‘Pablo’ death toll climbs to 400, damage cost at P4B –NDRRMC


Manila (10:49 a.m.) – Tropical Storm “Pablo” (international codename: Bopha) is set to exit the Philippines but not without leaving at least 400 people dead and hundreds more missing, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported Friday.

As of 4 a.m., the NDRRMC said 418 people were reported dead, 445 were injured while 383 remain missing. Of the reported deaths, only 73 have been identified. At least 110 unidentified dead bodies were from New Bataan, Compostela Valley.

Aquino urges youth to help typhoon ‘Pablo’ victims

MANILA — President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday called on the youth to spend their Christmas in a productive way by helping the victims of Typhoon “Pablo” rather than doing frivolous activities.

In his speech during the awarding ceremonies of the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (Tayo) held in Malacañang, the President asked help from youth organizations in the wake of the onslaught of the deadly typhoon in Visayas and Mindanao regions last Tuesday. Read more