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Quake Near Philippines, Tsunami Threat Passes

Posted August 31st, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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A major earthquake struck under the sea near the Philippines on Friday, briefly triggering tsunami warnings for the region. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 7.6 quake was centered to the east of the Philippines, about 96 kilometers from the town of Sulangan. It initially said the quake had a magnitude of 7.9. The […]

Strong Earthquake Near Philippines

Posted August 31st, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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A strong earthquake has struck under the sea near the Philippines, prompting a tsunami warning for the region. The U.S. Geological Survey says Friday’s 7.6 magnitude quake was centered to the east of the Philippines, about 96 kilometers from the town of Sulangan. It initially said the quake had a magnitude of 7.9. Philippine officials […]

Strong Earthquake Near Philippines

Posted August 31st, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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A magnitude 7.9 earthquake has struck under the sea near the Philippines, prompting a tsunami warning for the region. The U.S. Geological Survey says Friday’s undersea quake was centered to the east of the Philippines, about 140 kilometers from Samar province. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Officials issued tsunami warnings for […]

ADB to Help Turn Trash to Energy in Philippines

Posted August 31st, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Mountains of garbage could soon become a valuable source of energy in the Philippines, where waste management has long posed a serious environmental concern. The Asian Development Bank says it is teaming up with Procter and Gamble to consider “waste-to-energy” plants that could generate up to two megawatts of power using trash from homes and […]

Divers Recover Philippine Interior Secretary’s Body

Posted August 20th, 2012 at 11:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Divers have recovered the body of Philippine Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, three days after his small plane crashed into the sea near the coast of a central island. Officials said Robredo’s body was pulled from the wreckage early Tuesday and that the remains of two pilots were also being removed. The plane was submerged about […]

Philippine Interior Secretary Missing

Posted August 18th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Philippine interior minister is one of three people missing after their small plane crashed into the sea while trying to make an emergency landing in the island nation. Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, an ally of President Benigno Aquino, was traveling Saturday in a small propeller plane from the city of Cebu to his hometown, […]

Relief Efforts Continue in Flood-Hit Manila

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Aid groups are appealing for emergency funding to assist the victims of the recent devastating floods in the Philippine capital, as the death toll from the disaster rose to 60. Over 2.4 million people have been affected by the floods, which left as much as 80 percent of Manila underwater. The waters have now begun […]

Philippine Floods Recede, Rescue Efforts Continue

Posted August 9th, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Flood waters have receded in and around the Philippine capital Manila, as authorities continue efforts to help the more than 2 million people affected. At least 20 people have died in Manila as a result of the flooding, powered by more than a week of monsoon rains. Nearly 300,000 residents have sought shelter in evacuation […]

Fresh Rains Drench Flooded Philippines

Posted August 9th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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More rains have drenched the already flooded Philippine capital, Manila, sending rescuers in boats to retrieve residents stranded by high water. Some of the residents who evacuated Thursday after heavy overnight rains had returned to their homes only hours earlier. Riverside areas like Manila’s Marikina district have been particularly hit hard by the floods, which […]

Torrential Rains Bring Major Flooding, Deadly Landslide to Philippines

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Heavy monsoon rains have flooded the Philippine capital of Manila, triggering a landslide that killed at least 9 people and prompting thousands to leave their homes. The flooding, some of the worst in recent years, caused neck-deep water in many areas forcing some residents onto their roofs. Schools and businesses around the country have been […]

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