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Philippine relief effort bolsters US’ presence in Asia

AP, ABOARD THE USS GEORGE WASHINGTON

The marines said US military aircraft have put in nearly 480 flight hours in 186 aircraft sorties, moved nearly 1,200 relief workers into the devastated city of Tacloban and have airlifted nearly 2,900 displaced people from the affected areas. On Saturday alone, they delivered more than 107 tonnes of food, water and shelter items to Tacloban, Borongan and Guiuan.

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