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India-backed group wins $389 mn Philippine airport project

A consortium that includes India's GMR Group has won a 17.52-billion-peso ($389.33-million) contract to upgrade the passenger terminal of the Philippines' second airport, the Filipino government said Saturday. The GMR-Megawide consortium has been awarded a 25-year concession to the Mactan airport that serves the central city of Cebu, the country's second-largest metropolis after Manila, the transportation and communication department said.

Heavy rains leave six dead in Philippines

Heavy rains battering the southern Philippines left at least six people dead and eight others missing, authorities said Sunday, sparking fears for typhoon survivors still living in makeshift shelters. Four people were crushed to death in their homes on the southern island of Mindanao after landslides struck the mountain town of Tarragona on Saturday, local police said.

Feature: Worst-hit Tacloban revives from ruins 1 month after disaster

Feature: Worst-hit Tacloban revives from ruins 1 month after disaster by John Gilbuena TACLOBAN, Philippines, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- A month after the world's strongest typhoon Haiyan wiped out this bustling city of southeastern Leyte, Tacloban's battered survivors moved inch by inch to recoup for their losses amid ruins with hope to completely recover in a couple of years.

Chinese medical teams treat over 1,000 patients in Philippines

BEIJING, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- A Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday that Chinese medical teams have treated more than a thousand injured patients in typhoon-hit central Philippines. "The rescue team of the Red Cross Society of China has recovered the bodies of 22 victims," said spokesman Qin Gang at a regular press briefing. Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) has killed 5,235 people and wounded 23,501 others. Another 1,613 people remained missing, the Philippine government said.

Slog begins to rebuild Philippines' typhoon wastelands

A frantic campaign to reach millions of hungry, injured and homeless people in the Philippines following one of the world's strongest storms is almost over. Now the grinding slog of rebuilding begins. Experts say it will cost billions of dollars and take years to revive communities that were destroyed when Super Typhoon Haiyan swept in from the Pacific Ocean more than a fortnight ago, killing at least 5,200 people.

Airlift extends lifeline to remote Philippine typhoon survivors

Helicopters dropped emergency supplies to desperate villagers as a growing global relief effort following the Philippines typhoon pushed beyond devastated towns and cities Monday towards remote island and mountain communities. On the tiny island of Homonhon, which suffered a direct hit from Super Typhoon Haiyan, residents of what was left of their shattered village waited patiently as US troops unloaded water supplies from a helicopter that flew in off the USS George Washington aircraft carrier.

Aid pushes through to Philippine typhoon survivors

The first food and medical aid began reaching isolated towns Saturday devastated by the typhoon that killed thousands in the Philippines, as humanitarian groups warned of huge challenges in accessing hundreds of small island communities. The unprecedented ferocity of Super Typhoon Haiyan on November 8 and the scale of destruction it caused completely overwhelmed the initial relief effort, leaving millions in the worst-hit central islands of Leyte and Samar hurt, homeless and hungry, with no power or water.

Aid pushes through to Philippine typhoon survivors

The first food and medical aid began reaching isolated towns Saturday devastated by the typhoon that killed thousands in the Philippines, as humanitarian groups warned of huge challenges in accessing hundreds of small island communities. The unprecedented ferocity of Super Typhoon Haiyan on November 8 and the scale of destruction it caused completely overwhelmed the initial relief effort, leaving millions in the worst-hit central islands of Leyte and Samar hurt, homeless and hungry, with no power or water.

Aid pushes through to Philippine typhoon survivors

Substantial food and medical aid on Saturday finally began reaching desperate survivors of a super typhoon that killed thousands in the Philippines, but humanitarian groups warned of huge challenges in accessing devastated, remote communities. The unprecedented ferocity of Super Typhoon Haiyan on November 8 and the scale of destruction it caused had completely overwhelmed the initial relief effort, leaving millions in the worst-hit central islands of Leyte and Samar hurt, homeless and hungry, with no power or water.

Deadly crush as Filipinos try to flee typhoon nightmare

Thousands of people jostled and begged for seats Wednesday on scarce flights out of a Philippine city demolished by a super typhoon, as anger at the slow pace of aid reaching the disaster zone turned deadly. News emerged that eight people were crushed to death Tuesday when a huge crowd of survivors from Haiyan rushed a government rice store, adding to a grim body count after one of the strongest storms on record left thousands dead.
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