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Typhoon Vongfong, also known as Ambo, lands in the Philippines while the coronavirus pandemic is closed

The typhoon hit Ostsamar on Thursday around noon local time. It is the first named storm of the 2020 season in the West Pacific. Vongfong grabbed winds of at least 115 mph, an intensity that corresponds to a Category 3 hurricane. On Friday at 8 a.m. in the Philippines, the Philippine Authority for Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services (PAGASA) announced …

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Typhoon Vongfong makes landing in the Philippines

MANILA – A typhoon with wind speeds of nearly 100 miles per hour landed in the eastern Philippines on Thursday after gaining strength as it crossed the Pacific Ocean, the State Weather Bureau said. Typhoon Vongfong slowly moved west at around 10 a.m. when it landed at 12:15 p.m. in the northern Samar province in the east of the Philippines, …

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Senior British man, wife kidnapped from her resort in the Philippines

An elderly British man and his wife were abducted by at least four armed men from their Philippine resort who dragged and taken the couple by motorboat. The armed men dragged 70-year-old Allan Hyrons and his wife Wilma Hyrons out of a cabin at their Tukuran resort at dusk on Friday and loaded them into two boats that fled in …

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Ohio woman charged after carrying newborn baby in luggage at the Philippines airport as new details emerge

An American woman trying to flee the Philippines with a 6-day-old baby hidden in her carry-on bag was intercepted shortly before getting on an airplane and charged with trafficking, officials said Thursday. The new details of how Ohio's 43-year-old Jennifer Erin Talbot passed the immigration checkpoint at an airport in Manila without declaring the Filipino boy – and made it …

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American woman arrested in the Philippines after the airport found a 6-day-old baby in her carry-on

An American woman allegedly tried to fly away from the Philippines in her carry-on luggage with a six-day-old baby. The 43-year-old woman was found with the infant in her suitcase Melvin Mabulac, spokesman for the Philippine Immigration Department, said on Wednesday at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, "She had no travel documents for the child," said Mabulac. The woman …

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Woman arrested in the Philippines after the airport's security found a 6-day-old baby in her carry-on bag

A woman is being held in the Philippines after allegedly attempting to sneak a baby through airport security. Jennifer Talbot, an American citizen, was caught hand-luggage with the child on Wednesday at Ninoy Aquino International Airport. to CNN Philippines. The baby was just six days old. The security material released by the National Immigration Bureau shows Talbot standing in the …

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Death toll in Philippines rises to 31 | news

Rescue teams have drawn more corpses from the rough seas, with three ferries capsizing from two central Philippine provinces and increasing the death toll to 31, with three people still missing from the crew on Saturday in poor weather conditions, the central island of Guimaras and the provinces Iloilo fell. Coast Guard spokesman Armand Balilo said on Sunday that the …

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Several drown after three boats capsized in the Philippines News

At least eleven people died and three others were missing after three ferries had capsized in rough seas off the central Philippines. Sixty-three survivors were ripped out of water on Saturday after huge waves were flooded The boats in the Strait of Guimaras, regional police chief Rene Pamuspusan told reporters. All three ships made the short 20-minute jump between the …

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Earthquakes in the Philippines kill at least 8 people, injuring at least 60 and damaging structures

Two strong earthquakes separated by several hours hit a cluster of sparsely populated islands on Luzon Strait in the northern Philippines early Saturday. At least eight people were killed, about 60 injured and caused significant damage. The quake collapsed stone and wood houses and woke the residents, said Roldan Esdicul, director of the Civil Protection Bureau of Batanes Province. "Our …

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