MANILA -- With his voice choked with emotion, veteran CNN reporter Anderson Cooper said that they honored Filipinos in every broadcast, citing the strength and resiliency of those affected in the areas destroyed by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).
Returning to typhoon-devastated Tacloban on Tuesday, Nov. 19, a week since she first saw the city stripped of almost everything, the United Nations humanitarian chief found communities eager to get back on their feet and resume normal living.
TACLOBAN CITY -- Mayor Alfred Romualdez would rather stay mum for apparently being on the receiving end of criticism for the government’s lackluster approach to the “Yolanda” tragedy but his maternal cousin, Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr., stood up for the executive and had put the blame on the national government instead.
GUIUAN, Eastern Samar -- This fishing town where one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded made the first of a series of landfalls in the Visayas has been turned into a terrifying wasteland where armed men threaten to kill fellow survivors for food.
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