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Amid Disputes with China, Philippines, Japan Pledge Tighter Cooperation

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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The Philippines’ top diplomat has pledged cooperation with Japan on tighter security, warning that China’s efforts to defend its maritime claims are threatening stability in Asia. Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario made the comments after meeting in Manila with his counterpart from Tokyo, which is involved in its own tense territorial dispute with China. “We […]

Tropical Storm Wukong Kills Four in Philippines

Posted December 27th, 2012 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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Tropical storm Wukong has left at least four people dead in the Philippines, which is still recovering from a typhoon earlier this month that killed over a thousand people. Officials say three people were also missing as the storm cut through the central Philippines on Thursday, overflowing rivers, flooding towns, and making many roads impassable. […]

Killer Storm Threatens Philippines a Second Time

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Weather forecasters say a typhoon that swept through the southern Philippines last week, killing hundreds of people and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless, has made landfall again, this time in the north. The Philippine state weather service said Sunday that former Typhoon Bopha has weakened to a tropical depression and has brushed across the northern […]

Killer Typhoon Threatens Philippines a Second Time

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Weather forecasters say a typhoon that swept through the southern Philippines, killing hundreds of people and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless, has turned back towards the islands and could make landfall again on Sunday. The Philippine state weather service said Saturday that Typhoon Bopha could slam into the northern tip of the main island of […]

Killer Typhoon Turns Back Towards Philippines

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Weather forecasters say a typhoon that swept through the southern Philippines this week, killing hundreds of people and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless, has turned back towards the islands. The Philippine state weather service said Saturday that Typhoon Bopha would slam into the northern tip of the main island of Luzon overnight from Saturday into […]

Aquino Visits Typhoon-Ravaged Southern Philippines

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Philippine President Benigno Aquino flew to the southern island of Mindanao Friday, to survey the damage left in the wake of Typhoon Bopha, which killed around 500 people and left nearly that many missing. As stunned survivors searched for missing family members, Mr. Aquino met with some of the more than 306,000 people left homeless. […]

Philippines Typhoon Death Toll Approaches 400

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Rescuers in the Philippines are searching for survivors and rushing emergency aid to a quarter million people displaced after a powerful typhoon swept across the south, killing nearly 400 people. Stunned survivors searched for missing family members Thursday among rows of mud-stained bodies, while others rummaged through the remains of their houses that were destroyed […]

Death Toll from Philippines Typhoon Passes 300

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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Rescuers are searching for survivors and rushing emergency aid to thousands left homeless in the southern Philippines after a powerful typhoon killed at least 325 people and left hundreds missing. Stunned survivors searched for missing family members among rows of mud-stained bodies, while others rummaged through the remains of their houses that were destroyed by […]

Typhoon Bopha Pounds Southern Philippines

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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A powerful typhoon is pounding the southern Philippines, uprooting trees, blowing off roofs, and sending thousands of residents fleeing to government shelters. Typhoon Bopha made landfall early Tuesday off the southern island of Mindanao, packing winds of up to 210 kilometers per hour. It is expected to be the strongest storm this year to hit […]

Hundreds Evacuate as Typhoon Approaches Philippines

Posted December 3rd, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of people evacuated parts of the southern Philippines Monday as a powerful typhoon barreled toward the nation. Forecasters reported early Monday that Typhoon Bopha was about 550 kilometers southeast of Surigao del Sur province’s Hinatuan township. They said the storm had gusts of up to 210 kilometers per hour and that it should make […]