|The collective death toll from storms "Ondoy" and "Pepeng" which devastated huge areas of Luzon in the past two weeks has reached 669, with 462 injured and 87 missing, authorities said Monday. Brawner said some 10,000 troops are now devoted to the rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts in Northern Luzon
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