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Pope Francis starts 5-day visit to Philippines

His Holinesss Pope Francis arrives at the Villamor Air Base in the Philippines moments ago to start his five-day visit to the country which will bring him to the typhoon-devastated city of Tacloban in Central Philippines to meet with typhoon survivors.

Strong typhoon to make landfall in central Philippines Saturday

A little over a year after central Philippines was ravaged by Super Typhoon Haiyan, another strong typhoon with international code name "Hagupit" (Ruby in the Philippines), is expected to make landfall in central Philippines on Saturday.

Op-Ed: Helping Typhoon Haiyan survivors this holiday season

The Christmas celebration has changed for many in the Philippines since the country suffered devastation brought by typhoons during the last three Decembers.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrives in Manila

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Friday night en route to Tacloban City in central Philippines to assess the extent of damage caused by killer Typhoon Haiyan.

Op-Ed: Two lessons from the Philippines disaster

If the world is going through a severe period of austerity, how can we afford to aid the Philippines? There is a simple answer.

Super Typhoon Haiyan official death toll breaches 6,000 mark

The death toll from the onslaught of super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in the Philippines) has breached the 6,000 mark five weeks after the killer typhoon made its first landfall in Guiain, Eastern Samar in Central Philippines.

Jessica Sanchez, Manny Pacquiao share gift of hearing with poor

Filipino-American singing sensation Jessica Sanchez has joined Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao in sharing with the poor people in Mindanao, Philippines, the gift of hearing in cooperation with the Starkey Hearing Foundation of the US.

Bieber visits Typhoon Haiyan victims but is still in hot water

Tacloban - Justin Bieber has made news headlines more than once in 2013 for the wrong reasons but Tuesday that changed with reports that he visited young survivors of Typhoon Haiyan and asked his fans to help ease their plight.

Fil-Am store owner in Dunbury CT collects aid for typhoon victims

Danbury - A civic-minded Filipino-American based in Danbury, Connecticut has rallied the Filipino community in the city to show their concern for the helpless victims of Typhoon Haiyan, a deadly typhoon that killed more than 5,000 people in central Philippines.

Kim Kardashian's eBay auction for typhoon victims sparks outrage

Kim Kardashian's eBay auction of her designer clothes and accessories has sparked criticism and outrage on social media for giving only 10 percent of the proceeds to victims of the Typhoon Haiyan and keeping the other 90 percent.

The UK relief effort for the Philippines

The UK may be on the other side of the world from the Philippines and have no great connection with it, but it is raising funds massively for the Typhoon Haiyan appeal.

David, Victoria Beckham donate to Red Cross for typhoon victims

British football legend David Beckham and fashion designer-wife Victoria Beckham donated 20 boxes of clothes and shoes to the British Red Cross to raise funds for the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan which battered central Philippines last Nov. 8.

Op-Ed: Moving piece written about Typhoon Haiyan goes viral

On November 13, a moving Facebook note about Typhoon Haiyan and the current situation in the Philippines was posted. It is currently going viral and is entitled, 'I Need To Tell You.'

Pokerstars website raising funds for the Philippines

The world's biggest poker site is running a series of special tournaments to raise money for humanitarian relief in the Philippines.

Project Noah says storm surge warning out 2 days before landfall

A Philippine weather monitoring agency says a storm surge warning has been issued two days before typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in Phl.) made landfall in Guiuan town in central Philippines last weekend.

Enrique Iglesias asks fans to donate to victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Madrid - Half-Filipino Spanish superstar, Enrique Iglesias is urging his fans to donate to help the victims of the devastating typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, adding a link on his official website to the American Red Cross page.

Op-Ed: Typhoon Haiyan Day Five - 8 dead in food scramble

Tacloban - There are some reports that the death toll, from Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, may not be as great as earlier reported but the humanitarian crisis in the Philippines continues to grow.

Typhoon Haiyan's first landfall destroys entire fishing town

Guiuan - The first in a series of landfalls of super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in Phl) took its toll on the fishing town of Guiuan, Eastern Samar in central Philippines, turning the historic town into a pile of rubble with very few structures left standing.

CNN's coverage of Haiyan's aftermath triggers massive foreign aid

Tacloban - The comprehensive and continuing news coverage by CNN International of the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in Phl) has triggered immediate delivery of relief goods to the victims of the deadly typhoon from local and international donors.

Philippines President Aquino declares national state of calamity

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has placed the nation under a state of calamity after super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in Phl) flattened a wide area in central Philippines, killing over 1,000 people and destroying many homes and vital infrastructure.

Jews unite worldwide to assist Philippine storm victims

Manila - The tiny nation of Israel dispatched a team of rescue experts to the storm-battered Philippines on Sunday night to "determine the best rapid response the IDF can provide."

Super Typhoon Haiyan leaves trail of devastation in Philippines

Tacloban - The death toll after Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the central Philippines is feared to be rising. As many as 10,000 people are believed dead in Tacloban, the Leyte provincial capital of 200,000 people.

CNN live coverage of monster typhoon Haiyan's aftermath hailed

The continuing live TV coverage by CNN International of super typhoon Haiyan's aftermath in central Philippines has been hailed by many Filipinos particularly the families of typhoon victims who are still isolated from the rest of the country.

Typhoon Haiyan's death toll in Philippines could exceed 10,000

Tacloban - The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan which struck the Philippines, Nov. 7, is likely to escalate to five figures as officials in the Philippine island of Leyte, hardest hit by the monster storm, began assessing the damage.

Typhoon Haiyan death toll in Philippines likely to exceed 1,000

The death toll in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in Phl.) that battered central Philippines on Friday could reach over 1,000, an official of the Philippine National Red Cross said.

