Manthorpe: Philippines politics still stormy after Haiyen

F&O international affairs columnist Jonathan Manthorpe examines the chaos that typhoon Haiyan made of  the Philippines’ presidential campaign. An excerpt:  When aid arrived this week in the Philippines’ Capiz region devastated by typhoon Haiyan, some of it came in tasteful blue bags decorated

Wood: Philippines typhoon a taste of the future

For Chris Wood‘s family, the typhoon and aftermath that devastated the Philippines is personal: his nephew was  in its path. Only one brief text, after the storm passed, has provided reassurance that Leighton Wood and his family were fine. Wood warns that