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  • A year after Haiyan, Philippines braces for another powerful typhoon

    A year after Haiyan, Philippines braces for another powerful typhoon
    A powerful storm is bearing down on the Philippines, prompting residents to flee their homes in some central coastal regions still recovering from last year’s deadly Typhoon Haiyan. Typhoon Hagupit, which was packing winds as high as 149 mph...
  • Philippine leader proposes autonomous Muslim state to end rebellion

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday urged lawmakers to swiftly enact a law granting autonomy to the Muslim region of Mindanao to quell more than 40 years of rebellion that has killed at least 150,000 people. The proposed law is...
  • Philippine high court upholds law on birth control rights

    The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a law guaranteeing access to birth control and sex education in a country that has high maternal mortality and ranks 53rd worldwide in total fertility rate.  Implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and...
  • Philippines typhoon leaves millions in need of food, water, shelter

    MANILA -- The scale of the devastation beginning to unfold in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan has stunned relief workers, who estimate that as many as 10 million people were affected by the storm that swept through the central Philippines late last week....
  • Relief teams rush to typhoon-devastated Philippines

    Relief teams rush to typhoon-devastated Philippines
    MANILA — With the vast scale of death and destruction slowly coming into focus, international relief teams rushed toward the central Philippines, where one of the strongest storms on record left bereft survivors looting food and water or...
  • Typhoon-ravaged Philippines declares 'state of national calamity'

    MANILA -- Each story has been more heartbreaking than the last. A 44-year-old high school teacher from the destroyed provincial capital of Tacloban City recounts how she abandoned her dying daughter, stabbed by splinters of their house, which was...
  • Philippine typhoon: Tales of heartbreak, courage; hunger, anarchy

    Philippine typhoon: Tales of heartbreak, courage; hunger, anarchy
    MANILA — Each story is more heartbreaking than the last; tales of the courage and good fortune it took to survive amid utter destruction, balanced in many cases by the last glimpse or word of a loved one who didn't. President Benigno Aquino III...
  • Aid workers struggle to reach victims of Philippines typhoon

    MANILA -- Four days after Typhoon Haiyan blew away their homes and livelihoods, most Philippine victims remain in far-flung flooded coastal communities where they so far have been unable to obtain assistance, aid workers say. The United Nations on...
  • Philippine Muslim rebels agree to cease-fire, still hold hostages

    Philippine Muslim rebels who have laid siege to the port city of Zamboanga for six days agreed to a cease-fire Friday to allow negotiations with the government but continued to hold more than 100 hostages, local media reported early Saturday. Sporadic...
  • Battle drags on between Philippine troops and Muslim rebels

    Philippine government troops claimed more than a week ago to be mopping up a failed attempt by Muslim rebels to seize the port city of Zamboanga, but news media report continuing clashes and mounting casualties. The fighting, in its 17th day when dawn...
  • Desperation grows among Philippine survivors of Typhoon Haiyan

    MANILA — Drenched by rain and increasingly desperate, typhoon-stricken Filipinos rushed fences and pleaded with guards Tuesday at the battered airport serving as a tenuous lifeline to an international aid effort confronted at every turn by transport...