Death Toll From Philippine Typhoon Climbs Past 500 | Essentials

Death Toll From Philippine Typhoon Climbs Past 500

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Rescuers were digging through mud and debris Friday to retrieve more bodies strewn across a farming valley in the southern Philippines by a powerful typhoon. The death toll from the storm has surpassed 500, with more than 400 people missing. More than 310,000 people have lost their homes since Typhoon Bopha struck Tuesday and are crowded inside evacuation centers or staying with their relatives, relying on food and emergency supplies being rushed in by government agencies and aid groups. “I want to know how this tragedy happened and how to prevent a repeat,” President Benigno Aquino III said during a visit to New Bataan town, the ground zero of the disaster, where ferocious winds and rains lashed the area. Officials have confirmed 252 dead in Compostela Valley, including New Bataan, and 216 in nearby Davao Oriental province.

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People:

President Benigno Aquino III

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Relevance: 0.853224

Sentiment Quote
-0.0468495 “I want to know how this tragedy happened and how to prevent a repeat,” President Benigno Aquino III said …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.0468495
  • Mean: -0.0468495
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

Roxas

Overall Sentiment: 0.0447814

Relevance: 0.507001

Sentiment Quote
-0.11998 “We are going to look at what really happened. There are allegations of illegal mining, there are allegations of the force of nature,” said Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, …
-0.103062 “We are going to look at what really happened. There are allegations of illegal mining, there are allegations of the force of nature,” said Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, who traveled with Aquino. “We will find out why there are homes in these geohazard locations.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.223042
  • Mean: -0.111521
  • Standard Deviation: 0

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje

Overall Sentiment: -0.271451

Relevance: 0.4096

Sentiment Quote
-0.257617 “It’s not only an environmental issue, it’s also a poverty issue,” Environment Secretary Ramon Paje said. …
0.0102659 “It’s not only an environmental issue, it’s also a poverty issue,” Environment Secretary Ramon Paje said. “The people would say, ‘We are better off here. At least we have food to eat or money to buy food, even if it is risky.'”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.2473511
  • Mean: -0.12367555
  • Standard Deviation: 0

Oliver Teves

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.319514

Hrvoje Hranjski

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.288515

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  • Aggregate Sentiment is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s overall sentiment.
  • The Mean is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s average comment sentiment.
  • The Standard Deviation, when there are enough quotes, will indicate an individual’s consistency of sentiment (i.e. a Standard Deviation of 0 would mean they were very consistent in their sentiment and 1 would mean they were very inconsistent).

Note that quote stats are likely to be meaningless beyond the aggregate score due to the tiny sample size. However, they are always provided just in case you find something useful there.

Additional Info:

Organization: Bureau of Mines

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.355307

Company: Associated Press

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.325461

City: New Bataan

Overall Sentiment: -0.0700554

Relevance: 0.799391

City: Manila

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.329584

GeographicFeature: Compostela Valley

Overall Sentiment: -0.629046

Relevance: 0.675856

GeographicFeature: Mindanao Island

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.394942

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GeographicFeature: Pacific

Overall Sentiment: -0.296125

Relevance: 0.318048

Country: Philippines

Overall Sentiment: -0.253862

Relevance: 0.652515

Region: Mindanao

Overall Sentiment: -0.0375704

Relevance: 0.397175

StateOrCounty: Oriental

Overall Sentiment: 0.052324

Relevance: 0.329872

Facility: Roman Catholic church

Overall Sentiment: 0.34762

Relevance: 0.32366

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Provided Title:

Death Toll From Philippine Typhoon Climbs Past 500

Site Provided Desc:

Rescuers dig up bodies from typhoon-hit southern Philippines as death toll tops 500

Source URL: feeds.abcnews.com

~ by vandal3di3go on February 17, 2013.

 
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