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Philippines

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Top Philippines Articles

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  • Facing crisis in homeland, Filipinos in Central Valley take action

    Facing crisis in homeland, Filipinos in Central Valley take action
    DELANO, Calif. — By 4:30 a.m. the line was out the door at the tiny Fil Bake Shop. Farmworkers were picking up pandesal — Filipino sweet bread — for another day in the fields. Lourdes Talactac chirped "good morning" and asked customers...
  • U.S. ships in Philippines preparing typhoon relief operations

    U.S. ships in Philippines preparing typhoon relief operations
    WASHINGTON — The aircraft carrier George Washington and four other Navy ships in Leyte Gulf in the Philippines on Thursday were preparing to begin relief operations for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, Navy officials said. Rear Adm. Mark Montgomery,...
  • Cable operators offer the Filipino Channel in wake of disaster

    U.S. cable television operators -- including Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications -- are allowing more customers access to the Filipino Channel in the wake of last week's devastating Typhoon Haiyan. The channel has been providing special coverage...
  • Families in the Philippines coordinate their own relief efforts

    Families in the Philippines coordinate their own relief efforts
    ORMOC, Philippines — Dressed in shorts and a pink T-shirt, Dimples Juntilla was headed Friday to a village named Friendly, embarking on a mission of mercy in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Arriving by ferry from the relatively unscathed port of Cebu,...
  • Typhoon Haiyan and the language of disaster

     Typhoon Haiyan and the language of disaster
    A lie repeated often and confidently enough can become widely mistaken for the truth, becoming a belief that obscures the facts. False beliefs about disaster follow this model; their poison is concentrated in a few oft-deployed words, notably "mobs,"...
  • 17 workers of Oak Brook nonprofit missing after Philippines typhoon

    17 workers of Oak Brook nonprofit missing after Philippines typhoon
    Seventeen Opportunity International employees in the Philippines were unaccounted for as of Thursday afternoon, CEO Vicki Escarra said. Earlier in the week the number was 40. There have been no confirmed deaths of employees at the Oak Brook-based...
  • Philippines struggles as aid flows to typhoon survivors

    Philippines struggles as aid flows to typhoon survivors
    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 nearly two million....
  • In Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan victims buried in communal grave

    In Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan victims buried in communal grave
    TACLOBAN, Philippines -- In a hilltop cemetery, a truck stacked high with body bags backed up to a yawning trench. With no time for ceremony, police and firefighters wearing facemasks and plastic gloves unloaded the bags Saturday and placed them in a...
  • Is 'Bones' trying to kill another squintern in 'Big in the Philippines'?

     
    "Bones" is putting another squintern in danger of death in "Big in the Philippines." Who is it, and why is the show being so sad this season?...
  • Philippine city overwhelmed by task of burying typhoon victims

    Philippine city overwhelmed by task of burying typhoon victims
    TACLOBAN, Philippines — In a hilltop cemetery, a truck stacked high with body bags backed up to a yawning trench. With no time for ceremony, police and firefighters wearing face masks and plastic gloves unloaded the bags and placed them in a...
  • Villagers mob U.S. aid choppers as Philippine relief effort spreads

    Villagers mob U.S. aid choppers as Philippine relief effort spreads
    Mobbed by hungry villagers, U.S. military helicopters dropped desperately needed aid into remote areas of the typhoon-ravaged central Philippines, as survivors of the disaster flocked to ruined churches on Sunday to pray for their uncertain future. The...
  • Philippine typhoon victims seek solace at church

    Philippine typhoon victims seek solace at church
    TACLOBAN, Philippines — In the chaos after Typhoon Haiyan, Malou Cabiao had lost all track of time. It was only when she heard church bells ringing that she realized it was Sunday. For the first time since the monster storm swept through the...