November 26, 2013 The Rev. Kelvin Apurillo rode out Haiyan on the second floor of his parish church. Two-thirds of his parishioners are now dead, missing or have left, and he's struggling to make sense of the destruction. In the majority Roman Catholic country, the church has played a key role in relief efforts.
November 14, 2013 The city of Tacloban was not well-known before a powerful typhoon struck last week. But the city has a long and rich history that dates back five centuries.
November 12, 2013 With thousands of islands in the warm waters of the Pacific, the Philippines are destined to face angry tropical storms year after year. The country is better prepared than in the past, but could perhaps learn lessons of countries like India and Cuba that have made major progress in coping with potential disasters.
August 9, 2012 Monsoons have overwhelmed Manila. There's widespread flooding and there have been many landslides. Nearly 600,000 people have now had to flee their homes. At least 19 people are dead.