Geographically doomed and hobbled by poverty, Philippines buffeted by regular storms

Geographically doomed and hobbled by poverty, Philippines buffeted by regular storms


Philippines buffeted by regular storms

Associated Press - 10 November 2013 07:26-05:00

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — While Typhoon Haiyan appears to be the deadliest natural disaster on record to hit the Philippines, the country is no stranger to major storms.
Doomed by geography and hobbled by poverty, the Philippines has long tried to minimize the damage caused by the 20 or so typhoons that hit the sprawling archipelago every year. But despite a combin...


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