About 350 Die After Typhoon Bopha Hits Southern Philippines

6 12 2012
Residents cross a river using suspended ropes at Andap, New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, a day after Typhoon Bopha made landfall. Typhoon Bopha, one of the strongest typhoons to hit the Philippines this year, barreled across the country's south on Tuesday, killing scores of people while triggering landslides, flooding and cutting off power in two entire provinces. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Residents cross a river using suspended ropes at Andap, New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, a day after Typhoon Bopha made landfall. Typhoon Bopha, one of the strongest typhoons to hit the Philippines this year, barreled across the country’s south on Tuesday, killing scores of people while triggering landslides, flooding and cutting off power in two entire provinces. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

At least 332  people were killed and 379 others were missing after Typhoon Bopha hits southern Philippines.

The typhoon slammed into Davao Oriental as it blew from the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday and caused a lot of damages to the province that  it was hard to find any buildings with roofs on them.

It then hit Compostela Valley and roared across the southern Mindanao and central regions.

Southern Mindanao was rarely hit by strong typhoon.

Typhoon Bopha knocked out power in two entire provinces, caused landslides, destroyed houses and damaged the plantations.

Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental were the hardest hit provinces.

About 20 typhoons hit the the northern and central Philippines every year, often causing death and destruction.

But almost exactly a year ago, Typhoon Washi killed 1,500 people in Mindanao.

Typhoon Bopha, with central winds of up to 115 kph (71 mph) and gusts of up to 145 kph (90 mph), was moving west-northwest of the central Philippines and was expected to be over the South China Sea on Friday.

This is a disaster!

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The World’s Largest Crocodile In Captivity

4 07 2012

File photo taken in September 2011 shows the saltwater crocodile called “Lolong”, which was captured in the Agusan marsh on the island of Mindanao last September. Lolong has been declared the largest such reptile in captivity by the Guinness Book of World Records.

On Sunday July 1, 2012, the Guinness Book of World Records declared a saltwater crocodile weighing more than a ton as the world’s largest crocodile in captivity.

The crocodile, Lolong is  6.17 metre or 20.24 foot long.

Lolong, was captured in the Agusan marsh on the southern island of Mindanao in September 2011.

Now it is kept at the crocodile park in the southern Philippine town of Bulawan.

FILE – In this Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011 file photo, a Philippine National Police officer stands next to a giant saltwater crocodile which was captured by residents and crocodile farm staff along a creek in Bunawan town, Agusan Del Sur province, southern Philippines. Guinness World Records has declared Sunday, July 1, 2012 that the huge crocodile blamed for deadly attacks is the largest in captivity in the world. Guinness spokeswoman Anne-Lise Rouse says the saltwater crocodile nicknamed “Lolong” measured 6.17 meters (20.24 feet) and weighed more than a ton. (AP Photo/File)

FILE – In this Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011 file photo, Bunawan Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde pretends to measure a huge crocodile. (AP Photo)





Landslide in Southern Philipines

5 01 2012

On Thursday January 1, 2012 at least 25 people were killed in a landslide in the southern Philippines.

The landslide struck at around 3:00 a.m. (2100 GMT Wednesday).

About 1oo people were still missing.

The landslide happened near a gold mine in Napnapan village in Pantukan township,  Mindanao.

It is very dangerous to work in that kind of gold mines because disaster may happen.

This is a latest disaster in Mindanao.

In December 2011,  flash floods triggered by a tropical storm killed more than 1,250 people in Mindanao.








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