftops clutching children, officials said. More than 400 people are missing. “The rivers flooded and washed through villages,” said Col. Leopoldo Read more »

Photo of ‘floating’ DPWH officials causes uproar in cyberspace

By Karen Boncocan INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines – A photo release of the Department of Public Works and Highways last Wednesday posted on a social networking site meant to show their officials conducting field inspection after the onslaught of Typhoon ‘Pedring’ (international codename: Nesat) drew a barrage of criticisms in cyberspace Read more »

16 dead as Typhoon Pedring strikes Philippines

Manila – Typhoon Nesat smashed into the Philippines Tuesday, leaving at least 16 people dead, with the capital Manila enduring waist-deep floods, blackouts and dramatic storm surges. The Philippines is hit by about 20 major storms annually, many of them deadly, but the government said Nesat was one of the Read more »

Storm to hit RP late Friday

By Helen Flores (The Philippine Star) MANILA, Philippines – The weather bureau reported yesterday that the typhoon brewing over the Pacific Ocean was expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility last night and would likely make landfall late Friday over the northern part of Central Luzon.

23 dead and missing in storm in Philippines

Manila – Twenty people were killed and three were missing and feared dead in landslides and floods triggered by a storm in the eastern Philippines, the government said Monday.