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Christmas in mud as rain pelts Philippine disaster zone

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 14:40

Survivors of the Philippines` deadliest typhoon spent a gloomy Christmas Day surrounded by mud today as heavy rain drove many inside their flimsy shelters.

Defiant Philippine typhoon survivors welcome Christmas

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 14:32

Philippine survivors of deadly typhoon Haiyan defiantly prepared to celebrate Christmas in their ruined communities Tuesday where hogs were being roasted, festive trees adorned streets and churches were filled to overflowing.

UN urges more aid for Philippine typhoon recovery

Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013, 16:06

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged the international community today to ramp up aid for the Philippines` typhoon reconstruction, saying "we must not allow this to be another forgotten crisis."

US raises aid to $86 million for typhoon-ravaged Philippines

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 14:39

The United States will provide an additional $25 million in humanitarian aid to the Philippines for typhoon relief, raising to $86 million its assistance to its major ally, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday.

Kerry in Philippines to propel troop deal as China row simmers

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 09:04

Secretary of State John Kerry is due to arrive in the Philippines Tuesday for a two-day trip that could fast-track a deal on expanding the US military presence as a territorial dispute simmers with China.

UN leader Ban to see Philippines typhoon city

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 02:12

UN leader Ban Ki-moon will go to the typhoon-stricken Philippines city of Tacloban this week to highlight the growing number of weather disasters.

Philippine typhoon death toll rising by eight daily

Last Updated: Sunday, December 15, 2013, 16:32

Relief teams are still finding eight to 10 dead bodies a day, more than a month after Super Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the central Philippines, a civil defence official said on Sunday.

Death toll from Philippines typhoon crosses 6,000

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 09:32

The number of people killed from typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines crossed 6,000, authorities said Friday.

UN launches fresh Philippines typhoon aid appeal

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 14:39

The United Nations refugee agency has launched a fresh appeal for emergency aid for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, which smashed into the Philippines last month, leaving nearly 7,500 people dead or missing.

Philippine typhoon survivors flee false tsunami alert

Last Updated: Sunday, December 01, 2013, 14:41

About a thousand traumatised survivors of the Philippines` deadliest typhoon fled their homes in one central province following false rumours of a tsunami, civil defence officials said today.

Philippine typhoon toll rises to 5,632

Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013, 11:53

The deaths from typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines Saturday rose to 5,632, a government agency said.

Manny Pacquiao promoter says certified tax paperwork coming soon

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 10:27

Manny Pacquiao`s promoter says he expects certified US tax paperwork for the Philippines boxing hero to be received by authorities in his homeland "very soon" after they froze the fighter`s assets.