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The Philippines is an island country in Southwest Asia located in the west Pacific Ocean. It is the 73rd largest country in the world and its population is over 98 million. The Philippines has a democratic government and is a constitutional republic with a presidential system. Benigo S. Aquino III, the current and the 15th president of the Republic of the Philippines. The Philippines is an archipelago with a total of 7,107 islands. These islands are covered in mountainous tropical rainforest. Its highest mountain is Mount Apo. The Philippine Trench is the deepest point in the country. Since it is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, the country experiences frequent seismic and volcanic activity. The Philippines is the world’s second largest geothermal producer.
Typhoons are tropical storms with winds 74 miles per hour or greater. The Philippines receive many a year. They cause a lot of damage to houses and lives. The WorldWatch Institute wrote that the future will probably bring more Typhoons. Most of these Typhoons occur June- November. Deforestation has been getting worse because of too much rainfall. In 1991, part Ormoc City was destroyed and thousands of homes disappeared. These Typhoons can cause mud to run down the mountains in hills causing it to rush to the main cities.
In early November of this year, a Typhoon hit Southeast Asia. It formed on November 3. This Typhoon was the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record. This storm was named Yolanda or also known as Haiyan. Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) highest winds hit 230 km/h also known as 145 miles per hour. The death rate was very high stating 5,832 confirmed deaths and 10,000 reported intially. 11 million people have been affected and many have been left without homes. The cost of this will be around 2.4 billion. Since this tragedy the government is at work, but it will take at least three years to rebuild. The Philippines has a very stable economy and is growing but many people are poor and living in slums. The World Bank gave $500 million to support the Philippine government. They are also providing assistance in building houses, hospitals, and schools. It is very difficult for them to rebuild because of the recent earthquake. “Lim said 19 of the 26 governments agencies in the city were now operating and about 15 percent of the city has electricity.”(http://news.yahoo.com/1-month-progress-philippine-typhoon-zone- 015254666.html) "I was pleading with the soldiers. I was kneeling and begging because I have diabetes, said Helen Cordial, whose house was destroyed in the…