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LIST: Deadly landslides in the Philippines

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM

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

LANDSLIDES. There have been many deadly landslides in the Philippines in recent years. Photos by Jire Carreon/Rappler and Querl Panilag

Social Good Summit: A hero in us all

Sep 23, 2013 - 4:27 PM

1st Lt Alex Deazeta is a hero but he challenges the audience of the PH Social Good Summit to all be heroes

Breastfeeding in time of crisis

May 04, 2013 - 4:19 PM

During a disaster breastfeeding not only ensures that babies get proper nourishment but also makes them resistant to illness

NPA fighter killed in New Bataan clash

Apr 25, 2013 - 12:33 PM

A suspected guerilla fighter of the New People s Army was killed in a firefight in the typhoon devastated town of New Bataan Compostela Valley on Thursday morning

After Pablo

Jan 12, 2013 - 2:48 PM

After everything the story is about a world that has fallen apart The center will not hold on its own not now and not for a very long time

LIFELESS. A village in Bangaga, Davao Oriental. Photo by John Javellana

The heroes of Charlie Company

Jan 02, 2013 - 7:31 PM

Seven of Charlie Company’s soldiers were lost in Andap New Bataan all of them trying to evacuate residents from a flooded town The soldiers who survived promise to return in the name of fallen brothers who lost the fight against a typhoon named Pablo

Charlie Company Commander 1st Lt Marvin Deazeta at the V. Luna Hospital. Photo by Patricia Evangelista 27 Dec 2012.

Weeks after Pablo, hundreds of bodies still unburied

Dec 26, 2012 - 9:13 AM

More than a hundred unidentified bodies still wait for burial in New Bataan Compostela Valley The stench is terrible You almost can t help vomiting

Hundreds of bodies remain unburied in New Bataan, Compostela Valley. Photo by John Javellana 25 Dec 2012.

Compostela town swamped in floodwaters

Dec 23, 2012 - 10:20 AM

Residents of Barangay Osmeña seek dry grounds along the national highway as their makeshift houses were submerged in knee deep flooding

ROAD TO RIVER. A portion of the Cateel-Compostela road was transformed into a small waterfall. Photo by Karlos Manlupig.

The bitterest storm

Dec 21, 2012 - 10:55 AM

This is a story that begins with a storm This is written in the hope that there is another story one that does not end with a spinning wind

All Dante prays for is a body to bury

Dec 10, 2012 - 11:24 AM

Dante has checked records of survivors and included all 18 of his family members in the list of the missing He has gone from New Bataan to Tagum City in Northern Davao to New Bataan again visiting morgues and wakes opening every coffin following army trucks hauling back recovered bodies

Desperate typhoon victims await aid

Dec 08, 2012 - 2:36 PM

4 days after Pablo struck Mindanao officials struggle to bring in food and relief through almost impassable roads

TRAGEDY IN MINDANAO. A resident searches for missing relatives amongst the debris, swept away by flash floods at the height Typhoon Bopha in New Bataan, Compostela Valley province on December 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Aquino: 'Pablo' like World War II, Hiroshima

Dec 07, 2012 - 9:28 PM

President Aquino lays out the government s response to the Hiroshima like devastation from Pablo

No funeral parlors in New Bataan

Dec 06, 2012 - 9:53 AM

Aside from the mud and debris in the town a foul stench outside the town gym where the dead bodies are temporarily laid makes the rescue and relief operations more difficult

CASUALTIES. Bodies lie outside the municipal gymnasium of New Bataan, Compostela Valley, as residents search for their loved ones, December 5, 2012. Photo by Karlos Manlupig.

Survivors need water, food, clothes - gov't

Dec 06, 2012 - 8:16 AM

3rd UPDATE Rescuers scramble to find at least 300 missing people as the death toll from Pablo continues to rise

Race against time in New Bataan

Dec 05, 2012 - 3:45 PM

It was very fast recalls a Pablo survivor in New Bataan The water came down with strong winds and tore down everything in its path

TRAGEDY IN COMPOSTELA VALLEY. Families struggle to identify their dead in New Bataan. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Where the 68 lay dead

Dec 05, 2012 - 12:57 PM

Cynics would probably wonder what those civilians were doing in an army base at the height of a super typhoon But the scene completely made sense to me It was almost peacetime in New Bataan

FOR EXPORT. Members of a New Bataan cooperative; May 2011. Photo by Glenda M. Gloria

44 dead in Compostela Valley town

Dec 04, 2012 - 9:07 PM

Reports say many of the dead in New Bataan town in Compostela Valley had come from a nearby village where flash floods swept away an Army patrol base

TRAGEDY IN CENTRAL MINDANAO. Google Maps image of New Bataan town in Compostela Valley province