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Ormoc ferry death toll rises to 38; 15 missing

MANILA — At least three more bodies have been recovered from a ferry that capsized in choppy waters in the central Philippines, raising the death toll in the accident to 38 with 15 others missing, the coast guard said Friday.

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'Egay' maintains strength; Signal No. 1 up in 4 Luzon provinces

MANILA -- Tropical Storm Egay has maintained its strength with maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph, the weather bureau said.

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Signal No. 1 up in 2 Luzon provinces

THE state weather agency has placed the provinces of Isabela and Cagayan under Public Storm Warning Signal Number 1 as Tropical Storm Egay continues to move in a northwest direction Friday morning.

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