Philippines News

Typhoon-Ravaged Northeast Philippines Pummeled by New Storm

MANILA, Philippines — A typhoon began battering northeastern Philippine provinces Wednesday, leaving at least one person dead and three missing in a region still struggling to recover from a powerful storm that left a trail of death and destruction just …

Philippines: 20 Dead, Thousands Of Homes Damaged in Typhoon

MANILA, Philippines — At least 20 people were killed as Typhoon Goni lashed the Philippines over the weekend, and about 13,000 shanties and houses were damaged or swept away in the eastern island province that was first hit by the …

Philippines Vacates Towns Even as Volcanic Eruption Wanes

The Philippines is compelling residents of 12 towns and two cities near the restive Taal Volcano to move to safer ground, even as the intensity of the eruption has weakened. Forced evacuations have been enforced in areas prone to a …

Philippines Expands Crop Insurance After Typhoon Haiyan

The aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has added urgency to finding a solution to a longstanding problem: less than 10 percent of farmers have crop insurance, and while its advantages are widely understood, few can afford it. Raymundo …

Pacquiao Says he is Borrowing to Give Typhoon Aid

Despite returning like a hero from beating Brandon Rios over the weekend, Manny Pacquiao said Tuesday he has no money to keep his promise to help typhoon victims because Philippine revenue authorities have frozen his bank accounts. The Bureau of …

From ’04 Tsunami Recovery, Lessons for Philippines

The man who steered Indonesia to recovery after the 2004 tsunami has some cautionary words for the Philippines as it begins planning reconstruction after Typhoon Haiyan: Survivors will get angry about living in tents well before permanent houses are ready, …

Record Typhoon Damage Shows Aquino’s Task in Philippine Tragedy

Destruction from Super Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful storm on record to strike the Philippines, shows the task facing President Benigno Aquino to curb the death toll in a country prone to natural disasters. The Philippine economy is the most …

Tropical Cyclone Utor Slams Philippines, Heads Towards China’s Coast: AIR Worldwide

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Typhoon Utor slammed into the northern Philippine island of Luzon today at approximately 3:00 pm local time (7:00 UTC) with 10-minute sustained winds of 175 km/h (109 mph, JMA), gusts of up to …

Philippine Storm Spares Capital But Strands Many

A tropical storm shifted and spared the Philippine capital Sunday but stranded thousands of commuters, toppled trees and knocked out power in outlying provinces. Forecasters had predicted that Tropical Storm Rumbia would hit the densely populated Manila metropolis early Sunday, …

Quakes Kill 2 in Taiwan, Injure 33 in Philippines

A strong earthquake jolted Taiwan on Sunday, killing two people and injuring at least 21 others and causing panicked shoppers to rush out of a shaking multi-story department store, officials said. Another earthquake jolted the southern Philippines late Saturday, injuring …