Hundreds die as tropical storm Washi sweeps across Philippines - Telegraph: "At least 200 people have died and hundreds more gone missing after the tropical storm Washi swept across the southern Philippines."
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DoST prepares to install landslide early-warning devices
By ELENA L. ABEN and GABRIEL S. MABUTAS
January 15, 2011, 8:49pm
MANILA, Philippines — Massive flooding and a series of landslides caused by continuous heavy rains in Southern Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao have displaced close to 1.4 million people and killed at least 47, while damage to infrastructure and agriculture has reached P1.5 billion, disaster officials reported on Saturday. Read more Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp
Official Blog of FACES: "I am here because over 80,000 Filipino residents live next to and are negatively impacted by Chevron’s depot in Manila, the Philippines. Chevron’s Manila depot operations are a threat to human health and the environment. People are suffering from exposure to depot emissions and constant spills, accidents and leaks. Rather than a proper buffer zone to protect residents from depot hazards, Chevron and its partners built a buffer that is only 15 meters wide, and contains a park where children walk and play.
Yet despite strong public outcry, numerous ordinances, and a clear order from the Supreme Court demanding its closure, your company continues to operate and refuses to leave. People in the Philippines want healthy lives free from the dangers and health effects of Chevron’s depot. They want to see their children grow up in a healthy and safe environment."