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locals form a human chain by the Chico river to bring the relief aid to higher ground

How bayanihan spirit lives on in Ompong-hit areas

As appeals for help increase after the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut), stories of ‘bayanihan’ in the affected communities surface — (MANILA, Philippines) Two weeks after Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) hit Cagayan and other neighboring provinces, residents continue to reel from the devastation. Typhoon Ompong has affected 2.9 million people according to the September 30 record …

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there have been many deadly landslides in the philippines in recent years

LIST: Deadly landslides in the Philippines

Almost all of these major disasters in the last two decades happened in the midst of heavy rain that loosened the soil in landslide-prone areas — (MANILA, Philippines) Landslides are not uncommon in the Philippines. In mountainous areas, heavy rainfall have often triggered landslides in the past. How prone are we to landslides and what …

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residents of westside river in frisco, sjdm, quezon city

Typhoon Ompong leaves at least P2.65 billion in school damage

The Department of Education says about 15 million students are affected nearly a week since Typhoon Ompong hit the Philippines — (MANILA, Philippines) The Department of Education (DepEd) said the initial cost of damage to schools affected by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) has reached an initial P2.65 billion nearly a week since the onslaught of the …

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50,000 people remain in evacuation centers

At least 1.4 million affected by Typhoon Ompong

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council says over 50,000 people remain in evacuation centers — (MANILA, Philippines) At least 1.4 million people have now been affected by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) as of Thursday morning, September 20, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). A total of 345,158 families or …

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a house is wiped out after the onslaught of typhoon ompong

Typhoon Ompong leaves nearly 76,000 homes damaged in Cagayan

Of this number, more than 10,000 homes are completely destroyed — (CAGAYAN, Philippines) Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) left nearly 76,000 houses damaged in Cagayan province, where it first hit land in the wee hours of Saturday, September 15. In a report, the Cagayan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) said 10,528 houses were totally …

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search and retrieval operation for missing miners

Itogon landslides: ‘We still consider this a rescue operation’

‘Naniniwala tayo na baka may survivor pa,’ says Presidential Political Adviser Francis Tolentino — (MANILA, Philippines) It has been 4 days since Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) triggered landslides in Itogon, Benguet on Saturday morning, September 15, leaving at least 46 dead and 60 missing. In Barangay Ucab, where a major landslide occurred, authorities are still hoping …

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rice fields in la paz, tarlac, turn into a lake after the onslaught of typhoon ompong

Agricultural losses from Typhoon Ompong hit P14 billion

The initial cost of damage is nearly double what Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol estimated would be ‘worst-case scenario’ losses of about P7.9 billion — (MANILA, Philippines) Damage to agriculture from Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) ballooned to an estimated P14.3 billion on Tuesday, September 18, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). The …

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Countries send condolences to Philippines after Typhoon Ompong

Here is a list of countries that have extended their condolences to the Philippines after Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) — (MANILA, Philippines) Countries sent their condolences to the Philippines after Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) killed dozens of Filipinos and affected 500,000 others. Here is a list of countries that have extended their condolences to the Philippines after …

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bodies are recovered from the landslide that hit barangay ucab in itogon, benguet

Typhoon Ompong death toll rises to 74

Majority of fatalities and the missing are in the Cordillera Administrative Region — (MANILA, Philippines) The number of people killed by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) rose further to 74 on Tuesday, September 18, with most of the fatalities still coming from the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). Below is the breakdown of the Philippine National Police (PNP): …

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baggao municipality in cagayan province suffers devastation

‘Houses flew’ when Ompong came

Hundreds of houses and plenty of crops in the farming town of Baggao in Cagayan Valley are lost to Typhoon Ompong. What do locals do? They rebuild and plant again — (TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan) When super typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) came to Cagayan, it didn’t only ruin the people’s crops and trees, it uprooted their homes …

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