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2009-11-19 17:14:00

Grant provides hot food to 150 children under 5 for six months MANILA, Philippines, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) has given a grant of US $15,000 to provide food for six months to 150 malnourished children under 5 years old who are victims of recent typhoons in the Rizal province in the Philippines. The grant was made to the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) for a sustainable hot meal program. The delivery of essential aid to these children comes...

2006-05-10 00:41:56

MANILA (Reuters) - A mild earthquake rattled central Philippines on Wednesday, causing a power outage on Leyte island, hit by a mudslide in February that buried nearly 1,000 people. Renato Solidum, Manila's chief seismologist, said there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, but power on the island was interrupted after a geothermal plant in Tongonan town, in the north of the island, was automatically shut down. "We don't expect any damage because the quake was not...

2006-02-25 01:57:34

MANILA (Reuters) - The search for survivors from a deadly Philippine mudslide was called off as rescue workers gave up hope for nearly 1,000 people buried under a huge crust of earth and debris, a senior official said on Saturday. Southern Leyte province Governor Rosette Lerias said 139 bodies had been retrieved since the February 17 landslide obliterated the remote farming community of Guinsaugon, about 675 km (420 miles) southeast of Manila. But there was now no hope of finding...

2006-02-23 00:39:26

By Roli Ng and Bobby Ranoco GUINSAUGON, Philippines (Reuters) - The Mamanua tribe knew two months before a devastating landslide destroyed a community in the central Philippines that something bad was going to happen. While out gathering rattan, a palm plant similar to bamboo, the men noticed cracks on the ground of a ridge adjoining Katmon, the mountain that crashed onto the village of Guinsaugon on Friday leaving more than 1,000 people entombed. "The cracks are a sign that there...

2006-02-22 01:55:00

By Roli Ng and Bobby Ranoco GUINSAUGON, Philippines -- Rescue workers kept digging on Wednesday for survivors from a deadly Philippine mudslide, but some officials said the time to call off the search was fast approaching as hopes faded of finding anyone alive. "It is torturous for the survivors. We need to concentrate on preparing them for the future," a senior politician, who declined to be named, told Reuters. Around 1,000 people remain missing after Friday's landslide obliterated the...

2006-02-21 23:15:47

By Roli Ng and Bobby Ranoco GUINSAUGON, Philippines (Reuters) - Rescue workers kept digging on Wednesday for survivors from a deadly Philippines mudslide, but some officials said the time to call off the search was fast approaching as hopes faded of finding anyone alive. Around 1,000 people remain missing after Friday's landslide obliterated the remote farming community of Guinsaugon, about 675 km (420 miles) southeast of Manila. So far, 107 bodies have been pulled out. No one has...

2006-02-21 00:00:29

By Bobby Ranoco and Pedro Uchi GUINSAUGON, Philippines (Reuters) - Rescue workers battled through sludge and rubble on Tuesday, buoyed by scratching noises and sounds picked up near where a packed elementary school was buried under meters of mud in a deadly Philippine landslide. Friday's devastating landslide, triggered by five times the region's normal rainfall over two weeks, obliterated the remote farming community of Guinsaugon, about 675 km (420 miles) southeast of Manila. So...

2006-02-20 10:09:41

By Bobby Ranoco and Pedro Uchi GUINSAUGON, Philippines (Reuters) - Rescue workers pulled five bodies on Monday from a Philippine school buried under a mudslide, dashing reports of a miraculous recovery of 50 people three days after their village was obliterated. "We have yet to find any survivors," Captain Burrell Parmer, a spokesman for U.S. Marines taking part in the rescue operation, told the ABS-CBN television channel. "Our troops have found dead bodies," he said. "They dig with...

2006-02-20 09:08:20

By Bobby Ranoco and Pedro Uchi GUINSAUGON, Philippines (Reuters) - Rescue workers pulled five bodies on Monday from a Philippine school buried under a mudslide, dashing reports of a miraculous recovery of 50 people three days after their village was obliterated. "We have yet to find any survivors," Captain Burrell Parmer, a spokesman for U.S. Marines taking part in the rescue operation, told the ABS-CBN television channel. "Our troops have found dead bodies," he said. "They dig with...

2006-02-20 08:02:02

By Bobby Ranoco and Pedro Uchi GUINSAUGON, Philippines (Reuters) - Hopes were raised and then dashed on Monday that 50 survivors had been pulled from a Philippine school three days after they had been buried in a landslide that has obliterated their village. "We have yet to recover any survivor," Captain Burrell Parmer, a spokesman for U.S. Marines taking part in the desperate rescue operation, told the ABS-CBN television channel. Parmer contradicted an earlier report from a...


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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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