April 26, 2017

ORMOC, Philippines — Most mornings, Chris Biesinger wakes up before his children, feeds the chickens, and then rides his bike from his Spanish Fork home to the hospital where he works as a nurse practitioner in Provo.

But this morning, lying on the floor, he hears other...

April 26, 2017

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Relief efforts continue in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the island nation. Americans — some former missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — are working alongside Filipinos to help victims of the deva...

April 26, 2017

LEHI — A group from Utah is preparing to leave for the Philippines Saturday, taking with them professional skills and their personal experiences in that country in an effort to help the people.

The volunteers with Global Goods are all members of the Church of Jesus Chri...

April 26, 2017

LEHI — There is a hashtag that is quite popular right now: #firstworldproblems. I often wonder how many people who use it really understand what it means. I learned the true meaning at age 21 when I received a research grant to go and study the changing roles of women...

April 26, 2017

Editor's note: Deseret News journalist Jesse Hyde and photojournalist Ravell Call have spent the past week reporting from the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. This is their final report from the scene.

TACLOBAN, Philippines — In the darkness, Jairus Perez...

January 14, 2014

CEBU CITY, Philippines — [From Deseret News] 

Ever since the storm, Benson E. Misalucha finds it hard to sleep.  There is too much to do.

Along the coast of the Philippines the wreckage from the storm festers under the sun — villages flattened, trees pulverized to splint...

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April 26, 2017

ORMOC, Philippines — Most mornings, Chris Biesinger wakes up before his children, feeds the chickens, and then rides his bike from his Spanish Fork home to the hospital where he works as a nurse practitioner in Provo.

But this morning, lying on the floor, he hears other sounds, at once familiar and distant: the beeping honk of a motorcycle, the rumble of a truck shuddering down the highway, a rooster crowing. Then, slowly, he r...

April 26, 2017

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Relief efforts continue in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the island nation. Americans — some former missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — are working alongside Filipinos to help victims of the devastating storm.

Since Typhoon Hyann hit the Philippines, thousands have fled the areas most devastated to make a life somewhere else. But for those who have stayed...

April 26, 2017

LEHI — A group from Utah is preparing to leave for the Philippines Saturday, taking with them professional skills and their personal experiences in that country in an effort to help the people.

The volunteers with Global Goods are all members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who served missions in the Philippines in the 1990s which means they speak the languages, they understand the customs and they know how t...

April 26, 2017

LEHI — There is a hashtag that is quite popular right now: #firstworldproblems. I often wonder how many people who use it really understand what it means. I learned the true meaning at age 21 when I received a research grant to go and study the changing roles of women in the Marshall Islands. I was raised in a middle-class, loving and educated home filled with opportunities and resources. My time in the Marshalls gave me my fi...

April 26, 2017

Editor's note: Deseret News journalist Jesse Hyde and photojournalist Ravell Call have spent the past week reporting from the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. This is their final report from the scene.

TACLOBAN, Philippines — In the darkness, Jairus Perez drives, the rain pattering his windshield, the headlights scanning the road before him. Downed power lines and fallen trees block the way. Every few feet, he ge...

January 14, 2014

CEBU CITY, Philippines — [From Deseret News] 

Ever since the storm, Benson E. Misalucha finds it hard to sleep.  There is too much to do.

Along the coast of the Philippines the wreckage from the storm festers under the sun — villages flattened, trees pulverized to splinters, the smell of decay and rot rising with the heat. Misalucha knows that far away from the attention of the world, in little villages most people don’t know ex...

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