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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    At least 11 dead as Typhoon Rammasun cuts across the Philippines

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 06:02pm by AFP

    ... Reuters in Manila 370,000 moved to evacuation centres as major roads impassable due to debris, fallen trees and electricity poles and at least four provinces declare state of calamity ... across the main island of Luzon, toppling trees and power lines and causing electrocutions and widespread blackouts. Richard Gordon, chairman of the Philippine National Red Cross, said ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Frustration in Philippines as death toll from Typhoon Rammasun doubles

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 10:21pm by AFP

    ... evacuated nearly 400,000 people from the path of Rammasun and warned others to stay indoors. But most of the people who died were outdoors, killed by falling trees, collapsing buildings and flying ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    All's well at Philippines' innovative Iwahig prison in paradise

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:25am by AFP

    ... of a fire-tree-lined dirt road. Ducks, goats, cattle and egrets feed quietly on newly harvested plots. Fish ponds, coconut plantations, corn fields and vegetable plots are scattered across the prison, although ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine coconut oil exports fall 35pc after super typhoon Haiyan

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 04:28pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Global prices forced up after last year's storm destroyed millions of trees Philippine coconut oil exports fell 35 per cent at the start of this year, driving up global prices, after the destruction of millions of trees by Super Typhoon Haiyan. In normal times, the Philippines accounts for more than 40 per cent of world exports in the oil, which ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines struggle to rebuild their lives, six months on

    Posted May 11th 2014, 06:02am by AP

    ... even short of farm tools," he said. The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation said in a report that 600,000 hectares of farmland and 33 million coconut trees- vital to local livelihoods ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Corpses still being found in Philippine typhoon zone

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 05:32pm by AFP

    ... not good enough. It won’t stand up to a storm,” she said. The UN was also concerned about the welfare of more than a million farmers after 30 million coconut trees were destroyed, she said. Replacement trees will not bear fruit for another six to eight years, Amos said. About 30,000 small fishing boats were also destroyed or damaged, she added. To help these people, the UN asked aid ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines vows to ‘build back better’ 100 days after typhoon

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 08:24pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... programmes helped put money in survivors’ pockets and revive local economies. Carvalho said millions of jobs were destroyed or impaired after Haiyan tore down or damaged 33 million coconut trees ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Haiyan survivors in Tacloban do their best to find solace in Christmas

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 09:30pm by GDN

    ... Maria Rose, a Filipino sociologist, had set up early for this year's festivities. Nothing is left. "The typhoon destroyed my tree and decorations. But what's important now ... up their own Christmas trees outside what's left of their houses. And many residents who left the city to seek refuge with relatives elsewhere in the Philippines are trying to come home ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Beckham’s football antics lift spirits of Philippines typhoon survivors

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 07:47pm by AFP

    ... the bodies of hundreds of people were buried. The shells of school buildings, ripped coconut trees and piles of rocky debris surrounded the pitch, but inside there was constant laughter from Beckham ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Typhoon Haiyan smashes through central Philippines

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 02:45am by VARIOUS

    ... woman' "It was frightening. The wind was so strong, it was so loud, like a screaming woman. I could see trees being toppled down," said Liwayway Sabuco, a saleswoman from Catbalogan, ... uprooted trees and ripped roofs off houses around his home. The dense clouds and heavy rains made the day seem almost as dark as night, he said. "When you're faced with such a scenario, ...




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