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P2B damage from ‘Lawin’

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported yesterday that damage to infrastructure and agriculture in Regions 1, 2, 3, and the Cordillera Administrative Region from typhoon “Lawin” has reached more than P2 billion.

Monsoon rains kill 5

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council yesterday reported that five people died due to floods and landslides caused by heavy rains from the southwest monsoon or “hanging habagat” in Luzon and Visayas.

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Preparedness saved many lives when Mount Pinatubo erupted 25 years ago, volcanologists said, as the nation remembered that day in 1991 when the volcano ended over 400 years of slumber to explode in one of the cataclysmic eruptions of the 20th century.

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