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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesMonday, December 19, 2011
Negros Oriental
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Damage to Palinpinon power plants assessed
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Gov turns over checks to recipients of SEA-K
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36 people killed as ‘Sendong'
pounds Dumaguete, Neg.Or
BY RENE GENOVE

At least 36 people, including children, were reported dead as of late Friday while an undetermined number of families were left homeless after Tropical Storm “Sendong” brought heavy rains and flooding in Dumaguete City and other parts of Negros Oriental.

The casualties included those from Valencia, Dumaguete and Sibulan, and police said the number could still rise as many persons are still missing.

The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, however, is still collating data from the towns and cities affected by the typhoon.

34 people rescued
from grounded ship
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

The Philippine Coast Guard in Dumaguete City and other volunteer groups rescued 34 people, including a one-year old child, from a cargo ship that ran aground early Saturday as Tropical Storm Sendong unleashed its fury as it hit Dumaguete City and other parts of Negros Oriental.

No casualties have been reported so far.

The vessel, M/V Ever Transport II of Kheri Lines, Inc. ran aground along the shores of Barangay Tinago and Sitio Canday-ong, Barangay Calindagan in Dumaguete, near the overflowing Banica River, at around 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Lt. Commander Agapito Bibat, commander of the Dumaguete Coast Guard Station, said. .

Damage to Palinpinon
power plants assessed
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

The Energy Development Corporation said Friday that it will assess the extent of damage to the Palinpinon geothermal facilities in Valencia, Negros Oriental.

This was after EDC vice president for Negros, Dwight Maxino, announced that two of its geothermal power plants were shut down Friday when Typhoon Sendong ravaged Negros Oriental and Dumaguete City.

“Our power plants have continued to operate to provide service to the community but we have taken the necessary precautions to maintain safe operational levels,” Norreen Bautista, of EDC's Southern Negros Geothermal Plants in Valencia, said.

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