Three people died and as many as 18,000 fled their homes as tropical storm Kajiki swept through areas of the central Philippines yet to recover from last year’s Typhoon Haiyan and a 7.2-magnitude earthquake.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino’s family lost control of one of the country’s largest properties after the Supreme Court awarded more than 75 percent of the Hacienda Luisita sugar plantation to farmers.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino defeated the Catholic Church and the tobacco lobby by using his popularity to push through twin laws to provide free condoms to the poor and boost taxes on cigarette and liquor.