• ‘YOLANDA’ DEATH TOLL HITS 5,500, COULD STILL RISE

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    (By William B. Depasupil and Anthony Vargas, Top Stories, November 28, 2013)
    Is the basis of relief based on the number of dead? Or the destruction of property like a house, a factory or infrastructure? I believe the early warning devices like evacuation of residents, preparation for the blow, etc. mitigated the number of casualty. Typhoon of Category 5 of 215 kilometers per hour or more inevitably destructive. The surge in New Orleans was even worst. Also hurricane Sandy in New Jersey. Happy to see all kinds people helping from within and out. I say “Nobody is stoic, everybody heroic”. We saw the best of the Filipino because of Yolanda(typhoon Yoling that precipitated Martial Law grew mature with Category 5 wallop).

    Ben Ongoco, benongoco@hotmail.com

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