A transport plane filled with heavy duty vehicles and medical supplies has left an RAF base as part of Britain's response to the disaster
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Thursday 22 October 2009
Celia Mariano Pomeroy lived the first half of her remarkable life in her native Philippines and the second half in England. Here she will be remembered with affection by her former pupils at the primary schools at which she taught in the 1960s and 1970s – Harry Gosling in Tower Hamlets and Joseph Tritton in Battersea – and by the many progressive groups in which she remained active until well into her eighties, notably the National Assembly of Women, Liberation, and migrant workers' organisations.
Saturday 10 October 2009
Dozens of landslides in the rain-soaked mountains of the northern Philippines killed up to 200 people yesterday. The latest calamity brings the total death toll to more than 400 in the Philippines' worst flooding for 40 years.
Saturday 03 October 2009
A powerful typhoon slammed into the northeastern tip of the Philippines today, tearing roofs off houses and uprooting trees, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.
Tuesday 29 September 2009
Monday 28 September 2009
Philippine officials scampered to send relief aid on Monday to hundreds of thousands hit by weekend floods in and around Manila, while anger mounted over what was seen as an inadequate response from the government.
Monday 28 September 2009
Sunday 27 September 2009
Philippine officials said the number of dead or missing from Tropical Storm Ketsana climbed to at least 72 people.
Tuesday 04 August 2009
When Cory Aquino stepped down after six years as the first woman president of the Philippines, she was widely viewed as having made little impact on her country's deep-rooted social and economic problems.
Sunday 02 August 2009
Monday 13 July 2009
Saturday 11 July 2009
Philippine police killed seven members of a kidnap gang and rescued a captive unharmed less than 24 hours after his abduction near Manila, officials said today.
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