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Luzon: Largest island of the Philippines
Luzon is the largest and most populous island in the Philippines. It is ranked 15th largest in the world by land area. Located in the northern portion of the archipelago, it is the economic and political center of the nation, being home to the country's capital city, Manila, as well as Quezon City, the country's most populous city. With a population of 53 million as of 2015, it is the fourth most populous island in the world, containing 52.5% of the country's total population.

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Evacuees pray for safety at Sunday mass amid Philippine volcano threat

Hundreds of people who have fled their homes near a restive volcano on the Philippines' main island Luzon attended a Catholic mass at a temporary shelter on Sunday, praying for safety amid fears of a..
Reuters - Published

Residents urged not to return home as Philippines volcano continues to spew ash, lava fountains

residents urged not to return home as philippines volcano continues to spew ash, lava fountains
Manila, Philippines (CNN)Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from a danger zone around an erupting volcano in the Philippines as it continues to spew plumes of ash and generate lava..
WorldNews - Published

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Typhoon Kammuri slams into Philippines, killing at least 2 [Video]Typhoon Kammuri slams into Philippines, killing at least 2

The main Luzon island was hit by powerful storm leading to mass evacuations in coastal areas and hillside communities.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:14Published

Typhoon Kammuri whips coast of eastern Philippines ahead of landfall [Video]Typhoon Kammuri whips coast of eastern Philippines ahead of landfall

Strong winds and heavy rain lashed the coast of eastern Philippines on Monday as Typhoon Kammuri -- locally known as Tisoy -- produced gusts of up to 120 km/h (74.5 mph) as it approaches the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:51Published

 

Typhoon Kammuri claims 10 lives in the Philippines

typhoon kammuri claims 10 lives in the philippines
As Typhoon Kammuri leaves the Philippines the death toll from it rose to at least 10 people killed. Deaths were reported in the region of Bicol on the southern tip of main Luzon island, and in the..
WorldNews - Published

China could 'turn off power' in the Philippines, senate hears

china could 'turn off power' in the philippines, senate hears
China's State Grid Corp has a 40% stake in the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) - which runs the country's lone power transmission line. It transmits electricity all the way from..
WorldNews - Published

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake hits Quezon, felt across Luzon

magnitude 5.2 earthquake hits quezon, felt across luzon
Manila - An earthquake that struck east of the Philippine capital Manila on Friday set buildings swaying and sent scores into the streets, but there were no immediate reports of damage, authorities..
WorldNews - Published

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