‘Typhoon Haiyan left many, many dead bodies,' says Red Cross

Tacloban - After the strength of Haiyan weakened in Philippines, initial estimates by the Red Cross put the death toll to more than 1,000 but the actual extent of damage is yet to be assessed.

Super Typhoon Haiyan exits, leaves trail of devastation in Phl

Super Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Typhoon "Yolanda," has weakened while traversing the West Philippine Sea heading towards Vietnam and still packing maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph.

Typhoon Haiyan brings death and destruction in Philippines

Cebu - Super Typhoon Haiyan battered its way through the central islands of Philippines, affecting 25 million people on its path and reportedly causing widespread damage.

Super typhoon 'Yolanda' hits land, batters central Philippines

Typhoon 'Yolanda' (International name Haiyan), has made landfall in the Visayan region in central Philippines early Friday morning as authorities raised typhoon signal No. 4 in many parts of the country.

Philippines braces for world’s strongest super typhoon Haiyan

Cebu - Philippines is heading to face one the worst typhoons of this century. Super typhoon Haiyan is reportedly one of the most intense tropical cyclones ever witnessed in history.
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Residents walk in a village among houses destroyed by super Typhoon Haiyan in Tanauan  Leyte in cent...
Residents walk in a village among houses destroyed by super Typhoon Haiyan in Tanauan, Leyte in central Philippines
With permission by Reuters / John Javellana
Super Typhoon Haiyan leaves trail of devastation in Philippines
Super Typhoon Haiyan leaves trail of devastation in Philippines
Ryan Lim / Malacañan Photo Bureau
U.S. Naval Air-crewman  assist the Philippine government in response to the aftermath of the Super T...
U.S. Naval Air-crewman, assist the Philippine government in response to the aftermath of the Super Typhoon Haiyan, by passing water containers to Filipino civilians
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Supplies and 600 tents being from the U.K. being unloaded at Cebu airport on Nov. 14  2013.
Supplies and 600 tents being from the U.K. being unloaded at Cebu airport on Nov. 14, 2013.
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President Benigno S. Aquino III  personally distributes water to the families displaced by Typhoon H...
President Benigno S. Aquino III, personally distributes water to the families displaced by Typhoon Haiyan at the evacuation center during his visit to the province of Leyte
Ryan Lim / Malacañan Photo Bureau
Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick  President of the Catholic Relief Services based in Washington  prays...
Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, President of the Catholic Relief Services based in Washington, prays during a mass inside Transfiguration Cathedral, seen with its ceiling that collapsed during super Typhoon Haiyan, in Palo, south of Tacloban, November 17, 2013. Long-delayed emergency supplies flowed into the typhoon-ravaged central Philippines on Saturday, reaching desperate families who had to fend for themselves for days, as the United Nations more than doubled its estimate of homeless to near
With permission by Reuters / Bobby Yip
Super Typhoon Haiyan leaves trail of devastation in Philippines
Super Typhoon Haiyan leaves trail of devastation in Philippines
Ryan Lim / Malacañan Photo Bureau
President Benigno S. Aquino III  visits areas affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan
President Benigno S. Aquino III, visits areas affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan
Ryan Lim / Malacañan Photo Bureau
The 17 members of Mammoth Medical Team composed of surgical  orthopaedic  and anesthetic doctors and...
The 17 members of Mammoth Medical Team composed of surgical, orthopaedic, and anesthetic doctors and nurses were flown in two batches to Tacloban City aboard a C-130 and a Fokker plane on November 10, 2013
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Tacloban City in central Philippines was one of the areas badly hit by Typhoon Haiyan.
Tacloban City in central Philippines was one of the areas badly hit by Typhoon Haiyan.
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President Benigno S. Aquino III  visits areas affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan
President Benigno S. Aquino III, visits areas affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan
Ryan Lim / Malacañan Photo Bureau
President Benigno S. Aquino III  visits areas affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan
President Benigno S. Aquino III, visits areas affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan
Ryan Lim / Malacañan Photo Bureau
Super Typhoon Haiyan leaves trail of devastation in Philippines
Super Typhoon Haiyan leaves trail of devastation in Philippines
Ryan Lim / Malacañan Photo Bureau
Relief goods collected in Danbury  CT for shipment to Philippine typhoon victims
Relief goods collected in Danbury, CT for shipment to Philippine typhoon victims
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President Benigno S. Aquino III  visits areas affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan
President Benigno S. Aquino III, visits areas affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan
Ryan Lim / Malacañan Photo Bureau
Businessman Herbert Cledera with Jun Reyes preparing relief goods for shipment to Philippine typhoon...
Businessman Herbert Cledera with Jun Reyes preparing relief goods for shipment to Philippine typhoon victims
Jun Reyes
Super Typhoon Haiyan leaves trail of devastation in Philippines
Super Typhoon Haiyan leaves trail of devastation in Philippines
Ryan Lim / Malacañan Photo Bureau
President Benigno S. Aquino III  distributes food packages to the families displaced by Typhoon Haiy...
President Benigno S. Aquino III, distributes food packages to the families displaced by Typhoon Haiyan at the evacuation center during his visit to the province of Leyte
Ryan Lim / Malacañan Photo Bureau
Typhoon Haiyan approaching the Philippines  Nov. 7  2013 Image captured by geostationary satellite
Typhoon Haiyan approaching the Philippines, Nov. 7, 2013 Image captured by geostationary satellite
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Super Typhoon Haiyan leaves trail of devastation in Philippines
Super Typhoon Haiyan leaves trail of devastation in Philippines
Ryan Lim / Malacañan Photo Bureau

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