KQED News Special

Bay Area Filipino Community Responds to Typhoon Haiyan

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Recovery efforts are underway after one of the strongest typhoons in recorded history slammed into the Philippines on Friday, leaving many residents without food, water or electricity. The southern city of Tacloban was reportedly hit the hardest by Typhoon Haiyan, with some early estimates saying as many as 10,000 people could be dead. We talk about the devastating aftermath and recovery efforts, and hear reactions from the Bay Area Filipino community.

Guests:

Jeff Masters, meteorologist at Wunderground

Lilibeth Asera, member of the Filipino Community of Sonoma and Napa Counties

Terence Valen, president of the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns

Cesar Torres, retired professor of political science at the University of the Philippines

Robert Laprade, associate vice president of the Division for Humanitarian Response, Save the Children

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