Emergency supplies began to trickle into areas in the central Philippines devastated a week ago by Typhoon Haiyan, as officials worked to clear a logjam that has left some survivors without food or medical aid.
Medical teams, aid workers and soldiers crammed onto flights to Tacloban city in central Philippines as survivors told of desperation over the trickle of supplies to the area six days after Typhoon Haiyan caused massive destruction.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino asked lawmakers to pass measures that will improve governance and bring lasting peace to the nation’s south, while touting economic growth that’s become the fastest in Asia in the first half of his six-year rule.
The Philippines faces time limits to complete a peace pact this year with the country’s largest Muslim rebel group, as clashes in Mindanao between government troops and other separatists continued for a second week.
The Philippines launched air strikes against Muslim rebels as President Benigno Aquino sought to bring an end to a week-long standoff that has killed 62 people and complicated efforts to bring peace to the south.
The Philippines launched air strikes against Muslim rebels as President Benigno Aquino sought to bring an end to a standoff that has killed 87 people and complicated efforts to bring peace to the south.
A Canadian man on trial in the Philippines for damaging property shot and killed two people in a courtroom before turning the weapon on himself, raising concern that a national weapons ban is failing to stem attacks.