Philippines' undersecretary Alexander Pama, head of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), gives a briefing on Typhoon Koppu, known there as Lando, in suburban Manila on Saturday. Photo: AFP Philippines' undersecretary Alexander Pama, head of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), gives a briefing on Typhoon Koppu, known there as Lando, in suburban Manila on Saturday. Photo: AFP
Philippines' undersecretary Alexander Pama, head of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), gives a briefing on Typhoon Koppu, known there as Lando, in suburban Manila on Saturday. Photo: AFP

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Philippines' undersecretary Alexander Pama, head of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), gives a briefing on Typhoon Koppu, known there as Lando, in suburban Manila on Saturday. Photo: AFP Philippines' undersecretary Alexander Pama, head of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), gives a briefing on Typhoon Koppu, known there as Lando, in suburban Manila on Saturday. Photo: AFP
Philippines' undersecretary Alexander Pama, head of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), gives a briefing on Typhoon Koppu, known there as Lando, in suburban Manila on Saturday. Photo: AFP
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