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CAPT ONLY: QUAKE TOLL NEARS 1,600

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Quake toll nears 1,600 Baguio residents bury unclaimed bodies of unidentified victims of last week's massive earthquake in the Philippines as the death toll climbed to 1,597 after workers retrieved the bodies of hundreds of people buried in landslides in remote northern villages. In Manila, the Philippine House quickly approved President Corazon Aquino's request for a $434 million fund to rehabilitate areas ruined by the July 16 temblor. Troops were also sent to Baugio to secure buildings, gasoline stations and other facilities after looting was reported.