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25 Dec 2017 description

"It happened very fast"

  • Scores of people still missing, thousands homeless

  • Tropical storm Tembin hit Mindanao island late Friday

  • UN's Guterres offers help, Pope Francis prays for victims

By Manuel Mogato

MANILA, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Rescuers in the Philippines searched on Sunday for survivors of a storm that triggered floods and landslides and killed about 200 people, left scores missing and thousands homeless, most of whom apparently ignored warnings to move to safety.

17 Dec 2017 description

Many areas were flooded, damaging crops and infrastructure

MANILA, Dec 17 (Reuters) - At least 26 people were killed while several residents were missing in an island province in central Philippines after tropical storm Kai-tak brought heavy rains that triggered landslides, local authorities and media said on Sunday.

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12 Sep 2017 description

by Reuters
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 08:51 GMT

MANILA, Sept 12 (Reuters) - A cylone dumped heavy rains in the Philippine capital, Manila, and nearby provinces on Tuesday, causing widespread flooding and landslides in some areas that killed at least two people, the national disaster agency said.

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12 Feb 2017 description

Friday's earthquake caused at least 400 mln pesos ($8.01 mln) in damage to schools, bridges, homes, hotels, and other infrastructure.

MANILA, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Philippine authorities have begun to restore electricity and water supply to areas hit by a powerful earthquake in the south that killed six and damaged public infrastructure.

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