Philippines: State of national calamity declared World

Philippines: State of national calamity declared

President of the Philippines Benigno Aquino III declared a state of national calamity after the country suffered a week of heavy rains and severe flooding following Typhoon Melor, claiming 35 lives.
 Fatal disasters in Philippines, Indonesia ASEAN

Fatal disasters in Philippines, Indonesia

At least seven people were killed and two others went missing after a passenger motorboat capsized in the central Philippines on October 18, announced the country’s coast guard on October 19.
Typhoon Koppu causes heavy loss in Philippines World

Typhoon Koppu causes heavy loss in Philippines

Typhoon Koppu made landfall in the northeastern Philippines on October 18 with very strong winds, leaving two dead and four injured while forcing 16,000 people to evacuate from their homes.