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Tacloban transplants to the US help home city after typhoon

Tacloban relief

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Evelina Cui's family in hard-hit Tacloban survived Typhoon Haiyan, as did her childhood home (pictured). But relatives are struggling with the lawlessness overtaking the city, and the desperation for food and water.

Tacloban Relief

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Theresa Canete says she's never found any use for Facebook until now. The sharing of Facebook posts listing survivors has provided relief - and in some instances- heartache.

Tacloban relief

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Evelina Cui looks over Theresa Canete's shoulder at Facebook posts about survivors. Social media has allowed Filipino-Americans to locate relatives missing after the typhoon.


Tonight, Filipino-Americans will hold a special mass at the St. Philomena Church in Carson for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. The organizers of the event are a tight-knit community of immigrants from Tacloban, the coastal city hardest-hit by the typhoon.

KPCC's Josie Huang has their story.


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