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Philippine president to camp in Tacloban

Philippine president to camp in Tacloban

Tacloban, Philippines, AP—President Benigno Aquino III said Sunday that he will stay in typhoon-battered Leyte province until he sees more progress in the aid effort following complaints from survivors that they have yet to receive proper help. Aquino is expected to...
Philippine typhoon death toll jumps

Philippine typhoon death toll jumps

Tacloban, Reuters—The death toll from one of the world’s most powerful typhoons surged to about 4,000 on Friday, but the aid effort was still so patchy bodies lay uncollected as rescuers tried to evacuate stricken communities across the central Philippines....
Typhoon-struck Philippine city begins mass burial

Typhoon-struck Philippine city begins mass burial

Tacloban, Associated Press—Workers in this typhoon-shattered city buried scores of unidentified bodies in a hillside mass burial Thursday as desperately needed aid began to reach some of the half-million people displaced by the disaster. Dozens more bodies were lined...
Tons of aid in Philippines, but not where needed

Tons of aid in Philippines, but not where needed

Tacloban, AP—The day after Typhoon Haiyan struck the eastern Philippine coast, a team of 15 doctors and logistics experts was ready to fly here to the worst-hit city to help. On Tuesday, five days into what could be the country’s deadliest disaster, they were...