Topic: Cagayan de Oro
A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck off the Philippines coast, causing one fatality. The earthquake knocked out power in some towns, but only triggered a small tsunami.
UN humanitarian coordinator Soe Nyunt-U said he hopes that the Christmas season will inspire people to help those in the Philippines affected by the flash floods, which killed more than 1,000 people.
Typhoon Sendong death toll rises to 1,000. Philippine President Benigno Aquino orders an investigation into national disaster, wonders if violations of logging ban exacerbated Typhoon Sendong damages.
Typhoon Sendong (aka Typhoon Washi) left more than 600 dead this weekend as flash floods hammered the Philippines. There are also more than 800 people missing in the wake of Typhoon Sendong.