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Where have all the bodies gone?

TACLOBAN (UCAN): The search for the missing victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), which hit the Central Visayas in The Philippines on 8 November 2013, is still going on, two years after official figures show that approximately a little over 6,000 people died and some 2,500 may be considered to be missing.







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50,000 candles line roads for Yolanda anniversary

TOLOSA (Agencies) : Almost two years after super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) pummeled the Central Visayas, the massive death toll is still deeply imprinted on the hearts and minds of local people.

Although the government pegged the official death toll from the super typhoon at 6,300 with 1,061 missing and unaccounted for, forensic experts claim the actual number of deaths is closer to 18,000, including missing victims, three times higher than the official estimate.







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Reflection on typhoon recovery takes out book award

DAVAO (UCAN) : A book of reflections and personal experiences penned by Redemptorist Brother Karl Gaspar, who worked with survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, has won two awards at this year’s Manila International Book Fair.

Desperately Seeking God’s Saving Action: Yolanda Survivors’ Hope Beyond Heartbreaking Lamentations, won the spirituality and ministry categories of the Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards, held over the weekend of September 19 and 20.