Philippines

A Filipino resident takes pictures using her smartphone outside a flooded village as Typhoon Rammasun batters suburban Quezon city, north of Manila,  Philippines on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Typhoon Rammasun knocked out power in many areas but it spared the Philippine capital, Manila, and densely-populated northern provinces from being directly battered Wednesday when its fierce wind shifted slightly away, officials said.  (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Typhoon kills 20 in Philippines, spares Manila

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines on Wednesday after causing at least 20 deaths, knocking out power in entire provinces, damaging two parked jetliners and forcing nearly half a […]

07/16/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama waves to the media upon arrival, Monday, April 28, 2014, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines.  (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Obama touts Philippine pact amid China concerns

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Barack Obama said a 10-year agreement signed Monday to give the U.S military greater access to Philippine bases will help promote peace and stability in the region and that he […]

04/28/2014

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Obama says Philippine pact will improve Asia security

President Barack Obama is in the Philippines today, the final leg of his 4-nation Asia tour. Upon arriving in the island nation, the president signed a 10-year agreement that will give the U.S. military greater […]

04/28/2014

In this Dec. 20, 2013 photo, typhoon survivor Eledio Moro stands inside his destroyed house, with a shipping vessel that remains grounded after being washed ashore during Typhoon Haiyan, seen in background,  in Tacloban, Philippines. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

In typhoon’s wake, Christmas infused with tragedy

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Christmas lights blink in a handful of restaurants in Tacloban, but at nightfall, much of this city flattened by Typhoon Haiyan slips into darkness. A few downtown shops have reopened. Roadside […]

12/24/2013

Bruno Mars (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision /AP, File)

Stars donate songs for Philippines relief album

NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of top stars have donated songs to an album aimed at raising funds for disaster relief in the Philippines. Songs by The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Beyonce, U2 and Bruno Mars […]

11/25/2013

Philippine Navy Seabees clean the typhoon-damaged Tacloban Astrodome Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 to pave the way for Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao's fight against Brandon Rios of the United States in Macau on Nov. 24, at Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

TV set up in typhoon city to beam Pacquiao fight

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Hoping to lift the spirits of thousands of people left homeless by Typhoon Haiyan, cable operators on Saturday set up TV screens inside a sports stadium, near a church and in […]

11/23/2013

US Ospreys show worth in Philippines aid effort

CLARK AIR BASE, Philippines (AP) — The U.S. Marines’ newest and in some quarters most controversial transport airplane is showing the world what it’s got — for the sake of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, […]

11/21/2013

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 […]

11/16/2013

A young girl walks her brother to the Tacloban City Convention Center known as the Astrodome Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, where hundreds of displaced typhoon survivors have set up makeshift shelters throughout the complex's once bustling shops and popular basketball court. For the thousands of people jamming the Tacloban City Astrodome, the great halls with a solid roof was a heaven-sent refuge when Typhoon Haiyan rammed eastern Philippines on Friday. Evacuated from their homes along the coast in time, they had a place to hide from the furious winds and gigantic water surge. But along with shelter, their constant companion now is misery and hunger. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Domed refuge now cauldron of misery for survivors

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Close your eyes and hold your breath, and you could imagine you are in a normal sports stadium. You hear a ball bouncing and the children’s cheers echoing under the cavernous […]

11/14/2013

A woman angrily confronts the guards as she tries to queue up to receive treatment and relief supplies at Tacloban airport Monday Nov. 11, 2013, following Friday's typhoon Haiyan that lashed this city and several provinces in central Philippines.  Typhoon-ravaged Philippine islands faced an unimaginably huge recovery effort that had barely begun Monday, as bloated bodies lay uncollected and uncounted in the streets and survivors pleaded for food, water and medicine.  (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

AT&T, Verizon waive fees to contact Philippines

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T and Verizon are offering free calls and texts to the Philippines for customers trying to contact friends and family there in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. AT&T wireless customers will […]

11/12/2013

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