When Super Typhoon Bopha struck without warning before dawn, flattening the walls of their home, Maria Amparo Jenobiagon, her two daughters and her grandchildren ran for their lives.Tuesday, 19 February, 2013, 10:50am
Two months ago, Typhoon Bopha struck Mindanao in the southern Philippines. It's hard to explain the devastation that such a storm can wreak but, when I arrived there as an aid co-ordinator, I was met by scenes of devastation: palm trees splintered like giant toothpicks; mud, trees and debris from broken homes scattered everywhere.18 Feb 2013 - 1:55am
The United Nations launched an appeal on Friday for more international aid to help nearly a million people in the Philippines as they recover from last year’s deadliest typhoon in the world.25 Jan 2013 - 1:57pm
Japan's incoming pro-nuclear premier, Shinzo Abe, said his government would again investigate the Fukushima atomic crisis, after which the country's reactors could be restarted.24 Dec 2012 - 5:06am
Survivors of a typhoon that ravaged the southern Philippines will bypass Christmas this year as they hole up in evacuation centres and continue to bury their dead, officials said on Sunday.
Instead of presents and carols, thousands of people on the island of Mindanao will be more concerned with food, water and shelter, civil defence chief Benito Ramos said.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
The death toll from a typhoon that devastated the southern Philippines earlier this month has topped 1,000 as hundreds more remain missing, the government said on Sunday.
Typhoon Bopha killed 1,020 people, mostly on the southern island of Mindanao where floods and landslides caused major damage on December 4, civil defence chief Benito Ramos said.16 Dec 2012 - 4:41pm
Low-flying search planes spotted three Filipino fishermen drifting at sea and flashing mirrors to signal for help, as authorities stepped up the search Wednesday for 261 others still missing.12 Dec 2012 - 7:39pm
The secluded valley that sheltered Jerry Blanco’s banana crop from communist and Muslim rebellions offered no refuge from Typhoon Bopha, which left him destitute in seconds.11 Dec 2012 - 2:37pm
The United Nations launched a US$65 million global aid appeal on Monday to help hundreds of thousands of people affected by a deadly typhoon that ravaged the Philippines.10 Dec 2012 - 4:54pm
Families beg for food in typhoon aftermath10 Dec 2012 - 3:17am
The number of people missing after a typhoon devastated parts of the southern Philippines jumped to nearly 900 after families and fishing companies reported losing contact with more than 300 fishermen at sea, officials said on Sunday.9 Dec 2012 - 8:46pm
A powerful typhoon that has killed hundreds of people and wreaked devastation in the Philippines was set to smash into the country again today, forecasters warned.
Typhoon Bopha had looked to be heading away after destroying whole communities in the south, but the official weather agency said it had unexpectedly turned and would hit again in the early hours, this time in the north.9 Dec 2012 - 3:41am
Hundreds of thousands of survivors of a deadly Philippines typhoon crammed into overcrowded shelters yesterday, braving the stench of corpses as the government vowed action to prevent storm disasters.8 Dec 2012 - 3:42am
Hundreds of thousands of survivors of a deadly typhoon crammed into packed shelters on Friday, braving the stench of corpses as the government vowed aid.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
A quarter of a million people were homeless and 477 confirmed dead after the Philippines’ worst typhoon this year, as the government appealed for international help.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am