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January 15, 1988 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
It has been more than a decade since Romonita Kibir and more than 100 other Filipinos drowned when a passenger ferry went down off the northern coast of Mindanao in the Philippines. There were no lifeboats or life rafts on board when water began rushing in through a crack in the ship's hull on March 5, 1977. For many critical minutes, none of the ship's officers warned the passengers that the ship was sinking.
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November 14, 2013 | By David S. Cloud
WASHINGTON - The aircraft carrier George Washington and four other Navy ships in Leyte Gulf in the Philippines on Thursday were preparing to begin relief operations for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, Navy officials said. Rear Adm. Mark Montgomery, the commander of the George Washington Strike Group, said the carrier and cruisers Antietam and Cowpens will take up positions off the east coast of Samar island “to begin to assess the damage and to provide logistical and emergency support, including medical care and water supplies,” according to a Pentagon news release.
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November 14, 2013 | By David S. Cloud
WASHINGTON - The aircraft carrier George Washington and four other Navy ships in Leyte Gulf in the Philippines on Thursday were preparing to begin relief operations for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, Navy officials said. Rear Adm. Mark Montgomery, the commander of the George Washington Strike Group, said the carrier and cruisers Antietam and Cowpens will take up positions off the east coast of Samar island “to begin to assess the damage and to provide logistical and emergency support, including medical care and water supplies,” according to a Pentagon news release.
NEWS
January 15, 1988 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
It has been more than a decade since Romonita Kibir and more than 100 other Filipinos drowned when a passenger ferry went down off the northern coast of Mindanao in the Philippines. There were no lifeboats or life rafts on board when water began rushing in through a crack in the ship's hull on March 5, 1977. For many critical minutes, none of the ship's officers warned the passengers that the ship was sinking.
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October 25, 1988
Imelda Marcos warned him eight years ago that the then-incoming Reagan Administration had promised to hunt down her husband's political enemies in the United States, a Philippine senator and former anti-Ferdinand Marcos activist testified in San Francisco. Heherson (Sonny) Alvarez was part of an effort by defense attorneys in the case of another anti-Marcos figure, Greek-born U.S.
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