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Remittances throw lifeline to Philippines' typhoon survivors

Wed, 2013-12-25 16:58
By Rosemarie Francisco PALO, Philippines (Reuters) - A sister living on the other side of the world gave Roberto Retanal what he needed most to piece his humble home back together after the devastating typhoon that tore through his village in the central Philippines last month. There are some 10 million Filipinos living and working abroad, sending regular remittances to help their families get ...

Christmas in mud in Tacloban

Wed, 2013-12-25 13:31
Survivors of the Philippines’ deadliest typhoon spent a gloomy Christmas Day surrounded by mud as heavy rain drove many inside their flimsy shelters, dampening efforts to retain some holiday cheer in the deeply devout nation.