• Philippines orders rice imports as typhoon costs mount

    The Philippines ordered imports of 250,000 tonnes of rice on Monday as officials said two typhoons over the past 15 days had badly damaged farmlands and roads in the north and killed over 650 people.
  • Philippines speeds up relief in typhoon-hit north

    The Philippines shifted its efforts on Sunday to sending relief in northern provinces devastated by floods and cut off by landslides as the death toll and damages from two typhoons this month rose to art least 530.
  • Landslides, floods kill 184 in Philippines

    Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo mobilized troops on Saturday to clear roads of debris and mud in mountainous northern provinces isolated by landslides and floods that left 184 dead after a week of heavy rains.