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By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
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Central Visayas show signs of recovery six months post- Typhoon Haiyan

PRESS RELEASE 7 May, 2014, Central Philippines – Tens of thousands of farmers are bringing in their first rice harvest just six months after one of the worst typhoons to ever hit the Philippines left their More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
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Philippines: Post-Typhoon Tacloban ripe for infectious disease outbreaks

Health officials in the Eastern Visayas report seeing increased numbers of three infectious diseases in the region of Tacloban, Leyte and other Typhoon Yolanda ravaged areas, according to a Philippine Information More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, January 26th, 2014
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Philippines: Leyte gets hit with six earthquakes in a few hours, Dengue outbreak declared in Ormoc

The Visayan province of Leyte, which took the brunt of Typhoon Yolanda two months ago, was hit Sunday with six minor to light earthquakes in a span of less than five hours, according to a Philippine Institute of More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
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Philippines: Measles cases up in Angeles City, Tacloban City

Since the time of Super Typhoon Yolanda in early November, the number of cases of measles have risen sharply in the Eastern Visayas, including Tacloban City, Leyte, according to a Solar News report Tuesday. Image/CIA There More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
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Typhoon Yolanda death toll nears 6,000, Justin Bieber visits Tacloban

The death toll from super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) rose to 5,936 (5,582 from the Eastern Visayas) while the affected persons have reached 12 million, according to the latest numbers from the National More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, December 7th, 2013
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Philippines death toll due to Typhoon Yolanda now at 5,796, health officials check Leyte’s water systems after outbreak of diarrhea

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported Saturday morning the new “partial official death toll” numbers due to Super-Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). Leyte, PhilippinesImage/© More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
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Philippines: Eastern Visayas death toll at 5,240, businesses and hospitals begin to reopen in Tacloban

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) confirmed that death toll has reached 5,240 in Eastern Visayas as of Tuesday afternoon, according to the Philippines News Agency Nov. 27. Image/CIA Citing More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, November 15th, 2013
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Philippines ‘official’ death toll from Typhoon Yolanda now at 3,621:NDRRMC

After seeing reports of a possible 10,000 fatalities in the city of Tacloban flood the internet over the past several days, the police official responsible for saying that number has been “relieved from his More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
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Philippines DOH Sec. Ona: ‘Risk for diarrhea, respiratory illnesses, leptospirosis and influenza outbreaks remain high’

In the wake of the destruction from Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) announced in a press release Nov. 13, the deployment of medical teams, both domestic and international, to More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, November 10th, 2013
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Philippines: Tacloban, Leyte death toll ‘could go up to 10,000’, US relatives desperate to contact loved ones

The devastation of Typhoon Yolanda (International name Haiyan) can now be seen as the storm is gone in the Eastern Visayas province of Leyte.   Leyte, PhilippinesImage/© Eugene Alvin Villar,  (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Seav) The More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, November 8th, 2013
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Typhoon Yolanda makes it way through the Philippines, expected to leave PAR Saturday morning

The most powerful storm of the year made landfall Friday morning on the island of Samar with pounding rain and wind gusts up to 275 kph will soon be out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and headed More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, November 7th, 2013
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Typhoon Yolanda now a category 5 storm as it heads straight to the Central Philippines

The very powerful super-typhoon, Yolanda (International name: Haiyan) is on a collision course with the Eastern Visayas area of the Philippines packing maximum sustained winds of 215 kph, with gusts up to 250 kph, More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, February 24th, 2013
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Ruby Nicanor of Maasin City takes home gold at National Boxing Championships

With a crowd of Maasin City National High School students cheering on the lone woman entry in the host city’s team, third-year high school student from Maasin City, Ruby Nicanor, earned more punching points More...


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