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Typhoon Haiyan sends coconut farming 'back to year zero'

Thu, 2014-02-06 06:50
The Philippine storm destroyed 33m coconut trees as well fishing on Leyte island, leaving many people without a livelihood A ship washed ashore by typhoon Haiyan at Anibong in Tacloban, Philippines. Photograph: Mark Tran for the Guardian In the space of three hours when Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in November, Gomercino Sayong, a coconut farmer for the past 29 years, lost all his 1,200 ...

The Philippines Says “Thank You” to the World

Thu, 2014-02-06 04:10
On 8 February 2014 at 4:40am Manila time, exactly three months after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, the country will launch a global campaign expressing its gratitude to the w

Poorest people left behind by Philippines Typhoon response

Thu, 2014-02-06 01:50
The huge humanitarian response in the aftermath of November's super typhoon saved thousands of lives but three months on, the poorest coconut farmers, traders and fisherpeople are being left out of the recovery effort.

Philippines Holds Rate at Record Low as Inflation Pressures Rise

Thu, 2014-02-06 01:17
The Philippines held its benchmark interest rate at a record low for a 10th straight meeting to boost economic growth, even as inflation accelerates.

Special Report: Ruthless wave

Wed, 2014-02-05 06:46
Storm surge risks increase as typhoons grow stronger, sea levels rise BEFORE super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) struck land on Nov. 8, 2013, Project Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (Noah) said 68 areas in the Philippines could be hit by a storm surge.

Ruthless wave

Wed, 2014-02-05 05:01
BEFORE super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) struck land on Nov. 8, 2013, Project Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (Noah) said 68 areas in the Philippines could be hit by a storm surge. A storm surge is a sudden rise in the sea level above the normal high tide on the coast driven by the winds of a storm.

Strongest tropical cyclones that crossed the Philippines

Wed, 2014-02-05 05:01
SUPER typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), which struck nine regions of the Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013, was said to be the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in world history with one-minute maximum sustained winds of 315 kilometers per hour and gusts of 380 kph, as measured by the US Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

Trees felled by Haiyan used to build homes

Wed, 2014-02-05 02:51
Many of the coconut palm trees felled or damaged in the Philippines during Typhoon Haiyan will be used to rebuild homes and furniture.

Trees felled by Haiyan used to build homes

Tue, 2014-02-04 23:44
Many of the coconut palm trees felled or damaged in the Philippines during Typhoon Haiyan will be used to rebuild homes and furniture.

Trees felled by Haiyan used to build homes

Tue, 2014-02-04 22:09
Many of the coconut palm trees felled or damaged in the Philippines during Typhoon Haiyan will be used to rebuild homes and furniture.

Family raising funds for typhoon-ravaged school in Philippines

Tue, 2014-02-04 22:00
A local family is trying to raise $100,000 for a school in the Philippines damaged by Typhoon Haiyan late last year.

Philippine cardinal: Haiyan recovery can show world a united church

Tue, 2014-02-04 08:11
Philippine Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila wipes away tears as he discusses Typhoon Haiyan damage Tuesday with Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, in Manila, Philippines.

Dorchester pupils use pedal power at charity auction

Tue, 2014-02-04 06:51
THERE were some smooth moves on show as children at Damers First School held a fundraising event for the victims of the Philippines Typhoon disaster.

Philippines typhoon - three months on: 'People turned to the Church'

Tue, 2014-02-04 03:40
The role of the Catholic Church in helping stricken Filipinos was hailed today, three months since Typhoon Haiyan hit their islands. In the last three months, Catholic church agencies have provided support to more than 830,000 people, with CAFOD directly responsible for around eight per cent of that total, as well as providing vital expertise and assistance to other agencies and local partners ...

Philippine cardinal: Haiyan recovery can show world a united church

Mon, 2014-02-03 15:05
MANILA, Philippines (CNS) -- An emotional Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila welcomed U.S. Catholic leaders reviewing Typhoon Haiyan recovery efforts, saying that the work to rebuild devastated communities can show the world a church united in the service of people in need.

90-degree bow helps Tzu Chi PH raise funds for Tacloban

Mon, 2014-02-03 03:29
MANILA - Through providing work for the victims of typhoon “Yolanda,” Tzu Chi Philippines’ efforts in providing a ‘cash-for-work’ scheme helped revive the economy in Tacloban, Leyte.

Why we went to Philippines to help the victims of typhoon Haiyan

Sun, 2014-02-02 08:14
When Bruce and Jo Pullman heard about the typhoon that devastated the Philippines they knew they had to do something. Here they tell Sally Churchward about their own personal aid mission

Haiyan Typhoon survivors visit Kauai

Sun, 2014-02-02 04:45
When Alan and Estrella Nakama were told a major typhoon was approaching the Philippines in early November, they weren’t worried.

Typhoon victims: Don't forget

Sat, 2014-02-01 14:05
TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines – It’s been almost three months since Typhoon Haiyan – or Yolanda, as it’s called by Filipinos – struck this part of Leyte province with a force stronger than Katrina or Sandy, killing at least 6,000 people. More than 2,000 are still missing, presumed dead.

Vallejo schools collect change for Philippines

Fri, 2014-01-31 03:37
The Vallejo City Unified School District has begun collecting money to help the Philippines recover from last year's devastating typhoon.
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