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4 killed after a typhoon hits the main island of the Philippines

At least four rescue workers have been killed and one left missing after a typhoon hit the main island of the Philippines. Typhoon Noru, previously classed as a super typhoon, caused gusts of up to 240kph on Luzon, where more than half of the country’s 110 million population live. Forecasters say the storm experienced an […]

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7.0-magnitude earthquake strikes northern Philippines, officials warn aftershocks

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines on Wednesday, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The quake struck in northern Luzon, the country’s most populous island, at 8:43am local time, according to USGS. The agency originally designated the quake 7.1-magnitude, before downgrading it to 7.0. Its epicenter was about 13 kilometers southeast of the small […]

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Philippines: Man breaking Covid-19 restrictions dies after exercise punishment

A Filipino man who was found breaking quarantine rules has died after being made to do 300 squat-like exercises by police as punishment, his family said. Darren Manaog Penaredondo was allegedly stopped by officers while buying water after 6pm local time in Cavite province on Thursday. He collapsed the following day and later died. Cavite […]

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Strongest typhoon since 2013 to hit the Philippines on Sunday. Thousands Evacuated.

Philippines ordered the evacuation nearly a million residents in the southern part of the main Luzon island, as the world’s strongest storm this year approached the Southeast Asian nation. Typhoon Goni, locally called Rolly is a category 5 storm with 215 kilometers per hour and sustained winds and gusts of up to 265 kph. It […]