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Philippines: A Time to Mourn, a Time to Rebuild

William Lambers | Posted 11.09.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

It's been one year since Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines. Thousands perished as high winds and massive rains leveled Leyte, Samar provinces ...

Haiyan, One Year Later: From Relief to Reconstruction

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Stephen P. Groff

The Philippines must keep the recovery process moving smoothly until the job is done. Building back better from Haiyan won't erase the pain. But the safer and sustainable communities it delivers might leave a legacy that will be more lasting.

They Thought This Photo Would Capture Their Last Moments. Now It's A Reminder Of What They Survived.

AP | TERESA CEROJANO | Posted 11.06.2014 | World

TANAUAN, Philippines (AP) — The Saavedras waited for death as Typhoon Haiyan tore at their roof, knocked down walls and unleashed torrents of seawat...

Stella Abrera: Ballerina on a Double Mission

Carla Escoda | Posted 11.13.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Ballet history is usually made in the august opera houses of St. Petersburg, Moscow, London, Paris and New York. But these days historic moments in ballet are taking place elsewhere as Misty Copeland made her debut in Swan Lake.

Shield From the Storm

Margaret Aguirre | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Margaret Aguirre

Having witnessed first-hand communities ripped apart by natural disaster and conflict -- from Syria, to Haiti, to the Congo -- the resilience I've seen in the Philippines proves to be a powerful shield against any storm.

This Time We Must All Be Filipino

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 01.29.2014 | World
Stephen P. Groff

What can I write in its aftermath that could help ease their agony? What can I possibly say that might lighten their load? Following my visit to Tacloban and surrounding areas, I know that there are no words that will alleviate their suffering; no literary unction that will sooth their pain.

Caution! You Don't Want to End Up in the Disaster Giving Hall of Shame

Lori J. Bertman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Lori J. Bertman

In philanthropy, strategic giving of time, talent, and treasure can increase impact. However, in disaster philanthropy, effective and efficient giving can make the difference between life and death.

A Delicious Way To Help Typhoon Victims In The Philippines

Posted 11.27.2013 | Los Angeles

There's probably no sweeter way to spend your Saturday than at Coolhaus Pasadena, where Los Angeles' best chefs are teaming up with local food blogger...

That Psyche of Resilience

Marivir R. Montebon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marivir R. Montebon

I think that the regularity of the storms visiting my country may be a factor in honing the resilient character of Filipinos. We perfectly understand that storms are part of our lives.

Typhoon Survivor: It's Like The City Never Even Existed

AP | TODD PITMAN | Posted 11.13.2013 | World

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Two days before the typhoon hit, officials rolled through this city with bullhorns, urging residents to get to higher g...

Was The Philippines Ill-Prepared For A Monster Typhoon?

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Andrew R.C. Marshall TACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Dead bodies clog the basement of the Tacloban City Convention Centre...

A Survivor's Story in the Philippines

Carlos Holganza | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Carlos Holganza

I was going farther and farther out into the sea and all I saw were tips of coconut trees starting to disappear into the swelling water. Suddenly, I saw a child hugging tightly to a floating coconut tree.

After Typhoon, Filipino Expats Struggle To Reach Family

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS and RAQUEL MARIA DILLON | Posted 09.17.2014 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The last time Armi Go called her 81-year-old mother in the Philippine city of Tacloban, the rain from the approaching typhoon was...

Aid Not Getting To The People Who Need It In Philippines

AP | JIM GOMEZ and TODD PITMAN | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — When two Philippine Air Force C-130s arrived at the typhoon-wrecked airport here just after dawn Tuesday, more than 3,0...

LOOK: Typhoon Haiyan Devastation Continues (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

Posted 11.12.2013 | World

Though Typhoon Haiyan has passed through the Philippines, the horrors are by no means over. Photos from the storm's aftermath depict an apocalyptic sc...

Typhoon Storm Surges Caught Philippines By Surprise

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN and OLIVER TEVES | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

MANILA, Philippines — MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Hours before Typhoon Haiyan hit, Philippine authorities moved 800,000 people to sturdy evacua...

Red Cross: More Than 1,000 Feared Dead In Super Typhoon Haiyan

Reuters | Rosemarie Francisco and Jason Szep | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

MANILA, Nov 9 (Reuters) - The Philippine Red Cross estimated that more than 1,000 people were killed in the coastal city of Tacloban and at least 200 ...

More Than 100 Dead In Wake Of Year's Strongest Storm

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

TACLOBAN, Philippines -- TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — The central Philippine city of Tacloban was in ruins Saturday, a day after being ravaged by on...

Super Typhoon Haiyan: Where To Go For Help

Posted 11.08.2013 | World

Super typhoon Haiyan made landfall over the Philippines, leaving mass destruction in its wake. The storm is this year's strongest typhoon, sustaining ...