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Philippines has also come forward to help Rohingya and Bangladeshi boatpeople, who have been turned away by its Southeast Asian neighbours. “Let us not fall short of providing humanitarian relief and assistance that is asked of us, as we pride ourselves to be a compassionate and hospitable people,” Senator Paolo Aquino said in a statement. The statement came after Philippine Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Monday that the country has an obligation to admit and protect asylum seekers, even when the refugees do not have documents to prove their status. “If there are boat people who come to

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Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded is know in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda, this typhoon devastated the Philippines and portions of South East Asia on 8 November 2013. The deadliest and the strongest storm ever recorded, killing at least 6,300 people in Philippines alone, with an estimated 3000 plus bodies still missing. As of January 2014, bodies were still being found. The epicenter of the typhoon was the island of Talcoban and the area of Leyte. Beneficiaries of the ‘Adopt Albuera Campaign,’ a rehabilitation initiative jointly mounted by Mindanao NGOs for the village of Tabgas in Albuera,

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Displaced women and children from Dao, San Fernando, Bukidnon seeking sanctuary at the evacuation camp they have erected in front of the Provincial Capitol of Bukidnon in Malaybalay City. Photograph by Richard Gadit Touted as the ‘Land of Promise’ because of its rich natural resources, Mindanao is home to more than a half of the estimated mineral wealth in the Philippines, which amounts to an approximation of 12.6 Billion US Dollars. The ninth largest island in the world has the largest reserves of copper, gold, aluminum and iron, inviting the world’s biggest extractive industry players—BHP Billiton, Xstrata, Anglo-American, Sumitomo, Rio