Eastern Visayas

A flag of the Philippines flies over a destroyed neighborhood in Tacloban, Philippines on Friday Nov. 22, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of people were displaced by Typhoon Haiyan, which tore across several islands in the eastern Philippines on Nov. 8. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

Philippine typhoon death toll rises above 5,000

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The death toll from one of the strongest typhoons on record has risen above 5,000 and is likely to climb further, although recovery efforts are beginning to take hold, Philippine officials […]


The chapel inside the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center in Tacloban, Philippines is now being used to care for infants after Typhoon Haiyan destroyed the original facility of the hospital.  Saturday, November 16, 2013. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

Newborn babies fight for life in chapel-hospital

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Althea Mustacisa was born three days ago in the aftermath of the killer typhoon that razed the eastern Philippines. And for every one of those three days, she has struggled to […]



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